Saturday August 10 2019
Atalanta flattened by Getafe

Atalanta suffered a surprisingly heavy 4-1 defeat away to Getafe, as the Duvan Zapata-Luis Muriel experiment left a lot to be desired.

Gian Piero Gasperini tested out the new front pairing of Muriel and Duvan Zapata, but it left them a little unbalanced and with two players who have similar characteristics.

Rafael Toloi gifted the first goal with a poor back-pass, intercepted by Marc Cucurella for Mauro Arambarri to tap in undisturbed, and Hans Hateboer very nearly repeated it, but this time Jaime Mata fired over.

Pierluigi Gollini was alert on a Djene header and David Soria denied Mario Pasalic from point-blank range at the other end.

Getafe ran riot in the second half and there were serious problems in defence for the Orobici, as Markel Bergara and Mathias Olivera were both allowed to get on the end of Faycal Fajr crosses from the right.

Angel Rodriguez completed the rout in stoppages on the counter-attack, with Muriel only able to get a consolation goal from the penalty spot after Duvan Zapata was brought down.

Getafe 4-1 Atalanta

Arambarri 10 (G), Bergara 67 (G), Muriel pen 70 (A), Olivera 83 (G), Angel Rodriguez 93 (G)

Getafe: David Soria, Djene, Nyom, Cabrera, Mata, Cucurella, Raul Carnero, Arambarri, Molina, Maksimovic, Damian

Atalanta: Gollini, Toloi, Palomino, Masiello, Hateboer, De Roon, Pasalic, Gosens, Gomez, Duvan Zapata, Muriel

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