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Atalanta to face Juve in Italian Cup final

Atalanta to face Juve in Italian Cup final

Atalanta maintain defeated holders Napoli 3-1 in their Italian Cup semi-final 2nd leg to intention to the decider against Juventus.

Matteo Pessina scored twice after Duvan Zapata had given Atalanta an early lead.

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Hirving Lozano netted early in the 2nd half for Napoli.

The final will more than doubtless be held on Might perchance 19 with Juventus aiming for a story-extending 14th Italian Cup title.

The Bianconeri accounted for Inter Milan 2-1 on mixture to reach their 20th final in the competitors.

Atalanta maintain received the trophy just as soon as in 1963, and finished as runners-up on three events, most recently in 2019.

The first leg between Napoli and Atalanta ended 0-0 final week.

Atalanta broke the deadlock in the 10th minute with a lengthy-differ strike from Zapata that swerved into the a ways aspect of the online.

Zapata grew to develop to be provider six minutes later, laying off Robin Gosens’ streak for Pessina to fireplace in off the inside of the left post.

Atalanta had possibilities to get a third earlier than Lozano lowered the deficit eight minutes into the 2nd half, firing in a rebound after being denied by a set up from goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.

Gollini pulled off one other set up to enlighten Victor James Osimhen almost in the present day earlier than Atalanta sealed the match in the 78th minute.

Pessina weaved his potential between two Napoli avid gamers earlier than chipping the ball over goalkeeper David Ospina.

“It changed into a crucial goal and it changed into crucial that the personnel didn’t quit despite some refined moments,” Zapata mentioned.

“We knew it changed into going to be a tough sport nonetheless we made it to the final.

“In some instances we sat behind nonetheless we played the ethical sport and received the most effective from our possibilities.”

Atalanta to face Juve in Italian Cup final