Barrow’s Atalanta seals Champions League qualification

Gambia striker Musa Barrow’s Atalanta have qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history after a 3-1 win over Sassuolo on the final Italian Serie A match-day.

The Scorpions international watched from the sidelines as Atalanta came from a goal down to win 3-1 at home and finish the season with 69 points, ahead of Inter Milan on their head-to-head record.

The 20-year-old had a downbeat season for Atalanta who secured Champions League play in club history. He has featured twenty-two times, with only six of those coming from the starting line-up.

He will hope to stay with the Black and Blues and play Champions League football with the Bergamo-based club despite being an understudy to Colombian striker Duván Zapata.

Meanwhile, defender Omar Colley’s Sampdoria ensured that Massimiliano Allegri ended his Juventus career in disappointing fashion after the champions were undone by two late strikes at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

The Gambia captain played the entire game to ensure the visitors fire blank and succumb to their fourth defeat of the campaign.

Elsewhere, teenager Musa Juwara secured a first Serie A appearance for Chievo Verona in their goalless draw at Frosinone Calcio.

The 17-year-old featured for the last eleven minutes for already relegated Chievo who were playing for pride in the final match of the season.

The forward will hope to predominantly feature for Chievo in their campaign next season in the Italian second-tier.