Atalanta thrashes Napoli; will face Juve in Copa Italia Final
Islamabad – February 11 (Online): Atalanta beats defending champion Napoli 3-1 to set up an Italian Cup final against Juventus.
Matteo Pessina scored twice after Duván Zapata had given Atalanta an early lead in the semifinal. Hirving Lozano netted early in the second half for Napoli.
The final will be held on May 19 with Juventus looking for a record-extending 14th Italian Cup title. Juventus beat Inter Milan 2-1 on aggregate to reach its 20th final.
It will be Atalanta’s fifth final. Its most recent was in 2019 but it hasn’t won the trophy since 1963. The first leg between Napoli and Atalanta ended 0-0 last week.
Atalanta broke the deadlock in the 10th minute with a long-range strike from Zapata that swerved into the far side of the net. Zapata turned provider six minutes later, laying off Robin Gosens’ pass for Pessina to fire in off the inside of the left post.