Salernitana sees salvation: Atalanta goes down and is further and further away from the Champions League

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Salernitana-Atalanta 1-0

Saturday’s 35th Serie A matchday opened immediately with a surprise: Salernitana beat Atalanta with an Antonio Candreva goal in full recovery and saw salvation.

In the first half it was the guests who were most dangerous first with Pasalic committing Ochoa on two occasions and then with Zapata who came close to taking the lead three times with a header but in the first case he slammed into the hosts’ goalkeeper and in the other two situations he was not precise enough.

The second half, however, was of the Granata brand: in the 56th minute Dia gobbled up the lead by kicking wide, alone in front of Sportiello, two minutes later it was Piatek who failed to center the goal after a rebound by the orobici’s extreme defender. When the match seemed to be drawing to a close, here came the Granata’s lead: in the 93rd minute Candreva dueled with Piatek on the edge of the area and let off an unstoppable right-footed shot into the right corner.

Salernitana moves up to 38 points and sees salvation, for the Nerazzurri Champions League is getting farther and farther away, stopped at 58 points, in seventh position.

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