Atalanta Coach Edy Reja hopes German Denis can solve their striker crisis against Verona.
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Mauricio Pinilla is suspended and Denis has barely featured this season.
“I hope Reja has 90 minutes in his legs after a spell out injured,” said Reja.
“He hasn’t played for a while, but we do have Gaetano Monachello who can step in if needs be later on.
“We could well play with two centre-forwards in future, but that would mean leaving out Papu Gomez and Marco D’Alessandro.
“The team has the right movements memorised for this system. We could think about it in theory, but in practice we’d need to see whether they really were compatible in a match situation.”
Rafael Toloi and Marcelo Estigarribia are also ruled out against Verona, but Luca Cigarini returns in midfield.
Atalanta squad for Verona: Bassi, Bellini, Carmona, Cherubin, Cigarini, Conti, D’Alessandro, De Roon, Denis, Drame, Gomez, Grassi, Kurtic, Masiello, Migliaccio, Monachello, Maxi Moralez, Paletta, Radunovic, Raimondi, Sportiello, Stendardo
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