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Published 10:39 IST, June 3rd 2024

Fiorentina beats Atalanta 3-2 to prevent the Europa League champion from finishing 3rd in Serie A

Europa Conference League runner-up Fiorentina beat Europa League champion Atalanta 3-2 in a postponed Serie A match on Sunday to conclude the Italian season and prevent the Bergamo squad from finishing third.

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Andrea Belotti celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Fiorentina at the Gewiss Stadium | Image: AP
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Europa Conference League runner-up Fiorentina beat Europa League champion Atalanta 3-2 in a postponed Serie A match on Sunday to conclude the Italian season and prevent the Bergamo squad from finishing third.

There was also injury concern for Italy’s European Championship squad when Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini appeared to injure his knee in the final minutes— a day before he's due to report to the Azzurri.

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Andrea Belotti scored twice and Nicolas Gonzalez also found the target for Fiorentina.

Ademola Lookman and Scalvini scored for Atalanta.

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The game was rescheduled from March when former Fiorentina general manager Joe Barone fell ill. Barone then died two days later.

Atalanta finished fourth, two points behind Juventus, and Fiorentina finished eighth.

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Later, Venezia and Cremonese were playing in the second leg of the Serie B playoff final to determine the third club promoted to the top division after Parma and Como.

10:39 IST, June 3rd 2024