Despite their performance throughout the Serie A season, Atalanta failed to bring the Coppa Italia home, after a 0-2 defeat by Lazio. I Biancocelesti managed to take advantage of a couple of their opportunities and scored twice in a short period of time making it impossible for Atalanta to bounce back.
Both managers stuck to their preferred formations and didn’t take any risk to be surprised. Gian Piero Gasperini might have made the wrong decision keeping all of his three substitutions till the last ten minutes and using them right after conceding their first goal.
Lazio surprised defensively as mixed with the lack of good finish from their opponents managed to keep a clean sheet. The team have not been in their best defensive shape conceding 40 goals in Serie A while scoring 52.
In this tactical analysis, we will look into how Lazio stopped the in-form Atalanta and put their hands on the Coppa Italia.
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