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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