Torino climbed to the upper half of the Serie A standings after a 3-0 win over Atalanta, who have struggled to secure a win in their previous four league matches. Despite the latter holding onto the eighth spot, one point ahead of Torino, they have climbed to tenth. The two sides will have some ground to cover in Serie A.
Atalanta has dominated their matches at the Olympic Stadium, winning in their last four visits. However, Torino scored midway through the first half to gain an advantage. Duvan Zapata exhibited sharp reflexes as he swiftly responded to a well-placed cross from the left. Capitalizing on the weeak defense, he struck a precise low shot to give Torino the lead.
Torino’s advantage was further solidified ten minutes into the second half when Antonio Sanabria successfully converted a penalty. The decision was awarded after Alessandro Buongiorno was fouled.
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Colombian forward Zapata scored a brace and Torino’s third goal deep into injury time. He sent a powerful strike from 15 meters, sealing an emphatic 3-0 win.
The match painted a distressing picture for Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini, particularly concerning the team’s lacklustre attack, which has faltered recently. The forward line has been struggling, scoring five goals in their last six games across all competitions. As such, these statics will worry Gasperini and Atalanta alike.