Atalanta hold Inter to give title hopefuls a boost

Atalanta provided Inter Milan’s Serie A title measures up to an increase on Sunday with a goalless draw which ends the champs’ eight-match winning run and provides air conditioner Milan the opportunity to declare leading area.

A keenly-fought contest in Bergamo ended up with a blank scoresheet regardless of each side producing a handful of golden scoring chances, with goalkeepers Juan Musso and Samir Handanovic standing out in between their particular sticks.

Simone Inzaghi’s Inter remain leading however Milan, who are 2 points behind their regional competitors in 2nd, can take the top with a win over Spezia at the San Siro on Monday night.

Atalanta remain 8 points back in 4th however can take substantial credit from their display screen with a host of crucial gamers not available hurt or with Covid-19 infections.

They are a point behind third-placed Napoli ahead of their match at Bologna on Monday intending to get some ground on Inter, who like Atalanta will have played a video game less come completion of this round of components.

Edin Dzeko nodded large the very first clear opportunity of the night with a quarter of an hour gone, and 10 minutes later on Musso kept ball games level with an impressive conserve from Alexis Sanchez’s close quarters effort.

It was Samir Handanovic’s rely on conserve his group 4 minutes after the break when he charged out to stop Matteo Pessina providing the hosts the lead from point-blank variety.

From that scare Inter then attempted to press on for the win, however Inzaghi might barely think his eyes when very first Giuseppe Pezzella stopped Matteo Darmian from scoring with a clearance at complete stretch, and after that Dzeko in some way headed over when Denzel Dumfries served him with a golden chance to open the scoring.

Handanovic once again kept ball games level with 10 minutes staying when he came down fantastically to conserve from Luis Muriel, who had actually switched on the turbo to break far from Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar.

And as soon as Mario Pasalic and Danilo D’Ambrosio both squandered excellent possibilities to nab the win for each side, an eventful match abated into a draw.

– Oliveira on target for Roma –

Previously Sergio Oliveira was definitive on his Roma launching after scoring the charge which provided his brand-new group a 1-0 win over having a hard time Cagliari.

Oliveira, who was signed on loan from Porto on Wednesday, rubbed house a 33rd minute spot-kick at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome after a handball by Dalbert was offered following a VAR check.

Roma entered into the match off the back of 2 humbling beats to air conditioner Milan and Juventus, and after losing crucial midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini in the pre-match warm-up they stopped working to ignite versus Cagliari.

The hosts entered excellent positions however fluffed last passes and surfaces, and Cagliari would have nabbed a point with 5 minutes staying had Rui Patricio not tipped Joao Pedro’s close-range effort onto the bar.

“We had complete control but the match could have finished four, 5-0 or 1-1,” stated Mourinho, who blasted his group’s mindset after the Juve defeat last weekend.

“Usually when you play like this you don’t feel any pressure but today I felt it right until the end of the match.”

Cagliari would have left the transfer zone had they made it 3 wins in a row, however are 2 points from security after another brand-new kid in Nani made an instant impression by establishing David Okereke’s leveller seconds after beginning in 17th-placed Venezia’s 1-1 house draw with Empoli.

“I was a bit worried because I haven’t had many training sessions with the team and right now I’m not at my best physically but when you want to do something good you can,” stated Nani to DAZN.

Empoli sit 11th, one point behind Verona who won an amusing early match at Sassuolo 4-2 thanks to Antonin Barak’s hat-trick.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.