Genoa CFC – Atalanta Bergamo: Late Zapata Screamer Hands Atalanta Deserved Bounce-Back Victory (1-2)
Aurelio Andreazzoli’s promising all-out pressing plan was quickly subsided by the heat and Atalanta’s tiring midfield rotations. Atalanta took control of the match, yet a tactical switch finally presented Genoa with a chance to claw back some salvation, as a chaotic period of stoppage time ensued…
Tactical analysis and match report by Peter M.
Genoa, sitting pretty in fifth since turning out a 2-1 victory over Fiorentina at their home ground a fortnight ago, welcomed the arrival of Gian Piero Gasperini’s Champions League competitors. Clearly confident in his side’s ability, Andreazzoli named a completely unchanged eleven from tip to toe, keeping to the same 3-5-2 system in place, too.
Ten goals, featuring two 3-2 score lines (swinging either way), have made for a lively start to the 2019/20 campaign for Gasperini’s men. As ever, the head coach set out his back three setup with a slight alteration in the front three, which shifted to a flat front three, here. Elsewhere, there was one change in the form of Remo Freuler coming in to take the place of Marten de Roon, presumably for rotational purposes.
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