Muriel shrugs off injury to help Atalanta beat Bologna 1-0

Atalanta's forward Luis Muriel scores a goal against Bologna. (AFP)
Atalanta's forward Luis Muriel scores a goal against Bologna. (AFP)

Rome - Atalanta became the first team since Fiorentina in 1958-59 to score 95 Serie A goals in a season



By AP

Published: Tue 21 Jul 2020, 11:51 PM

Last updated: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 1:55 AM

Luis Muriel proved he has no lasting effects from a domestic accident as he scored the only goal to help Atalanta beat Bologna 1-0 in Serie A on Tuesday.
Muriel, who was wearing protective headgear after needing stitches following a fall on the edge of a swimming pool last week, scored in the 62nd minute.
Atalanta moved into second spot, six points behind Juventus and two above Inter, which both have played a match less. AC Milan were playing Sassuolo later.
Atalanta dominated possession but it was Bologna which went closest in the first half with Musa Barrow hitting the crossbar.
Moments earlier Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was sent to the stands for dissent following an argument with his Bologna counterpart Sinisa Mihajlovic, who was shown a yellow card.
Muriel was brought on at halftime and he broke the deadlock with a fierce strike after an assist from Duvan Zapata.
It was Muriel's 18th league goal of the season, with most of those goals coming when he has been a substitute.
It also saw Atalanta become the first team since Fiorentina in 1958-59 to score 95 Serie A goals in a season.


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