Lazio beats Atalanta 2-0 to win Italian Cup

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Published 4:51 p.m. ET May 15, 2019 | Updated 5:19 p.m. ET May 15, 2019

ROME (AP) — Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored moments after coming off the bench to lead Lazio to a 2-0 win over Atalanta in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.

Milinkovic-Savic, who was making his comeback from an injury, broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute by heading in a corner. Joaquin Correa doubled Lazio’s lead following a counterattack in the final minute as Atalanta pressed for the equalizer.

Marten de Roon had hit the post for Atalanta in the first half in an entertaining, high-tempo match.

It was Simone Inzaghi’s first Italian Cup victory as coach, having won the competition as a player with Lazio three times.

The win also salvaged a disappointing season for Lazio, whose hopes of qualifying for the Champions League ended with a recent loss to Atalanta in the league.

Several of the Atalanta players were in tears after the final whistle. The team from the small northern city of Bergamo has won the Italian Cup only once in its history, back in 1963.

It was Lazio’s seventh Italian Cup victory and also ended four years of Juventus domination. Lazio lost to Juventus in two of those finals.

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