BERGAMO, Italy– Mario Pasalic netted his very first hat technique as Atalanta provided another attacking masterclass to beat Brescia 6-2 Tuesday to move 2nd in Serie A after a derby with an unusually poignant environment.

Three of Atalanta’s goals came in 5 minutes in the first half after Brescia forward Ernesto Torregrossa had actually cancelled out Pasalic’s second-minute opener.

Atalanta moved two points above Inter Milan and Lazio, which both have a video game in hand. It is six points behind league leader Juventus, which has actually also played a match less.

” It’s the first time, it’s okay to do it in a derby,” Pasalic said of his treble.

Atalanta has actually scored 93 league objectives this season, 25 more than the next finest attack in the league.

It has also all but protected another top-four finish and a 2nd season in the Champions League as it has a 16-point benefit over fifth-place Roma.

However Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said there is still more to bet.

” We still have numerous aims,” Gasperini stated. “We wish to get the best position in the table possible, we wish to prepare for the Champions League in the best way possible … and then we have some records we can try to set, such as the most number of points for this club, variety of goals, number of wins. There is truly so much motivation.”

Brescia stayed second from bottom in the standings, nine points from security.

Atalanta and Brescia have actually historically been intense competitors but the 2 teams had been united by the coronavirus pandemic.

It remained in the northern Lombardy provinces of Bergamo– where Atalanta plays its soccer– and Brescia where the coronavirus break out emerged in late February. The provinces quick ended up being ground zero of the European epidemic and together represent around a quarter of Italy’s 35,000 main COVID-19 deaths.

Considering that soccer resumed, Atalanta has actually played a video prior to every match of the city during the crisis, together with the song “Rinascero, rinascerai” (“I will be born again, you will be born once again”).

Atalanta took the lead within 2 minutes when Pasalic fired in a through ball from Ruslan Malinovskyi, but Torregrossa levelled minutes later on.

Nevertheless, Marten De Roon brought back Atalanta’s lead in the 25th following a fast attack. Malinovskiy then included an effective long-range effort and Duvan Zapata scored with a header to offer the hosts a commanding lead after half an hour.

Atalanta revealed no sign of letting up after the break and Malinovskyi and Pasalic again integrated 10 minutes into the second half when the former sent in a through ball for the Croatia midfielder to fire throughout into the bottom left corner. Pasalic finished his hat trick 3 minutes later on.

Nikolas Å palek pulled an objective back for Brescia seven minutes from time.