Atalanta started its Champions League season 2021/22 with a valuable away point since they drew 2-2 against Villarreal in Group F at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Spain on Tuesday evening when Robin Gosens scored the late equalizer.
La Dea took the lead in the sixth minute thanks to a fine low drive from Remo Freuler, but had to concede to Manu Trigueros shortly before the break. After substitute Arnaut Danjuma had put the hosts in the lead in the 73rd minute, Gosens drifted into the penalty area from close range eight minutes before the end.
But Musso made a series of saves, including two big stops each half, to seal the point.
Musso 8; Toloi 6, Palomino 6, Djimsiti 6 (61 ′ Demiral 6.5); Zappacosta 6.5, from Roon 6.5 (70 ′ Koopmeiners 6), Freuler 7.5, Gosens 7; Malinovskyi 6 (70 Pasalic 6), Pessina 6.5 (79 ′ Miranchuk n / r); Zapata 7 (70 ′ Ilicic 6).
Player of the Game – Juan Musso
The Argentine goalkeeper showed how important he will be to Atalanta’s success this season with a series of key saves to prevent Serie A from being penalized for negligent play in Spain. Towards the end of the first period, Musso Gerard Moreno failed with an instinctive save from close range and three minutes after stoppage time he performed similar heroic deeds.