Atalanta climbed back to the top of the Serie A table in Matchday 10 – at least on a temporary basis – as they came from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Sassuolo, leapfrogging Napoli at the summit ahead of the Partenopei’s game later in the weekend.
It was a special night for Atalanta in Bergamo as they celebrated their 115th anniversary, and La Dea were wearing a special limited-edition shirt to mark the occasion. Though it didn’t always look like it would come, they marked the night with a win.
Sassuolo posed a real threat to Gian Piero Gasperini’s Nerazzurri and they took the lead in the first half through a stunning strike from Giorgos Kyriakopoulos, but the hosts came back and secured three valuable points at home.
Kyriakopoulos stuns Atalanta to open scoring for Sassuolo
Giorgos Kyriakopoulos travelled to Bergamo with Sassuolo having only ever scored one goal for the club, now in his fourth season with the Neroverdi.
His second came with some style after Luca D’Andrea’s cross from the right found him free of Brandon Soppy on the left. From there, he dispatched a breathtaking volley that flew in at Marco Sportiello’s near post to give Alessio Dionisi’s side the lead and silence the Gewiss Stadium.
Lookman’s good form continues
Ademola Lookman has featured in every game for Atalanta this season, with Gasperini clearly taking a liking to the former Leicester City and Everton man. Again, he proved to be an important player for La Dea by scoring their second after Mario Pasalic had levelled things up just before half-time.
It didn’t take Atalanta long to go ahead after the restart, with Lookman showing real class to score in the 46th minute. Curiously, Pasalic had equalised in the 46th minute of the first half too.
Getting the ball in the box, Lookman swivelled, pulled off a clever turn to send the Sassuolo defence to the shops, and then fired into the top corner and off the underside of the crossbar.
The goal was Lookman’s fifth for Atalanta in 10 games, also having three assists since joining La Dea.