The final round of the 2021-22 Serie A season is in full swing and fifth to eighth place were finalised with tonight’s results.
Lazio already knew they were in the Europa League, but required a point against Verona to make sure they finished in fifth place, ahead of rivals Roma.
As for the lone Conference League spot, that went to Fiorentina, who had not qualified for a UEFA competition since the 2016-17 Europa League, as they beat Juventus 2-0.
Atalanta had qualified for the Champions League for three seasons in a row, but next term they will only have Serie A and the Coppa Italia to focus on.
They needed to get a better result than Fiorentina this evening, but were beaten 1-0 at home by Empoli after wasting numerous scoring opportunities, which somewhat summed up their season in a nutshell.
It is the first time after six consecutive seasons, three of them in the Champions League, that Atalanta failed to qualify for Europe.