Atalanta advances to next round of Coppa Italia with 3-0 win over Sassuolo

Atalanta and Sassuolo faced off in an exciting match defined by nail-biting moments at Gewiss Stadium in the 2023/24 Coppa Italia.

By the final whistle, Atalanta sailed past this round. Their captivating performance sealed by a stunning move by Boloca in the 94th minute bypassing Djimsiti for a memorable goal notable for its display of magnificent technique.

The turning point of the game came thanks to the relentless commitment of Muriel, whose relentless pressure on Sassuolo’s defence tormented them until the last minutes. Although he missed his chance in the 87th minute where he failed to penetrate Cragno’s goal, his performance was instrumental in Atalanta’s victory.

There were also noteworthy changes made by both teams over the course of the game. For Atalanta, Miranchuk was replaced by Zortea in the 86th minute and Kolasinac made way for Palomino four minutes earlier. As for Sassuolo, Thorstvedt entered the pitch in the 83rd minute.

In the dramatic 70th minute of the game, Miranchuk scored the third goal for Atalanta with an impressive left-footed strike, undeniably proving his worth of being the star of the game. This goal followed the remarkable goal in the 62nd minute when De Ketelaere doubled Atalanta’s lead after an extraordinary set-up by Miranchuk.

Despite the 2-0 disadvantage, Sassuolo valiantly tried to turn the tide of the game. Their best chance came in the 58th minute when Volpato attempted a shot, only for his effort to be deflected for a corner by Scalvini.

On the other hand, Atalanta’s intense offensive strategy showcased powerful moves, like the 55th-minute backheel shot made by De Ketelaere that narrowly missed, hitting the crossbar. “We were relentless from the onset and that’s how we seized the game,” stated a representative from Atalanta’s team management after the match.

The match began with a suspense-building goal in the 23rd minute, executed deftly by De Ketelaere, setting the tone for the electrifying fixtures that followed. Miranchuk was instrumental with his perfect pass to Pasalic, setting up De Ketelaere’s goal.

The final score ends in Atalanta’s triumph. Detailed match analysis and player rating shall be released post-match.

With the addition of Atalanta’s victory over Sassuolo in the 2023/24 Coppa Italia, the stage is now set for what promises to be a thrilling competition in Italian football.

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