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Atalanta really feel Coppa Italia ‘all to play for’ in 2nd leg



Gian Piero Gasperini’s assistant supervisor Tullio Gritti is assured Atalanta can flip the Coppa Italia semi-final round after a 1-0 defeat to Fiorentina.

La Dea can be content material to go away the Stadio Franchi with solely a 1-0 deficit, contemplating their goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi was Man of the Match with a sequence of powerful saves.

He was solely crushed by the extraordinary long-range Rolando Mandragora scorcher, which was unleashed off the left boot from 27.6 metres out – over 30 yards – to bounce in off the within of the upright.

Gasperini needed to watch from the stands on account of a touchline ban, so his assistant Gritti was on the bench and within the interview room.

“The primary 45 minutes weren’t the perfect of our season, however we should additionally give credit score to Fiorentina,” Gritti advised Mediaset.

“They did one thing greater than us, whereas after the break we had our alternatives and will’ve equalised. It’s true additionally that they might’ve scored extra, however our goalkeeper did very properly.”

The second leg is on the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo on April 24, however that is the second defeat of the season towards Fiorentina after the 3-2 thriller in Serie A.

“It was a troublesome match towards a powerful opponent, however the second leg is all to play for and we can be in entrance of our residence crowd, who can provide us a hand.”

Whereas Atalanta are often the workforce with the ferocious excessive press, this time Fiorentina appeared to beat them at their very own recreation.

“The true challenge was that we misplaced too many passes out from the again, we should always’ve had extra braveness. They pressed, however we nonetheless managed to create scoring alternatives and have been solely crushed by a unprecedented purpose that got here frankly out of the least harmful scenario.

“After all, we all know Mandragora is able to these pictures, as Gasperini gave him his Serie A debut for Genoa when he marked a sure Paul Pogba out of the sport.”


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