It has been nearly 56 years since Bergamo-based Atalanta BC beat Torino 3-1 in the Coppa Italia final to land their one and only piece of major silverware. That win in 1963 was achieved with a team predominantly made up of local players, with half a dozen born in Bergamo itself.
The club has continued to harvest talent through its 75-year-old youth academy but have yet to add another trophy to their cabinet. However, that could all be about to change as they prepare to take on Lazio in the 2019 Coppa Italia final at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Underdogs despite league triumph
The team known as La Dea will start as underdogs as Lazio have the home advantage. However, when the two met at the same venue in their recent Serie A clash, it was the visitors who came out on top, romping to a 3-1 win. They are currently 9/5 in the football betting odds to claim the second Coppa Italia trophy in their 111-year history.
Atalanta last reached the Coppa Italia final in 1996 where they were beaten 3-0 on aggregate by Fiorentina. They also reached the final in 1987 where they fell 3-0 to Diego Maradona’s Napoli. They will be hoping for a more positive outcome when they contest their fourth domestic cup in the middle of May.Continue Reading