Atalanta nears Champions League with win over Lazio

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Atalanta nears Champions League with win over Lazio

Atalanta stated its Champions League qualifications and extended its unbeaten raced to 10 matches with a 3-1 rebound win at Lazio on Sunday in a review of the Italian Cup last. 

Adding another part to a fantasy like season , Atalanta cemented its hang on fourth spot — the last Champions League spot — moved inside one point of third-place Inter Milan and for all intents and purposes dispensed with Lazio from fighting for a main four completion. 

"We've accomplished something uncommon today," Atalanta mentor Gian Piero Gasperini said. 

As of now this season, Atalanta had wiped out four-time protecting boss Juventus from the Italian Cup with a definitive 3-0 win and created a rebound triumph at Napoli in Serie A — turning into the main Italian group other than Juventus to succeed at the San Paolo arena. 

Atalanta again needed to fight against eminent loss after Marco Parolo gave Lazio an early favorable position in the wake of seizing upon a free ball. 

Halfway through the primary half, Duvan Zapata evened out with his 22nd objective of the period — moving inside two objectives of Atalanta's season record set by Filippo Inzaghi in 1996-97. 

Timothy Castagne got close to the hour mark and a claim objective from Lazio protector Wallace fixed it for the guests. 

Lazio is seven points behind Atalanta with three rounds remaining. 

"I thoroughly consider it's for us and the Champions League," Lazio mentor Simone Inzaghi said. 

Atalanta and Lazio meet again in the container last on May 15. 


Atalanta's Champions League dream was additionally helped after fifth-place Roma was held 1-1 at Genoa after an emotional finale. 

Stephan El Shaarawy's 82nd-minute objective hoped to have given Roma triumph yet Cristian Romero headed in a corner in stoppage time. 

It could have been far more atrocious for Roma as goalkeeper Antonio Mirante then yielded a punishment by cutting down Genoa forward Antonio Sanabria. In any case, Mirante compensated for his blunder by sparing Sanabria's spot-kick. 

Roma is three behind Atalanta. 


Napoli scientifically verified second spot in Serie An after a stoppage-time punishment from Lorenzo Insigne saw it dig out from a deficit to win 2-1 against Cagliari. 

Prior, Frosinone was consigned following a 2-2 draw at Sassuolo. 

Additionally, Fabio Quagliarella scored a support as Sampdoria drew 3-3 at Parma, giving him a class best 25 objectives; and transfer undermined Empoli beat Fiorentina 1-0 out of a Tuscan derby with a second-half header from Diego Farias.