The team from Bergamo got their revenge against the Manchester side in the UEFA Champions League group stage return game following their 3-2 defeat at the hands of their visitors at Old Trafford.
Josip Ilicic opened the scoring for Atalanta in the 12th minute of the game but the inform and always dangerous Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for United right before half time to continue his streak of a goal in every UEFA Champions League he has played in this season with four in four.
It was a case of provider turn scorer for Atalanta’s second, as Duvan Zapata who assisted Ilicic’s goal received an assist for his goal from Palomino who found the Colombian in acres of space with a long pass and the Colombian made no mistake with the finish even with pressure from Maguire, taking his time to lift the ball over David De Gea.
Manchester United will now need to win their next two matches in the group to progress to the next round.
Other matches of the Group Stage
Villarreal 2-0 Young Boys
Juventus 4-2 Zenith St Petersburg
Malmo 0-1 Chelsea
Wolfsburg 2-1 RB Salzburg
Sevilla 1-2 LOSC Lille
Bayern Munich 5-2 Benfica
Dynamo Kyiv 0-1 Barcelona