ROME – A great Atalanta blocks Inter on the draw at San Siro and locks Roma in fourth place in the standings in the Champions area. Lazio beat Napoli by the measure and goes to minus three from Juventus and minus four from Inter in full race for the Scudetto. In a few hours, Juve will be on stage in Rome. In the event of a tie, the bianconeri would hook the nerazzurri to the top of the standings. If successful, the Sarri team would go to the solitary command of the ranking and conquer the title of winter champion.
Inter immediately took the lead against Atalanta, with Lautaro's net on Lukaku's assist, then he touched the doubling with the same Argentine with a lob that was rejected on the goal line by Palomino. At the end of the first half, the referee Rocchi denied a penalty to Atalanta for a net foul by Lautaro against Toloi. In the second half, Atalanta hit Ruslan Malinovsky with a pole and found the equalizer with a good split by Gosens, ahead of Candreva, on a cross by Ilicic. In the final, the referee awarded a penalty to the "Goddess" for a foul by Bastoni on Muriel but the Colombian was saved by Handanovic's conclusion.
Shortly before, Lazio had beaten Napoli winning their tenth consecutive victory (biancoceleste record). Gattuso's team had played a good game touching the goal in several circumstances with Insigne (miraculous saves by Strakosha), Zielinski (pole) and Llorente (header saved on the line by Lulic) but then Lazio won thanks to a duck of Ospina. The Colombian goalkeeper tried to dribble Immobile, he lost the ball and allowed the striker from Campania to score with an empty net.
Serie A, Inter-Atalanta 1-1, goals: Lautaro Martinez at 3 ', Gosens at 75'. Handanovic saved a penalty to Muriel in the 86th minute .
Inter challenged Atalanta with Handanovic; Godin, De Vrij, Bastoni; Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozovic, Sensi, Biraghi; L. Martinez and R. Lukaku. Gasperini replied to Conte with Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Pasalic, Gosens; Gomez; Ilicic and Zapata.
Inter immediately close to scoring with Lukaku. The Belgian center forward receives the ball on the edge of the Atalanta penalty area, passes Palomino and starts a left that hits the post to Gollini beaten. Inter lead 3 ', Lukaku brings Lautaro Martinez with a brilliant touch, the Argentine kicks with power in a winning way.
At 8 ', Pasalic went to the shot after a clear heel by Ilicic but his conclusion did not find the mirror of the door, Gomez should have served who was alone in front of Handanovic. At 22 ', Lautaro Martinez, assisted by Romelu Lukaku, passed Gollini with a delicious lob but his shot was rejected on the goal line by Palomino.
At 35 ', Papu Gomez went to Duvan Zapata's shot on the bank but was unable to find the door mirror. At 39 ', Handanovic made a miraculous parade on Toloi, on the rebound, the same Toloi tried the goal but was obstructed by an opponent and the game resumed with a corner kick despite the Gasperini boys clamoring the penalty kick. The first half ended on a zero result for Inter.
At 54 ', Ruslan Malinovs'kyj started a first intention left that was printed on the pole to Handanovic beaten. Atalanta draw at 75 ', Gosens anticipates Candreva and scores on the fly, in a split, on a cross by Ilicic. In the 85th minute, Gomez hit the crossbar with a great right footed shot but he was in an offside position.
In the 86th minute, the referee awarded a penalty to Atalanta for a push from Bastoni against Ruslan Malinovs'kyj. Samir Handanovic dismissed the Colombian's half-height conclusion. It's over, 1-1 in San Siro between Inter and Atalanta.
Serie A, Lazio-Napoli 1-0, goal: Ciro Immobile in the 82nd minute .
Lazio challenged Napoli with Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Caicedo and Immobile. Gattuso replied to Simone Inzaghi with Ospina; Hysaj, Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Mario Rui; Allan, Fabian Ruiz, Zielinski; Callejon, Milik and Insigne.
The first scoring opportunity was created by Napoli in the 7th minute. Hysaj crosses from the right and Milik's shot is shattered on Acerbi's body. At 10 ', Allan kicked with the right from outside the penalty area but did not find the mirror of the goal defended by Strakosha.
At 27 ', Insigne went close to the goal directly on a free kick, Strakosha rejected his goal in the corner. At 40 ', Milinkovic kicked from the inside of the Napoli penalty area, the ball overtook Ospina but was rejected on the goal line by Di Lorenzo. The first half between Lazio and Naples ended on the result of zero to zero.
At 65 ', Luis Alberto's cross shot from the left went out slightly. At 67 ', Napoli hit the post with Zielinski. His lap shot overtook Strakosha but ended his run on the wood.
Lazio took the lead in the 82nd thanks to a resounding Ospina duck. The Colombian goalkeeper tries an improbable dribbling on Immobile, the Lazio striker steals the ball and kicks towards the door. Di Lorenzo tries to save on the line but he can't. In the 89th minute, Insigne kicked the ball with his right foot but had to deal with a great save by Strakosha.
At 90 ', Llorente hit the head with a sure shot but Lulic saved the goal with his head. It is over, Lazio won against Napoli and consolidated its third place in the standings a few lengths from Inter and Juventus.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano