Atalanta beats 10-man Fiorentina 4-1 to reach Italian Cup final vs. Juventus

Wed, Apr 24, 2024
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Atalanta beats 10-man Fiorentina 4-1 to reach Italian Cup final vs. Juventus

BERGAMO, Italy (AP) - Atalanta advanced to the Italian Cup final with a 4-1 win over 10-man Fiorentina on Wednesday to set up a meeting with Juventus for the trophy.

The decisive goal by Ademola Lookman in stoppage time was initially ruled offside. Then the goal was awarded following a VAR review.

Teun Koopmeiners, Gianluca Scamacca and Mario Pasalic also scored for Atalanta, while Lucas Martinez Quarta scored for Fiorentina, which had Nikola Milenkovic sent off early in the second half for a foul on Scamacca.

Atalanta advanced on 4-2 aggregate after Fiorentina won the opening leg 1-0.

Juventus eliminated Lazio on Tuesday.

The final is scheduled for the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on May 15.

Atalanta also faces Marseille in the Europa League semifinals as coach Gian Piero Gasperini - who was suspended Wednesday - chases the first trophy of his career. Atalanta eliminated Liverpool in the quarterfinals.

Atalanta's only top-level trophy was the Italian Cup in 1963.

The aggregate was level at 2-2 when Lookman was whistled for offside after finishing off a counterattack. The crowd at the Gewiss Stadium went wild when the referee pointed to the center circle to award the goal after a video review.

Then Pasalic sealed it for Atalanta.

Earlier, Scamacca scored with an acrobatic overhead goal.

Fiorentina faces Club Brugge in the Europa Conference League semifinals.


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