Victories against Juventus and Naples, a little later leaving in the Champions League group stage and a tower 1: 4-bankruptcy against the Roma: These four weeks between November and December last year, the season of Atalanta Bergamo describe symbol. Sometimes the same as the previous year’s resources of series A for a goaly spectacle, sometimes there is goatin draws – and sometimes it then sets down as well as recently against descent chandidate Cagliari. Atalanta is a wound bag in this season.

It is all the more difficult to assess the ex-Club of Robin Gosens before the eighth-finishing leg against Bayer Leverkusen. Another proof? While the Bergamaskens over the past three years, in addition to third place, always anticipated the best offensive of Italy, “La Dea” lags behind in this season. Only rank six and the fifthmists goals in Series A stand for the team of coach Gian Piero Gasperini to be booked. Only three league victories arrive Bergamo this year.

Injury, molding low, finish – Atalantas offense worries

At least the stagnant offensive – actually Atala’s biggest weapon – can be explained more or less simply: All three of the best scorers from the past season are either injured, except form or do not play in Bergamo anymore. Gosens (eleven hits) changed in winter to Inter Milan. Duvan Zapata (15) Laborates for several weeks at a muscle fabric and is missing in both games against Leverkusen. Luis Muriel (22) is not the old one after prolonged injury. In addition, Atala’s magic feet Josip Illicic has not been playing since January due to mental problems.

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The fact that the most accurate attacker of this season (nine gates) are also fails with Zapata, the situation makes the situation not easier. Last but not least, “TuttoSport” was associated with Werder-Torjäger Marvin Ducksch with the North Italians.

At once meeting defenders

In recent weeks, but surprisingly different players turned out to real Goalgetttern and made for three victories in the past five games. In the league a double pack of midfielder Teun Koopmeiers helped 4-0 against Sampdoria at the end of February, to finish the durst track of five winless games. In the K.O. Round Play-offs against Olympiakos Piraeus in the Europa League shone in the first leg (2: 1) Defender Berat Djimsiti and in the second leg (3-0) Ruslan Malinovskyi with two goals each.

Now in the second round of Bayer Leverkusen is coming to the door. The dress rehearsal against the AS Roma failed the Bergamasken with 0: 1. But at least one shows the season Atalantas: With Bergamo is always expected. A wonder bag flat.