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Tops / Flops Manchester United-Atalanta Bergamo: Ronaldo knocking down, Atalanta too tender

2021-10-20T22:16:31.332Z

The saving goal of Ronaldo, the questioning of Solskjaer, but also the mismanagement of Gasperini: find our Tops and Flops of Manchester United-Atalanta Bergamo (3-2).



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Ronaldo, who else?

In his garden of the Theater of Dreams, Cristiano Ronaldo shone this Wednesday evening against Atalanta. While his Manchester United team was in great difficulty, the Portuguese greatly participated in the revolt to finally put on, as very often, his savior costume. If he had a lot of trouble in the first period, like his partners, the former Juve player was able to raise his level of play in the second. Hitting Juan Musso on several occasions (26th, 48th and 64th), “CR7” did not give up and he was rewarded. Shortly before the traditional “Fergie time”, the five-fold Golden Ball brought about its exceptional relaxation. He rose higher than everyone else to place a furious head butt at the back of the net and capsized Old Trafford (81st).His 3rd goal in 3 Champions League games this season, the 137th in its history in the European Cup. Legendary.

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Solskjaer rectified the situation

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a knack for getting out of complicated situations. More and more contested, he repotted the right match. While his team was in great difficulty against Atalanta, the Manchester United coach was able to question himself to reverse the trend. In his distant duel with Gian Piero Gasperini, the Norwegian finally emerged victorious and yet it started very badly. Obviously, he was wrong in his starting lineup, leaving players such as Paul Pogba or Jadon Sancho on the sidelines. Led to the score after a cataclysmic first period, his team reacted perfectly in the second. The Red Devils coach has probably found the right words at the break to re-motivate his players. And then, the entry into play ofEdinson Cavani and Pogba (67th), then that of Sancho (73rd) did a lot of good. The newcomers brought envy, binder, dynamism ... In short, they changed the game.

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The management of the Gasperni match

Atalanta de Gasperini proved tonight that they have the same qualities, but also the same faults, as all the teams led by the Italian coach. Offensive, pleasant, creative in the first half, but mentally unstable and terribly feverish in the second. While leading by two goals at the break thanks to Mario Pasalic (15th) and Merih Demiral (28th), Atalanta completely scuttled back from the locker room. The lack of experience of this team, yet so playful, got the better of her. By quickly conceding a goal from Marcus Rashford (53rd), the Italian club suddenly began to doubt. Unrecognizable, the men of Gasperini should have closed the game a little more to calm the ardor of Mancun, but they do not know how. Too bad, that might have allowed them toavoid the goals of Harry Maguire (75th) and Cristiano Ronaldo (81st). Playing "against nature" is not in the genes of the Italian tactician, who is therefore dead with his ideas tonight. We must still recognize that Demiral's injury exit at half-time complicated things.

Too tender lovato

The young Matteo Lovato will surely remember his baptism of fire in the Champions League for a long time. Entered into play at the start of the second period to compensate for the injury of Demiral, the Italian central defender lived an evening hall. The former Hellas player Verona seemed totally inhibited by the issue. The comparison with its Turkish counterpart hurts very badly today. If in the first half, Atalanta was well organized and above all very solid, it owed it in large part to Demiral who, in addition to his goal, was absolutely exceptional, disgusting minute after minute the Red Devils attackers, such as the defense leader. that it is. His replacement was very far from his level. Lovato didn't make huge dumplings, admittedly, but his entry disorganized the Italian bloc and his fragility s'is rubbed off on his teammates. A meeting to forget for the promising Italian, who will undoubtedly have a better tomorrow.

Source: lefigaro

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