Atalanta successfully won three points after beating their Swiss guests, Young Boys, on matchday 2 of the Champions League Group F at the Stadio Bergamo, Italy, Wednesday night 29 September 2021. Atalanta’s only goal was scored by Pessina in 68 minutes.
The Italian representative had started The match went well when Zapata had a chance to score in 5 minutes. Unfortunately his left foot shot in the penalty area was still denied by Young Boys goalkeeper, Von Ballmoos.
The hosts had to lose defender Robin Gosens in the 10th minute due to injury. Atalanta had scored in the 17th minute, but the referee disallowed it because after checking through VAR, Rafael Toloi’s position was offside .
In the 21st minute Zapata had another chance to score with a header after receiving a corner kick. Unfortunately the header is not perfect on the head. The score is still 0-0.
Through a quick counter-attack scheme in minute 27, Young Boys almost took the lead through Elijah’s efforts who received captain Martins Pereira’s truepass. Unfortunately his right foot shot was still thin over Musso’s bar.
Atalanta had a good chance through Pessina at the end of the match, which Young Boys replied through Garcia a minute later. But no goals were created. Until the referee Felix Brych blew the long whistle, the score of the first half was 0-0.
In the second half, Atalanta immediately took the initiative to attack. The desire to get points over the opponent who on Matchday 1 successfully beat MU was seen from the persistence of Gasperini’s team.
54 minutes, Toloi’s right-footed effort was still able to be tamed by Ballmoss. Atalanta continued to press the Young Boys defense. Zappacosta’s effort in the 62nd minute was also thwarted by the Young Boys goalkeeper, who played straightforwardly.
Atalanta’s goal was finally created through Pessina’s left-footed flick in the 68th minute. Starting from Zapata’s successful move to outwit Young Boys defenders on the left side of the penalty box, Pessina’s thrust ball was immediately struck by Pessina who moved faster than the opposing goalkeeper and defender. Score 1-0 to Atalanta.
Zapata almost added to Atalanta’s lead. Getting a mature pass from Mahile in the 82nd minute, the Colombian striker headed the ball after winning the duel in the air. Unfortunately his header still reads Ballmoss.
Ballmoss then became a solid wall when Muriel tried his luck in the 89th minute. His successful attempt to outwit
Camara could still be thwarted by Ballmoss.
Until the long whistle the score remained 1-0 for Atalanta’s victory over his guests, Young Boys. Atalanta topped Group F standings with 4 points, while Young Boys dropped to second place with three points.
Atalanta (3-4-3): Musso (GK), Tolói (C), Gosens (Joachim Maehle 10). Freuler, De Roon, Malinovsyi (Muriel 74), Djimsiti, Demiral, Pessina (Palasic 74), Zappacosta, Zapata. Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini
Young Boys (4-3-3):Von Ballmoos (GK), Camara, Sierro (Mambimbi 69), Moumi Ngamaleu, Elia (Rieder 65), Siebatcheu (Kanga 65), Aebischer (Spielman 82), Garcia, Lauper, Martins Pereira, Hefti. Coach: David Wagner.