Atalanta unveiled an all-new tactical system, but had the same old results, sending Hellas Verona to a third straight defeat.
La Dea opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation in the absence of key players and it worked to completely neutralise Hellas.
Federico Dimarco’s handling offence allowed Ruslan Malinovskyi to convert a penalty.
Duvan Zapata struck the woodwork and forced a save before bursting past a defender to delicately sweep past the on-rushing goalkeeper.
Luis Muriel and Josip Ilicic had chances to further extend their lead in the second half.