BERGAMO. The match between the two best attacks in the league, Atalanta and Inter, ends with white nets. The Nerazzurri champions of Italy interrupted the series of consecutive games at 39 with at least one goal. The postponement of matchday 22, however, certainly did not bore the 5 thousand fans present in the freezing weather of the Gewiss Stadium. The best in the field, in fact, were the two goalkeepers Handanovic and Musso, authors of a series of great saves that effectively sealed the result. With this draw, Inter rises to 50 points in the standings, with Milan having the chance to get back to the top tomorrow against Spezia, albeit with one more match. For their part, Atalanta leads Juventus in fourth place, also with one game less than the Bianconeri. Fighting Scudetto and Champions promises to be exciting until the end.
In Inter, Inzaghi leaves Lautaro Martinez at rest, deploying Sanchez alongside Dzeko in attack. On the right plays Darmian and not Dumfries. In defense there is D’Ambrosio in place of De Vrij. In Atalanta, Gasperini lined up Pessina and Pasalic close to Muriel as the central point. The coach has to do without Zapata, Ilicic and Malinovskij in one fell swoop. In midfield space for Koopmeiners. Inter president Steven Zhang will also be in the stands at the Gewiss Stadium.
As expected, the two teams start strong immediately, they play at a high pace with Atalanta trying to close Inter in their own half. After a quarter of an hour of battle in the middle of the field, the first opportunity is for the Italian champions with a header from Dzeko just wide from Brozovic’s cross. Atalanta tries to attack through the central streets with Muriel, but cannot find spaces. Inter, on the other hand, is always very dangerous when it sinks, so much so that it touches the goal again in the 25th minute with Sanchez. Musso saves the Goddess. The Atalantine replica with a header from Pessina saved by Handanovic, then with a foray by Pasalic stopped by Perisic with a risky intervention in the penalty area.
In the second half, Atalanta tries to raise the pace even more and after less than five minutes they close to the advantage with a splendid foray into the area of Pessina. Handanovic desperately saves Inter. The home Nerazzurri then protest for a sandwich closure by Bastoni and Skriniar on Koopmeiners launched into the penalty area, once again the referee and Var let it go. Inter builds the first chance almost in the 60th minute with a powerful right from Dzeko rejected by Musso. Five minutes later a miraculous rescue by Pezzella on Darmian saves Atalanta, on a devastating action by Dzeko. Inzaghi’s team grows and touches the net again with a high header from Dzeko, on an assist from the newly entered Dumfries. The other newcomer Vidal and D’Ambrosio also try, Musso still foils on the Chilean. Even if tired, Atalanta did not give up and returned to be seen with a header from Pasalic just wide. Then it is Muriel who has a sensational opportunity, when he steals the ball from Bastoni and appears only in front of Handanovic who intercepts his diagonal as a champion. The Slovenian goalkeeper repeats himself in the final with a double save on Pasalic. On the opposite front, a sensational opportunity also failed by Inter with D’Ambrosio, who kicks on the outside of the net on Barella’s heel assist. The goals did not arrive, but the emotions were certainly not lacking.