Juventus, AC Milan advance to Champions League, Napoli miss – fr

Juventus, AC Milan advance to Champions League, Napoli miss – fr

Milan (AFP)

Juventus qualified for the Champions League on the last day of the season on Sunday with a 4-1 victory in Bologna and were joined by AC Milan who beat Atalanta 2-0.

Napoli had to settle for a place in the Europa League, finishing fifth within one point of Juventus, after a 1-1 draw at home against Hellas Verona.

Two penalties from Franck Kessie at the end of either half saw AC Milan finish the season second – 12 points behind city rivals Inter Milan – and come back in Champions League for the first time since the 2013-2014 season.

Atalanta have also reserved a place in the Champions League.

Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the bench by Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo, who opted for an attacking formation consisting of Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata alongside Federico Chiesa and Dejan Kulusevski.

A Morata brace along with goals from Chiesa and Adrien Rabiot prevented Juventus from missing out on top European competition for the first time since 2012.

In Napoli, Amir Rrahmani scored for Napoli after an hour against his former club

But Marco Davide Faraoni immediately pulled one off for the visitors nine minutes later to deny Gennaro Gattuso’s side a return to elite European action after also missing last season.


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