Atalanta demolished Parma 5-2 on Sunday afternoon in Serie A, producing a dominant performance against the relegated Gialloblu.
Although La Dea should have been leading by more than one goal at half time, coach Gian Piero Gasperini made two substitutions, replacing Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata with Matteo Pessina and Luis Muriel respectively.
With those changes, the Bergamaschi started scoring for fun and two consolation goals from the Crociati did not change Atalanta’s mentality.
Sportiello 5.5; Palomino 6, Romero 6, Djimsiti 6; Maehle 5.5, De Roon 6.5, Freuler 6.5 (76′ Pasalic 6), Gosens 7 (68′ Hateboer 6); Malinovskyi 6.5 (58′ Miranchuk 7), Ilicic 5.5 (46′ Pessina 7); Zapata 5.5 (46′ Muriel 8).
Player of the Match – Luis Muriel
The Colombian replaced his compatriot Zapata at half time and played a part in all of Atalanta’s four goals in the second half. He assisted for Pessina, scored twice, and he was involved in the build-up for the sealer scored by Aleksej Miranchuk.