The home side Atalanta put on a solid performance in the first half against Sassuolo on Tuesday and were up 2-1 by half time. Sassuolo couldn’t find a way back into the game and Atalanta won the Serie A game 2-1 (2-1).
The hosts Atalanta started the match at pace and took the lead straight away at the start of the game. After only 3 minutes Robin Gosens netted from a pass from Ruslan Malinovskyi.
The team also increased their lead to 2-0, when Davide Zappacosta scored, with an assist by Duvan Zapata, in the 37th minute.
Sassuolo reduced the score to 2-1 just before the half-time whistle as Domenico Berardi found the net, with an assist by Mert Müldür. The teams were unable to score in the second half and the game ended with a 2-1 win for Atalanta.
It was Sassuolo’s fourth game in a row without a win.
Atalanta have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with a 6–4 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Sassuolo have 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses and a 5–7 goal difference.
The result means Atalanta are in fourth place, while Sassuolo are in 12th place.
The last outing between the teams ended in a 1-1 draw, with Sassuolo at home in May 2021.
Atalanta have scored 6 goals. They have scored three goals at home. They’ve conceded 4 goals in total.
Sassuolo have scored 5 goals in this campaign. Away from home they have scored 5 goals. They’ve conceded 7 goals in total.
Atalanta have opened the score in 0 of their 4 of the games, and have a winning ratio of 0 percent when scoring the first goal.
After this game in the Serie A, Atalanta will play Inter (away) on 24 September 2021, Milan (home) on 02 October 2021 and Empoli (away) on 16 October 2021. Sassuolo play Salernitana (home) on 25 September 2021, Inter (home) on 01 October 2021 and Genoa (away) on 16 October 2021.