Atalanta Risks Stadium Banned After Reina Hit By A Coin

November 01, 2021

The coin-thrown incident at goalkeeper Pepe Reina that occurred in Atalanta's match against Lazio put the host at risk of fines and even games without spectators.  The club has issued an official statement regarding the incident.

Lazio goalkeeper, Pepe Reina was hit by a coin that came from a spectator's seat at the Atalanta stadium, as well as other objects including a roll of tape.  Referee Guida accused the goalkeeper of wasting time because the former Napoli and Milan goalkeeper had fallen for some time.

However Reina was able to stand up and continue the match, but as reported by Corriere Dello Sport claiming that Atalanta is at risk of being punished with the closure of some sectors of their stadium, and even worse for the whole stadium that means the match will be played without spectators in addition to that they will also be subject to a fine.

Pedro Rodriguez scored the opener of the game by tapping Ciro Immobile's rebound.  Duvan Zapata equalized before Immobile put Lazio ahead again and officially became the top scorer in the club's history.  The host managed to equalize in the last minute through Marten de Roon at Gewiss Stadium.

Gian Piero Gasperini's club has released a statement condemning the coin-thrown incident against Pepe Reina and pledging to help the authorities find and punish those responsible.

“The uncivilized behavior of a handful of people who can't and shouldn't affect those who care so much for Atalanta and Bergamo.”

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