Next Match: at home to Juventus, December 22
Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono was satisfied with his team's reaction in last weekend's 1-1 draw at Genoa. The Bergamaschi looked to be heading for their ninth defeat of the campaign but scored a late equaliser. The result lifted Atalanta to 13th place, five points clear of the drop zone. "A defeat would have been unfair considering our overall performance," Colantuono said. "I'm happy my players never gave up and fought until the end to get a result. This is the spirit I want to see next weekend in a game that will be extremely difficult for us." Atalanta host Serie A leaders Juventus on Sunday, with the Turin giants travelling to Bergamo riding an eight-match winning run.