Atalanta saved up their bid for European soccer subsequent season with a 3-1 win at Spezia which meant that the house aspect will not be but secure from relegation.
Targets from Luis Muriel, Berat Djimsiti and Mario Pasalic took the three factors for Atalanta on the Italian Riviera, shifting Gian Piero Gasperini’s aspect as much as seventh and in with a shout of Europa League soccer.
After three straight seasons of Champions League motion, the most effective Atalanta can hope for is Europe’s second-tier competitors as they sit 10 factors behind fourth-placed Juventus with two matches to play.
Juve and league leaders Inter Milan contesting the Italian Cup remaining on Wednesday implies that two Europa League spots might be earned by way of league placings.
Atalanta are stage on factors with Roma, who sit sixth and within the second Europa League berth forward of their match at eighth-placed Fiorentina on Monday night time.
Spezia in the meantime stay 5 factors forward of Cagliari who sit simply inside the underside three and face Seventeenth-placed Salernitana in a while Sunday.
Daniele Verdi’s well-taken leveller on the half-hour mark wasn’t sufficient for Thiago Motta’s aspect, who can nonetheless be caught by each Cagliari and a Genoa group stage on 28 factors with the Sardinians.