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.
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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 Garritano
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, Terrani 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
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
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 edge 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 makes way for 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 on 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 (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: Marcarini 34, 59, Pasa 51, Garritano 5, Belloni 77, Intrieri 79, 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 (55Bani 16).
Subs not used: 12 Buscafusco, 13 Schelotto, 14 Molognini, 15 Nava.
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.
Referee: Lanza (Nichelino).