The comparison between the current Atalanta and that of 2017-2018 as far as the Europa League is concerned has sparked quite a debate among fans and experts. The current team has rewritten another record by breezing through the group stage with two games to spare. This achievement has inevitably led to comparisons with the Atalanta squad of 2017-2018, which also had a remarkable run in the Europa League.
According to a source close to the club, the team’s recent success has raised questions about whether the current squad is superior to the one from 2017-2018. “There is a lot of discussion about whether this team is better than the one that made a remarkable run in the Europa League a few years ago,” said the source.
Back in 2017-2018, Atalanta, with a young and hungry group, managed to pull off an outstanding feat by defeating Lyon, Apollon, and Everton (different opponents from those faced by the current team). This has led to a statistical comparison of the two squads after four Europa League matches.
According to the numbers, in 2017-2018, Atalanta had 8 points, with 2 wins and 2 draws, scoring 8 goals and conceding 3. On the other hand, in 2023-2024, the current team has 10 points, with 3 wins and 1 draw, scoring 7 goals and conceding 3. These statistics have fueled the debate on whether the current squad is indeed superior to the one from a few years ago.