Lazio clinch Coppa Italia crown

Lazio were crowned Coppa Italia champions after seeing off Atalanta 2-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday evening.

Neither side looked for reprieve as both made changes from the semi-final stage, with Hans Hateboer coming in for Atalanta, while Adam Murisic and Marco Parolo were brought in for Lazio.

Lazio were on the ascendancy on 23 minutes, but Senad Lulic failed to nod home Lucas Leiva’s delivery into the six-yard area.

The Nerazzurri made their first in roads two minutes later and were denied by the post following a swirling half-volley from Marten de Roon.

Lazio quickly re-shuffled their overall structure nine minutes to halftime, with Stefan Radu instituted for Bastos.

Barring the dry spell in the first half, the second stanza made off on a sloppy state though Duvan Zapata launched a close-range shot on 50 minutes which Strakosha parried well.

After a quiet spell, Lazio made a second change on 67 minutes as Felipe Caicedo replaced Ciro Immobile.

Serbian Sergej Milinkovic-Savic came on for Luis Alberto on 79 minutes, with Lazio upping the ante for the all-important breakthrough.

The introduction paid off instantly on 82 minutes, as Milinkovic-Savic rose to meet Leiva’s corner to head in at the far post.

In search of an immediate response, Atalanta made their first change three minutes later as Musa Barrow came on for Zapata.

Sadly no come back materialised, as Joaquin Correa put the tie to bed after rounding Pierluigi Gollini for an easy finish, as the Eagles lift their third Coppa crown.

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