Match Today: Milan vs Atalanta 21-08-2022 in the Italian League
Milan will seek two wins out of two when it makes a short trip to face Atalanta in Bergamo tomorrow night, and some team news has emerged. Milan News reported that the main team news in terms of injuries is the return of Sandro Tonali from a muscle problem, but Stefano Pioli will be absent from Rady Krunic, where he treated the Bosnian However, Pioli will be able to call up five regular players from Mike Minyan in goal as well as David Calabria, Pierre Calulu, Fikayo Tomori and Teo Hernandez in defence, who will hope to do better than the two goals they conceded against Udinese. Tonali will return to the squad. Hoping to score at Joyce's stadium again and partner Ismail Bennacer in the double axis, with Tommaso Pobega potentially promoted to the role of influential midfielder away from the bench in Krunic's absence.
Milan vs Atlanta
Milan ended a run of three straight draws 1-1 against Udinese last weekend, netting four times. Although it wasn't a perfect match, the Rossoneri proved that they are still the team we saw last season. Sunday's clash will be against a rival that Milan have had a lot of success against recently, especially away from home. However, it remains a big match and yet another opportunity for Stefano Pioli's men to really show their strength. Atalanta were very disappointing in the 2021-22 season and when their form was at their worst, Gian Piero Gasperini's position was in jeopardy. They ended up in eighth place and thus lost the European competitions, which were clearly a failure. In the previous season 2020-21 they finished third behind Milan and this says a lot about the great collapse of last season. Therefore, the coach has a lot to prove this term, and certainly his team started the season well after many changes in the summer, beating Sampdoria with two goals to nothing.
Atlanta vs Milan
Atalanta's career was not in the garden, although Sampdoria had a controversial goal disallowed and hit the net twice. In other words, it is still too early to make any judgments about the level of the Bergamo team. As mentioned earlier, Milan have had great success against Atalanta in recent years. We all remember the final match of the 2020-21 season, when the Rossoneri secured their return to the Champions League with a 2-0 victory at Joyce Stadium. Pioli's men dominated the match and conceded two late goals, not without some controversy from the refereeing team. The last time these two teams faced each other was in May, when Theo Hernandez scored the famous single goal that helped Milan get the Scudetto. It was Rafael Liao who opened the scoring and ended up beating the Rossoneri 2-0.