Soccer-Kessie fires Milan back into Champions League after long absence

Soccer Football - Serie A - Atalanta v AC Milan - Stadio Atleti Azzurri, Bergamo, Italy - May 23, 2021 AC Milan's Brahim Diaz in action with Atalanta's Berat Djimsiti REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo

(Reuters) -AC Milan secured a long-awaited return to the Champions League on Sunday as two Franck Kessie penalties earned a 2-0 win over Atalanta to seal a second-place finish on the final day of the Serie A season.

The victory saw Milan climb one point above the Bergamo club in the standings to 79 points behind champions Inter Milan.

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