Goals galore was staged in Bergamo this weekend when Atalanta hosted AC Milan. It was an expected results from a big match like this, but unfortunately it was in fact a disappointing result for La Dea. The home side was beaten 2-3 by Stefano Pioli’s side which was quick in taking advantage of their defence’s blunders. Milan’s first two goals were due to their mistakes as Davide Calabria stroke the rebound ball from Atalanta’s goalie into the empty net, while Sandro Tonali stole the ball from Remo Freuler before scoring. Rossonerri even added another goal through Rafael Leao. Gian Gasperini’s men could only respond in the last five minutes from Duvan Zapata’s penalty and Mario Pasalic’s goal.
The former Brescia man Sandro Tonali was named the man of the match as he had a critical role in the midfield for Milan’s defensive stance as well as in building up the attack plus net one goal. Tonali, who has been considered as the next Pirlo, is certainly better than the former Milan playmaker since he has something Pirlo did not, a better defensive skills.
Find out more in details about Tonali’s stats below:
Minutes played: 79
Pass accuracy %: 88.9
Goal contribution: 1 goal
Shots (on target): 1(1)
Crosses (accurate crosses): 5(1)
Aerial duels won: 1
Blocked shots: 2
Meanwhile, the Colombian international Duvan Zapata was expected to do more than just adding his tally through a penalty. He had three shots on target but missed all of them, obviously, he needs to work on his clinical finishing in the training pitch. That was one of the reasons why Atalanta failed to seal at least one point here. Their dominance was in vain when they could not break the deadlock.
Minutes played: 90
Pass accuracy %: 75
Goal contribution: 1 goal 1 assist
Shots (on target): 3(3)
Crosses (accurate crosses): 1
Key Passes: 3