Overtaking in second place can wait, even if at 80 ‘in Bern there was and how. On the synthetic billiard style of the Stadion Wankdorf the chances bounce as much as the score, but in the end Atalanta is saved with the thrill in the 3-3 run-up, opened by Zapata and closed by Muriel, on the dreaded field of the Young Boys bottom of the Group F. On the last day on 8 December against Villarreal, defeated by Manchester United, it is only necessary to win for the third qualification in a row for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Palomino, future scorer of the 2-1, touched the advantage already on 4 ‘, who on the twentieth will repeat with head (high), knee (side) to correct Malinovskyi’s first corner from the right (4’), the comparison it lights up with the turn on the right at the tenth of the center forward (slightly deflected by Burgy) served by Freuler, inserted from the left. In the fifteen minutes Demiral sharply anticipates Siebatcheu on Elia’s ball from the right, two minutes later the discharge of the same home terminal triggers Aebischer’s wide attempt. The Bergamo players remain in control, becoming dangerous with the Croatian, who in combination with the Ukrainian in the 32nd minute moves it to the left-handed by shooting over the seven and shortly after falls on Lauper’s tackle who perhaps takes his leg before entering the ball. From there it is the American who makes 1-1 taking the lift in front of the first pole called by Aebischer from the left corner: crossbar and wood favor the sausage. Ballasted by Zappacosta’s ankle knocked out by Ngamaleu with the consequent entry of Pezzella and following Maehle to the right, and having escaped the relative danger from the yellow card from the house too far away on the left to sting in the recovery, the Nerazzurri in the second half accelerate, however, running into too many amnesia . Malinovskyi engages Faivre with a free-kick behind the right corner (3 ‘), the Tucuman central puts her back forward with a doubled time trial using the Demiral-Pasalic aerial and ground duet on the specialist’s corner from the left for a shot at the crossroads with remarkable precision. The Swiss pass half the pitch in flashes, however, keeping well behind: if at the eighth Burgy rebounds the powerful left of the forerunner in line with his attacking midfielder, four minutes later it is Musso who has to anticipate Aebischer at the exit, taking the sideline on Elia’s tracker, repeating himself on the tip of the latter on the exchange with Rieder in the twentieth. The substitute of the previous one, Mambimbi, requests Freuler’s slip deviation (24 ‘). Gasperini’s men try to close it: Zapata burns Hefti (28 ‘) by firing into the curve, Pezzella kicks off (34’) finding the feline leap of the opposing goalkeeper. The punishment for so much waste is not long in arriving on the lineout of Hefti transformed into gold by the cut of Ngamaleu with undisturbed plate. A shot from the back pass of De Roon badly exploited by Siebatcheu, the incredible convergence from the right of the Swiss full-back (39 ‘) who places it in seven. Luckily Muriel enters and scores (43 ‘) on the first free-kick pole conquered by Pezzella, then in the third recovery the double rejected Palomino-Koopmeiners on Ngamaleu and Musso to say no to Lauper on the last corner.