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Zapata helped Atalanta win over Midtjylland

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Zapata helped Atalanta win over Midtjylland

Atalanta broke the deadlock in the 26th minute after losing its Champions League opener last year 4-0.

Cristian Romero acrobatically knocked down Rafael Tolói’s cross and Zapata fired it into the far corner. Last season Atalanta’s first Champions League goal was scored by Zapata.

In the 34th minute, Midtjylland almost leveled when Frank Onyeka headed a corner wide but shortly after the Danish side found itself further behind.

Zapata held up the ball and laid it off to Gómez who thumped a fantastic shot into the back of the net from outside the area.

As Zapata’s effort was parried by Midtjylland goalkeeper Jesper Hansen, he was also involved three minutes from halftime but Luis Muriel turned in the rebound.

Aleksei Miranchuk came on for Zapata 10 minutes from time for his Atalanta debut and curled in his side’s fifth nine minutes later.

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