Atalanta Bergamo achieves the impossible and crushes Bayer Leverkusen: De Ketelaere European champion! – All football

Atalanta Bergamo achieves the impossible and crushes Bayer Leverkusen: De Ketelaere European champion! – All football
Atalanta Bergamo achieves the impossible and crushes Bayer Leverkusen: De Ketelaere European champion! – All football

They did it ! Atalanta Bergamo defeated Bayer Leverkusen, undefeated this season in all competitions, and in style.

Who would’ve believed that ? Not only did Atalanta Bergamo beat Bayer Leverkusen this Wednesday in the Europa League final, but the Italians did it in style. The German champions, undefeated until then, quickly took on water.

After 26 minutes of play, the score was already 2-0 to everyone’s amazement. The Bayer defense made more and more mistakes, notably against Charles De Ketelaere putting very high pressure. Ademola Lookman took advantage twice, first on a Scamacca serve, then on an individual action.

While Xabi Alonso’s tactical choices were obviously the wrong ones, with Adli completely lost alone up front, Bayer never managed to worry Juan Musso. The entry of Victor Boniface, the ex-Unionist, revitalized the Germans a little in the second half.

While Charles De Ketelaere, author of a short hour of very good level play, was out, Atalanta ended up planting this third banderilla that we felt was necessary, as Bayer Leverkusen has already gotten out of complicated situations this season.

And it was again Ademola Lookman, with a splendid hook-strike sequence, who made it 3-0, offering himself a hat-trick in the Europa League final. Gasperini could exult: after 3 defeats in the final, the last of which was last week against Juventus in the Cup, he won his greatest trophy.

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