Atalanta win to set up Italian Cup quarter against Juve

CAGLIARI, Italy (AP) – Atalanta left it late to win at Cagliari 2-0 on Monday to set up an Italian Cup quarterfinal against Juventus.

Duvan Zapata scored one and set up the other just as the match seemed to be heading for extra time.

Atalanta will need to be more clinical with its finishing against Juventus, which have won the competition a record 13 times, including each of the past four seasons when it had won the league and cup double.

In Sardinia, the visitors had several chances and also hit the woodwork three times.

They eventually broke through two minutes from time with a close-range header from Zapata, and the Colombia forward helped make sure of the result in stoppage time when he set up Mario Pasalic, who had only just come off the bench.

Atalanta’s players celebrate at the end of the Italian Cup football match between Cagliari and Atalanta at the Sardegna Arena in Cagliari, Italy on Monday. – AP