Everton failed to follow positive performances from English Premier League teams in Champions League as Ronaldo Koeman’s men found themselves stumbling on their Europa League opening group stage fixture.
Playing away to Italian outfit, Atalanta, The Toffees were finding things really hard as they were hammered 3-0 with all goals being scoring during the first 45 minutes of that match.
Koeman’s men found themselves trailing after 27 minutes of play through Andrea Masiello, followed with two other strikes from Alejandro Gomez along with Bryan Cristante to close the first half with such commanding lead.
The Premier League side still couldn’t get themselves back into that tie as nothing really change after the break with Atalanta strolling their way in holding down their three goals margin.
In other match, Italian giant, AC Milan showcasing their ability to bounce back from their shocking weekend Serie A defeat against Lazio as Vincenzo Montella’s boys demolished home side, Austria Vienna 5-1.
Keen on redeeming themselves, Rossoneri immediately put on an aggressive display as they got in front after just seven minutes with a lovely strike from Hakan Calhanoglu.
The Turkish international midfielder continue to inspire his side as he provided two straight assist for Andre Silva, who scored on the 10th and 20th minutes, closing the first period with a 3-0 advantage.
Vienna able to pull one back through Alexandar Borkovic’s header early in the second half, but that enthusiasm eventually got washed away as Silva completed his hat-trick, before Suso sealed that match with a screamer.