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Inter and Atalanta share spoils in San Siro thriller | Football News

  • The outcome leaves Inter in third place on 14 factors, three forward of Atalanta in fifth however two behind league chief AC Milan, who beat Spezia 2-1 earlier on Saturday.

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PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2021 02:40 PM IST

Inter Milan maintained their unbeaten file in Serie A with an entertaining 2-2 draw towards Atalanta on Saturday that featured late drama because the champion missed a penalty and the customer had a match-winning objective dominated out. A elegant Lautaro Martinez volley put Inter in entrance after 5 minutes however Atalanta turned the sport on its head earlier than the break with objectives from Ruslan Malinovskyi and Rafael Toloi.

Edin Dzeko pulled the hosts degree after 71 minutes, earlier than Federico Dimarco’s penalty got here off the bar with 4 minutes remaining and Roberto Piccoli’s last-minute strike was disallowed as a result of the ball went out of play in the build-up.

It was a breathless end to an end-to-end recreation that featured 40 photographs on objective, probably the most in a Serie A recreation thus far this season, and the draw noticed Inter’s run of 18 consecutive house league wins come to an finish.

The outcome leaves Inter in third place on 14 factors, three forward of Atalanta in fifth however two behind league chief AC Milan, who beat Spezia 2-1 earlier on Saturday. The two sides got here into the sport in contrasting kind in entrance of objective, as Inter scored 18 objectives in its opening 5 league video games and Gian Piero Gasperini’s often free-flowing aspect mustered solely six.

But each side have been decided to assault from the beginning and Martinez fired a volley into the roof of the web early on from an inch-perfect Nicolo Barella cross. Atalanta responded effectively and quickly took management of the sport as Malinovskyi blasted an unstoppable shot into the far nook from the sting of the field on the half-hour mark.

Eight minutes later, one other trademark long-range effort from the Ukrainian was parried by Samir Handanovic however Toloi was readily available to fireplace in the rebound. The recreation didn’t decelerate after the break when a Malinovskyi free kick thumped the foot of the publish and Juan Musso was alert to tip a Matias Vecino header over the bar.

Inter wrestled again management and made the breakthrough when Musso saved a Dimarco shot however Dzeko tapped in the rebound, the Bosnian’s fifth league objective of the season. The host had an excellent likelihood to win it late on when Merih Demiral dealt with in the field to concede a penalty however Dimarco’s spot kick thumped the highest of the bar.

Atalanta thought it had received the sport when Handanovic did not hold out Piccoli’s central shot however the ball had gone out of play earlier in the transfer and the objective was chalked off.

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