2020-21 Italian Serie A
  • Eldor Shomurodov (48', 84')
  • Goran Pandev (67' PEN)
  • Duván Zapata (9')
  • Ruslan Malinovskyi (26')
  • Robin Gosens (44')
  • Mario Pasalic (51')

Atalanta clinch Champions League spot with Genoa win

Atalanta secured Champions League qualification for a third consecutive season with a 4-3 win over Genoa on Saturday that left them second in Serie A.

Gian Piero Gasperini's side have 78 points, six more than fifth-placed Juventus who have two games remaining, but they are guaranteed to finish ahead of the Turin club thanks to a better head-to-head record.

Atalanta will finish as runners-up in Serie A if they beat Milan at home on the final day of the season next Sunday, marking their highest finish ever.

Before then, Gasperini has the chance to win his first trophy as coach and guide Atalanta to their first Coppa Italia triumph since 1963 when they face Juventus in the cup final on Wednesday.

Duvan Zapata, Ruslan Malinovskyi and Robin Gosens were on target to give the visitors a comfortable lead by half-time against 14th-placed Genoa, who have already secured survival.

The hosts improved after the break as an Eldor Shomurodov strike and Goran Pandev penalty either side of a neat Mario Pasalic finish reduced the deficit, but Shomurodov's second goal of the afternoon came too late as Genoa fell just short of an unexpected comeback.