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  • Bryan Cristante puts the visitors ahead after 12 minutes.
  • Joel Robles saves Alejandro Gomez's penalty.
  • Italy international Cristante doubles lead in the second half.
  • Sandro Ramirez pulls one back with first Everton goal.
  • Robin Gosens smashes home from a corner to confirm win.
  • Andreas Cornelius slides in a fourth and heads home his second in stoppage time.
  • Everton already out of the Europa League after losing three of their opening four group games.
  • Caretaker boss David Unsworth has lost four of six games in charge.
  • Recap: Cologne 1-0 Arsenal

Well that brings an end to another harrowing night for Everton as their season goes from bad to embarrassing. Atalanta are through to the Europa League last 32 after their first win of the season.

We're back this weekend with coverage of the Premier League, including Liverpool vs Chelsea. But until then, it's goodnight.

Full time: Everton 1-5 Atalanta

The team 12th in Serie A and without an away win all season come to Goodison Park and score five times to thrash Everton. Bryan Cristante and Andrea Cornelius netted twice each, while Robin Gosens got the other.

David Unsworth has now lost four of his six games in charge and even as caretaker boss, his position now looks untenable. His chances of getting the job long-term have to be over.

GOAL!: Everton 1-5 Atalanta (Andreas Cornelius)

The Cardiff City failure gets his second from a corner. The Serie A side have taken Everton apart. The wheels came off the Merseysiders.

Three added minutes at Goodison. Not much need for them though.

GOAL! Everton 1-4 Atalanta (Andreas Cornelius)

And 68 seconds later Atalanta make it four. Feeney is way too deep and it allows the visitors to roam to the edge of the penalty area and when Cornellus cuts inside the youngster he finds the net with ease.

GOAL! Everton 1-3 Atalanta (Robin Gosens)

Goal of the night and Atalanta have the win. A corner is cleared to the edge of the penalty area and Robin Gosens sets himself before thrashing the ball in off the post and past Robles. Job done.

OFF THE BAR! Or is it? Michael Keane thrusts a header goalwards which crashes onto the bar and onto the goal-line, but the referee has given a foul against the England man. Showing plenty of fight are Everton.

Sandro looks like a different player and he takes aim from 25 yards, with Etrit Berisha turning the ball over the bar.

The final throw of the dice sees Dominic Calvert-Lewin replace Kevin Mirallas.

Bryan Cristante grabs his second to put Atalanta in control.

Bryan Cristante
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GOAL! Everton 1-2 Atalanta (Sandro Ramirez)

Potentially a big moment in Sandro Ramirez's career at Goodison Park. He collects Kevin Mirallas's cross, takes on touch and bangs the ball in the corner. It might not be enough for Everton tonight, but it kick-starts his career with his first goal for his new club.

Morgan Feeney on for his Everton debut for the final 20 minutes. Big night for him, but not many here to see it.

Joel Robles kept Everton in the game with a second half penalty save.

Joel Robles
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GOAL! Everton 0-2 Atalanta (Bryan Cristante)

Game over here you feel as the Italians double their lead. A corner from the left causes more problems and Cristante out-jumps Williams to head into the net from a yard out.

Davy Klaassen off and Nikola Vlašić is on for the final half an hour or so.

Robles to the rescue again. Hateboer barges Keane off the ball and shoots from a tight angle on the left, which the ex-Wigan 'keeper turns over the bar.

Wayne Rooney tries to inspire an Everton comeback.

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How are Atalanta not two up? Robles makes another fine save to keep out Ashley Williams' header from a corner, before Cristante's header is hacked off the line by Kenny. The visitors in complete control here.

Ashley Williams scythes down Bryan Cristante and a penalty is awarded. Alejandro Gómez steps up and Robles saves not only the spot kick-off but the follow-up effort from the forward. Everton get the ball away and those who have bothered to turn up at Goodison cheer the home side getting a second life.


I think we knew it would be bad, but not this bad surely....

Back under way at Goodison Park. No changes at the break.

Half-time: Everton 0-1 Atalanta

Same old story for the Toffees, who have been plucky but they trail at half time. Atalanta took just 12 minutes to open the scoring through Bryan Cristante, though the hosts have had chances since then. Kevin Mirallas and Sandro Ramirez have gone close, while Tom Davies has had one cleared off the line. David Unsworth will be encouraged but the result are not yet on the turn.

And indeed it is. Masiello off and Mattia Caldara is coming on.

Masiello can barely walk off the field such is the agony he is in.

Ashley Williams' nightmare night - nightmare season - continues as he gets a yellow card for a late tackle on Masiello, who is in some pain on the turf. That might be the end of his evening.

OFF THE LINE! Tom Davies collects a back-post cross and his left-footed shot is kept out by a fine header clear by Rafael Tolói. So close from Everton, who have improved dramatically since going behind.

Sandro Ramirez's Everton career summed up on one slash of his right foot. Mirallas ghosts through and as Berisha parries the ball out the Spaniard takes aim and smashes over the bar.

This game is really drifting now, more so than before the goal, with Atalanta in complete control. Everton huffing and puffing without showing much thrust.

Bryan Cristante celebrates putting Atalanta ahead.

Bryan Cristante

GOAL! Everton 0-1 Atalanta (Bryan Cristante)

The Toffees are opening up like a Christmas card inside just 12 minutes. Timothy Castagne drives down the right and has time and space to pick out a cross and though Everton get a foot in, Bryan Cristante pokes home into a virtual empty net.

