Atalanta advanced to 7thth Serie A spot after making a late comeback against Spezia at the Stadio Alberto Picco and ending their run of two straight draws in style. The result gives them hope for another appearance in Europe, but Fiorentina have one game in hand before that La Dea Visit San Siro for the blockbuster encounter.
Coach Gian Piero Gasperini is enthusiastic about the momentous clash between the two Rossoneri and his team, stating that both teams have their opposing fates in their own hands.
Atalanta are aiming for a top six finish ahead of Roma and Fiorentina while Milan are playing for the highest possible interest – the Scudetto championship.
“We referees of the Scudetto? We must be our own arbiters; We need the points for our championship. In Milan we will play against a team that has won an exceptional championship, it will be a crucial game for both of us in a beautiful environment,” he said, before rallying his team to extract a result: “It’s fantastic to play these games. We have to finish very well to get a result.” (via Milan News)
Atalanta have 59 points in their last two games of the season, while Roma and Fiorentina, who are at 62 and 59 respectively, each have an extra game in hand.