"Fiorentina are lagging behind, but they are still a decisive opponent for Europe. And in this moment both Napoli and Udinese enjoy greater credibility than we do."
The eve of the match, for Atalanta, is full of meanings.
First place in cohabitation with Spalletti to be regained, a record equaled by Gian Piero Gasperini: "I reach 299 Mondonico benches, a name that is synonymous with Atalanta. I remember his passion as a fan at the beginning of my adventure here, he was happy for us : for me it is a great and significant milestone ".
The coach had fun doing pretactic, counting Demiral ("He trained on Friday for the first time) in the queue of the injured Djimsiti, Zappacosta and Zapata only to then summon him, perhaps for good luck: before the Cremonese the Turkish was credited with a blow to the knee, then marked the provisional advantage. And here is grafted the dispute between play and results: "Not conceding a goal is the basis of our results, and three in seven games are significantly few, but to win you need to know how to attack - the summary of the Nerazzurri coach -.
It is necessary to raise the technical quality, in the passages and in the game, improving the realization capacity ".
Probable formations of Atalanta-Fiorentina.
Atalanta (3-4-2-1): 57 Sportiello;
2 Toloi, 5 Okoli, 15 De Roon;
33 Hateboer, 42 Scalvini, 7 Koopmeiners, 93 Soppy;
13 Ederson, 88 Pasalic;
(31 Rossi, 47 Bertini, 28 Demiral, 3 Maehle, 21 Zortea, 22 Ruggeri, 10 Boga, 11 Lookman, 18 Malinovskyi, 9 Muriel).
Be wary: none.
Unavailable: Djimsiti, Musso, Palomino (suspended), Zapata, Zappacosta.
Fiorentina (4-3-3): 1 Terracciano, 23 Venuti, 28 Quarta, 98 Igor, 3 Biraghi, 5 Bonaventura, 38 Mandragora, 72 Barak;
11 Ikoné, 99 Kouamé, 33 Sottil.
(95 Gollini, 31 Cerofolini, 4 Milenkovic, 15 Terzic, 16 Ranieri, 34 Amrabat, 42 Bianco, 32 Duncan, 14 Maleh, 27 Zurkowski, 9 Cabral, 8 Saponara, 7 Jovic, 22 Gonzalez).
Be wary: none.
Unavailable: Castrovilli, Dodò.
Referee: Irrati di Pistoia Snai odds: 2.00;