Atalanta – Leverkusen 3: 2: Bayer truths

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini rotated after the 0: 1 against the AS Rome on four positions: instead of Palomino, Pessina, Pasalic and Miranchuk (all bank) Rafael Toloi, Djimsiti, Malinovskyi and Muriel began.

Bayers Coach Gerardo Seoane took two changes in its starting eleven compared to 1: 1 near Bayern Munich. Instead of Hincapie (Bank) and Demirbay (red-barrier) Palacios and Alario played. Seoane returned to a four-chain in the defense.

Bergamos double strike counter Aranguiz

The initial minutes belonged to Atalanta, but with the first attack Leverkusen was equally dangerous. Alario brought out a free kick to put Aranguiz on the left inner posts (9th). But the Chilene never had to wait for a goal for a long time. Because after a successful turn movement and Wirtz filing Aranguiz shot in the 11th minute to the early Bayer leadership.

Bergamo seemed a little bit at a few minutes, but then quickly found a suitable answer to the residue thanks to great efficiency. After a Leverkusen suspension, first Muriel skillfully served Malinovskyi, who used his free space in the penalty area to compensate (23.). No 120 seconds later Atalanta turned the game completely. This time, Malinovskyi prepared before and the served Muriel castle ice cold flat past Hradecky over to 2: 1 (25.).

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Now the home owners were up, disturbed the starting game of Bayer and kept coming back – and above all about the left offensive side – to occasions. Hradecky invested both against Muriel from a pointed angle (39.), as well as Koopmeiner from the distance (42.). Malinovskyi missed the gate near head (44.). With the non-undeserved leadership for Atalanta it went into halftime.

Muriel increased – Seoanes chess train goes up

After the sideways, it went down to the goal of Hradecky. Already in the 49th minute, the Bayer captain had to reach behind him for the third time after the Ukrainian-Columbian combination Malinovskyi / Muriel had raised again – the latter achieved a double pack. Only Hradecky prevented a shortly thereafter against Muriel and then Hatboer (57., 60.) An even higher residue.

Then Seoane had seen enough, took a striker from the field with Alario and returned with central defender Kossounou – as with FC Bayern – back to a five-chain (61.). Prompt much shortly afterwards the connection hit. After a zip of air from Adli, the ball came to Diaby, who had a short place and so accurately hit the edge of the penalty margin (63.).

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In the final phase, the very large opportunities finally remained, so it remained at the very deserved success for Bergamo. For the second leg, which increases in the coming Thursday (18.45 clock) in the BayArena, therefore there is still voltage potential. Previously, both teams in the local league have to compete: Atalanta receives the CFC Genoa on Sunday (18 clock). Already from 15.30 clock Bayer has the 1st FC Cologne in the derby guest.


Nadal about Djokovic: If he wanted, he would play without a problem

Tennessean Rafael Naval (35) has little understanding of the chaotic situation around its Rivals Novak Djokovic (34) just before the Australian Open.

I think if he wanted, he would play here in Australia without a problem. He hit another way, he has made his own decisions. And everyone is free to make his own decisions, but then there are consequences, Naval said.

Djokovic is currently not allowed to enter Australia. The Visa of the Grand Slam record champion was revoked after the arrival of the late Wednesday evening (local time) due to non-fulfillment of pandemic entry requirements by the authorities, the Serb is located in a quarantine hotel for immigrants in Melbourne.

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Although Djokovic is also suffering, but there are rules, and if you do not want to vaccinate, then you can get problems, said Naval and emphasized that Djokovic The conditions already knew, the only one What is clear to me is that if you are vaccinated, you can play with the Australian Open and everywhere. And the world has suffered enough in my opinion to follow the rules.

Naval had already infected with Corona itself and has been vaccinated twice. His illness threw him back in preparation for the Australian Open (from 17 January).

Naval fights back to Corona Disease

I felt very tired and had fever, Naval said after his first match of the year in Melbourne. When preparing tournament on the Grand Slam Highlight he won against Richards Banks from Lithuania 6: 2, 7: 5.

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In addition, Naval appealed in the fight against Corona to trust science. He believes in it, what the people who are familiar with medicine say. And if they say that we have to be vaccinated, we have to vaccinate.