Last meeting of the 17th day of Serie A this Monday evening, a duel between Bologna and Atalanta at the Renato Dall’Ara stadium. Thiago Motta’s players stood up well to the Bergamasques but finally fell (1-2) despite their very good copy returned. By dominating the first period with seven shots attempted, the Rossoblù opened the scoring in the wake of Riccardo Orsolini (1-0, 6th). Upon returning from the locker room, Dea coach Gian Piero Gasperini made two changes with the entries of Davide Zappacosta and Jérémie Boga, in the hope of restoring order to his team. And the recipe paid off: Teun Koopmeiners received a formidable pass from Boga to equalize (1-1, 49th). A few minutes later, Rasmus Winther Højlund came to score a precious goal to allow Atalanta to lead (2-1, 58th) on a new offering from the Ivorian international.
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Two shots on target, two goals for Gasperini’s squad. The Bolognese team will be able to harbor regrets since they have obtained more chances than the visitors, but the lack of precision, realism and efficiency has failed them. In the standings, Bologna remains in 12th place just behind promoted Lecce, while Atalanta climbs alone to 6th position. Next weekend, the Dea will welcome home the surprising Salernitana. The Rossoblù will travel to Friuli to face Udinese there, as part of the 18th day of the Italian championship.