SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 2 - 26 Sep 2020 (14.00 UK)
Torino 2 - 4 Atalanta
Belotti 11, 43 (T) Gomez 13 (A), Muriel 21 (A), Hateboer 42 (A), De Roon 54 (A)
Stadio Grande Torino

Atalanta showed no signs of slowing down as they opened the new Serie A season with a 4-2 win at Torino on Saturday.

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Gomez stole the show with a goal and two assists, despite Andrea Belotti’s best efforts to put on a contest with a brace.

Toro boss Marco Giampaolo persisted with his 4-3-1-2 formation, lining up Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti in a front two with new boys Mergim Vojvoda, Nicola Murru and Karol Linetty all included.

However, Atalanta preferred to stick with the status quo in the absence of Berat Djimsiti, Cristian Romero, Josip Ilicic, Pierluigi Gollini, Aleksei Miranchuk and Matteo Pessina.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side thrashed the Granata 7-0 the last time they travelled to the Grande Torino, but they were quickly a goal down as Belotti angled a finish past Marco Sportiello.

Fortunately for Gasp and his troops, that sprung them into life as Gomez struck from distance just moments later, Salvatore Sirigu only able to ball-watch.

Atalanta then took the lead through Muriel, who took down a diagonal ball before smashing a half-volley across Sirigu from a tight angle.

They threatened to go out of sight, much like the 7-0 at the turn of the year, when Hans Hateboer knocked in at the far post, but Belotti pulled one back just moments later.

Despite only one goal between the two sides, the visitors were simply too much and killed the game off before the hour mark, when Marten de Roon coolly toepoked home first time.

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Torino: Sirigu; Vojvoda, Nkoulou, Bremer, Murru; Meite, Rincon (Segre 80), Linetty (Lukic 64); Berenguer (Verdi 65); Belotti, Zaza (Millico 65)
Atalanta: Sportiello; Toloi, Caldara (Palomino 46), Sutalo; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens (Mojica 85); Gomez (Pasalic 85); Muriel (Malinovskiy 64), Zapata (Lammers 85)
Ref: Irrati