Final score

29 October 2013 20:45

25' Denis
1 - 1
16' Alvarez
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli / Linesmen: Ghiandai, Costanzo / Fourth official: Padovan / Assistants: Tagliavento, Ciampi
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45' There's the half-time whistle. It's all square at the break, with Denis replying to Alvarez's opener
41' Nagatomo hits the outside of the post! Some smart build-up play from Jonathan before Guarin crosses to the far past but the angle is just too tight for the Japanese wideman
33' Atalanta push forward again and Carmona tries to place his shot from the edge of the box. Handanovic drops to his left and makes the save
26' Inter look to hit back immediately as Alvarez plays the ball into the box from deep but there's no one on the end of it
25' GOAL FOR ATALANTA: Denis rises well to connect with a cross from the right and power a header into the corner. 1-1
24' Another corner and another header for Yepes. This time it's on target but Handanovic is well placed to tip it over
20' Yepes has a great chance for a leveller but thankfully nods wide
18' Guarin tries his luck from range, it's deflected behind by a defender
16' GOAL FOR INTER!!! Kovacic crosses and Palacio knocks down for Alvarez, who fires into the corner on the turn. 1-0 to Inter!
14' Inter trying to find a way through here with first Kovacic having a shot charged down before Jonathan fires wide
9' Phew! That was close. Guarin in the right place at the right time to clear Canini's header off the line after Handanovic had come out
8' Atalanta looking dangerous now. Cigarini finds Denis in the area but Samuel shuts the door on the big hitman
6' Another chance for the Nerazzurri as Kovacic picks out Nagatomo on the left of the area, the Japanese wing-back drives it in towards the near post but Atalanta put it behind for another corner
6' The first shot of the match falls to Guarin, who doesn't really get hold of it as he'd have liked but it's enough to force Consigli into conceding a corner
1' Welcome to the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia for live commentary of this evening's 2013/14 Week 10 clash between Atalanta and Inter
1' The Nerazzurri, kitted out in their white away strip, take the kick-off and we're away. FORZA INTER!
1' The rest of the team is unchanged from the line-up that beat Verona on Saturday: Jonathan and Nagatomo patrolling the flanks, Guarin, Cambiasso and Alvarez in the middle, and Kovacic behind Palacio
1' Handanovic returns in goal having completed his suspension while Samuel makes his first appearance of the season at the heart of defence between Rolando and Juan Jesus
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48' After three minutes of added time it ends Atalanta 1-1 Inter
46' SO CLOSE FOR INTER! Alvarez lets fly with a phenomenal effort from all of 35 yards which fizzes past the far post
45' The 4th man has signalled three minutes of stoppage time
44' Samuel is shown the yellow card for a foul on Marilungo
42' Migliaccio is cautioned after catching Cambasso with a flailing arm
40' Mazzarri uses up his last change too, Taider is on for Jonathan
38' INCREDIBLE CHANCE FOR ATALANTA! Yepes has just Carrizo to beat yards from goal but the Argentine keeper pulls off a miraculous stop with his foot!
36' Colantuono makes his final substitution, Migliaccio taking over from Moralez
30' The hosts threaten but Marilungo's effort is weak and that's child's play for Carrizo
29' Another change for Atalanta as Baselli comes on for Cigarini
28' ICARDI HITS THE WOODWORK! Mauro cuts inside his man and shoots low from the edge of the box but it pings off the outside of the post
27' Icardi a whisker away from connecting with Jonathan's delivery from the right
21' Mazzarri looks to shake things up and brings on Icardi in place of Guarin
20' Atalanta substitution: Livaja off, Marilungo on
18' Great chance for Inter! Alvarez collects Kovacic's pass in the box, puts his man on the deck with a neat turn and tries to squeeze it in at the near post. Consigli blocks
14' Canini goes into the book for a rather cynical foul on Guarin
14' Livaja thumps a long-range effort at goal, Carrizo makes the save
10' Stendardo is booked for a high challenge on Alvarez
7' Inter work the ball to Cambiasso on the edge of the box, Cuchu pulls the trigger and Consigli has to be alert to push it behind for a corner
6' Guarin has a go from distance: it's high over the bar
1' We're back under way here in Bergamo
1' Carrizo replaced Handanovic during the interval
Average rating 5.82
8 shots on target 4
4 shots off target 9
11 fouls committed 14
8 corners 7
2 offsides 3
45% ball possession 55%
wins(23) draws(23) defeats(16)

BERGAMO - Inter leave the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia with a point for their efforts after the midweek fixture with Atalanta finished 1-1. Alvarez put Mazzarri's men in front in the 16th minute following a smart knock-down by Palacio before Denis got the hosts back on level terms with a 35th-minute header.

