Atalanta’s current Europa League campaign has drawn comparisons to their 2017-2018 season. The team has rewritten another record, further cementing their place in history. “The comparison between this Atalanta and the one from 2017-2018 is inevitable,” said sports analyst Carlo Bizarri. “The numbers and statistics speak volumes about the team’s progress.”
The current Atalanta squad has advanced from the group stage with two matchdays to spare, raising the question of whether this team is superior to the one from 2017-2018. Back then, a young and hungry Atalanta side achieved an impressive feat by defeating Lyon, Apollon, and Everton. These opponents are different from the ones they are facing now.
In terms of statistics, here’s a comparison after four Europa League matchdays:
2017-2018: 8 points, 2 wins, 2 draws, 8 goals scored, and 3 goals conceded (14 points at the end of the group stage)
2023-2024: 10 points, 3 wins, 1 draw, 7 goals scored, and 3 goals conceded
It’s clear that the current Atalanta team is performing at a higher level than their previous Europa League campaign. “This team has shown growth and maturity,” said Atalanta’s manager Gian Piero Gasperini. “We are focused on surpassing our past achievements and making history once again.”