Hellas Verona’s Remarkable Comeback Against Atalanta

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Hellas Verona made a stunning comeback from being two goals down to salvage a draw against Atalanta at the Gewiss Stadium. This result not only lifted them out of the Serie A relegation zone but also ended their three-match losing streak against their opponents.

Atalanta, who had recently played four consecutive away matches, settled back into action at the Gewiss Stadium with ease. They quickly took a two-goal lead within the first 18 minutes. Gianluca Scamacca, continuing his scoring form from the midweek match against Liverpool, netted for the third consecutive game. He controlled Teun Koopmeiners’ through ball and volleyed it past Lorenzo Montipò. Scamacca then turned provider, releasing Éderson behind Verona’s high defensive line, and the Brazilian curled a low shot past Montipò.

Verona, eager to reduce the deficit, faced a barrage of attacks from Atalanta throughout the first half. Montipò’s impressive saves prevented the damage from being worse, denying Mario Pašalić’s close-range header and Charles de Ketelaere’s deflected strike from distance.

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However, Verona came out with renewed energy in the second half. They quickly struck two goals to level the scoreline. Darko Lazović fired a powerful shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards, marking his first goal since October 2023. Tijjani Noslin then headed Fabien Centonze’s cross into the net, completing the comeback.

Atalanta, now desperate to regain their lead, squandered several chances. Substitute Aleksei Miranchuk’s stinging effort was saved by Montipò at the near post, and Emil Holm fired over from 10 yards late in the game. With just one win in their last six Serie A fixtures, Atalanta finds themselves fighting to stay in the top-four race.

Verona’s strong second-half performance and their recent record of just two defeats in six matches provide hope that they can avoid relegation. Marco Baroni’s team showed great resilience to turn the game around when it seemed all hope was lost.

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