Second half

  • +5' 45' We can't complete the comeback: we finish third in Group F and we head to the Europa League. Thanks, anyway, lads! Thanks, coach!
  • +3' 45' Double substitution for Villarreal: on Trigueros and Pena, off Parejo and Gomez.
  • 45' Substitution for Atalanta: on Zappacosta, off Mæhle.
  • 44' Yellow card for Muriel.
  • 43' Double substitution for Villarreal: on Dia and Pedraza, off Danjuma and Alberto Moreno.
  • 36' Substitution for Villarreal: on Iborra, off Gerard Moreno.
  • 34' GOOOAAAALLLLLLL!!! DUVÁÁÁNNNN ZAPAAATAAAA!!! Iličić pass for Zapata, who dinks it over Rulli! 2-3! C'MON GUYS!!!
  • 26' GOOOAAAALLLLLL!!! RUSLAAAN MALINOOOVSKYIII!!! Malinovskyi with one of his trademark rockets and we pull one back! 1-3! C'MON GUYS!
  • 17' Gerard Moreno's shot skims the post.
  • 13' Malinovskyi hits the bar with a free-kick.
  • 12' Yellow card for Alberto Moreno.
  • 9' Another substitution for Atalanta: on Muriel, off de Roon.
  • 6' Danjuma scores for Villarreal.
  • 1' Double substitution for Atalanta: on Djimsiti and Malinovskyi, off Demiral and Pessina.
  • 1' 2nd HALF! Let's keep believing! #GoAtalantaGo

First half

  • +5' 45' A tough first half, but it's not over yet!
  • 42' Capoue scores for Villarreal.
  • 37' Demiral's header from a corner is pushed behind by Rulli.
  • 23' Danjuma's finish is smothered by Musso.
  • 15' Freuler's curler from outside the box is palmed away by Rulli.
  • 9' Toloi's header from Iličić's free-kick is over.
  • 5' Hateboer's cross-shot is parried by Rulli.
  • 3' Danjuma scores for Villarreal.
  • 1' Kick-off in #Bergamo! C'MON LADS! #GoAtalantaGo

UEFA Champions League

GEWISS STADIUM | BERGAMO

9 December 2021 | 19:00

Out with our heads held high

Malinovskyi and Zapata's goals weren't enough

In the rescheduled fixture of the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League matchday 6, Villarreal win 3-2 at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo and qualify for the Round of 16. The Nerazzurri finish third in the group: their European journey continues in the UEFA Europa League.

It was an uphill game, as Danjuma scored the opener within 3 minutes. The Nerazzurri immediately reacted to it and Toloi nodded inches over, while Freuler tested the goalkeeper from the edge of the box and Demiral’s effort had to be pushed behind Rulli. However, Villarreal doubled their lead on 42 minutes through Capoue.

The second half opened up with Danjuma adding a third for Villarreal. Malinovskyi tried to pull one back from a free-kick in the 58th minute but he hit the bar, then Zapata clipped the outside of the post in the 63rd minute. In the 71st minute, Malinovskyi hit a rocket from the edge of the box to make it 1-3, and Iličić’s slide-rule pass found Zapata, who dinked it over the goalkeeper, sparking Atalanta’s comeback. The Nerazzurri almost brought things level in the 85th minute first, with Zapata’s header straight at the goalkeeper, and then through Muriel on 86 minutes, who smashed the post with a fierce finish from the edge of the box and Toloi, who didn’t manage to turn the rebound in.

  • 70' MALINOVSKYI
  • 79' ZAPATA
2 - 3
  • 2' DANJUMA
  • 40' CAPOUE
  • 51' DANJUMA
    • 1 musso
    • 2 toloi
    • 3 maehle
    • 90'
    • 6 palomino
    • 28 demiral
    • 46'
    • 33 hateboer
    • 11 freuler
    • 15 de roon
    • 54'
    • 32 pessina
    • 46'
    • 72 ilicic
    • 91 zapata
    • 1
    • 31 rossi
    • 57 sportiello
    • 13 pezzella
    • 66 lovato
    • 7 koopmeiners
    • 59 miranchuk
    • 88 pasalic
    • 99 piccoli
    • 19 djimsiti
    • 46'
    • 77 zappacosta
    • 90'
    • 18 malinovskyi
    • 1 46'
    • 9 muriel
    • 54'
    • 13 rulli
    • 3 albiol
    • 4 torres
    • 8 foyth
    • 12 estupinan
    • 18 moreno
    • 87'
    • 5 parejo
    • 90' +2'
    • 6 capoue
    • 1
    • 7 moreno balanguero
    • 81'
    • 15 danjuma
    • 2 87'
    • 23 moi gomez
    • 90' +2'
    • 1 asenjo
    • 35 jorgensen
    • 2 gaspar
    • 22 mandi
    • 9 alcacer
    • 11 chukwueze
    • 17 raba
    • 20 pena
    • 90' +2'
    • 24 pedraza
    • 87'
    • 10 iborra
    • 81'
    • 14 trigueros
    • 90' +2'
    • 16 dia
    • 87'
    • 2
    • 13
    • 5
    • 5
    • 0
    • 10
    • 22
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 7
    • 2
    • 4
    • 4
    • 3
    • Goals scored
    • Total attempts
    • Shots on target
    • Shots off target
    • Penalties
    • Assists
    • Crosses
    • Corners
    • Decisive interventions
    • Yellow cards
    • Red cards
    • Offsides
    • Saves
    • Substitutions
    • Hit woodwork
    • 3
    • 7
    • 5
    • 2
    • 0
    • 7
    • 7
    • 1
    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    • 3
    • 3
    • 5
    • 0
Gian Piero Gasperini Lines up
Substitutes
Unai Emery Lines up
Substitutes

Referees

  • Referee: taylor

  • Assistants: beswick, nunn

  • Fourth official: england

  • V.A.R.: kavanagh

  • A.V.A.R: hatzidakis

  • 28 Merih Demiral
  • 15 Marten de Roon
  • 19 Berat Djimsiti
  • 11 Remo Freuler
  • 33 Hans Hateboer
  • 72 Josip Iličić
  • 7 Teun Koopmeiners
  • 66 Matteo Lovato
  • 3 Joakim Mæhle
  • 18 Ruslan Malinovskyi
  • 59 Aleksej Miranchuk
  • 9 Luis Muriel
  • 1 Juan Musso
  • 6 José Luis Palomino
  • 88 Mario Pašalić
  • 32 Matteo Pessina
  • 13 Giuseppe Pezzella
  • 99 Roberto Piccoli
  • 31 Francesco Rossi
  • 42 Giorgio Scalvini
  • 57 Marco Sportiello
  • 2 Rafael Toloi
  • 91 Duván Zapata
  • 77 Davide Zappacosta
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