Atalanta goes into quarters, beating Venice


Atalanta Bergamo, who played two of the last three finals of the Italian Cup, won their ticket to the quarter-finals of the 2021/22 edition on Wednesday by outclassing Venice (2-0), in Bergamo.

Colombian striker Luis Muriel opened the scoring quickly (12th), after good chest control in the Venetian area, and Danish side Joakim Maehle ensured success late in the game (88th) after a block smoothly conducted. Between these two goals, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team managed this meeting rather well, not without a big fear in the second half when his goalkeeper Juan Musso missed a control on a back pass before catching up by throwing himself perfectly in front. Thomas Henry (68th). In quarters, the « Dea » will meet Naples or Fiorentina, opposed Thursday in the shock of these eighths.

Among the tenors of Serie A, Napoli seems to be the most threatened during this round where the best clubs are protected by their seeded status and matches to be played at home. The eighth marks the entry into the running of the first eight of the last Serie A championship, exempt from the two previous rounds. Defending champions Juventus Turin will launch their crown defense against Sampdoria Genoa on January 18. Lecce, the only Serie B club still in the running after dropping La Spezia (2-0) in the round of 16, will attempt a new feat against an elite team, AS Roma, on January 20 in Olimpico stadium

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