Handanovic was back between the sticks after serving his suspension and there was a return to competitive action for Samuel, making his first appearance since April 17. Rolando and Juan Jesus completed the back three while elsewhere Mazzarri went with an unchanged line-up: a midfield quintet of Jonathan, Guarin, Cambiasso, Alvarez and Nagatomo, plus Kovacic in the hole behind Palacio.

The hosts went closest to opening the scoring early on when Canini's header was prodigiously cleared off the line by Guarin in the 10th minute with Handanovic on the ground.

Yet it was Inter who took the lead on the quarter of an hour mark: Palacio nodded down Kovacic's cross into the path of Alvarez and the No.11 controlled well before pushing it through Stendardo's legs and inside the near post.

The advantage lasted less than ten minutes, however, as Denis leapt over Samuel and guided a superb header into the top corner leaving Handanovic with no chance on 25 minutes.

The teams headed into the dressing rooms with the scores all square at 1-1. During the break, Handanovic was replaced by Carrizo after the Slovene shotstopper had picked up an injury in the opening period.

The second half saw Inter on top of proceedings, although Atalanta protested for a handball inside the penalty box in the 69th minute.

The best chance of the half fell to Icardi, who had replaced Guarin. The Argentine striker turned Yepes well before hitting a low strike from the edge of the box but was unlucky to see it ricochet off the outside of the upright.

In the 83rd minute Carrizo pulled off a miraculous save with his foot to thwart Yepes, just yards from goal and with only the keeper to beat.

Three minutes of injury time were awarded and it was enough for Inter to fashion two late chances. First Alvarez went desperately close with an audacious 35-yard drive that flashed past the far post. Then in the final seconds Palacio almost got past Canini in the box, only for the former Cagliari defender to close the door with a decisive intervention.

Atalanta 1-1 Inter (HT: 1-1)

Scorers: Alvarez 16, Denis 25.

Atalanta: Consigli; Stendardo, Livaja (Marilungo 65), Moralez (Migliaccio 81), Canini, Carmona, Denis, Cigarini (Baselli 74), Brivio, Yepes, Raimondi.
Subs not used: Sportiello, Scaloni, Polito, Del Grosso, Cazzola, Gagliardini, Kone, De Luca.
Coach: Stefano Colantuono.

Inter: Handanovic (Carrizo 46); Rolando, Samuel, Juan Jesus; Jonathan (Taider 86), Guarin (Icardi 66), Cambiasso, Alvarez, Nagatomo; Kovacic; Palacio.
Subs not used: Castellazzi, Andreolli, Mudingayi, Kuzmanovic, Wallace, Ranocchia, Pereira, Donkor, Olsen.
Coach: Walter Mazzarri.

Referee: Rizzoli.
Booked: Stendardo 55, Canini 60, Migliaccio 87, Samuel 89.
Added time: 0 + 3 minutes.

starting lineups

Consigli 47 1 Handanovic
Stendardo 2 35 Rolando
Livaja 7 25 Samuel
Moralez 11 5 Jesus
Canini 13 2 Jonathan
Carmona 17 13 Guarin
Denis 19 19 Cambiasso
Cigarini 21 11 Alvarez
Brivio 28 55 Nagatomo
Yepes 33 10 Kovacic
Raimondi 77 8 Palacio


Sportiello 37 30 Carrizo
Scaloni 4 12 Castellazzi
Migliaccio 8 6 Andreolli
Polito 16 9 Icardi
Baselli 18 16 Mudingayi
Del Grosso 27 17 Kuzmanovic
Cazzola 44 18 Wallace
Gagliardini 61 21 Taïder
Marilungo 89 23 Ranocchia
Kone 90 31 Pereira
De Luca 91 54 Donkor
90 Olsen