Inter chased leader Napoli
Inter beat Atalanta 2-0 in the late 13th round of Serie A and came close to two points by leader Napoli. The “Nerazzurri” hits fell at the beginning of the second half when the high-scorer Captain Mauro Icardi scored twice.
Luciano Spaletli’s team continues to run without loss during the season, but in his last match before the break for national teams allowed 1: 1 against Turin.
The duel of the San Siro started at a good pace, and the positions alternated in front of both doors. The guests from Bergamo did not seem to be embarrassed and pressed the hosts seriously between the 6th and 8th minute. Inter replied with a counterattack that ended up centered on Borha Valero but did not follow anything serious as a danger. Atalanta continued to dictate the tempo, and Inter replied with quick shots.
Gradually, the hosts returned their ball possession and settled in half of Atalanta, subjecting Berisha’s door to the siege. In the 17th minute, however, the danger was ahead of Handanovic who managed to overtake the striker ball in white. Inter organized another attack, but Ivan Perisic failed to finish it with a blow to the door.
In the 25th minute, Inter Milan’s captain, Mauro Icardi, was defeated by Valero’s foot, the Argentine advancing in the penalty area but was blocked by two defenders of Atalanta and fired slightly in the goalie’s body. There was a new opportunity ahead of Atalanta’s door, but again the result was not found.
With the approach of the end of the half-time, the pace was falling, and the “Nerazzurri” claimed a penalty after Irvardi was drawn away from Candureva in front of the door. The Argentine showed he was shot down but the referee did not react.
After the break Inter played confidently and in the 51st minute, Icardi sent the ball into the net. Antonio Candreva centered on a direct free kick and the Argentinean head left Berisha no chance. The defeat came 10 minutes later when Icardi was again best placed in Atalanta’s field and raised the score to 2: 0. By the end of the match the pace fell and a new goal was not reached.
Inter – Atalanta 2-0
1: 0 – Ircards (51)
2: 0 – Irving (60)
Inter: Handanovich, D’Ambrosio, Skrinar, Miranda, Santon, Vesino, Galliarini, Candreva, Borha Valero, Perissic, Ircardi.
Atalanta: Berisha, Toloi, Palomino, Massiello, Hattaboer, De Roon, Kristante, Castanne, Ilicic, Kurtic, Gomes.