Serie A

FC Player of the Day, 22 Dec: Josip Ilicic (Atalanta)

The Slovenian was in supreme form for La Dea, who destroyed Milan on Sunday.

 
8:30am on Monday 23rd December 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Josip Iličić
F, AM (C) - Atalanta - 31 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
80'
10
Dec 22, 2019
2Goals
1Assists
6Total shots
6Crosses
27Final third passes
42Passes completed
77Touches
4Ball recovered

Atalanta embarrassed Milan with a comprehensive 5-0 victory on Sunday to move up to fifth in the Serie A, with Ilicic lighting up the game with a quite superb performance, scoring two and assisting another.

He was involved in the opening goal as he sent a pass down the left channel for Alejandro Gomez to slam a strike into the top right corner.

The second half, however, was all about him.

To score his first goal of the game, he turned Davide Calabria inside out a yard inside the penalty area before flashing a strike past the goalkeeper, who didn't have enough time to react.

His second was even better, as he received a quick free-kick to feet which allowed him to whip a stunning left-footed strike high into the top left corner.

31 yrs - F, AM (C) - Atalanta
88
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
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835
Played matches
13
7
3
Shots P90
4.64
Shots On target P90
2.16
Successful passing %
82%
Final third passes P90
28.27

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