Atalanta’s unique freekick routine

Atalanta’s unique freekick routine

Atalanta have earned plaudits from around the world under Gian Piero Gasperini in recent times for their free flowing attacking football.

The Italians, who are set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League, continued to show their inventiveness in their 3-0 win over AC Milan with a unique freekick routine.

Atalanta set up their own three-man wall in front of freekick taker Josip Ilicic and, just as the Bosnian was about to strike the ball, split up and ran towards the Milan goal in different directions.

The routine caused confusion, and Ilicic‘s strike needed strong hands from Gianluigi Donnarumma, but Milan managed to survive the scare.

However, it’s not the first time that this particular strategy has been used by Gasperini, when coach of Genoa in 2016. None other than Spanish international Suso stepped up to take the kick following the same routine and arrowed the ball into the top corner.

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