Now that Juventus are champions, the fight for second place continues in Italy where Inter Milan responded on Tuesday to Atalanta Bergamo, who in turn showed that they still had resources at two weeks of his duel against Paris SG in the Champions League.
The end of the season is now mainly a preparation for the C1 and the C3 for Atalanta and Inter, but there is also a good place to honor to go for, the second in the Italian championship.
With one day remaining and after their 2-0 success against Naples on Tuesday night, it is Inter who hold the rope with a head start on the “Dea”. But everything will be decided on Saturday during the 38th and final day with a shock… Atalanta-Inter.
Lazio Roma (4th), who will play Wednesday against Brescia, also still have their chances. In the event of success on Wednesday, Simone Inzaghi's men will indeed return to the height of Atalanta.
But if they want to reach the Lisbon Final 8, Gennaro Gattuso's players will have to do better than Tuesday at San Siro, where the 'Inter logically won thanks to D'Ambrosio (11th) and Lautaro (74th).
A little earlier, Atalanta had reacted well after a difficult start to the match on the lawn of Parma and won 2-1.
Gian Piero Gasperini's team seemed to be at the end of their rope for a long time. The matches are linked in the heat and the physical reserves of the Lombard team are starting to run out.
– Second wind –
The first period was thus clearly dominated by Parma who logically opened the scoring by young Kulusevsky. He will join Juventus next season and end the season with a cannonball (1-0, 43rd).
Shaken, Atalanta also lost his central defender Palomino on the way, injured and whose absence against PSG would be a big blow.
“It was perhaps our worst first period of the season,” admitted Gasperini.
“After 12 matches at this frequency, there may be a drop in speed. But if we come back so well in the second half, it's good that the legs are there, “added the Italian technician.
And in fact, after the break, the” Dea “found a second wind and took over the control of the match. She was then rewarded for her resentment by the equalizer on a free kick from Malinovskyi (70th), formidable hitter.
At the end of the match, captain Papu Gomez scored a nice goal (84th) to turn the game around and offer three points for his team.
In the absence of a full tank, the future opponent of PSG is therefore mentally strong. He also took his streak in a row to 25 by scoring at least one goal, a statistic in the form of a warning.
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Results of the 37th day of the Italian Football Championship.  Tuesday
Parma – Atalanta Bergamo 1 – 2
Inter Milan – Naples 2 – 0
(17:30 GMT) Lazio Rome – Brescia
Sassuolo – Genoa
Udinese – Lecce  Sampdoria Genoa – AC Milan
Hellas Verona – SPAL
(19:45 GMT) Fiorentina – Bologna
Torino – AS Rome
Cagliari – Juventus Turin
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