Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri has faced off against Atalanta’s Gian Piero Gasperini 15 times before in his career.

As collected by stats provider Transfermarkt, the 62-year-old Italian coach has battled with Gasperini 15 times in the past, the most common opponent of his career.

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Sarri’s first matches against Gasperini came in the 2005/06 season when the Lazio coach’s Pescara drew 0-0 and lost 2-1 to Gasperini’s Crotone.

The following campaign the two coaches faced off once against, with Sarri’s Arezzo only earning a point from a 0-0 draw against Gasperini’s Genoa.

A seven-year gap followed, with the pair next meeting in October 2014; Sarri’s Empoli drew 1-1 with Gasperini’s Genoa.

Sarri secured his first win against the Atalanta coach six weeks later when his Empoli beat Genoa 2-0 in the Coppa Italia fourth round.

The return match in the league that season then ended 1-1.

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The 2015/16 season saw Sarri pick up four points against Gasperini, with his Napoli drawing 0-0 away before winning 3-1 at home.

The following year Gasperini secured the full six points against the 62-year-old Italian coach, with his Atalanta winning 1-0 at home and 2-0 away.

In the 2017/18 campaign, Sarri’s Napoli picked up six points against Atalanta in the league but lost 2-1 in the Coppa Italia Quarter-Finals.

Their final confrontations came in the 2019/20 season when Sarri’s Juventus won 3-1 away before drawing 2-2 at home.