Fiorentina edge Atalanta for Europa spot


Nicolas Gonzalez of ACF Fiorentina in action against Alex Sandro Lobo Silva of Juventus during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Juventus at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 21, 2022 in Florence, Italy.

Fiorentina have edged Atalanta for Serie A's final berth in Europe with a 2-0 win over Juventus.

With goals from Alfred Duncan and Nicolas Gonzalez, Fiorentina claimed seventh place and a Europa Conference League spot.

Atalanta lost at home to Empoli 1-0.

Fiorentina finished seventh and Atalanta eighth, ending the Bergamo squad's run of playing in Europe at five consecutive seasons - the last three in the Champions League, including a quarter-final appearance in 2020.

Fiorentina, which won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1961, had gone five seasons without playing in Europe.

Juventus had already secured a Champions League spot and a fourth-place finish.

In his final match with the club, Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini exited at halftime after getting bloodied during a collision with Krzysztof Piatek.

Chiellini is seeking a new club in Major League Soccer.

Also, Lazio and Hellas Verona drew 3-3 and Bologna beat already-relegated Genoa 1-0 with a goal from Musa Barrow.

The Serie A champion will be decided on Sunday - the final day of the season -when leaders AC Milan visit Sassuolo and defending champions Inter Milan, two points adrift, hosts Sampdoria.

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