Atalanta draw in Verona, all but clinch Champions League slot

Rome: Atalanta’s 1-1 draw at Verona on Saturday pushed them within six points of Serie A leaders Juventus and one shy of qualification for the next Champions League, said dpa.

 

Duvan Zapata struck on 50 minutes for the Bergamo guests as a botched control from defender Koray Gunter sent him away in the box. Four minutes later, Matteo Pessina levelled against his former team, pouncing after Pierluigi Gollini failed to grab a firm shot from Amir Rrahmani.

 

The third-placed Bergamaschi advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on their first participation and are to meet Paris Saint-Germain next month.

 

Tough newcomers Verona sit ninth, eight points off the Europa League places with four games to go.

Cagliari v Sassuolo and AC Milan v Bologna are played later on Saturday, while Juventus meet Lazio to close the 34th round on Monday.

 

 

Source: Bahrain News Agency

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