Manchester United deserve to be in the Champions League but should now be fighting for multiple trophies, according to Bruno Fernandes. 

The Portugal star scored a penalty to help the Red Devils to a 2-0 win over Leicester City on Sunday, a result that secured third place in the Premier League. 

United have been rewarded for a substantial upturn in form - inspired by Fernandes' arrival from Sporting CP in January - and will be back in the Champions League next season for the first time since 2018-19. 

While he is happy to have achieved their goal of a top-four finish, Fernandes insists it is silverware that should be the focus now for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side. 

"Of course, playing Champions League is always special and I hope it can be with the supporters, that will be more special," he told MUTV. 

"We deserve to be in the best games, in the best European competition. Nothing against the Europa League, but everyone knows the best competition is the Champions League.

"We feel good, it's what we wanted. We trained hard and we worked hard for this moment. We know the only thing we could achieve this season was getting into the Champions League, so we fought hard for that. 

"But we are not happy enough because we know this club and these players, they can bring much more for the club. I think we have qualities enough to fight for some titles - more than one title, you know? I think we need to win some trophies and then we'll be really happy." 

United could yet end the prolonged 2019-20 season with a trophy as they will return to Europa League action next month. 

A 5-0 win over LASK in the first leg of the last-16 tie means they are firm favourites to progress to the quarter-finals, where they will face either Copenhagen or Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir in Cologne. 

"Now our focus is on the Europa League because this is a really good trophy and we want to win," Fernandes said. 

"I came to Manchester to win trophies. We need to play every game to win. If we go into the Europa League and win every game, we know we'll win the trophy." 

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lauded Bruno Fernandes' "massive impact" after his performance helped guide the Red Devils to third in the Premier League and a spot in next season's Champions League.

Fernandes scored a 71st-minute penalty and substitute Jesse Lingard netted in the eighth minute of stoppage time as United defeated Leicester 2-0 on the final day of the Premier League season.

After Anthony Martial was fouled by Jonny Evans inside the penalty area, Fernandes stepped up to convert the spot-kick with 19 minutes remaining at the King Power Stadium, where Lingard completed the scoring at the death on Sunday.

Fernandes has transformed United since his January arrival from Portuguese outfit Sporting CP – the star midfielder's eight league goals and seven assists helping Solskjaer's side complete an unlikely comeback in the top-four chase, having found themselves fifth, 14 points and 20 goals worse off than Leicester in second following the January 1 defeat to Arsenal.

"We have to admit that he's come in and been a massive influence. He's made a massive impact," Solskjaer told reporters.

"He's been fantastic scoring goals, creating goals, but also his enthusiasm and mentality around the place has helped. Maybe today you can see a tired Bruno, and that's natural because he's played too much.

"You can see his passion. He's moaning a little bit here and there, so we'll have to take that away from him sometimes. But he's stepped up, calm as you like, and slotted away the penalty."

Solskjaer added: "I need to go and watch him myself [before signing a player]. I've always known, I've seen him on telly and that stuff, when I went to see him live he was exceptional in his enthusiasm, the way he wanted to win, winning mentality. That was fantastic when I saw him.

"But I have to go back to all the chief scouts. The scouting network has been really good, so it's not like I can just pick someone and if five of them say no, I'll force things through. It's a team effort there as well. But of course, Bruno has come in and been fantastic for us."

Paulo Dybala was forced off injured in Juventus' Serie A clash against Sampdoria on Sunday, causing Maurizio Sarri some concern ahead of the Champions League resumption.

The Argentina forward was clutching the top of his left thigh as he made way for Gonzalo Higuain five minutes before half-time.

Coach Sarri had already been forced into one change, with Danilo coming off following a clash of heads with Gaston Ramirez.

Juve, who were looking to seal a ninth successive Serie A title with a win over Samp, face Cagliari and Roma next week before hosting Lyon in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on August 7.

Sarri's side will need to overcome a first-leg deficit after losing 1-0 in France back in February.

Cristiano Ronaldo's stoppage-time strike gave them a 1-0 lead at half-time against Sampdoria.

Frank Lampard has challenged his Chelsea side to step up next season after the Blues qualified for the Champions League on Sunday.

