Inter defeated Atalanta and took second place in Serie A

Inter defeated Atalanta and took second place in Serie A

With goals from D’Ambrosio and Ashley Young those of Conte won 2-0 in Bergamo. Both teams secured their place in the next Champions League.

Atalanta and Inter they were playing a game that, although it did not define anything in particular, its result could have implications in the near future for the classification to the next UEFA champions league.

Nerazzurros from Milan and Bergamo needed to win to finish second and definitely secure their ticket to the Champions League, although losing did not mean staying out. A distant possibility that contemplates Rome winning the current Europa League and Napoli the Champions League would take fourth out of the Serie A table of the 2020/21 edition of the most important club league in Europe.

But Atalanta had something else at stake, beyond a possible runner-up and definitely securing his place in the Champions: the duel against PSG for the quarterfinals of the current Champions League, to be played on August 12. Inter, for its part, also had its sights set on next week, since it will play with Getafe for the knockout stages of the Europa League.

It didn’t take long for Antonio Conte’s men to take the first hit: before the minute, a cross from Ashley Young’s right found Danilo D’Ambrosio’s head so that Antonio Conte’s men started winning almost from the locker room. At 20, Ashley Young increased the distance with a goal from outside the area.

The second half was less dynamic although with situations on both sides. Colombians Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel -who entered the second half- had chances but they were noticed, like the entire local team, with their heads in the match against PSG, taking care of their legs. The Argentinean Alejandro Gómez did not gravitate too much for those of Gasperini.

In the visit, the Uruguayan Diego Godín and the Argentine Lautaro Martínez played at the outset, who later gave his place to another South American, the Chilean Alexis Sánchez, who scored a nice goal but was correctly canceled due to an advanced position.

With the win, Inter finished second with 82 points, one less than Juve who fell on the last day against Rome 3-1, although the title had already been decided a week ago. Atalanta, meanwhile, finished third with 78 points, also ensuring his place in the Champions 2020/21 as Lazio fell to Napoli and now he must wait for what happens with the Neapolitans themselves and Rome in the current editions of the European cups, Although it would be very strange that his classification to the Champions League is truncated.

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