Atalanta vs Catania, preview: Find pleasure in the small things

Maurizio Lagana

Let's face it: there's nothing about a match between Atalanta and Catania that will make your blood pressure rise. So sit back, relax, and hope for some decent football.

Are you a Juventus, Fiorentina, Lazio or Napoli supporter who got a bit too riled up by your side's match on Saturday? Well then, have we got the game for you. A win for Atalanta does nothing but possibly lift them into eleventh. Catania can move to within one point of the Viola, but that's not exactly cause for heart attacks. No, this should be a nice, soothing, no-pressure kickabout.

Of course, Atalanta will want to move further from the danger zone, and Catania would like to get within shouting distance of the European spots, but let's face it, nothing is riding on this match. If we get to see Pablo Barrientos and Alejandro Gómez confuse the la dea defense, or Francesco Lodi execute one of his flawless free kicks, we'll be happy. And if Marko Livaja is finally given a chance to start, well, that'd be nice too.

Atalanta Injuries and Suspensions

Luca Cigarini and Michele Ferri (injured)

Catania Injuries and Suspensions

None known

Match Date / Time: Sunday, February 10 at 3 p.m. local, 9 a.m. ET

Venue: Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Bergamo

TV: Sky Calcio 3



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