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  • Updated: May 28, 2023

Serie A: Inter Milan Seal UCL Spot With 3-2 Win Over Atalanta

Serie A: Inter Milan Seal UCL Spot With 3-2 Win Over Atalant

Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan secured their place in next season's UEFA Champions League with a resounding 3-2 victory over Atalanta.

Simone Inzaghi's side now stands tall in Serie A, ready to face English champions Manchester City in the highly anticipated final on June 10th in Istanbul.

Inter Milan's triumph over Atalanta propels them to second place in the Serie A standings, a comfortable eight points ahead of their defeated opponents.

The loss dashed Atalanta's hopes of securing a top-four finish this season. Meanwhile, their triumph also has implications for their city rivals, AC Milan. AC Milan, currently in fourth place, now needs only to avoid defeat in their upcoming match against troubled Juventus to ensure their return to the prestigious Champions League after being eliminated by Inter Milan in the semifinals.

The magnitude of the victory was not lost on Inter Milan's coach, Simone Inzaghi, who expressed his delight after the match, saying, "I knew what this match meant for the club, I'm really happy... The boys somehow gave all that energy 48 hours after the cup."

Inzaghi emphasized the importance of team cohesion, stating, "Together you win trophies and reach Champions League finals, when you're not together as a team you have difficulties."

Romelu Lukaku

Leading the charge for Inter Milan was Romelu Lukaku, who made an immediate impact by opening the scoring less than a minute into the match. Lukaku, whose loan spell from Chelsea is set to end next month, rounded the Atalanta goalkeeper and calmly slotted in his seventh goal in ten matches.

Inter extended their lead in the third minute through Nicolo Barella's emphatic volleyed finish. Although Mario Pasalic reduced the deficit for Atalanta nine minutes before halftime, Inter maintained their dominance throughout the game.

Lautaro Martinez sealed the victory in the 77th minute with a simple finish, taking his goal tally for the season to an impressive 27 in all competitions. Atalanta's Luis Muriel managed a beautiful stoppage-time strike, but it proved to be a mere consolation for the away team.

With this win, Inter Milan can now focus their attention on the monumental clash against Manchester City, who clinched the Premier League title in dominant fashion.

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