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Lecce 2-7 Atalanta: Bergamo club score seven for third time in four months

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Atalanta have now scored 70 Serie A goals this season - 10 more than any other club

Atalanta hit seven goals in a Serie A game for third time this season - as their fans were checked for coronavirus symptoms before kick-off at Lecce.

The game was 2-2 at half-time, with Lecce's Giulio Donati scoring at both ends, Duvan Zapata scoring the first goal of a hat-trick and Riccardo Saponara netting for the hosts.

But Josip Ilicic put Atalanta ahead and then set up Zapata's next two goals.

Luis Muriel and Ruslan Malinovskyi scored in the final five minutes.

Atalanta fans are checked for coronavirus
Atalanta fans were checked for coronavirus symptoms before they were allowed into the ground

Atalanta, who are fourth in the table, have now scored 70 goals in Serie A. They were last season's Italian top goalscorers with 77 goals.

The team also won 7-1 at home to Udinese in October and 7-0 at Torino in January. The only other time they had ever scored seven in a Serie A game was in 1952.

It was one of only five matches played in Serie A this weekend because of the coronavirus.

Fans from Atalanta - who are based in the northern Italian city of Bergamo, which has had deaths from the virus - were screened for symptoms as they came into the stadium.

Line-ups

Lecce

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 21Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 7Donati
  • 5LucioniBooked at 66mins
  • 13Rossettini
  • 27Calderoni
  • 37MajerSubstituted forTachtsidisat 63'minutes
  • 14Deiola
  • 18SaponaraBooked at 70mins
  • 8MancosuSubstituted forShakhovat 63'minutes
  • 72Barak
  • 9Lapadula

Substitutes

  • 3Vera
  • 4Petriccione
  • 6Paz
  • 11Shakhov
  • 16Meccariello
  • 22Vigorito
  • 28Oltremarini
  • 29Rispoli
  • 35Rimoli
  • 39Dell'Orco
  • 77Tachtsidis
  • 97Chironi

Atalanta

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 95Gollini
  • 15de Roon
  • 3Caldara
  • 6PalominoBooked at 57mins
  • 33HateboerBooked at 45mins
  • 88Pasalic
  • 11Freuler
  • 8Gosens
  • 10GómezSubstituted forMalinovskiyat 69'minutes
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forMurielat 73'minutes
  • 91ZapataSubstituted forTamezeat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Tameze
  • 7Czyborra
  • 9Muriel
  • 18Malinovskiy
  • 21Castagne
  • 22Bellanova
  • 31Rossi
  • 55Okoli
  • 57Sportiello
  • 90Colley
Referee:
Davide Massa
Attendance:
21,344

Match Stats

Home TeamLecceAway TeamAtalanta
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home9
Away25
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lecce 2, Atalanta 7.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lecce 2, Atalanta 7.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Lecce 2, Atalanta 7. Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Pasalic.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Riccardo Saponara (Lecce) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Calderoni.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Lecce. Conceded by José Luis Palomino.

  6. Post update

    VAR Decision: Goal Lecce 2-6 Atalanta (Luis Muriel).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Lecce 2, Atalanta 6. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.Goal awarded following VAR Review.

  8. Post update

    Luis Muriel (Atalanta) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ruslan Malinovskiy with a through ball.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Lecce) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Mattia Caldara (Atalanta).

  11. Post update

    Marco Calderoni (Lecce) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Atalanta. Adrien Tameze replaces Duván Zapata.

  13. Post update

    Duván Zapata (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luca Rossettini (Lecce).

  15. Post update

    Offside, Lecce. Panagiotis Tachtsidis tries a through ball, but Evgen Shakhov is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ruslan Malinovskiy (Atalanta).

  17. Post update

    Riccardo Saponara (Lecce) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mario Pasalic (Atalanta) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hans Hateboer.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Gabriel.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luis Muriel (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ruslan Malinovskiy.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 1st March 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio26195260233762
2Juventus25193348242460
3Inter Milan24166249222754
4Atalanta25146570343648
5Roma26136751351645
6Napoli2611694136539
7AC Milan2510692732-536
8Hellas Verona249872824435
9Parma2410593230235
10Bologna2697103842-434
11Cagliari258894140132
12Sassuolo2485113839-129
13Fiorentina2578103236-429
14Udinese2576122137-1627
15Torino2583142845-1727
16Lecce2667133456-2225
17Sampdoria2465132643-1723
18Genoa2557132946-1722
19Brescia2544172246-2416
20SPAL2543181944-2515
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