Atalanta 3-3 Torino: Torino complete comeback draw in a six-goal thriller

Josip Ilicic-Atalanta

Torino came from behind to score three goals and earn a draw against the Bergamo outfit.

Torino came from behind to stun Atalanta with a 3-3 draw as Bonazzoli grabbed the late equaliser.

Atalanta started the game on a high note, scoring three goals inside the first twenty minutes. Josip Ilicic scored the opener although it was ruled out at first before Robin Gosens and Luis Muriel found the scoresheet.

Torino showed their fighting spirit when striker Andrea Belotti and Bremer added back to back goals to conclude a thrilling first half.

The Visitors finally got their equaliser in the eleventh hour through Bonazzoli’s strike, thus leaving Atalanta stunned.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s men would be disappointed completely to throw away a three-goal lead while at another hand, Torino’s unbeaten run under new manager Davide Nicola continued.

A win would have placed Atalanta closer to the top-four race but as a result of the draw, they are currently seventh in the table.

Gasperini stated that the fatigue caused by the midweek Copa Italia clash against Napoli was one of the reasons for Atalanta’s slip up against Torino.

“Some players switched off, some didn’t, but the last 10 minutes of the first half it really looked as if we had just stopped. Torino had four attempts before finally scoring the second goal.

“I think the underlying cause of it all was fatigue. We arrived late from Naples (after the Coppa Italia semi-final midweek), some hadn’t fully recovered and we were a little limited.”