Since the appointment of Gian Piero Gasperini as Atalanta manager, with gradual implementation and training, Atalanta has become one of the best teams in Europe. The team has one of the most formidable attacking strategy in football, with excellent coaching, making ordinary players appear extremely extraordinary.
In Serie A this season, they’ve scored a total of 98 goals, just two shy of 100 goals, which was last achieved in the league way back in 1951. They face Inter on the final day, and this would be an interesting match up.
The Champions League return would be in a knockout style, meaning a one match decider. Atalanta would be facing PSG.
PSG would be without Kylian Mbappe, who is their best player, as they’ve recorded a 2.3 goal ratio per match when he’s played, compared to 0.97 when he’s off the pitch. Asides from the loss of Mbappe, PSG have played just one competitive match in the past 4 months, which would raise questions over their match sharpness and fitness level.
Should Atalanta win, they would face either Leipzig or Atlético Madrid, before heading to the finals. It’s possible they could cause the biggest upset this season.
By Muyiwa Aguda