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Atalanta Played Out A Real Life FIFA Game Last Night

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Atalanta Played Out A Real Life FIFA Game Last Night

Last night, Serie A side Atalanta experienced what we've all had to contend with on Football Manager or FIFA when they had a ridiculous 47 shots and still failed to score against Empoli.

Gian Piero Gasperini's side are vying for a spot in next season's Champions League and had the chance to draw level on points with AC Milan in fourth if they won.

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They dominated throughout, mustering a crazy 18 shots on target compared to the one Empoli managed in Bergamo, but drew a blank for the second game on the trot.

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Alejandro Gomez had a total of nine goalscoring efforts, Josip Ilicic took eight shots, while Duvan Zapata, who has notched 20 goals in Serie A this season, had seven.

Visiting goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski was extremely busy, making a staggering 17 saves in the game - the most in a Serie A game since Opta started collecting data and the most in the top five European leagues this term.

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It wasn't as if they were all routine saves from distance as well, the 21-year old Polish shot-stopper made 11 saves from shots inside the box - including an absolute worldie to deny Hans Hateboer in the second half.

Check out the highlights (specifically Dragowski's display) here:

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Topics: Football News, Football, FIFA 19, Serie A, Italian Football, Atalanta, Italy

Josh Lawless
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