SERIE A:INTER VS ATALANTA

One punt from a center back, one giant leap towards the scudetto. The 1-0 win hear for the Nerazzurri maintained their 6 point cushion at the top.Slovakian Milan Skriniar’s shot through a crowded box made all the difference. Atalanta were the better team offensively garnering 13 shots at goal and had the bigger slice of the possession pie(to be expected they are the side with the FOURTH highest average possession in Serie A). Kicking off the analysis with Atalanta defender Romero testing his own goalkeeper with a “back pass”. I put back pass in inverted commas because from my perch it was not. If Sportiello had handled it it would have been interesting to see how the ref would interpret the whole deal. Romero would argue that he was clearing the ball in hope that it might clear the crossbar and out of play. Anyway the keeper did well to head it away to avoid the trial and jury. Lukaku was is usual robust and handful self giving the Atalanta defense a torrid time. Zapata is a player I like from Atalanta. He has the same playing style of Didier Drogba the ex Ivory Coast Captain. Handanovic did well to prevent a certain goal from the Colombian’s head from a corner kick.

The Serie A league is a league which has a notorious reputation for producing quality defensive plays. Lukaku was thwarted by Romero’s superb tackle to illustrate my point. The Belgian had only the keeper to beat but Romero made a brave tackle, well slightly from behind so it was pretty risky,but he got to the ball. In truth Atalanta deserved at least a point from this encounter with the barrage of attempts at the Inter goal they had. Accuracy deserted them. They are still stuck in fifth a point behind Roma who occupy the last Champions League spot.


Team
PlWDLFAGDPts
1Inter Milan26195263253862
2AC Milan26175450302056
3Juventus25157351213052
4Roma26155651381350
5Atalanta26147560332749
6Napoli25152855292647
7Lazio2513483935443
8Verona2610883429538
9Sassuolo259974039136
10Sampdoria2695123639-332
11Udinese2688102934-532
12Bologna2677123341-828
13Genoa2669112738-1127
14Fiorentina2668122941-1226
15Spezia2668123347-1426
16Benevento2668122648-2226
17Cagliari2657142943-1422
18Torino24311103545-1020
19Parma26210142352-2916
20Crotone2643192864-3615

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