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Sampdoria 0-2 Atalanta
Goals: Malinovskyi (40th) and Gosens (70th)
Atalanta likes round numbers.
Reason for which she opened the scoring in the 40th minute, broke in the 70th and won on the lawn of Sampdoria 2-0. On Matchday 24 of Serie A, two goals - one in each period - signed Malinovskyi and Gosens were enough for him to take the three points and allow him to join Juventus (third) in the standings. However, the locals had the opportunities to shake the nets. Sportiello, for example, had to intervene twice in front of Jankto (left shot) and Damsgaard (free kick) while the score was still goalless, before Mæhle or Palomino only narrowly saved their camp.
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But against the course of the game, Malinovskyi sent a winning point in full scope shortly before the break. A personal feat synonymous with a turning point in the game, even if a new free kick from Damsgaard narrowly missed the equalizer. Because afterwards, the visitors were finally shown to be the most dangerous: Mæhle saw his realization being refused for offside, Gosens and Iličić lacked spontaneity or precision, Yoshida almost scored against his camp, Audero opposed to Pessina… And Gosens extinguished the suspense, thanks to a strike by tackling a cross from Mæhle.
2-0, therefore, for the Dea !
Sampdoria (4-4-2): Audero - Bereszyński, Ferrari, Yoshida, Augello - Jankto, Thorsby, Ekdal, Damsgaard - La Gumina, Glass. Coach: Ranieri.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): Sportiello - Tolói, Romero, Palomino - Mæhle, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens - Malinovskyi, Pašalić - Muriel. Coach: Gasperini.
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