Atalanta, surprise winners away to Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday, were brought tumbling back down to earth on Saturday.
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Liverpool's defeat to Atalanta will largely be dismissed as squad rotation, but it was also a lesson that off days in the UCL rarely go unpunished.
Atalanta defeated Liverpool at Anfield to boost their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday.
Inter Milan extended their winless run to four games in all competitions when they were held to a 1-1 draw at Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.
Diogo Jota scored a hat-trick as Liverpool breezed past hosts Atalanta 5-0 in Champions League group-stage action on Tuesday.
Luis Muriel scored twice in the first half to give Atalanta a 2-1 victory at Crotone on Saturday and put them back on a winning path in Serie A.
Striker Duvan Zapata scored twice in six minutes to drag Atalanta back from a two-goal deficit and ensure a 2-2 draw with Ajax Amsterdam.
Sampdoria's veteran forward Fabio Quagliarella scored an early goal and missed a penalty as his side produced a shock 3-1 win away to Atalanta.
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Towering Colombian striker Duvan Zapata scored one goal and set up two more as Atalanta cruised to a 4-0 victory over Midtjylland.
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