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Saturday July 27 2013
Atalanta crush 10-man Udinese

Atalanta earned a shock 5-2 victory over 10-man Udinese in the Trofeo Bortolotti, as Marko Livaja bagged a brace.

The Orobici hosted the summer friendly in Bergamo, but it was a heavy defeat for the Friulani just days ahead of their Europa League preliminary round.

Luca Cigarini broke the deadlock early on when turning in a German Denis backheel flick, though Thomas Heurtaux equalised after combining well with Dusan Basta.

Andrea Consigli had to be alert on Basta and Antonio Di Natale, but Giacomo Bonaventura was brought down by Gabriel Silva for a Denis penalty. After the spot-kick a brawl broke out in the box and Udinese goalkeeper Ivan Kelava saw red for his part in the incident.

Against 10 men for the entire second half, Atalanta ran riot in front of enthusiastic home fans. Inter-owned Livaja beat debutant shot-stopper Francesco Benussi with a fierce strike, then made the most of a Danilo error to complete his brace.

Maurizio Domizzi nodded in an Andrea Lazzari cross, but Baselli’s free kick sealed the 5-2 victory for Atalanta.

Atalanta 5-2 Udinese

Scorers: Cigarini 13 (A), Heurtaux 27 (U), Denis pen 45 (A), Livaja 47, 54 (A), Domizzi 77 (U), Baselli 86 (A)

Atalanta: Consigli (Sportiello 46); Bellini (Nica 46), Stendardo (Lucchini 55), Yepes (Capelli 46), Del Grosso (Brivio 61); Migliaccio (Kone 61), Cigarini (Baselli 46), Carmona (Gagliardini 61); Bonaventura (Livaja 46), Denis (Ardemagni 61), De Luca (Maxi Moralez 46)

Udinese: Kelava; Heurtaux (Widmer 85), Danilo, Domizzi; Basta (Lazzari 57), Allan, Pinzi (Vydra 68), Gabriel Silva; Pereyra, Maicosuel (Benussi 46); Di Natale (Muriel 46)

Sent off: Kelava 45 (U)

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