Atalanta Comes Out on Top in Back-to-Back Wins Against Empoli in Serie A

Atalanta and Empoli faced off in Match Day 27 of Serie A, resulting in a 2:1 victory for Atalanta. Early on, T. Ebuehi scored the first goal for Empoli at the 44 minute mark to give them a 0:1 lead. However, M. De Roon responded with a goal at the 58 minute mark to level the score 1:1. Atalanta then sealed their victory with a late goal from R. Hojlund in the 86th minute, ensuring them a 2:1 win over Empoli that day.



Juan Musso (rating 6.5)
Rafael Tolói (rating 6.9)
José Luis Palomino (rating 6.9)
Giorgio Scalvini (rating 6.9)
Davide Zappacosta (rating 8.2)
Marten de Roon (rating 7.9)
Éderson (rating 7.3)
Matteo Ruggeri (rating 8)
Mario Pašalić (rating 6)
Duván Zapata (rating 6.7)
Luis Muriel (rating 7.5)


Samuele Perisan (rating 6.7)
Tyronne Ebuehi (rating 7.2)
Koni De Winter (rating 6.5)
Sebastiano Luperto (rating 6.9)
Fabiano Parisi (rating 6.9)
Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (rating 6.9)
Alberto Grassi (rating 6.7)
Jacopo Fazzini (rating 6.2)
Tommaso Baldanzi (rating 6.2)
Martín Satriano (rating 6.6)
Francesco Caputo (rating 7)



A. Lookman (G. Scalvini, 76)
J. Boga (L. Muriel, 79)
R. Hojlund (D. Zapata, 79)
J. Maehle (D. Zappacosta, 89)
M. Demiral (M. Pasalic, 89)


A. Ismajli (A. Grassi, 59)
F. Bandinelli (J. Fazzini, 59)
L. Henderson (J. Akpa Akpro, 69)
N. Haas (T. Baldanzi, 69)
S. Walukiewicz (A. Ismajli, 79)

Ball possession:

Atalanta dominated the match with 70% ball possession. They were very active in terms of shots, making 27 on target and 6 on goal. Mario Pašalić was particularly active in this regard, while Empoli managed to make only 5 shots on target and 2 on goal. The most successful in terms of hitting the target was Francesco Caputo of Empoli.


Atalanta and Empoli faced off in an exciting match last week. Marten de Roon for Atalanta showed impressive passing accuracy, with 86% of his 81 passes reaching their target. Fabiano Parisi from Empoli had a 70% pass accuracy from his 40 attempted passes. Matteo Ruggeri from Atalanta made 4 key passes during the match, while Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro of Empoli made 1. It’s clear that passing was an important factor in deciding the outcome of this match!


Atalanta and Empoli had similar numbers of interceptions during the season, with both teams managing 8. Atalanta’s leader in interceptions was José Luis Palomino, who earned 2 throughout the season. For Empoli, Alberto Grassi led the way with 3 interceptions. Giorgio Scalvini was Atalanta’s only other player to earn an interception this season, while Tyronne Ebuehi made two for Empoli. Both teams will be looking to increase their interception numbers in the upcoming season as they strive for success in their respective leagues.


The battle for the ball has been a close one this season, with Éderson of Atalanta and Martín Satriano of Empoli locked in a tight race for the most successful face-to-face fights. Both players have shown tremendous energy and skill on the field, with both tied at nine face-to-face fights each. While their teams may not be at the top of the standings, these two players have certainly done their part to lead from the front. It will be interesting to see if they can keep up their good form in upcoming matches and continue to battle it out for supremacy on the field.


    Yellow cards:

  • J. Boga (Atalanta) at 85 minute
  • J. L. Palomino (Atalanta) at 88 minute
  • M. Ruggeri (Atalanta) at 90 minute
  • L. Henderson (Empoli) at 82 minute
  • F. Bandinelli (Empoli) at 84 minute

    The last five games (including this match):

    • Atalanta – WLDLL
    • Empoli – LLLLD

    Top 5 Serie A scorers:

    1. Victor Osimhen (19, Napoli)
    2. Lautaro Martínez (14, Inter)
    3. MBala Nzola (12, Spezia)
    4. Ademola Lookman (12, Atalanta)
    5. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (11, Napoli)

    Next games:

    • Atalanta will play with Cremonese. April 01 at 13:00 (UTC), on Stadio Giovanni Zini.
    • Empoli will play with Lecce. April 03 at 16:30 (UTC), on Stadio Carlo Castellani.
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