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89'
R. Malinovskyi
Yellow Card
88'
L. Muriel
Penalty Miss
88'
S. Handanovič
Penalty Save
75'
R. Gosens
Goal
1 - 1
4'
L. Martínez
R. Lukaku
1 - 0

Match Stats

Possession
36% 63%
4
7
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 5 6
Total Passes 390 678
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Juventus JUV Juventus 38 26 5 7 76 43 +33 83 L L W L W
2 Internazionale INT Internazionale 38 24 10 4 81 36 +45 82 W W W D D
3 Atalanta ATA Atalanta 38 23 9 6 98 48 +50 78 L W D W D
4 Lazio LAZ Lazio 38 24 6 8 79 42 +37 78 L W W W L
5 Roma ROM Roma 38 21 7 10 77 51 +26 70 W W W W D
6 Milan MIL Milan 38 19 9 10 63 46 +17 66 W W D W W
7 Napoli NAP Napoli 38 18 8 12 61 50 +11 62 W L W L W
8 Sassuolo SAS Sassuolo 38 14 9 15 69 63 +6 51 L W L L D
9 Hellas Verona VER Hellas Verona 38 12 13 13 47 51 -4 49 L W L D D
10 Fiorentina FIO Fiorentina 38 12 13 13 51 48 +3 49 W W L D W
11 Parma PAR Parma 38 14 7 17 56 57 -1 49 W L W W L
12 Bologna BOL Bologna 38 12 11 15 52 65 -13 47 D L W L L
13 Udinese UDI Udinese 38 12 9 17 37 51 -14 45 W L W W L
14 Cagliari CAG Cagliari 38 11 12 15 52 56 -4 45 L W L L D
15 Sampdoria SAM Sampdoria 38 12 6 20 48 65 -17 42 D L L L W
16 Torino TOR Torino 38 11 7 20 46 68 -22 40 D L D D L
17 Genoa GEN Genoa 38 10 9 19 47 73 -26 39 W L L W W
18 Lecce LEC Lecce 38 9 8 21 52 85 -33 35 L W L W L
19 Brescia BRE Brescia 38 6 7 25 35 79 -44 25 D L L L W
20 SPAL SPA SPAL 38 5 5 28 27 77 -50 20 L L D L L

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UEFA Europa League
UEFA Europa League Qualifiers
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Commentary

That's all for now though, goodbye!
The result means that Inter establish a one point lead over Juventus at the top of Serie A, but with the Turin club in action tomorrow they'll be fearing that they''ll drop down to second by the next time they play. Atalanta remain fifth in the table, but they'll be buoyed by an excellent performance away at a title challenger. 
Inter escape with a 1-1 draw following late heroics from Handanovic! The game started brilliantly for the hosts as they immediately took the lead through Martinez's powerful finish, however, from that moment they struggled to contain an adventurous Atalanta side. The away side controlled the game throughout and could have equalised in the first half when Toloi poked wide from close range. Nevertheless, they had to remain patient against a resilient Inter defence, but eventually they secured a deserved equaliser when Gosens turned in a deflected Ilicic cross at the back post. From there, the away side will be incredibly frustrated that they couldn't go on to find a winner. Inter struggled to raise their tempo after the goal and with minutes to go Bastoni bundled Malinovskiy over in the penalty area to give Atalanta a chance to secure a signature win. Muriel stepped up and hit a strong penalty, but Handanovic rose to the occasion and pushed the spot-kick wide to save Inter and enable the hosts to cling onto a 1-1 draw.   
90' + 4' FULL TIME: Inter 1-1 Atalanta
90' + 2' Valero wriggles into the box and it looks as though a promising opportunity is opening up, but the midfielder wastefully drags a shot wide from 18 yards with other options available.   
T. Castagne
R. Gosens
90' + 1' Gosens is replaced by Castagne as Atalanta continue to look for a winner.  
R. Malinovskyi
Yellow Card
89' Malinovskiy is booked for a late challenge on Brozovic as the game heats up after the penalty miss!
L. Muriel
Penalty Miss
88' It wasn't a poor penalty from Muriel, but instead, he was stopped by an inspirational piece of goalkeeping from Handanovic to keep his side in the game! 