In their final Premier League fixture of the campaign, Chelsea defeated Wolves 2-0 at Stamford Bridge thanks to quickfire goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud.

The victory meant Chelsea finished in fourth place, with Manchester United clinching third thanks to a 2-0 win over Leicester City.

But Lampard is not resting on his achievements so far, with Chelsea facing Arsenal in the FA Cup final next week ahead of returning to Champions League action against Bayern Munich in August, prior to the new Premier League season in September.

"I am very pleased and I don't want to sing my own praises," Lampard told a news conference when asked what it meant for Chelsea to secure a top-four finish.

"I have said a lot before and there were unknowns. You have seen so many breakthrough seasons from players, so it's a team effort of staff and players.

"I am proud, but we want to challenge for titles in the future. We have been inconsistent at times.

"Myself and the staff want to improve every time, the challenge now is to see what more we can do next season.

"I have learnt a million things [this season] but I just want success for this club. It feels like we have an element of achievement, but we have a big game next week."

Chelsea's new signing Timo Werner watched on from the stands at Stamford Bridge, and Lampard believes the Germany international will have been impressed by what he saw.

"I hope he'd see a team who played with a lot of spirit," Lampard said.

"With a moment like Mason Mount had and we have things we want to improve on, but there's talent in the squad. Hopefully it was a nice first viewing for him."

While Werner and Hakim Ziyech have already been brought in, one player leaving Chelsea is Pedro, who came on as a late substitute for what Lampard confirmed will be his final appearance for the club.

"Pedro has played his last game for the club, but what he has done for this club has been very special, he has been serenaded in the dressing room," Lampard added.

Harry Maguire vowed reaching the Champions League was only the start for this Manchester United team as the captain said standards must continue to rise.

A 2-0 win at Leicester City, Maguire's former club, on the final day of the Premier League season meant Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team finished in third position.

That had seemed a highly unlikely prospect at the start of the year, but the signing of Bruno Fernandes from Sporting CP in January transformed United's season.

Maguire pointed to that as a big factor in United's improvement, as he celebrated victory at the King Power Stadium.

"As a club we expect to be in the Champions League but the last few years have been tough," Maguire told Sky Sports.

"At the start of the season, the majority of people probably didn't expect us to be in the top four at the end of the season. We always had great faith in ourselves."

He added: "Next season we've got to keep improving."

Maguire said United had been "far too inconsistent, dropping silly points" early in the campaign.

"Performances weren't good enough in parts of the games and we were getting punished," said the England defender. "We've been a lot better of late and to come from the position we were in shows the great character that we've got in this group."

Maguire was asked what had changed about United, allowing them to surge up the table.

"It's hard to say. Obviously bringing Bruno in in January has made a big difference. He put us 1-0 up today," Maguire said.

Fernandes slotted a penalty home in the 71st minute, with Jesse Lingard sealing the points in stoppage time.

"Big players turn up in big moments," Maguire said. "It was a nervy, edgy game but we deserved the three points."

Leicester sat third when the Premier League resumed after its three-month suspension, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.

They fell away badly and finished fifth, and Maguire had sympathy for his old club, now led by Brendan Rodgers.

"To finish fifth in the Premier League for this club is a huge achievement – a great set of players and a great manager," Maguire said. "I'm sure they'll have a bright future."

Chelsea secured their place in the Champions League in convincing fashion as Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud sealed a 2-0 win over Wolves on the final day of the Premier League season.

With top-four rivals Manchester United and Leicester City facing each other on Sunday, Frank Lampard's side needed no more than a point at Stamford Bridge to guarantee their spot in next season's Champions League.

And despite a sluggish start, Chelsea turned on the style in first-half stoppage time, with Mount's stunning free-kick opening the scoring before Giroud doubled their tally moments later.

Europa League hopefuls Wolves toiled in the second half, but the visitors offered little threat as their 41-year wait for a top-flight win at Stamford Bridge rolled on.

After 45 minutes largely devoid of action, Chelsea sparked into life in stoppage time – Mount curling a sensational free-kick into the left corner to break the deadlock.

Chelsea had their second three minutes later, Christian Pulisic and Mount combining to play in Giroud, who rounded Rui Patricio and shrugged off Conor Coady before hooking into an empty net.

