The Old Lady’s struggles continue unabated. You would think the midweek thrashing at Chelsea would be the catalyst for wholesale changes in the line up but nope. Don’t like pointing fingers at individuals but De Ligt had a stinker of a first half. His positioning for the Zapata goal left a lot to be desired. Whilst the backline pushed up to trap Zapata offside, he remained static playing the prolific Colombian on. Morata ,not only was he not much of a threat to the Atalanta goal, he decided to start the move that led to the goal. Letting Demiral go on loan to their opponents here is proving to be a mind boggling mistake.
The Turkish international played a blinder at the heart of the defense along with Toloi. It goes to show a season can be win or lost in the boardroom, transfer decisions no doubt. One bright spot this season for the Bianconeri has been the superb form of US International Weston McKennie. He adds an attacking dimension on the right wing but I reckon his best used in the number 10 position. But of course we can’t bench Dybala can we? Although he doesn’t lack in effort at goal, boy he sure misses a lot. Sone say it is wastefulness. The second half was all Juve. Atalanta, despite the pressure, never looked like they can crack to be honest. They showed at least that they can keep a clean sheet and play most of a match out of possession. This isn’t the Gasperini way but it sure won them the points here.