S. Handanovič
Penalty Save
88' Handanovic saves the penalty! Muriel steps up confidently and hits a firm shot towards the bottom left corner, but Handanovic does brilliantly to spring to his right and push the spot-kick away from harm! 
88' Penalty to Atalanta! Malinovskiy attempts to receive a pass on his chest inside the box, before Bastoni clumsily barges into him from behind, prompting the referee to immediately point to the spot! 
87' Brozovic inventively scoops the ball over Palomino before firing a powerful volley straight at Gollini from 20 yards.
86' Gomez thrashes a tremendous volley against the bar from just inside the box, but - with the linesman's flag up for offside - it wouldn't have counted anyway.   
84' Muriel leathers the resulting set-piece at the wall and away for a corner that Inter repel equally firmly.   
D. Godín
Yellow Card
83' Godin is booked for hauling Gomez down in a dangerous position just outside the box.
82' Inter are looking more positive now and they're trying to push more men forward again, but they're finding it difficult to play with any fluency in attack after spending so long defending.   
M. Politano
L. Martínez
80' Martinez looked increasingly tired in this second period and he's now been replaced by Politano. 
79' Ilicic dinks in another threatening cross and this time Muriel meets it, but his header is comfortable for Handanovic who gathers it before attempting to play out from the back. 
77' Well, Inter do prefer to play on the counter-attack, but they've seemingly been too defensive in this game. They've allowed Atalanta to dominate the second half and now that their lead has finally been erased by Gosens, they only have just over ten minutes to claim the three points!
R. Gosens
Goal
75' ATALANTA EQUALISE! 1-1! That had been coming, but eventually, the goal arrives in scruffy fashion. Ililic teases Bastoni on the right flank before clipping in a cross that takes two heavy deflections, causing it to drift to the back post where an unmarked Gosens nudges a faint volley into the bottom corner past a helpless Handanovic!
75' Malinovskiy lets fly from distance again, but this effort is much worse than the first and it sails comfortably over Handanovic and out for a goal kick.     
73' Atalanta push forward with more urgency this time and a rapid move allows Muriel to skip past Godin on his way to the byline, but his eventual cross is hacked clear by Bastoni.   
Borja Valero
S. Sensi
71' Sensi is replaced by Valero as Inter look for an injection of energy in midfield. 
L. Muriel
M. Pašalić
70' Atalanta throw a striker on for a midfielder as Pasalic is replaced by Muriel.
68' Martinez races away on the counter-attack before Palomino brilliantly steps in and dispossesses the striker. Atalanta quickly work it forward after winning it back and another attack culminates with de Roon knocking a cross down for Gosens who lashes a wild volley well over the bar.  
66' Atalanta work the resulting set-piece short and eventually manage to deliver a cross into the box, but Palomino can only glance his header harmlessly wide at the back post.   
S. Sensi
Yellow Card
65' Sensi is booked for a heavy challenge on Gomez as Atalanta pour forward once more.   
63' Despite the scoreline, Atalanta have - for the most part - controlled this game: they've had 63% possession and have produced five shots inside the box compared to Inter's two. Nevertheless, Inter look content to sit on their lead and try and pick the away side off on the break as they become increasingly desperate for a leveling goal.   
61' Inter make a rare foray forward as Sensi tries an elaborate dink in search of the run of Lukaku, but Palomino manages to read the pass and nod the danger away. 
59' Malinovskiy picks up possession on the right-wing, before darting inside past Biraghi and clipping a cross to the back post where Toloi can't quite rise high enough to make any contact. 
57' Atalanta are beginning to build a spell of pressure, as they force another corner that Godin manages to head away under pressure from Toloi.  
55' Malinovskiy hits the post seconds after coming on! Gomez has a throughball to Ilicic blocked, but the loose ball trickles towards Malinovskiy who whips a first time effort at goal from 25 yards that crashes against the outside of the post and away for a goal kick! What an entrance that would have been!
R. Malinovskyi
D. Zapata
53' Zapata makes way with Malinovskiy coming on as Atalanta continue to search for an equaliser.   
