Atalanta and Getafe: the great revelations of European football in 2019

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Both teams fought for Champions League positions in their leagues, and although only the Bergamo team achieved it, both performances were outstanding

Atalanta and Getafe: the great revelations of European football in 2019

In a season full of comebacks and surprises, Getafe and Atalanta de Bergamo have undoubtedly been the great revelations of European football. Both teams have made a historical campaign and secured their presence in European competitions, over teams with greater tradition and budget.

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Atalanta and a dream come true will play UCL!

The Series A finished, and the Bergamo team won their place in the last edition of the UEFA Champions League, remaining third in the Series A 2018-19, so now they will play an international tournament in which never before they have participated. This, after overcoming 3-1 at Sassuolo on the last date of Italian calcium. The whole of Gian Piero Gasperini had already ensured in the worst case to play the Europe League.

Despite not having the budget and the tradition of the great Italian teams, Atalanta has made one of its best seasons in the history of Calcio and has competed hand in hand with clubs like: Milan and Roma, teams with who fought until the last date to enter the Champions League, and those who left out of the Champions League so they just have to settle for playing Europe League.

One of the keys, for the great campaign that the Nerazzurri club has been carrying out, has been the attack, since it was the top scorer in Serie A with 77 goals scored. Besides, he had one of the championship scorers, the Colombian striker, Duván Zapata. "It's the season with the most goals in the history of Atalanta, surpassing that of 1949-1945, in which he scored 66 goals. Besides, he had the second best scorer of the tournament, the Colombian Zapata with 23, even ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus, who scored 21, "assured the newspaper As on its website.

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In addition to its high season in the league, the Atalanta carried out a very good campaign in Glass Italy, where it eliminated the Juventus and managed to return to a final after 23 years. However, he fell 2-0 in the final match against Lazio.

Getafe returns to Europe

Despite not being able to get the spot to the next Champions League, Getafe made the best season of its history in the Spanish League. The whole of Madrid exceeded what was done in the 2009/2010 campaign, where he finished seventh with 58 points. Also, after nine years will again play the Europa League.

"The architect of this success has been José Bordalás, who took the team in September 2016 in relegation places to Segunda B, raised him to Primera, maintained it and in his third season he has guided him to Europe", said the web portal Eurosport.

Unlike Atalanta, the key to the high season of Getafe was his good tactical and defensive work. Those led by Bordalás were the second best defense of the championship, being only surpassed by the Atlético de Madrid of 'Cholo' Simeone. Additionally, he made an acceptable campaign as a visitor, losing only 4 games out of 19 played out of Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

"At the offensive level, it was the fifth best record in the fourteen seasons in Primera of the azulón team and one of their strikers, Jaime Mata, has even been this year called with the Spanish national team," said the newspaper La Vanguardia.

The bordalás team will look for next season to overcome what has been done this season and make a great European League, where his best participation was in 2008 when he reached the quarterfinals and was eliminated by Bayern Munich.


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