Serie A becomes a home of many exciting battles. After a thrilling game between Juventus and Napoli earlier, one of the most interesting games in the second round turned out to be between Atalanta and Torino. The teams offered a show that was hard to be neglected and ended up scoring five goals in a breathless spectacle.

There was no time for blinking as Atalanta’s well known attacking strategy took place once again. This, though, wasn’t enough as Torino were waiting patiently and took advantage of their chances, allocating their opponent’s defensive vulnerability.

In this tactical analysis, we will break down both team’s tactics and explain why Atalanta had struggles despite the dynamic performance.


Serie A 2019/20: Atalanta vs Torino - tactical analysis tactics
Atalanta vs Torino – starting XI’s

Both teams went out with pretty similar formations although in practice there could be many differences seen in their approach.

Gasperini once again decided to rely on a back-three, with the intense use of the wing-back Hateboer. He, along with Tolói, De Roon and Iličić would be responsible for circulating the ball mostly on the right flank.

On the other side, Torino were lined up with a back-three as well, which would be extremely active in the teams’ attacking actions throughout the game. This would be of great help as the captain Belotti would often find himself isolated and unable to contribute in a great way.

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