Nuno Espirito Santo turned to substitute Adama Traore at the start of the second half, yet Chelsea remained in comfortable control.

Diogo Jota brought a save out of Willy Cabellero just prior to the hour, but Chelsea were hardly troubled as they held firm to finish in fourth place – with United's victory over Leicester meaning Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side took third.

 

What does it mean? Wolves now want a Chelsea favour

With Tottenham drawing at Crystal Palace, it is Jose Mourinho's side who take sixth place. It means Wolves, in seventh, either need to win the Europa League this season to qualify for the Champions League next term, or they must rely on a favour from Chelsea in the FA Cup final.

Should the Blues beat Arsenal at Wembley, Wolves will qualify for the Europa League.

Mount makes his mark

It has been an impressive campaign for Mount and the England international capped it off with an exquisite strike, before turning provider for Giroud's eighth league goal of the season.

Kepa's Chelsea future up in the air

Former Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa has endured a difficult season at Stamford Bridge, and Lampard went with Willy Caballero for Sunday's clash, perhaps indicating Chelsea will be looking for a new number one in the close season.

What's next?

Chelsea take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final next week, while Wolves face Olympiacos in the Europa League on August 6 – the first leg of that tie finished 1-1 back in March.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu admits it is a mystery to him what Lionel Messi and Quique Setien said to each other in their training-ground huddle.

Coach Setien has come under pressure after Barcelona's form fell away during the closing weeks of the season, allowing Real Madrid to clinch a 34th LaLiga title.

Should Barcelona also fall short of expectations in the Champions League, when that competitions resumes in August, the finger of blame is again likely to point to the former Real Betis boss.

Xavi, currently in charge of Qatari club Al Sadd, is seen as the likely next head coach at Camp Nou, and Bartomeu does not hide the fact he remains close to the 40-year-old former Barcelona midfielder.

For now Setien is the man in position, and his long conversation with Messi ahead of last Sunday's 5-0 win at Deportivo Alaves has been hailed as the moment that helped to ease tension in the ranks.

Bartomeu was not privy to the discussion, and when asked whether there were problems between star man Messi and his coach, the president said: "That should be asked of them.

"They held the meeting in the training camp in full view but neither Setien nor Messi have explained the content of the talk to me and it was private to them."

The demolition of Alaves suggested the talks had the desired effect, and Bartomeu said: "It is great. Coaches must communicate with their players, exchange opinions and reflections and this unites the squad. In addition, Messi is the captain and represents the entire squad."

Asked in an interview with Mundo Deportivo whether Xavi had been ruled out as a coaching option for next season, Bartomeu gave Setien his backing for now.

"I have an excellent relationship with Xavi and we talk with him about many topics," Bartomeu said. "But next year Quique Setien has a contract and he is the one we have hired. I trust him and his team.

"He is very clear about the game model and the style of Barca. He is a veteran with experience and good psychology and the fact that they have self-criticised reaffirms what I think of him, that he can win the Champions League and move forward next season."

Anything less than the European trophy might be considered another failure and Barcelona can ill afford to go through a sustained rocky spell at a time when they have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

Bartomeu suggested Barcelona have been Europe's worst-affected club, saying they expect to take a 30 per cent hit on previously anticipated income of 1.1billion euros.

"The pandemic affects the big European clubs and Barca, which is the European club that makes the most money, is the one that is most affected," Bartomeu said.

He sees no imminent end in sight to the financial impact, saying: "This pandemic will have effects for two or three seasons. Let no one think that the next campaign will be fixed.

"The great financial gurus talk about four years, but I think football will go faster."

Benjamin Pavard has suffered a metatarsal ligament injury and is out "for the foreseeable future," Bayern Munich have announced.

The defender was forced out of a team training session on Sunday and will now almost certainly miss the club's Champions League last-16 game against Chelsea on August 8.

Bayern hold a 3-0 lead going into the second leg of that tie but Pavard's likely absence is a blow for Hansi Flick's men, who harbour hopes of winning the competition after finishing their Bundesliga campaign in fine form.

Reports in Germany indicate Pavard sustained the foot issue when he attempted to block a cross during a practice game.

"Bayern will have to manage without Benjamin Pavard for the foreseeable future," read a club statement.

