Updated April 25th, 2024 at 09:54 IST

Atalanta beats 10-man Fiorentina 4-1 to reach Italian Cup final vs. Juventus

Atalanta advanced to the Italian Cup final with a 4-1 win over 10-man Fiorentina on Wednesday to set up a meeting with Juventus for the trophy.

Teun Koopmeiners celebrates after scoring a goal during the Coppa Italia soccer match between Atalanta and Fiorentina at Gewiss Stadium | Image: AP
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Atalanta advanced to the Italian Cup final with a 4-1 win over 10-man Fiorentina on Wednesday to set up a meeting with Juventus for the trophy.

The decisive goal by Ademola Lookman in stoppage time was initially ruled offside. Then the goal was awarded following a VAR review.

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Teun Koopmeiners, Gianluca Scamacca and Mario Pasalic also scored for Atalanta, while Lucas Martinez Quarta scored for Fiorentina, which had Nikola Milenkovic sent off early in the second half for a foul on Scamacca.

Atalanta advanced on 4-2 aggregate after Fiorentina won the opening leg 1-0.

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Juventus eliminated Lazio on Tuesday.

The final is scheduled for the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on May 15.

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Atalanta also faces Marseille in the Europa League semifinals as coach Gian Piero Gasperini — who was suspended Wednesday — chases the first trophy of his career. Atalanta eliminated Liverpool in the quarterfinals.

Atalanta’s only top-level trophy was the Italian Cup in 1963.

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The aggregate was level at 2-2 when Lookman was whistled for offside after finishing off a counterattack. The crowd at the Gewiss Stadium went wild when the referee pointed to the center circle to award the goal after a video review.

Then Pasalic sealed it for Atalanta.

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Earlier, Scamacca scored with an acrobatic overhead goal.

Fiorentina faces Club Brugge in the Europa Conference League semifinals.

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Published April 25th, 2024 at 09:54 IST