Inter fall short as Atalanta come from behind to secure point. #213

Inter Milan 1 Atalanta 1

San Siro
Milan Italy

After their win against Napoli last weekend Inter return home to take on a red hot Atalanta team. The last time these two sides faced each other they played to a 0-0 draw. Inter this season have been on fire this season despite being even on points with Juventus but based on goal difference Inter are top of the table. Proving that they are real contenders for the title this season. Atalanta as of recent seasons have been becoming a stronger side even entering European competitions. They used to be a side who finished middle of the table. Overall the results between these sides are 2-2-2 so this match can go either way. But Inter have the slight advantage because they’re at home and they have the better record. In this match Inter will need to keep an eye out for Zapata who is a strong goal chance creator and finisher if Inter don’t keep him isolated he will be a problem. Atalanta on the other hand have their hands full keeping the duo of Lukaku and Martinez in check. Inter will need to make sure to capitialize on their chances along with winning arieal duals which is a area they’ve improved on. Defensive wise they just need to keep Atalanta’s chances limited and block any attempts taken.

In this match Inter stuck with the 3-5-2 formation. In goal is none other than the captain himself Samir Handanovic. On the back three are the center backs of Bastoni on the left taking over for Skriniar who got suspended. Devrij and on the right Godin. On the wing back spots on the right is Biraghi and on the left is Candreva. On the the midfield are the returning Sensi who is getting his first start following an injury put him out for a few months. Brozovic and Gagliardini. On the forward positions are the duo of Lukaku and Martinez. This is a solid lineup but with a strong Atalanta side this match can go a variety of ways.

In the first half things started off with a bang as Martinez finds the net with a shot from the center of the box landing in the center of the goal. This gave the home side the early lead. Both sides created a ton of chances most coming from Atalanta who are hungry for a win. Defensive wise both sides made sure the other didn’t get any further goals. They maintained this momentum until the end of the half. The half ended with Inter up 1-0. The second half the momentum continued throughout the half with both teams fighting. Things were heading towards a Inter win but Atalanta weren’t going to be denied. In the seventy fifth minute Gosens lands a shot into the net from the center of the box. This made things all square as this match ended in a 1-1 draw. This was a sad result for Inter and with Juventus winning their match on Sunday means Inter are now two points back. The man of the match is Martinez who took multiple chances along with scoring Inter’s only goal of the match. Next week Inter take on Lecce who they beat at the start of the season this match should be an easy win. As always until the next one Forza Inter.

Top of the table

Juventus 15-3-1 48pts
Inter Milan 14-4-1 46pts
Lazio 13-3-2 42pts
Atalanta 10-5-4 35pts
Roma 10-5-4 35pts

Bottom of the table

Sampdoria 5-4-10 19pts
Lecce 3-6-10 15pts
Genoa 3-5-11 14pts
Brescia 4-2-13 14pts
SPAL 3-3-13 12pts

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