Atalanta 0 - 2 Sassuolo

Match info: Serie A at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia

Date: 06/04/2014 KO: 14:00 Ref: D Orsato Att: 18,576

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Nicola Sansone 33,71

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  • Last Updated: April 5 2014, 10:58 BST

Atalanta coach Stefano Colantuono is very happy with the way his team is playing going into Sunday's home match against Sassuolo.

Stefano Colantuono: Six wins on the spin
Stefano Colantuono: Six wins on the spin

The Bergamaschi head into the encounter riding a club record six-match winning run in Serie A.

Last weekend's 2-0 triumph at Bologna lifted the Bergamo side to seventh place.

"To have won six straight games in Serie A is difficult," Colantuono said. "More so for a small club like our's is.

"I have to compliment my players.

"Against Bologna my team played a perfect game even though it was our third match in one week."

Atalanta have shown no signs of weakness in their impressive run, scoring 12 goals while giving away just two in the process.

With only three points separating the Bergamaschi from the fifth position, currently held by Inter Milan, that guarantees European football next season, Atalanta fans are starting to dream big.

However, Colantuono believes his players must keep their feet firmly on the ground.

"It would be great to qualify for Europe," he said. "But there are seven games to go and we just have to take it one game at a time."

Sassuolo, in contrast, have won just one of their past 12 games and travel to Bergamo on the back of three straight defeats.

Last weekend's 2-0 home loss to Roma dropped the promoted outfit to 19th place, five points adrift of safety.

The Emilia-Romagna club has won just once on the road this season and know they must change that trend if they are to have a chance of avoiding the drop.

"We need to get as many points as possible in our remaining games, regardless of who and where we play," Sassuolo defender Alessandro Longhi said.

Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco is hoping to recover Antonio Floro Flores in time for this weekend's contest with the Italian striker doubtful with a muscular injury.

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