LONDON – Two goals, each scored at the end of the two halves, condemn Atalanta who go 2-0 ko against West Ham – later in the preparation (the Premier kicks off on the weekend of mid-August) – in the friendly match at the London Stadium valid for the Betway Cup, sponsor of the English team. They decided the goals of Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals against the Bergamo team which, as soon as Romero arrived at Tottenham, saw the debuts of goalkeeper Musso and defender Demiral, who arrived on Friday on loan from Juventus. The probable starters Ilicic (towards Milan), Kovalenko (Spezia), Lammers (Genoa) and Sutalo (Verona) have not been called, plus the convalescing Hateboer and Malinovskyi.
Antonio hits al 45 ′ Gasperini proposed a training initial with Piccoli and Miranchuk in attack and Pasalic just behind. In the middle of the field de Roon and Freuler, with Maehle and Gosens outside. In defense Toloi, Palomino and Djimsiti. The English suffered a bit at the start of the match from the Nerazzurri ball possession and in the 4th minute Toloi tried to fly on a cross from Gosens: out. But then West Ham took the field, while Atalanta made too many mistakes and ran little. Musso introduces himself to his new fans by raising a dangerous English punishment at the corner of the goalposts. Al 33 ′ insertion of Pasalic but header that ends at the side. Right at the end of the first half West Ham in the lead: Palomino recovers the ball, but Toloi thinks it well to return right on the body of his teammate thus triggering Benrahame who assists Antonio in the area who beats Musso from the outside neck.
Colombians good, but Fornals marks at the end In the second half the usual Antonio al 10 ′ the bis submeasure goes wrong, then Muriel and Zapata go up to the chair for a while, entered at 12 ′ in place of Piccoli and Miranchuk (both never in the game). The two bring that fantasy missed in the first half. In the fifteen minutes Zapata slightly widens his left from the edge after an excellent assist from Muriel. Muriel himself a few moments later places a right that ends with nothing on the bottom. Swirl of substitutions for both technicians with Gasperini who also gives space to many young people. In the final, at 43 ′, an interesting orobic action with a pass to the left by Zapata for Pezzella who, however, does not cross, but decides for a conclusion that ends high. And just at the last minute, as had happened at the end of the first half, West Ham doubles with Fornals who randomly deflects a cross from Fredericks on goal corrected by Benrahma. Certainly, however, a good test for the people of Bergamo who, however, showed a still approximate shape and packed legs.