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Atalanta coach Gasperini frustrated after Coppa Italia final defeat

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini blamed a corner for their Coppa Italia final defeat to Lazio.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's header from the set-play opened the scoring before Joaquin Correa finished a counter-attack to clinch the 2-0 win for Lazio.

“It's a pity, but these Finals are like that. In the decisive moment, we seemed to be in better shape, but we lost the game on a corner. It's a shame," Gasperini told Rai Sport.

“We wanted to keep ourselves focused and ready to go in the second half. We had an astonishing chance in the first half when we hit the post, but we thought and hoped that we could change gear after the break and we nearly managed it.

“Now we shake off this disappointment, even if we emerge from this astonishing experience knowing we were on the verge of the trophy. It's not every day Atalanta get to a Final.

“Let's allow the night to pass and then refocus."

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