Atalanta's defender from Albania Berat Djimsiti (C) celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Lazio during the Italian Serie A football match Lazio vs Atalanta on May 5, 2019 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. / AFP / Vincenzo PINTO
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Atalanta asserted their Champions League credentials and stretched their unbeaten run to 10 matches with a 3-1 comeback win at Lazio Sunday in a preview of the Italian Cup final. Adding another chapter to something of a fairy-tale season, Atalanta solidified their hold on fourth place -- the last Champions League spot -- and moved within one point of third-place Inter Milan to practically eliminate Lazio from contending for a top-four finish.Lazio defender Wallace then sealed it for the visitors with an own goal for Atalanta's Serie A-leading 71st goal of the season -- two more than the total of champions Juventus.Lazio are seven points behind Atalanta in eighth place with three rounds remaining.Atalanta and Lazio meet again in the cup final on May 15 .Roma are placed three points behind Atalanta.
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