52' Gosens hits in a cross that deflects off Candreva and into the path of Toloi, who can only blaze a half-volley comfortably over the bar from inside the box.  
50' Atalanta once again, begin to settle into a pattern of patient passing to try and engineer the best possible shooting chance. However, their latest attack ends as Gomez trips Sensi off the ball allowing Inter to rebuild with a free-kick.  
48' If Atalanta are to find a way back into this game, Gomez will most likely be at the heart of it. Their captain is enjoying a superb campaign and he already has six league goals - his most in a single first half of a Serie A season.  
47' Lukaku battles his way past Toloi before clipping a cross from the byline that agonisingly drifts over Martinez and away for a throw-in.  
46' Atalanta get the second 45 underway.
Atalanta will be looking to continue their fine end to the half and eventually find an equaliser, but they'll have to be incredibly wary of the threat Inter pose on the counter-attack when they consider throwing more men forward in the second period.
Inter take a narrow 1-0 lead into the break after an entertaining first 45 minutes. The hosts started with the intent and belief of a side defending first position in the league and quickly made their pressure account when Martinez lashed home following smart interplay with Lukaku. In fact, they could have extended this lead further but for last-ditch defending to thwart a delicate Martinez chip. However, Atalanta composed themselves and had chances to equalise later on in the half. Zapata provided a constant outlet during this spell of pressure, but it was the defender, Toloi, who had the best chance to equalise: he was first to pounce when Handanovic spilled a header late on, but he could only poke wide as the away side pleaded for a penalty. 
45' + 1' HALF TIME: Inter 1-0 Atalanta
44' Lukaku and Sensi play a neat one-two 20 yards from goal, but the latter can only scuff his shot well wide.
J. Palomino
Yellow Card
42' Palomino recklessly throws himself into a challenge with Candreva and earns himself a yellow card.
40' Toloi and his teammates complain furiously that the defender was pushed as he attempted to slot home the equaliser there, but the referee remains unmoved.
39' Inter survive a goalmouth scramble! Gomez whips in a free-kick into the six-yard box, where Toloi rises highest to power a header at goal that Handanovic spills straight back to Toloi who - under immense pressure from behind - manages to poke a desperate effort wide from close range! That could have easily been a penalty!
37' Brozovic looks for the run of Lukaku down the left flank, but this time, Palomino manages to muscle the striker away from the ball before clearing it away from harm.   
35' Zapata receives it on the edge of the box, before laying it off to Gomez who hits a crisp effort well wide from 25 yards.   
33' Bastoni confidently steps out of the back three before picking out the run of Candreva who cuts a cross back to Godin 25 yards from goal, where the defender rifles a low shot well wide.   
31' Candreva sets up Sensi for a speculative shot from 25 yards that goes across goal and screws well wide.    
29' Lukaku quickly turns Palomino near the centre-circle before quickly hitting a throughball towards Martinez, but Djimsiti expertly anticipates the danger and steps in to intercept and clear.   
27' Gomez scuttles past Biraghi before drilling in a low cross that de Vrij does well to hack away from harm.  
26' Lukaku pushes forward again before curling an effort from 25 yards that goes straight at a grateful Gollini.
M. de Roon
Yellow Card
24' De Roon is shown a yellow card for a cynical foul on the halfway line. 
22' Martinez has one cleared off the line! Inter win possession high up the pitch through Lukaku, who slips Martinez through on goal where he approaches the Gollini from a tight angle before attempting to clip an effort over him! Despite the shot drifting over the goalkeeper, Djimsiti manages to recover and nod it off the line at the last moment! 
20' Atalanta continue to carefully retain possession as they try and stifle this rampant Inter attack by denying them opportunities on the ball.  
18' So far, this has been the thrilling, attacking game that the two sides' form suggested before kick-off. Atalanta have - for the most part - dominated possession as they attempt to patiently craft shooting chances, while Inter are flying forward on the counter-attack at every opportunity.
16' Gomez clips a dangerous free-kick into the penalty area that Pasalic nods across goal towards Zapata who can only muster a tame header straight at Handanovic.  
14' Well, this has been an ideal start for Inter as they look to build their lead at the top of Serie A against a formidable opponent. What's more, in recent times Atalanta have been a tricky fixture for them too: Inter are winless in their last three meetings against the away side.  
