Wankdorf Stadium (Stade de Suisse) witnessed a thrilling match-up between Atalanta and Young Boys. As the match progressed with the home side leading with a 2-1 margin, Atalanta made it their priority to pull off the unthinkable and score two goals back-to-back.
Atalanta had started off really well with Duvan Zapata scoring the opening goal for them in the tenth minute of the game. However, Siebatcheu scored the equaliser as the two teams went 1-1 into halftime. Palomino however brought Atalanta back into the match to make it 2-1 by the 51st minute.
Desperate Young Boys bounced back with brilliance. Goals from Vince Sierro & Silvan Hefti made it 3-2 in their favour as the clock kept ticking. The match however had an altogether different ending as Muriel scored off a free-kick to equalise for Atalanta.
In the end, the match ended in a 3-3 draw with the points being shared. With that, let’s have a look at how the players performed:-
Guillaume Faivre (GK) (6/10) : Not a pretty sight for the Young Boys as Guillaume Faivre didn’t have the best game with the gloves. He had three goals go past him which certainly would dent his confidence.
Silvan Hefti (6.9/10) : The right back had a magnificent game for his side. He brought the lead from the jaws of a 2-1 defeat scenario in the 84th minute. The right-back drifted into a central area and stroked a sublime strike into the top-left corner past a helpless Musso.
Nicolas Bürgy (6.6/10) : The proactive Nicolas was extremely quick with his feet. He won a couple of tackles and Interceptions followed with clearing some really good balls.
Sandro Lauper (7.2/10) : Lauper was really active on the field. He won a fair few ground duels and also did a fine job at winning Interceptions. He was really good playing ahead as he had two on target attempts at goal but couldn’t convert any.
Ulisses Garcia (6.9/10) : Garcia had a decent game overall. Didn’t lose possession a lot and also did a fair job at duels. He had an off target attempt while trying to go for goal.
Michel Aebischer (7.7/10) : The Young Boys skipper did a brilliant job to keep his team in the front. He had as many as two assists under his belt off the thee goals that were scored. He himself had an off target attempt at goal.
Christopher Martins (6.7/10) : Martins did a brilliant job at making valuable clearences and winning interceptions. He did a a fine job at winning ground duels as well. Overall, he had a good game.
Fabian Rieder (5.9/10) : Fabian Rieder had the worst possible outings. He certainly didn’t seem involved in the game. He lost possession on 17 occasions while he barely won any ground or Aerial duels.
Meschak Elia (6.6/10) : Apart from bagging himself an on target attempt, Elia had a average game with no eventful gameplays..
Theoson Siebatcheu (7.5/10) : Siebatcheu was standing right inside the box waiting for the incoming corner by Aebischer. The ball came in and Theoson headed it off the underside of the crossbar and there was the equaliser for Young Boys. An absolutely brilliant finish.
Moumi Ngamaleu (6.7/10) : Ngamaleu made as many as nineteen occasions to lose possession. He did a fine job at assisting the ball to Vincent Sierro to score the equaliser for his team.
Vincent Sierro (7/10) : What a night for Sierro. Ngamaleu was picked out with a quick throw-in and the forward cut the ball back into the middle for Sierro, who further curled a left-footed strike inside the far corner to equalise.
Wilfried Kanga (N/A)
Felix Mambimbi (N/A)
Juan Musso (GK) (6.1/10) : Musso made some really good saves but he was helpless on plenty of occasions when the ball went past him and into the goal.
Rafael Tolói (6.1/10) : The Atalanta skipper made some good contributions in defence but over-all ended up having a decent game as his performance wasn’t that impactful.
Merih Demiral (6.7/10) : Demirah had a brilliant run at defending. He made some really good clearences and followed up with some good tackle wins and ground duels.
José Luis Palomino (7.3/10) : Palomino did a brilliant job at being at the right place at the right time. A long ball travelled into the box and then was comfortably cushioned into the path of Palomino at the edge of the box. The defender thumped the ball at goal on half volley and rifled his shot into the back of the net. That was Atlanta’s second goal.
Davide Zappacosta (6.6/10) : After facing an unfortunate injury, Zappacosta walked off the field in the 45th minute of the game. He had a decent game prior to that.
Marten de Roon (6.8/10) : Marten made some good runs while moving the ball along but failed to convert as his shot was blocked. He made as many as seven clearences while being quick with his feet to win various interceptions and tackles.
Remo Freuler (7.2/10) : Freuler made a brilliant assist to Duván Zapata who scored the opening goal for Atlanta in the tenth minute of the game. He did a brilliant job for Atalanta in helping the secure the draw.
Joakim Mæhle (6.5/10) : Joakim made some really good attempts and won a fair few ground duels. However in attempt to win the ball, he lost possession on plenty of occasions.
Mario Pašalić (7.1/10) : Apart from having an off target attempt, Pašalić assisted Palomino to bring Atalanta back into the match and gain the lead for the second time in the match.
Ruslan Malinovskyi (7.6/10) : Ruslan made some brilliant attempts at goal but failed to convert any of them. He was one who wasn’t hesitant at attempting ground duels. He won almost every of them while also winning a couple of battles.
Duván Zapata (7.1/10) : Zapata opened the scoring for Atalanta in the match. The ball was worked down the left and fizzed into the feet of Zapata, who had to take it in with his back to goal. The striker fired the ball into the bottom right corner and earned the lead for Atalanta.
Luis Muriel (7.4/10) : Being granted with the opportunity of taking a free-kick, Luis took a brilliant attempt at goal and converted the all-important equaliser in the final few seconds of the match.
Matteo Pessina (N/A)
Teun Koopmeiners (N/A)
Berat Djimsiti (N/A)
Giuseppe Pezzella (N/A)