"The German record champions' right-back was forced to abandon team training on Sunday morning with an injury.

"A thorough examination by the Bayern medical unit revealed a ligament injury to the left tarsal."

Pavard's absence means Flick will have to change the back four that helped secure victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB-Pokal final earlier this month.

The head coach will have the chance to his assess his options - including the fit-again Niklas Sule - in Friday's friendly against Marseille at the FC Bayern Campus.

Hansi Flick hopes Bayern Munich benefit from a little luck as they aim to put the cherry on top of an excellent season by winning the Champions League.

Bayern excelled after the coronavirus-enforced break in the season, turning a potential title battle with Borussia Dortmund into a procession before lifting the DFB-Pokal to complete a domestic double.

After enjoying a short break, their focus switches to Europe. They have a last-16 tie with Chelsea to complete, having won the first leg 3-0 at Stamford Bridge in February.

The German side are not only expected to progress at the expense of the Blues but also challenge for the trophy when the knockout stages continue in Portugal, even if the draw has not been kind.

Flick is unwilling to get too carried away, though.

"We did what we had to do in winning the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal," the Bayern boss told the media on Sunday.

"We achieved what is expected of us every year. Now it's about winning the cherry, the icing on the cake, winning what's special.

"But I don't want to look too far ahead. If you look at the path ahead of us, it's not going to be easy to get to the final, even if we get past Chelsea.

"You need to be ready and absolutely 100 per cent alert when these tournaments start – that's what we expect from our players. We expect absolute quality, absolute concentration and absolute intensity – and maybe a little bit of luck.

"What's important for me is that people realise that I'm very optimistic. I look at Bayern, this team and this squad of players, in a very positive way. It's a real joy for the coaches who work here.

"I'm absolutely thrilled with my team, with the atmosphere in the locker room and the coaching team. Everyone is desperate and determined to win. 

"We know that you need a bit of luck, but we want to do everything we can to be prepared."

Bayern will face the winner of the incomplete tie between Barcelona and Napoli in the last eight, while Real Madrid, Manchester City or Juventus are potential opponents in the semi-finals.

Yet Flick's primary focus is Chelsea, who have impressed him recently with their performances in the Premier League.

"We have to walk through the quarter-final door now, make sure we win that home game against Chelsea, or at least make it through to the next round," he said. 

"We need to try to win to gain more confidence, then go to where we all want to go – Lisbon and this Champions League tournament.

"But first we have this Chelsea obstacle, they’ve been playing a very impressive style in the last few weeks and it’s going to be important to be concentrated, focused and approach the game that way."

Bayern Munich are awaiting updates after Benjamin Pavard suffered an injury two weeks out from the Champions League last-16 second leg against Chelsea.

Pavard reportedly injured his ankle in a training game on Sunday and had to cut the session short to receive treatment.

The scare comes as Bayern step up preparations for their August 8 clash with Frank Lampard's side in Munich, where they will look to defend a 3-0 lead from the first game.

"Benjamin Pavard sustained an injury," head coach Hansi Flick confirmed in a media conference after training on Sunday.

"We are not quite sure exactly what happened, we will have to wait for the diagnosis now. We're not quite sure how long he will be missing, or if he will be missing. We will have to wait and see."

There was better news for Niklas Sule, who continues to work his way back from a serious knee injury.

The centre-back has not played since rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in October, although he did make the bench for the DFP-Pokal final win over Bayer Leverkusen this month.

Sule, 24, put in extra training time while his team-mates took a break after that match and the Germany international could get the chance to prove his fitness in a friendly against Marseille on Friday.

"I'm very happy with him, with the way he's training and the intensity he's training with," Flick said.

"I assume he's at 100 per cent, we've been working on that. During the holiday, he stayed here and worked with our staff, so he is on track.

"He's missing match practice, but we possibly have the opportunity for him to play against Marseille. We shall see what happens."

New signings Leroy Sane and Tanguy Kouassi are ineligible to face Chelsea and will not be used in the Marseille match, but Flick has been happy with how the pair have adapted to their surroundings.

"All of the new players have integrated well," he said. "For them, it's a new environment so they might need a little time, but I'm very happy with how things are going.