12' Lukaku and Martinez break rapidly again, but this time Martinez elects to drive towards goal alone and Djimsiti manages to dispossess the attacker.  
10' Atalanta almost equalise! Now it's the away side's turn to highlight their threat going forward! Ilicic finds a pocket of space 25 yards from goal that he uses to thread a pass through to the onrushing Pasalic, who takes a touch before curling an effort just wide from the edge of the area.   
H. Hateboer
Yellow Card
8' Hateboer is booked for an aggressive, late challenge on Biraghi.
6' Lukaku almost bustles past Palomino on the edge of the area but the Atalanta defence just about manages to fend off the danger.   
R. Lukaku
Assist
4' Lukaku and Martinez have struck up a beautiful partnership up top this season and they demonstrate this once again as a quick interchange culminates with Lukaku setting Martinez up for the opener!
L. Martínez
Goal
4' INTER OPEN THE SCORING! 1-0! Lukaku and Martinez play a smart one-two on the edge of the area, before Martinez jinks past Toloi which puts him clean through on goal where he simply lashes a shot straight through the despairing Gollini and into the back of the net! 
3' That was close to being a terrible start for Atalanta and they've responded by patiently passing it around in non-threatening areas to try to settle the game down. 
2' Inter almost take the lead immediately! Straight from kick off Inter carefully work the ball into Lukaku, who shimmies past a crowd of bodies before drilling a low shot from 20 yards that clips the outside of the post before going out for a goal kick!   
1' Inter get the first half underway.
The players are emerging from the tunnel and kick off is just seconds away!
The dangers facing Inter today are underlined by the away side’s historic threat going forward. Atalanta have scored 48 goals in their opening 18 Serie A games this season: the previous team to have scored at least 48 goals at this stage of the competition were Fiorentina in 1958/59. With a goal in this game, the Bergamaschi would establish the record of goals scored in the opening 19 Serie A games of a campaign in the last 60 years.
Despite their sensational thrashing of Parma earlier in the week, Atalanta make three changes. Sportiello is replaced by Gollini in goal, while Pasalic replaces Freuler in midfield and Zapata returns up top ahead of Muriel.
Inter make two changes from the side that defeated Napoli last time out: Vecino drops out of the midfield with Sensi coming in, while Skriniar doesn't make the squad - he's replaced in the starting lineup by Godin.
SUBS: Marco Sportiello, Remo Freuler, Jacopo Da Riva, Francesco Rossi, Andrea Masiello, Ruslan Malinovskiy, Luis Muriel, Roberto Piccoli, Timothy Castagne, Amad Diallo Traore, Memeh Caleb Okoli.
ATALANTA (3-4-1-2): Pierluigi Gollini; Rafael Toloi, Jose Luis Palomino, Berat Djimsiti; Hans Hateboer, Marten de Roon, Mario Pasalic, Robin Gosens; Alejandro Gomez; Duvan Zapata, Josip Ilicic.
SUBS: Matteo Politano, Andrea Ranocchia, Federico Dimarco, Daniele Padelli, Valentino Lazaro, Borja Valero, Sebastiano Esposito, Alexis Sanchez, Tommaso Berni, Matias Vecino, Lorenzo Pirola, Lucien Agoume.
INTER (3-5-2): Samir Handanovic; Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij, Diego Godin; Antonio Candreva, Stefano Sensi, Marcelo Brozovic, Roberto Gagliardini, Cristiano Biraghi; Lauturo Martinez, Romelu Lukaku.
The away side can match Inter’s recent run of form with four wins from their last six – including back to back 5-0 triumphs in their previous two! They’ve vaulted to sixth in the table after these results and they’ll be looking to shock the hosts today and continue to push for another Champions League qualification spot at the end of the season.
Hello and welcome to live commentary of this Serie A fixture between Inter and Atalanta. The hosts enter this one in pole position in the table after pushing themselves above Juventus with a thrilling display of counter-attacking football in a 3-1 victory away at Napoli on Monday. It’s another difficult test of their title credentials today though, as they take on a similarly potent attacking force against Atalanta.