Unstoppable is Luis Fernando Muriel in Italian football, because completed seven goals in the last six games and was the figure in Atalanta’s 3-1 victory over Cagliari at the Gewiss Stadium, with which the Bergamo club advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup. Duván Zapata remained on the substitute bench.
The local took the initiative from the start and dominated the actions, generating danger and gradually turning goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario into a figure, who was tested a couple of times by the Colombian and Aleksey Miranchuk.
Advantage before the break
The teams seemed to be going scoreless at halftime, but around the 43rd minute, Berat Djimsiti found Muriel, who with control took advantage of two defenders to get to the bottom line and send the pass back where Miranchuk appeared to define first and put up those led by Gian Piero Gasperini.
Atalanta kept pushing to extend the lead and he even had a ball on the crossbar after a great shot from the Colombian’s free kick, but came the surprise of the visit. At 55 & # 39; Riccardo Sottil took advantage of the play that the local defense was, escaped on the left, beat Bosko Sutalo in speed to enter the area and define against Marco Sportiello.
Muriel restored the tranquility to Atalanta
The concern for the Bergamo club did not last long, which continued attacking as it did throughout the game and at 61 ‘went back up on the scoreboard. Run over played that clarified Robin Gosens with a pass to the short diagonal of Muriel, who defined crossed with a left foot to beat Vicario.
Only 3 minutes later came the rematch for Sutalo, who missed on Cagliari’s goal, through the still ball. Gosens corner kick that topped the near post and down the middle, Free of mark, the Croatian appeared to send her to the bottom with his right foot. Options for both in the last minutes, but poor aim and the appearance of the goalkeepers to close the 3-1 commitment in favor of Atalanta.
Focused on Serie A and what is coming in the Cup
The next challenge for the Bergamo club will be this Sunday, January 17 at 12:00 pm (Colombian time), when they receive Genoa at home for matchday 18 of the Serie A, in which he is in fifth position with 31 points, 9 of the leader Milan, but with a pending match. On the other hand, In the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup he waits for the winner between Lazio and Parma.