Posted on July 29, 2020

Updated July 29, 2020

Two weeks before the shock against Paris SG in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, Atalanta Bergamo is worried about two of its executives, injured.

L’Atalanta Bergame had a bad evening in Parma on the occasion of the 37th day of Serie A. If the men of Gian Piero Gasperini preserved the essential by winning 2-1 after having nevertheless been led to the score at the break, their performance clearly left something to be desired. Consequence in particular of the many executives left on the bench at kick-off like Berat Djimsiti, Luis Muriel, Hans Hateboer or Ruslan Malinovsky.

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Victim of severe cramps last week against Bologna, José Luis Palomino was very present. But the Argentinian was forced out shortly before the break after stopping his effort and holding his thigh. A premature exit which does not bode well two weeks before the shock of PSG. Gian Piero Gasperini, necessarily worried, relied on the verdict of the exams that the experienced central defender must pass on Wednesday.

It’s a sacred absence

The coach was more talkative about Josip Ilicic, the offensive leader of Atalanta. And injured in the ankle for several weeks, the top scorer of the Dea this season seems to have to put aside the shock against the champions of France. « The more the days go by, the harder it becomes to get Ilicic back, confided the Bergamasque coach, in remarks relayed by the Gazzetta dello Sport. It’s a hell of an absence. We don’t have another player with Ilicic’s characteristics. We have to adapt with Pasalic, Malinosvkyi and Gomez. This absence must be overcome with other qualities. “

“It is fundamental for us, he continued. Until March, he was devastating in the league and in the Champions League. It is as if Dybala is missing at Juventus, Immobile at Lazio or Lukaku at Inter. ” And Kylian Mbappé at PSG?

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  • 1/17

    Berat Djimsiti

    Loaned by Benevento

  • 2/17

    Hans Hateboer

    Purchased 1 M € in 2017 (Groningen)

  • 3/17

    José Louis Palomino

    Purchased 4.5M € in 2017 (Ludogorets)

  • 4/17

    Josip Ilicic

    Purchased € 5.75 million in 2017 (Fiorentina)

  • 5/17

    Luis Muriel

    Purchased 20 M € in 2019 (Seville)

  • 6/17

    Mario Pasalic

    Loaned by Chelsea

  • 7/17

    Marten de Roon

    Purchased € 13.5m in 2017 (Middlesbrough)

  • 8/17

    Mattia Caldara

    Loaned by AC Milan

  • 9/17

    Papu Gomez

    Purchased 4.5 M € in 2014 (Metalist Kharkiv)

  • 10/17

    Pierluigi Gollini

    Purchased € 3.8m in 2018 (Aston Villa)

  • 11/17

    Rafael Toloi

    Purchased 3.9 M € in 2015 (Sao Paulo)

  • 12/17

    Remo Freuler

    Purchased 2 M € in 2016 (Lucerne)

  • 13/17

    Robin Gosens

    Purchased 0.9 M € in 2017 (Heracles)

  • 14/17

    Ruslan Malinovskyi

    Purchased 13.6 M € in 2019 (Genk)

  • 15/17

    Timothy Chestnuts

    Purchased 6.5 M € in 2017 (Genk)

  • 16/17

    Tobacco Zapata

    Bought 12 M € at Sampdoria, Duvan Zapata is worth much more after this season at Atalanta Bergamo. The Colombian international striker is courted by Atlético Madrid who are actively seeking a new one. But the Italian club does not want to let go at all.

  • 17/17

    Adrien tameze

    Loaned by Nice