Michael Keane has not covered himself in glory this season and doesn't help himself with a poor header from a right-wing cross but Andrea Petagna heads the loose ball over.

Sandro Ramirez collides with goalkeeper Etrit Berisha from a Wayne Rooney cross, and connects with his head. Medical officials are on to assess the injury, who could be suffering from a concussion.

Davy Klaassen lashes over as Everton threaten to open the scoring. News on the interest this game has created, there is a lot of blue in the stands. The blue of empty seats, that is.

Under way at Goodison Park. Though many care I am not sure.

Let's hope tonight's game goes off without incident unlike Everton's home game against Lyon, which was marred by a mass brawl between both sets of fans and saw one supporter carrying a child punch goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

Players out at Goodison Park, which is about half full. The noise in the ground coming from the travelling Atalanta fans.

Full time and Arsenal are beaten in Cologne, but they secure top spot in their group regardless after BATE and Red Star Belgrade draw 0-0. A victory of sorts for The Gunners, who will be seeded for the last 32.

Everton's Twitter account is suspiciously quiet ahead of kick-off, hence why I have been unable to post any images of the home team warming up. This game is really being allowed to fly under the radar.

And indicator as to how this game has captured the imagination. Or not. The Italian press cover their team like the most dedicated of supporters. They celebrate like them too.

Atlanta have taken to the field ahead of kick-off at Goodison.

The atmosphere is building at Goodison Park ahead of kick-off.

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With no fight with David Haye to train for, Tony Bellew is right behind his boyhood club tonight.

I am just glad someone else cares about this game.

So what of David Unsworth, who is edging increasingly closer to being begrudgingly appointed as the new Everton manager, after five weeks of searching for a replacement for Ronald Koeman.

The former defender's appointment would have look forward thinking a few weeks ago but the failed pursuits of other - better qualified - coaches means Unsworth now looks like the guy/girl at the disco no-one wants to dance with.

The result tonight might not play a role in if he gets the job [he almost certainly will] but it might help inject a bit of confidence in the supporters that the club are good in hands until the end of the season.

Atalanta are top of their Europa League group but their domestic fortunes are subsiding after a run of three games without a win. At the weekend they were beaten 2-0 by Inter Milan following a draw with SPAL and a loss to Udinese - who are both below them in the table.

Progress to the last 32 of this competition might help take some of the heat off the neck of manager Gian Piero Gasperini yet he knows full well their form in Serie A is the most important thing.

Just a reminder that coverage of FC Cologne vs Arsenal can be found here. The Gunners have been forced to withdraw Danny Welbeck at half time as they go in search of a winner in Germany.

Here is the Atalanta team: Etrit Berisha, Rafael Tolói, Bryan Cristante, Andrea Masiello, José Luis Palomino, Alejandro Gómez, Remo Freuler, Marten de Roon, Timothy Castagne, Andrea Petagna, Hans Hateboer

For anyone who might have stayed up to watch the opening day of the first Ashes Test will know, sometimes getting through sporting events can be a challenge. Everton vs Atalanta, a virtual dead-rubber as far as the Merseysiders are concerned, could well fall into that category tonight. Here is hoping both teams turn on the style and make it an open game, given little is on the line.

No teams news from Atalanta yet. They need just a point tonight to go through, although they will progress if Lyon beat Apollon Limassol.

Nine changes for Everton from the draw at Crystal Palace. Joel Robles, Cuco Martina, Ashley Williams, Tom Davies, Beni Baningime, Davy Klassen, Kevin Mirallas, Wayne Rooney and Sandro Ramirez all come in.

The Everton team has dropped.....

For those of you who can't get enough of English teams in Europa, you can follow Arsenal in Cologne as the Gunners look to underline their passage to the knock-out stage with victory over the Bundesliga side. It is goalless at half-time but you can follow the second 45 minutes right here.

Some good news for Everton's future before kick-off with the news the club have obtained the lease for Bramley Moore Dock, the area where they plan to build their new stadium.

Their departure from Goodison Park, their home since 1892, has taken a step closer.

Atalanta are in place at Goodison Park.

Team news is on the way from Goodison, but how might both teams line up?

Everton are without nine players due to various reasons tonight.

James McCarthy, Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley and Ramiro Funes Mori are all injured as is Mason Holgate and Yannick Bolasie - who returns to training this week.

Oumar Niasse is ineligible while Morgan Schneiderlin is suspended. Phil Jagielka will be rested.

Atalanta will give a late fitness test to Mattia Caldara after he missed the defeat to Inter Milan but Leonardo Spinazzola is out.

Exactly 31 days have passed since Ronald Koeman was sacked as Everton manager yet the club are no closer to appointing a successor.

A glittering array of names have fallen by the wayside, with Sam Allardyce and David Moyes among them. The pursuit of Marco Silva also looks to have failed, leaving their search for a new boss looking desperate.

David Unsworth, placed in caretaker charge a month ago, is increasingly looking like the man who will be given the reins until the end of the season as he prepares to take charge of his sixth game since the dismissal of Koeman.

Tonight represents another chance to convince skeptics - chairman Bill Kenwright and owner Farhad Moshiri are surely among them - that Unsworth is the man to take Everton forward.

The Toffees welcome an Atalanta side who beat them 3-0 at the start of the group phase and who need just a point to qualify for the last 32. The Merseysiders are of course out of the competition.

All the team news and build-up ahead of the 8:05pm kick-off on the way.