Atalanta eventually broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half when Koray Günter lost the ball and Zapata rushed in, used his strength to hold off the Verona defender, and fired into the bottom corner.
It was Zapata’s third goal in as many matches.
But Verona was back on level terms shortly after when Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini could only parry Amir Rrahmani’s strike and Pessina fired in the rebound.
Mario Pašalić almost won it for Atalanta in stoppage time but volleyed a cross inches wide of the left post.
GOALLESS STREAK ENDED
Sassuolo dominated but could only manage a 1-1 draw at 10-man Cagliari, which scored for the first time in five matches.