Late Rasmus Hojlund goal earns Atalanta 2-1 win over Empoli | Football News

A late goal from Rasmus Hojlund aid Atalanta beat Napoli 2-1 in A-series Friday.
Empoli took the lead just before half-time after defender Tyronne Ebuehi brought the ball home from close range past diving Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso.
Midfielder Marten de Roon equalized for Atalanta in the 58th minute when he headed in a Matteo Ruggeri cross.
Atalanta dominated the game but lacked precision in front of goal as defender Ruggeri missed a chance to put them in front when he headed just wide of the far post.
But substitute Hojlund sealed the victory for the home side in the 86th minute, scoring in the top right corner seven minutes after coming on.
Atalanta are sixth in the standings with 45 points, two behind fifth-placed AS Roma and three behind fourth-placed AC Milan. Roma and Milan both have one game less.
Empoli, who has not won since January, remains 14th with 28 points.
Also on Friday, Sassuolo beat modest Spezia 1-0 thanks to Domenico Berardi’s second-half penalty. Sassuolo moved up to 10th with 36 points, while 17th-placed Spezia remain five points above the relegation zone.
(With contributions from Reuters)


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