NEWS
Sunday March 21 2021
Line-ups: Verona v Atalanta

Atalanta completely transform their side for the difficult trip to Ivan Juric’s Hellas Verona, plugging holes with players in new roles.

It kicks off at 11.30 GMT, you can follow all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s six Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

This is a battle between the master Gian Piero Gasperini and his apprentice Juric, who learned as his player and then assistant manager at Genoa.

Juric won the first round when these sides met in November, securing a 2-0 scoreline, albeit with Atalanta missing numerous opportunities.

La Dea were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid on Tuesday to exit the Champions League Round of 16.

Robin Gosens picked up an injury in that game and is out of action here along with Hans Hateboer and Bosko Sutalo.

This prompts a massive revamp, with centre-back Jose Luis Palomino moved onto the right side of midfield and Maarten de Roon towards the left.

Aleksei Miranchuk steps into the centre, with Matteo Pessina supporting Ruslan Malinovskyi and Duvan Zapata.

Marco Sportiello makes way for Pierluigi Gollini after his howler gifting a goal to Real Madrid.

Verona are still without Nikola Kalinic, Ebrima Colley, Ronaldo Vieira and Kevin Ruegg, so Kevin Lasagna leads the way with Antonin Barak and Matteo Zaccagni.

Verona: Silvestri; Dawidowicz, Lovato, Ceccherini; Faraoni, Tameze, Veloso, Dimarco; Barak, Zaccagni; Lasagna

Verona bench: Berardi, Pandur, Lazović, Salcedo, Favilli, Udogie, Ilić, Çetin, Rüegg, Sturaro, Amione, Bessa

Atalanta: Gollini; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Palomino, Freuler, Miranchuk, De Roon; Pessina; Malinovskyi, Duvan Zapata

Atalanta bench: Rossi, Sportiello, Maehle, Lammers, Muriel, Caldara, Kovalenko, Ruggeri, Ghislandi, Ilicic, Pasalic

Ref: Pairetto