The Atalanta team will challenge the Rakow Czestochowa team in a 1e ronde Europa League in Gewiss Stadium Stadium, Bergamo on Thursday, September 21, 2023. For streaming coverage of Atalanta vs Rakow Czestochowa, preview and how to watch it, see in this article.
Atalanta will begin their adventure in the Europa League this season by hosting Rakow Czestochowa at the Gewiss Stadium on Thursday, 21 September 2023. This is the first meeting between the two teams and also the first time Rakow has played in the group stages of a European competition.
Atalanta returned to European competition after missing one season, but this time they had to settle for the Europa League, not the Champions League like the previous three seasons. However, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team seems more suited to playing in the Europa League considering their current level and capacity.
Atalanta once qualified for the Europa League group stage in the 2017/18 season and managed to create an impressive record by being unbeaten (won 4, drew 2) even though they were in the same group as Lyon (France) or Everton (England). Atalanta’s head coach at that time was still Gasperini as now.
This season, Atalanta is in group D which is much easier than the 2017/18 season because perhaps only Sporting Lisbon (Portugal) is comparable to them. Therefore, even though the start of the 2023/24 season has not been great (won 2 and lost 2 after 4 matches in the national league), Atalanta is still expected to start smoothly when playing at home and only facing the weak Rakow Czestochowa from Poland.
Rakow are the debutant team in the group stage of the European competition and they managed to reach this stage after struggling from the first qualifying round of the Champions League. Dawid Szwarga’s team has shown a very good performance (only losing 1 and winning 5 after 8 matches in the prestigious Champions League) but they were also quite lucky because they did not meet too strong opponents until the playoffs had to meet Copenhagen who were much stronger. As a result, Rakow, despite his best efforts, could not make a surprise against the Danish representative (draw 1, lose 1).
Rakow will face a bigger challenge when he travels to Bergamo to face Atalanta who are clearly superior in all aspects. The Italian team has a tremendous attacking force with players like Duvan Zapata, Luis Muriel, Josip Ilicic or Ruslan Malinovskyi. They also have an attacking and aggressive playing style which makes them difficult for other teams to contain.
Atalanta are the absolute favorites to win this match and they also have a big advantage. Statistics show that 8 of the last 9 home matches in all official competitions rated -1 (or more), Atalanta have always won.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Atalanta vs Rakow Czestochowa match at Gewiss Stadium Stadium, Bergamo can be watched live streaming. UEFA Europa League 2023/2024 1e ronde match broadcast on CBS Sports, Univision starting 15:00 ET.
|Match||Atalanta BC vs. Rakow Czestochowa|
|Competition||2023/2024 UEFA Europa League|
|Match day||1e ronde|
|Venue||Gewiss Stadium Stadium, Bergamo|
|Date||Thursday, September 21, 2023|
|Official TV||CBS Sports, Univision|
|Streaming Link||CBS Sports, Univision|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Atalanta (3-5-2)||Rakow Czestochowa (3-4-3)|
Atalanta – Last 5 Match Results
- August 13, 2023 – Juventus [0 – 0] Atalanta (Club Friendlies)
- August 20, 2023 – Sassuolo [0 – 2] Atalanta (Serie A)
- August 26, 2023 – Frosinone [2 – 1] Atalanta (Serie A)
- September 03, 2023 – Atalanta [3 – 0] Monza (Serie A)
- September 17, 2023 – Fiorentina [3 – 2] Atalanta (Serie A)
Rakow Czestochowa – Last 5 Match Results
- August 19, 2023 – Rakow Czestochowa [2 – 0] Stal Mielec (League)
- August 23, 2023 – Rakow Czestochowa [0 – 1] FC Copenhagen (UEFA Champions League)
- August 31, 2023 – FC Copenhagen [1 – 1] Rakow Czestochowa (UEFA Champions League)
- September 04, 2023 – Rakow Czestochowa [2 – 0] Puszcza Niepołomice (League)
- September 16, 2023 – Rakow Czestochowa [1 – 0] ŁKS Łódź (League)