Duvan Zapata launches Torino and scuttles Atalanta: 3-0 granata

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The big ex’s one-two punch to shorten a ranking that now has many marking Europe.

Torino relentless, Atalanta in crisis. In Monday night’s post-match Serie A greets a 3-0 win with no chance of a repeat by the granata, led by one of the challenge’s most awaited exes. It is Duvan Zapata, author of two goals against the team he also starred for in the Champions League. Also in the middle was Antonio Sanabria’s penalty, against a Dea side that remains -4 points off fourth place but after just one point in their last four league outings. And Juric’s lineup è now distant in turn only one point from the Bergamaschi.

The first half è crackling, but it immediately goes badly wrong for Atalanta. With a defense already struggling with several absences, Gasperini also loses Djimsiti even before the 20' minute mark. There is only one central midfielder left on the field, Scalvini, and it is he who misses Zapata, who gives Torino the lead on 22' with a perfectly solo turn into the box. Ederson, De Ketelaere and Koopmeiners look for the equalizer, but Musso è also decisive on Vojvoda. But the resumption turns out to be even more one-sided than the first half.

Already at 56', in fact, the Var considers a Scalvini intervention on Buongiorno foul and assigns a penalty that Sanabria transforms clearing Musso. Muriel and Miranchuk struggled to lift Atalanta’s fortunes, in the final è Milinkovic-Savic denied Pasalic and Miranchuk himself a goal. But scoring è another former, the usual Zapata who, as time expired, danced between three opponents and dumped the ball of his personal double into the goal.

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