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FC Player of the Day, 25 Jan: Josip Ilicic (Atalanta)
Player of the Day

FC Player of the Day, 25 Jan: Josip Ilicic (Atalanta)

The Slovenian was in imperious form in Serie A, scoring a hat-trick against Torino, including one of the goals of the season.

 
9:00am on Sunday 26th January 2020
By
Martin Macdonald
Josip Iličić
F, AM (C) - Atalanta - 31 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
71'
10
Jan 25, 2020
71Minutes played
3Goals
4Total shots
3Crosses
23Final third passes
3Dribbles
6Duels won
66Touches

Josip Ilicic was outrageously good in Atalanta's 7-0 destruction of Torino, scoring three goals and generally just being outstanding throughout.

His first and third goals were, fairly, routine, with him opening the scoring with a close range finish at the back post and then curling a strike into the left corner from inside the box.

The second, however, was out of this world. Spotting the Torino goalkeeper off his line, he takes a quick free kick to float a perfect, lofted strike up and over the hapless stopper into the empty net...from near enough the halfway line!

As if any other parts of the performance required assessment, he was excellent in other areas, too, completing 37/43 attempted passes and winning 6/13 duels.

Throw in 10 ball recoveries, too, for good measure, in what was an all round dominating, impressive outing from Ilicic.

31 yrs - F, AM (C) - Atalanta
93
Defending
Creative
Passing
Attacking
Shooting
Decisive
Aerials
Physical
JavaScript chart by amChartsLDefendingCreativePassingAttackingShootingDecisiveAerialsPhysical10-10-5051015100%
1170
Played matches
17
13
3
Shots P90
4.77
Shots On target P90
2.31
Successful passing %
82%
Final third passes P90
27.87

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