When you mention the Serie A, one team comes into mind and that is Juventus, arguably the most successful team in the league with 35 titles.
If it’s mentioning of players, one name comes into mind Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been the face of Serie A since his move to Italy in 2018 for €100m. He has drawn alot of attention as football fans now follow the league massively*
If Turin where Juventus is based has all the ego and trophies, the city of Bergamo has the aura and attractiveness. Bergamo’s number one team Atalanta BC is shooting above their height.
Sweet, sexy, sensational, beautiful, silky, words are not enough to describe the Gian Piero Gasperini tutored side.
The Italian has successfully knighted Atalanta together in a 3-4-3 system putting smiles on the faces of their fans since his appointment in 2016/2017 season.
The Italian league has been known for its ruggedness, doggedness and hard defending. It is sometimes termed the most boring of Europe’s top five leagues. The La Dea (Atalanta’s nickname) is changing that narrative.
Last season performance where they finished fourth and reached the Coppa Italia final losing to Lazio wasn’t convincing enough, the season has been a difference for the Bergamo Lombardy lovelies.
With the likes of mercurial captain Alejandro Gomez who has recorded the most assists in a league season in the 21st century with 18 assists, Slovenian’s Josip Ilicic, Colombia’s duo of Duvan Zapata and Lucas Muriel and others, the Gli Orobici I Nerazzurri has found goalscoring so easy as ABC in a free flowing manner.
Presently second on the log after the 6-2 win over relegation threatened Brescia last night, in 42 matches so far this season, Gasperini’s boyz has scored 110 goals in all competitions.
With 93 goals scored in the Serie A this season after 33 games, 25 more than Inter Milan and Lazio who are both tied on 68 goals, the Black and Blue is one goal behind Napoli’s 94 goals scored in the 2016/2017 season under Maurizio Sarri which has been the most goals scored a team in the league since the beginning of the 21st century.
Atalanta will also be chasing the 100 goal mark in the league. Torino in a 21 team format with 125 goals in the 1947/1948 league season has scored the most goals in the Italian top flight. AC Milan holds the record in a 20 club format scoring 118 goals in the 1949/1950 season. With 5 matches left to conclude the season, they have a chance to rewrite the history books.
They are the most inform team in Europe. Yet to lose a match in seven matches since football returned after the COVID-19 pandemic. Only Juventus managing to squeeze out a two all draw against them, Atalanta have blown off team in easy fashion. Their last 15 games reads 13 wins, two draws, no loss, 51 goals scored and 19 goals conceded.
Ligue 1 champion Paris Saint-Germain must be very worried at the moment. Without a competitive game since the coronavirus, the Parisians have a date with Italian team in the quarter final of the champions league in August.
Atalanta’s attack this season in serie A
Josip Ilicic – 20 goals, 5 assists
Luis Muriel – 18 goals, 1 assist
Duvan Zapata – 17 goals, 5 assists
Robin Gosens – 10 goals, 8 assists
Mario Pasalic – 9 goals, 7 assists
Ruslan Malinovskiy – 8 goals, 3 assists
Alejandro Gomez – 7 goals, 18 assists