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Coppa Italia: Osimhen down and out with Napoli

Atalanta have qualified for the Coppa Italia final after a 3-1 win against Victor Osimhen’s Napoli at the Gewiss Stadium.

The first leg clash in Naples ended with a 0-0 stalemate last week and La Dea will now face Juventus in the Final on May 19.

Gennaro Gattuso started Victor Osimhen in the Azzurri attack for the first time after 94 days with Lorenzo Insigne and Hirving Lozano completing their attacking trident.

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Boško Šutalo started as Atalanta’s right-winger as both Hans Hateboer and Joakim Maehle have picked up injuries.

Lorenzo Insigne had the first chance of the game, but his effort from the edge of the box was wide of the far post.

The Azzurri had a promising start, but Atalanta scored with their first shot on target with a terrific right-foot effort of Duvan Zapata from 27 yards.

Napoli suffered a setback and Matteo Pessina doubled La Dea’s lead at the end of a very-well executed attacking move. Zapata assisted the former Hellas Verona man who finished at the near post.

Muriel had a chance each to make it three, but his right-foot attempt was wide of the far post and the same is true of Zapata, whose left-foot shot from point-blank range went over the bar.

A Lozano goal gave hope to Napoli at the beginning of the second half. The Mexican’s first attempt was blocked by Pierluigi Gollini, but the former PSV was the quickest one to get to the ball and scored on a rebound.

Atalanta reacted with Josip Ilicic and Matteo Pessina who forced Ospina into a save, but it was the latter man who once again found the net after dribbling past two defenders and chipping the ball over the Napoli goalkeeper.

Atalanta 3-1 Napoli (3-1 on agg)

Zapata (A) 7, Pessina (A) 16, Lozano (N) 52, Pessina (A) 77 (agg. 3-1)

Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Gollini; Toloi, Palomino (Caldara 72), Djmsiti; Gosens, De Roon, Freuler, Sutalo; Pessina (Pasalic 90); Muriel (Ilicic 56), Zapata

Napoli (4-3-3): Ospina; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Maksimovic, Hysaj (Mario Rui 42); Elmas (Politano 46), Bakayoko (Demme 64), Zielinski (Lobotka 64); Lozano, Osimhen (Petagna 79), Insigne

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