Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic Savic celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal during the Italian Cup soccer final match between Lazio and Atalanta, at the Rome Olympic stadium, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. AP Photo

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored moments after coming off the bench to lead Lazio to a 2-0 win over Atalanta in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.

Milinkovic-Savic, who was making his comeback from an injury, broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute by heading in a corner. Joaquin Correa doubled Lazio’s lead following a counterattack in the final minute as Atalanta pressed for the equalizer.

It was Simone Inzaghi’s first Italian Cup victory as coach, having won the competition as a player with Lazio three times.

The win also salvaged a disappointing season for Lazio, whose hopes of qualifying for the Champions League ended with a recent loss to Atalanta in the league.

The result ended Atalanta’s 13-match unbeaten streak in all competition, a run which lifted the team up to fourth place in Serie A and the final Champions League qualifying berth.

Atalanta has a three-point advantage over AC Milan and Roma with two matches remaining.

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Source:: Daily Times


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Lazio beats Atalanta 2-0 to win Italian Cup

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