Against the club that let him go this past summer, Andrea Petagna scored his first ever Serie A brace to send SPAL second in the table on their return to the refurbished Stadio Paolo Mazza.
With nine points from 12 available so far this season, the Biancazzurri have been the surprise team of the early rounds and they condemned Atalanta to another disappointing result with a 2-0 win on Tuesday evening.
In 29 appearances for the Bergamaschi in Serie A last term, the Italian scored just four goals in total, while he bagged just five throughout 2017/18.
Despite his lack of goals for a striker, Petagna has always sacrificed himself for his team and he is an excellent all-round player, brilliantly linking up play and bringing other players into the game, as well as being better on the ball than he is often credited for.
Having starred for an Atalanta side that overperformed and qualified for the Europa League, the ex-AC Milan forward will be hoping for similar success in Ferrara and their early season form is proof enough that they are to be taken seriously.