NEWS
Saturday November 28 2020
Line-ups: Atalanta v Verona

Atalanta use big guns Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata to face Hellas Verona after their Anfield triumph, as Gian Piero Gasperini takes on protégé Ivan Juric.

It kicks off at the Gewiss Stadium at 19.45 GMT.

You can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

La Dea are flying high after their prestigious 2-0 Champions League victory away to Liverpool midweek, which included Josip Ilicic’s first goal of the season.

Gasperini surprised everyone by adopting an essentially strikerless system at Anfield, but he goes back to basics here with Ilicic and Duvan Zapata supported by the ever-present Papu Gomez.

Aleksei Miranchuk and Ruslan Malinovskyi are both out with COVID-19, with Mattia Caldara injured and Robin Gosens not 100 per cent fit.

Verona were frustrated last week in a 2-0 defeat to Sassuolo, as Hellas rattled the woodwork an extraordinary four times that day.

Injuries are also piling up for Gasperini’s former assistant manager Juric, who is missing Nikola Kalinic, Marco Benassi, Koray Gunter, Darko Lazovic, Ronaldo Vieira, Kevin Ruegg and Giangiacomo Magnani.

Antonin Barak and Mattia Zaccagni support Samuel Di Carmine upfront, with ex-Atalanta midfielder Adrien Tameze.

Atalanta: Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Mojica; Gomez; Ilicic, Duvan Zapata

Verona: Silvestri; Dawidowicz, Lovato, Ceccherini; Faraoni, Tameze, Ilic, Dimarco; Barak, Zaccagni; Di Carmine

Ref: Massa