For three years in Bergamo the domestic battle between Atalanta and Juventus has only one verdict: 2-2. Different outings have seemingly always ended in the same way; with a draw full of emotions and twists. On previous occasions, the Bianconeri have managed to collect important victories, but recent times have told a different tale. In terms of importance or beauty, however, there are three goals in the history of this encounter (over the last decade) that are worth noting.
Atalanta-Juventus: Three special moments!
It is the last match day of 2013. Juventus arrives in Bergamo in the wake of a series of extraordinary victories: eight matches. Those victories aren't just three huge points each but credit also has to be given to the defensive force that let no goals in. In Bergamo the unbeaten run is interrupted, the first half ends at 1-1, Maxi Moralez responds to Tevez's goal. Paul Pogba, who let Bonaventura slip by to allow for a creation of an assist, redeems himself almost immediately: in the third minute of the second half, he uses a pass from Fernando Llorente and scores the goal to hand Juventus a new advantage. It is a goal that immediately changes the course of the game into one-way traffic, as was evidenced by the final 4-1 result in favour of the Bianconeri.
It is match day 28 in the 2015-16 season. Juve has already surpassed Napoli, but to win the league title it is necessary to intensify the battle at the top. Against Atalanta, the scoreline is unlocked by Andrea Barzagli, who was good at getting onto the end of a Mario Mandzukic's deflection from Paulo Dybala's corner kick. For Barza, it is in some ways a repeat of his exploit four years earlier, when he scored against the Nerazzurri.
The 2017-18 Atalanta-Juventus encounter is in some ways paradoxical, because an extraordinary start by Massimiliano Allegri's line-up is not enough to bring home the three points. But the one-two between the 21st and the 24th minute is still imprinted as one of the most obvious demonstrations of Juve's strong impact. And if Federico Bernardeschi's initital goal (his first in Bianconeri colours) is important for him, Juve's second goal through Gonzalo Higuain is one of the most evident demonstrations of Pipita's bomber qualities; he was very good in moving forward, in keeping the defender at bay and then knocking the ball to the left of the goal.