Atalanta denied second place in Serie A

2021-04-23 03:28:24

Ten-man Atalanta have wasted an opportunity to maneuver into second place in Serie A with a 1-1 draw at Europa League semi-finalists Roma whereas Napoli crunched Lazio 5-2 to step up their assault on a top-four end.

Third-place Atalanta prolonged their unbeaten streak to 6 matches whereas Dries Mertens struck to drew stage with Antonio Vojak for many objectives by a Napoli participant in Serie A – with 102 – as his facet transfer to inside two factors of Juventus and a Champions League place.

Roma’s former Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante equalised with a long-range shot halfway by means of the second half – shortly after the guests had fullback Robin Gosens despatched off for a second yellow card.

Ruslan Malinovskyi had given Atalanta an early lead.

Atalanta are one level behind second-place AC Milan and stage on factors with fourth-place Juve, however maintain the head-to-head tiebreaker over the champions.

Roma additionally completed the sport a person down when Roger Ibanez picked up his second yellow within the last seconds of stoppage time.

Atalanta have certified for the Champions League the previous two seasons, reaching the quarterfinals and the Spherical of 16.

The success of the small Bergamo-based membership has been cited as one of many the explanation why the failed Tremendous League proposal would not have been truthful.

“Atalanta characterize the antithesis to the Tremendous League,” Atalanta normal supervisor Umberto Marino mentioned.

“Soccer is about desires, about incomes your outcomes.”

Roma, who face Manchester United within the Europa final 4, stay seventh.

On the Diego Maradona stadium, Italy ahead Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and Matteo Politano, Mertens and Victor Osimhen additionally discovered the goal for Napoli, who prolonged their unbeaten run to 9 video games.

Ciro Motionless and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored late for sixth-place Lazio, whose 5 match successful streak got here to a grinding halt.

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