Atalanta loses injury time against Fiorentina and fails to beat Juve. Scalvini is worried about his knee injury


By John

Atalanta-Fiorentina 2-3
NETWORKS: 6' pt, 46' pt Belotti, 12' pt Lookman, 19' pt Gonzalez, 32' pt Scalvini.
ATALANTA (3-4-1-2): Carnesecchi 5.5; Toloi 5 (29'st Djimsiti 6), Hien 5, Scalvini 6 (39'st Hateboer sv); Holm 5.5 (12'st Miranchuk 6), Pasalic 6, Ederson 5.5, Ruggeri 6; Koopmeiners 6; De Ketelaere 6.5 (29'st Tourè 6), Lookman 7 (11'st Scamacca 5.5). On the bench: Musso, Rossi, Bakker, Adopo, Mendicino, Zappacosta. Coach: Gasperini 5.5.
FIORENTINA (4-2-3-1): Martinelli 6; Kayode 5.5 (43'st Faraoni sv), Martinez Quarta 5, Ranieri 5, Biraghi 6; Lopez 5.5, Duncan 5.5 (32'st Infantino 6); Gonzalez 7 (43'st Barak sv), Beltran 6.5 (32'st Ikonè 6), Castrovilli 7 (21'st Kouamè 6); Belotti 7.5. On the bench: Terracciano, Christensen, Dodò, Milenkovic, Bonaventura, Arthur, Comuzzo, Parisi. Coach: Italian 6.5.
REFEREE: Orsato di Schio 6.5
NOTE: playing field in good condition. Spectators: 14,851. Booked: Fourth, Ranieri. Corners: 4-4. Recovery time: 0', 5'.

The 2023-2024 championship definitively ends with Fiorentina's victory on the Atalanta pitch. The recovery of the 29th matchday ends 3-2 in favor of the Viola, Belotti's brace and Nico Gonzalez's goal were decisive. Seventeenth success in the championship for the Viola, but the fantastic season of the Bergamo team ended with a knockout, culminating on 22 May with the victory of the Europa League. Atalanta, however, finished fourth and did not overtake Juventus.

Large shirts and many opportunities, a few too many mistakes and a game full of goals right from the first minutes of the game. Practically everything happened between Atalanta and Fiorentina, starting from the storm that hit the Gewiss Stadium shortly before kick-off: the match was broken after 6' with Belotti's header, six minutes later Lookman – with a dive below to overcome Martinelli – he immediately equalized the score. The Italian team managed to make better use of the errors, in the 19th minute it was Nico Gonzalez, with a volley, who put his team ahead again. The match in Bergamo was a continuous series of back and forth, Scalvini equalized the scores with a long-range shot but shortly before the final whistle Viola took the lead again thanks to a winning tap-in from Belotti himself. In the second half the match became very hostile, several smoke bombs were thrown onto the pitch from the away sector: the Viola fans challenged the club and the Viola players several times. The Bergamo players tried several times to find the equalizer, first Miranchuk and then Koopmeiners were unable to find the target. Last club match instead for Daniele Orsato, in his 290th management in Serie A: Schio's whistle will go to the European Championships, except for Italy he is one of the candidates to referee the final. Luciano Spalletti is also holding his breath, Giorgio Scalvini is out due to a sprained knee: the defender will be evaluated in the next few days.