Serie A: Atalanta thump Inter
Posted: 11 November 2018 Time: 08:52 pm
Inter Milan were left stunned after suffering big loss away to Atalanta, while AS Roma thumped Sampdoria in Sunday's Serie A action.
Atalanta 4-1 Inter Milan
Atalanta pulled off the surprise of the weekend after hammering heavyweights and title-chasing Inter Milan 4-1 at the Azzurri d’Italia in the lunchtime kick off.
It was a dominant performance from them throughout and should’ve been out of sight by halftime already. Thankfully Hamsik Hateboer, Gianluca Mancini, Bruno Djimitsi and a late scorcher from Alejandro Gomes was enough to take them to a resounding victory.
Inter’s Mauro Icardi grabbed the consolation effort from the penalty spot at the start of the second half. The win is Atalanta’s fourth in a row, ending Inter’s seven match winning streak.
Croatian Marcelo Brozovic was handed his marching for a second bookable offence minutes from time for the visitors.
AS Roma 4-1 Sampdoria
Roma eased the pressure on Eusebio De Francesco after a 4-1 win over Sampdoria took them out of the bottom half and into seventh place.
A 19th minute lead from Juan Jesus set them on their way, with Patrick Schick and a double later on from Stephan El Shaarawy provided them the win, with Gregory Defrel grabbing the consolation.
Chievo Verona 2-2 Bologna
Relegation starring Chievo earned a creditable 2-2 draw with Bologna at the Stadio Marc Antonio Bentagodi.
A 20th minute penalty from Riccardo Meggiorini cancelled out Felix Santander’s third minute strike but Joel Obi restored parity on the stroke of halftime with Riccardo Orsolini stealing a point for Bologna.
It’s a result that comes with mixed fortunes given their relegation troubles, but it’s a more pleasing result for Chievo whose coach Gian Piero Ventura resigned after only two months in charge.
Empoli 2-1 Udinese
Empoli returned to winning ways after a 2-1 victory over Udinese at home with goals from Miha Zajc and star man Francesco Caputo.
Ignacio Pussetto’s was on hand to give the visitors the consolation, striking midway in the second period as
Sassuolo 1-1 Lazio
Sassuolo and Lazio settled for a 1-1 draw at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on late Sunday evening.
It’s a welcome result for both sides, but Lazio will see it as two points dropped in closing in on a top-four standing with the hosts quest to stay in the Europa League slots not at all dampened.
Goals in the first half firstly from Marco Parolo for Lazio was quickly set straight by Gian Marco Ferrari for the hosts minutes later.