A European brace in Liverpool obviously didn’t satisfy Bryan Cristante’s appetite as he found the net again on Monday night in the 14th round of fixtures. It was against a thorny opponent as Atalanta hosted an opponent eager to rid themselves of the black mark overshadowing their season as they remain without a point. With 15 minutes left of a scrappy match which had been controlled by an Atalanta side that couldn’t break the deadlock, the former Milan youth product found the crucial goal with a precise low strike that beat Brignoli and delivered the points for Gasperini’s team.
There was more good news for the other youth Azzurri sides as Donnarumma put in his first really important and impressive display of the season. He showed why he’s earned a reputation as the successor to the legendary Buffon with a double save on Belotti and Iago Falqué to prevent a defeat which would have likely been undeserved.