"With Kouassi, we all know that he's an outstanding football player and that we will greatly benefit from him.

"We know in the last few months he's had a couple of injury problems, so we are all hoping that, following this recent injury, he can train pain-free, possibly play. We will have to see what happens in the next couple of days and see what happens.

"I can only confirm that the new signings will not play against Marseille or in the Champions League."

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted it will not be the "end of the journey" regardless of the result against Leicester City as he looks beyond the Premier League's top four.

Champions League qualification is on the line, with third-placed United above Chelsea on goal difference and a point clear of Leicester ahead of their final-day trip to the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

With United eyeing a return to the Champions League, Solskjaer said sealing a spot in Europe's premier club competition would be a step towards chasing down Premier League holders Liverpool and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

"We've not ended up anywhere yet," Solskjaer, whose United have not won the Premier League since Alex Ferguson's final season in 2012-13, said. "If we get a result against Leicester I think people will say we've not had a bad journey this season.

"But whatever happens, it won't be the end of the journey because we've still got some catching up to do on the two teams ahead of us."

Solskjaer said: "If you want to be part of Manchester United you have to get used to pressure in the final match of the season.

"It's nothing new, it's what this club has been built on. We have given ourselves a fantastic chance to end the season on a high, and now it's up to us to take it."

"It's not the most important game of the season, it's just the next game, and you can ask anyone in football, the next game is always the most important," he continued.

"The result won't define our season because we've already had many defining moments this season. Bruno Fernandes coming in made a massive difference, and I think our overall fitness and mental robustness is so much better now than it was last season."

Pep Guardiola does not believe Manchester City need to reflect on previous Champions League exits or their failed Premier League title defence as they prepare for Real Madrid.

City are aiming to triumph in Europe's elite club competition for the first time in 2019-20 but must first get past Madrid, the 13-time winners, who they lead 2-1 after their last-16 first leg.

Recent seasons have seen Guardiola's side thrashed by Liverpool and lose agonisingly to Tottenham in the knockout stages, despite dominating the Premier League.

This term, however, Liverpool streaked clear in the league, leaving City to reflect on an underwhelming domestic campaign in which they also ceded their FA Cup title.

It was put to Guardiola that his team would not be short of motivating factors as they look to finally deliver the European crown, but the Catalan manager insists such contemplation is unnecessary.

"What I want is to do a good game," Guardiola said. "It's absolutely a final. For us, for Madrid, it's a final.

"The plan will be to avoid making mistakes and to play a football game like we [can].

"I think what happened in the past is not going to make you play better. What happened in the past is the past. Sometimes it is what it is. Accept it.

"It's life. It's not perfect, it doesn't work perfect for all of us, in our private lives, in our professional lives either.

"The motivation is to go through, to prove to ourselves we can do a good game and beat Real Madrid. That is the only thing you are able to do.

"What happened in the past will not give you an advantage or something special for the future, for the game against Real Madrid.

"It's only if we play a good game in all departments, with all the issues we have to work on in these two weeks, that is going to give the opportunity to win the game and go through."

Asked if his players have the required hunger, Pep replied with a laugh: "If they don't have it, we will have a problem. We will not go through.

"This game is about the desire. It's Real Madrid. We know the quality they have in all departments. The players know the European leagues, they know.

"They were sitting there watching the last finals of the Champions League when Madrid was there. They know it. It's not necessary to tell them something special.

"We are going to talk a little bit about what we are going to do in this game. It's nothing special from what we've done this season. The tactics are not going to win this game, the tactics or something special.

"It's the energy that we have inside all of us, the club, all of us. That will give us more opportunity to go through - nothing more than this.

"I think with this kind of game, the special games, you know the desire of every single player to try to win."

Juventus' form has tailed off with the Serie A title in sight, but Maurizio Sarri has been encouraged by their mentality in dropping points compared to previous slip-ups.

The Bianconeri will claim a ninth straight Scudetto if they beat Sampdoria on Sunday, yet Sarri's side let a similar opportunity pass them by against Udinese in midweek.

A late defeat meant Juve have won just one of their past five matches, also losing to Milan while drawing with Atalanta and Sassuolo.

However, Sarri suggests the team have made errors in recent weeks due to their efforts to keep attacking - despite fatigue amid a packed schedule.

