the first 65 minutes were classic Atalanta. The initial intensity seemed to catch Valencia off guard at times as they managed to score 4 times to gain a massive lead before the 2nd leg in Spain.
Match Main Events
16′: Goal! H. Hateboer scores [A. Gómez assist] — Atalanta -0 Valencia .
42′: Goal! J. Iličić scores [M. Pašalić assist] — Atalanta -0 Valencia .
57′: Goal! R. Freuler scores — Atalanta -0 Valencia .
62′: Goal! H. Hateboer scores [M. Pašalić assist] — Atalanta -0 Valencia .
64′: Substitution for Valencia: D. Cheryshev in, Gonçalo Guedes out.
66′: Goal! D. Cheryshev scores — Atalanta 4- Valencia .
73′: Substitution for Valencia: K. Gameiro in, M. Gómez out.
75′: Substitution for Atalanta: D. Zapata in, M. Caldara out.
79′: Yellow card shown to H. Hateboer ( Atalanta).
81′: Substitution for Atalanta: R. Malinovskiy in, A. Gómez out.
The game was definitely a lot closer than the scoreline suggests, but it was foolish from Valencia to and play a open game. Very few teams can beat Atalanta in an end-to-end match.