BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — Atalanta midfielder Matteo Pessina does not score often. When he does, though, the goals usually come in big matches.
Like his brace in a 3-1 win over Napoli in the second leg of the Italian Cup semifinals in February.
Like his goals against Wales and Austria — both winners — during Italy’s run to the European Championship title.
Pessina had gone scoreless since his 105th-minute goal against Austria at Wembley Stadium three months ago until he used one touch to redirect a cross from Duván Zapata in the second half of Atalanta’s 1-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League on Wednesday.