In a full round of fixtures in Serie A, Alejandro Papu Gómez was back to his very best as Atalanta thrashed Sassuolo to climb to eighth in the table.
The Atalanta captain whipped in a free kick for former Estudiantes striker Duván Zapata to head the visitors in front and before the break, Papu doubled the lead with a jinking run and firm finish.
Sassuolo pulled one back after the break but a Papu corner led to Atalanta’s third minutes later and when the home side again reduced the deficit, Gómez came within a whisker of a sensational second with his shot from distance rattling off the crossbar.
Alejandro Gomez: Completed more dribbles against Sassuolo than any other player has managed in a single Serie A game this season (8). pic.twitter.com/y26qfILbr6
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