Already in the first half Atalanta took charge of the home game to Sassuolo in the Serie A. Their 2-1 lead remained intact after a goalless second half.
The hosting team Atalanta started best and were already 1-0 up already from the kickoff. After only 3 minutes Robin Gosens scored from a pass from Ruslan Malinovskyi.
The team increased their lead to 2-0, when Davide Zappacosta scored, with an assist by Duvan Zapata, in the 37th minute.
Sassuolo reduced the score to 2-1 just before the half-time whistle as Domenico Berardi netted, with an assist by Mert Müldür. The teams were unable to score in the second half and the game ended with a 2-1 win for Atalanta.
The game was the fourth in a row without a win for Sassuolo.
Atalanta have 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with a 6–4 goal difference in the last 5 games, while Sassuolo have 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses and a 5–7 goal difference.
This means Atalanta are in fourth place and that Sassuolo are in 12th place.
The last outing between the teams ended in a 1-1 draw, with Sassuolo at home in May 2021.
Atalanta have scored 6 goals. They have scored three goals at home. They’ve conceded 4 goals in total.
Sassuolo have scored 5 goals in this campaign. Away from home they have scored 5 goals. They’ve conceded 7 goals in total.
Atalanta have opened the score in 0 of their 4 of the games, and have a winning ratio of 0 percent when scoring the first goal.
After this game in the Serie A, Atalanta will play Inter (away) on 24 September 2021, Milan (home) on 02 October 2021 and Empoli (away) on 16 October 2021. Sassuolo play Salernitana (home) on 25 September 2021, Inter (home) on 01 October 2021 and Genoa (away) on 16 October 2021.