Berretti: Inter, Italian champions

ZINGONIA – Having got past Napoli, last year’s title winners,
Sergio Zanetti’s Inter side have beaten Atalanta in the final over two
legs. The home leg finished 3-0 at the Centro Sportivo Giacinto
Facchetti, while the Nerazzurri won today’s second leg 4-3 after a crazy and emotional
game, complete with a goalfest in the second half (6 of the 7 goals were
scored in the second period). Inter therefore win the Juniores Berretti
title for the fourth time.

The text commentary

FIRST HALF

1 – The home side kick off

2 – Dalle Vedove is quickly off his line to thwart Intrieri following Agazzi’s pass

3 – Atalanta start the game very positively

5 – Garritano releases Belloni, who spreads it wide to M’Baye on
the flank. His cross is chested back calmly by Djibo to Zanotti

8 – Gabbianelli takes the game’s first corner but the home defence clear

10 – The side from Bergamo win a free-kick. Benassi is forced to
concede a foul in midfield. Agazzi dinks it in towards the big men but
the ball goes astray

11 – Inter go again and begin to test Zanotti

14 – A good chance for the hosts. Praprotnik combines with Agazzi,
but the former’s shoot goes wide of Dalle Vedove’s right hand post

16 – Second corner for the Nerazzurri. Garritano plays it short and
gets the return before weaving his way into the box but the chance goes begging

20 – Praprotnik goes for goal from the edge of the box but his shot is weak and off target

23 – First corner for Atalanta. M’Baye heads clear at the near
post, Djibo hits the rebound and Dalle Vedove turns it away for a corner

24 – Agazzi takes the corner before a goalmouth scramble ensues. Tonon’s strike goes over the bar

27 – Guglielmotti brings down Intrieri on the edge of the box,
Agazzi strikes the ball but his shot is way off target

30 – D’Amico is rightly awarded a yellow card for his foul on Garrittano

34 – Third corner for Atalanta sees the ball leave the penalty
area. Djibo shoots and the ball finds Marcarini on the six-yard line who
smashes the ball past the helpless Dalle Vedove

35 – Third corner for Inter, Terraini is found by M’Baye but he can’t find space for the shot as he is closed down

40 – The game stops as Intrieri goes down

45 – Two added minutes

45 + 1 – Great work from Belloni sees him get to the by-line
before his cross is cut out for a corner. The referee blows for half
time following the corner

SECOND HALF

46 – Zanetti replaces Gabbianelli with Amoruso for the second half. Inter kick off

47 – Dalle Vedove diverts Intrieri’s shot out for a corner,
Atalanta nearly double their lead but the Inter keeper makes an
excellent save

50 – Great break from Del Piero as he nips in first and starts a counter attack. His cross is put out for a corner

51 – SIMONE PASA! GOAL! From Belloni’s corner, M’Baye goes for
goal but can’t find the target and Pasa arrives to score the equaliser

55 – Substitution for Atalanta as Bani replaces Praprotnik

58 – GARRITANO! GOAL! Atalanta 1-2 Inter. Guglielmotti wins the
ball back and feeds Del Piero who instinctively spreads wide to the
onrushing Belloni. His cross finds Garritano who makes no mistake with
an angled finish

59 – Marcarini equalises less than a minute later as he taps in after Dalle Vedove beats the ball out

61 – Terrani wins a free-kick on the egde of the box. Bergomi
protests and is rightly sent off. Belloni takes it and his low shot is
perfect as it goes in off the post Atalanta 2-3 Inter

66 – Terrani gives way to Bangoura

69 – Tonon tries his luck with a lob on the volley but Dalle Vedove is equal to it

70 – Dalle Vedove saves from Verzelletti following Atalanta’s corner

72 – Dalle Vedove denies Intrieri, still giving it his all for the men from Bergamo

73 – Terrani finds Bangoura with a great pass, who runs off the
shoulder of the last defender but the referee blows for offside denying
the Inter man a one-on-one with the Atalanta keeper

77 – Colombo comes to replace Agazzi

78 – Martinelli replaces Del Piero for Inter

79 – Atalanta again draw level. Tonon’s cross is turned in first time by Intrieri

81 – TERRANI! GOAL! Terrani collects from Bandini, and heads
forward before finding Belloni. His shot is blocked and the rebound
falls for Terrani who shoots on the volley and it’s 4-3.

90 – After no added time the final whistle goes and the game comes to a close. INTER ARE ITALIAN CHAMPIONS!

Atalanta 3-4 Inter

Scorers

Atalanta: Marcarini 34, 59, Intrieri 79.

Inter: Pasa 51, Garritano 58, Belloni 77, Terrani 81.

Atalanta (4-2-3-1): 1 Zanotti; 2 Lallo, 5 Caldara, 6
D’Amico, 3 Djibo; 8 Marcarini, 4 Verzelletti; 7 Tonon, 10 Agazzi (76′
Colombo 17), 11 Intrieri; 9 Praprotnik (55′ Bani 16).
Subs not used: 12 Buscafusco, 13 Schelotto, 14 Molognini, 15 Nava.
Coach: Bergomi.

Inter (4-3-3): 1 Dalle Vedove; 2 Bandini, 6 Guglielmotti, 5
Pasa, 3 M’Baye; 4 Benassi, 10 Gabbianelli (45′ Amoruso 14), 8 Del Piero
(77′ Martinell 15); 7 Belloni, 9 Terrani (66′ Bangoura 17), 11
Garritano.
Subs not used: 12 Cincilla, 13 Marini, 16 Tonsi, 18 Bocar.
Coach: Zanetti.

Referee: Lanza di Nichelino.

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