Not only for the quality it holds, for the ideas they present,
but also for finding in this event a real door to present themselves, externally, as competitors of excellence in search of a title.
I think it’s the case of teams like Lyon and Atalanta.
The French are blocked in France, before a multimillionaire Paris SG and a team with a dynamic of victory like the AS Monaco, reason why has to find another space for its affirmation.
This happens in the Europa League, where last season was semi-finalist and, this season, points to something similar.
Atalanta are a team that, as part of the Italian Serie A, will hardly enter into the fight for the top places, and have seen the competition increase to even get involved in the European fight,
but as demonstrated well on Matchday 1, it can be a side with a strong impact in the Europa League.
In the last six games, Lyon have won only one, having even drawn a draw against Cyprus’s Apollon, which gave them some room for maneuver for this group stage.
Going to the game with some nervousness, of course, with the charge of also only twice have finished the ninety minutes without goals conceded.
Atalanta lost in the first two rounds of Serie A against Rome and Napoli, but they were no longer taken by their opponents, again underlining the fat win against Everton.
In the case of the Italians, only a game without being able to score, on the opening day, allows to believe that the offensive quality of this set will serve to create difficulties for Lyon.
Prognosis Lyon vs Atalanta:
A match where the need for victory of the French will force them to take some risks. A match where Atalanta can continue to give wings to their dream of success.