MILAN (AP) – Atalanta newcomer Alaska won 2-0 at Hellas Verona A on Sunday to increase their chances of qualifying for the Champions League next year.
“Atalanta” dominated in the first half after Ruslan Malinovsky և Duvan Zap’s introduction of a surprise new tactical system, helping to strengthen the team in fourth place.
It was five points higher than Roma Ն Napoli, who will later play against each other in the Italian capital.
Second-placed AC Milan also played later, hoping to close out Serie A leaders Inter Milan against Fiorentina. If that fails, Juventus could move on top of it when they host Benevento.
Atalanta coach Ian an Piero Gasperini changed his squad in Verona, using his back for the first time since 2016.
His team prevailed and finally found the breakthrough in the 33rd minute, when “Verona” defender Federico Dimarco made a pass from the penalty spot, and Malinowski placed the resulting penalty in the bottom left corner.
Atalanta almost doubled Atalanta’s lead shortly after, but his efforts were diverted to the left post.
The Colombian striker scored three minutes into the half when he outscored Mateo Lovato before Verona goalkeeper Marco Silvestri took a corner kick into the net.
Atalanta believed that it extended its lead immediately after the clock when Christian Romero shot Malinowski’s free kick. It turned out that he controlled the ball with his hand, it was rejected for handball.
Josip Iličić hits the post while playing for Atalanta.
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