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Serie A: Atalanta wins 2-1 in race for 2nd as Inter beats Napoli 2-0

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Up to date: July 29, 2020 8:56:02 am

Atalanta’s Alejandro Gomez, middle, celebrates after he scored his facet’s first objective throughout a Seria A match between Parma and Atalanta, on the Ennio Tardini stadium, in Parma, Italy on July 28, 2020 . (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse through AP)

Atalanta maintained its hopes of ending second in Serie A because it got here from behind to win 2-1 at Parma on Tuesday within the penultimate spherical of the season.

Ruslan Malinovskyi and Alejandro “Papu” Gomez scored within the second half after former Atalanta midfielder Dejan Kulusevski had given Parma the lead.

Atalanta remained a degree behind second-place Inter, which beat Napoli 2-0. Inter visits Atalanta in its final match on Saturday.

Lazio is 4 factors beneath Inter. It hosts already-relegated Brescia on Wednesday earlier than ending its season at Napoli.

Juventus clinched a record-extending ninth successive Serie A title on Sunday however high-scoring Atalanta was concentrating on second spot and aiming to achieve 100 league objectives this season.

Nevertheless, it was a lackluster begin from the guests and Kulusevski fired Parma in entrance two minutes from halftime, following a through-ball from Gervinho. The 20-year-old had earlier hit the publish.

Kulusevski made solely three substitute appearances for Atalanta earlier than shifting to Parma on mortgage final 12 months. The Sweden worldwide impressed a lot that Juventus signed him in January however loaned him again to Parma for the remainder of the season.

Atalanta was unbeaten because the restart of Serie A and it leveled within the 70th minute with a free kick from Malinovskyi.

Gomez scored what was to show the winner six minutes from time, nutmegging Jasmin Kurtić and driving into the underside left nook. It was the Atalanta captain’s first objective because the two sides met in January.

It was a frantic closing couple of minutes that included Atalanta defender Hans Hateboer clearing a shot off the road.


Inter additionally enhanced its possibilities of claiming second spot and avenged final month’s Italian Cup semifinal defeat to Napoli, which went on to elevate the trophy.

Inter was aggressive from the beginning and took the lead within the 11th minute. Marcelo Brozović’s cross went over the pinnacle of Romelu Lukaku however was put again into the middle by Cristiano Biraghi for Danilo D’Ambrosio to fit dwelling.

Inter Milan and Napoli, Serie A Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, obscured, celebrates together with his teammates after scoring g towards Napoli, through the Serie A match between Inter Milan and Napoli on the San Siro Stadium, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photograph/Antonio Calanni)

Napoli compelled Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanović right into a collection of excellent saves earlier than Inter all however sealed the consequence with a shocking objective from Lautaro Martínez. The Argentina ahead gathered the ball in midfield, raced ahead and curled into the underside proper nook from 20 yards out.

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