Prior losses had seen the head coach criticise a passive approach, but he feels that is not now the case.

"The physical aspect is the same for everyone," Sarri told a pre-match news conference. "The symptoms of physical and mental fatigue are present in all the teams.

"Emptying your head and then immediately getting ready for the next game in a few days is not so automatic and simple.

"We have lost organisation but, if you want, this is also a positive sign. We have lost organisation because of the desire to always attack forward even if there is no possibility of doing so.

"It is a mistake that has made us lose our distances. But unlike other times when we have been in difficulty because of being passive, this time we have gone too far.

"I like this - not losing organisation but that mentality. An error like this is more easily attributed to being normal than another error."

Sarri urged his team to continue to "play with combativeness" against Sampdoria, while he added there is no concern Juve's focus could slip further with their Champions League last-16 second leg against Lyon on the horizon.

In fact, the coach claimed a busy domestic fixture list has prevented him from making any plans for their European tie.

"We are not doing any preparation because we are playing every 72 hours so it is impossible to do any kind of work," he explained.

"I think we will prepare for tomorrow's game in 30 to 40 minutes tomorrow morning because even today there will be some players who will need a few hours of recovery.

"Right now there is no one who is working physically except players who were out for a few days and can go and do special jobs.

"I don't think about the Champions League and I don't want to think about it. It is a fascinating competition but a team evaluates itself on the league. It is the most indicative competition because it lasts 10 months, this year 12.

"There are two weeks to the Champions League game so we now have seven or eight days to devote only and exclusively to the league without any second thought."

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Kylian Mbappe has suffered a "serious" sprain to his right ankle. 

The forward was hurt by a strong challenge from Loic Perrin, who was sent off, in PSG's 1-0 victory over Saint-Etienne in Friday's Coupe de France final. 

The France star was seen on crutches while celebrating the win with his team-mates and underwent tests on Saturday. 

PSG announced in a statement that he has a "serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment. To be re-evaluated in 72 hours with clinical and ankle imaging analysis". 

Mbappe is likely to be a doubt for PSG's Champions League quarter-final clash with Atalanta, which takes place in Lisbon on August 12. 

He is also expected to miss the rearranged Coupe de la Ligue final against Lyon on July 31. 

Earlier on Saturday, Mbappe posted on Twitter: "Waking up as a winner, there's no better feeling possible. Thank you all for your messages, I'm deeply touched. Kisses to all and have a good weekend." 

PSG also confirmed Thilo Kehrer will be out of action for four to five days after sustaining bruising to his right hip bone. 

However, Abdou Diallo and Juan Bernat are set to resume full training on Monday. 

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini bemoaned Kylian Mbappe's injury as he claimed he hopes to face a fully fit Paris Saint-Germain side when his team take on the Ligue 1 club in the Champions League.

While Atalanta's Serie A title hopes were all but extinguished by a 1-1 draw against Milan at San Siro on Friday, PSG returned to competitive action for the first time since March with a 1-0 triumph over Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final. 

Their victory came at a cost, however, with star forward Mbappe going off injured following a robust challenge from Loic Perrin in the 31st minute.

Mbappe later returned to the bench on crutches with one leg in a brace, and seems a major doubt for PSG's Champions League clash with Atalanta in Portugal next month.

However, when informed of Mbappe's injury, Gasperini lamented the fact PSG may be without one of their best players.

"I'm sorry for him, I didn't know," Gasperini told Sky Italia. "Mbappe is a great guy, I hope it's not serious.

"We don't want to win due to the misfortunes of others.

"In fact, if you win against these types of players, your result means even more."

Atalanta's draw leaves them five points shy of Serie A leaders Juventus, with Maurizio Sarri's side able to clinch their ninth successive Scudetto with a win over Sampdoria on Sunday, though a point would be enough if both Inter and Lazio fail to win their matches.

Gasperini, though, decided to take a positive approach.

"This was an important game for the run-in, it's not easy to play Milan these days," he added. 

"We conceded in the first few minutes, then we regained balance and had a good game. I would say it's an excellent point."

Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring in the 14th minute, with Ruslan Malinovskiy missing a penalty for Atalanta before Duvan Zapata drew them level.

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