This is was the game I have been waiting for all week. Two sides who know how to entertain a fan.Frederico Chiesa outshone Christiano Ronaldo showing why Juve put up all that money to get him from Fiorentina. That goal reminds me of a young Ronaldo of 2006/2007 season. Direct, not afraifd to take on defenders.
Zapata the big Colombian was a handful for the Juve defense all match. Juventus’s defense marshaled usually by Bonucci and De Ligt in the absence of Chiellini is the best in the league but Juve’s problems has been upfront. They have not been able to outscore their opponents when the opposition find the back of the net, resulting in a lot of drawn games(6 draws is the joint league high). Atalanta keeper Gollini bested the Bianconerri striker Morata when he came up against him one on one.The pick of the saves was in the second half, Gollini getting his hand to the ball when he was already on the ground. The equalizing goal by Swiss International Freuler was out of the top drawer.He bullied Rabiot to submission in midfield,carrying the ball to the edge of the box to unleash a thunderbolt which went in from the underside of Szczesny’s goal’s crossbar. A goal of the season contender early in the season. Wow.
The ridiculous penalty decision threatened to spoil an otherwise good match. Chiesa was adjudges to have been brought down by Hateboer. Chiesa from my eagle’s vantage point made a meal out of a snack to fool both ref and VAR. Justice prevailed when an uncharacteristic Ronaldo meek penalty kick was saved by Gollini. He did not even need to punch the ball to safety, the goal comfortably nestled safely into his arms. Gasperini throwing shade at the ref after the save was classic earning him a yellow from the oh so sensitive ref.Szczesny was not to be outdone by Gollini. He pulled off a great saves from the head of Romero and Gomez’s long range try.Fair result in the end.1-1 It finished. Juventus third four points off Milan who still top despite drawing. Inter lie second after a Lukaku pen secured a good win over Napoli. Atalanta is on 8th position after an indifferent start to the season.