Final score

23 October 2016 15:00

43' (2nd half) Pinilla (P)
10' Masiello
2 - 1
6' (2nd half) Eder
Referee: Daniele Doveri / Linesmen: Giallatini, Dobosz / Fourth official: Tasso / Assistants: Orsato, Manganiello
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49' The referee blows his whistle for half time. Atalanta lead after 45 minutes courtesy of Masiello's early goal.
47' Toloi is unable to continue. Konko comes on to replace him.
46' Play has stopped because of an injury to Toloi.
44' There'll be two minutes' added time at the end of this first half.
43' Gomez swings in a cross but it goes straight out for an Inter goal kick.
41' Santon tries his luck from outside of the box, but it's well wide of Berisha's right-hand post.
38' Perisic fires in a cross from the right, but Masiello gets there ahead of Eder at the back post.
36' Toloi's long-range effort takes a deflection, forcing Handanovic into a diving save.
34' On the left, Perisic reaches the bylines and dinks over a cross, but Berisha makes the ball his.
32' Eder jinks past two Atalanta players and goes down on the edge of the box, but Doveri waves play on.
29' Conti fires in a low cross from the right, but Murillo is there to put behind for a corner.
25' Miranda reads the game well, intercepting Gomez's through ball before it can get to Drame.
21' Atalanta attack again, Drame looking for Petagna in the box, but Handanovic claims.
17' Perisic surges down the right and cuts the ball back to the edge of the box... but there's nobody there!
16' Icardi looks to get the ball into the box with a cross, but he fails to find Perisic on the far side.
13' Drame whips in another good cross from the left. Conti connects with a header at the back post, but Handanovic saves.
10' Atalanta take the lead. Kurtic heads on a corner for Masiello, who nods home at the back post.
8' Inter attack down the right through Eder, who fires in a cross. Berisha makes the ball his.
6' Drame whips in a dangerous cross, but Handanovic dives out to palm it away.
3' Gomez puts his foot on the gas then crosses in from the left, but Santon is there and instantly sets Inter on their way through Brozovic.
1' And they're off! Frank de Boer's men get the match underway. Come on lads! #ForzaInter
1' It's a rainy October afternoon here at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia. Kick-off between Atalanta and Inter is just moments away!
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50' It's all over. Eder's free kick is not enough as goals from Pinilla and Masiello hand Atalanta all three points.
47' Berisha drops the ball, Icardi slots it home, but Doveri rules that the Atalanta goalie had been fouled.
45' There'll be four minutes' added time here.
43' Goal for Atalanta. Handanovic gets a hand to Pinilla's effort but it hits the back of the net.
42' Santon brings down Kessie in the Inter box... penalty to Atalanta.
41' Perisic finds Joao Mario on the edge of the box, but the Portuguese's shot is deflected straight into Berisha's arms.
38' Ansaldi whips in a cross from the right, but Konko heads clear.
36' Atalanta make their third and final change, Gagliardini replacing Gomez.
35' Joao Mario has a crack from distance, but it's over the bar.
34' Incredible save from Berisha, who shows great reactions to deny Perisic's powerful volleyed effort.
33' Perisic swings one in, but neither Icardi nor Kondogbia can get on the end of it.
31' De Boer throws on Candreva in place of Eder.
29' Gomez looks to thread one through for Pinilla down the middle, but Murillo produces a fine sliding tackle to quell the danger.
25' Ansaldi whips a cross in from the right, but there's nobody in an Inter shirt in the box and Berisha can claim.
21' Pinilla gets his head on a cross, but it's right down Handanovic's throat and the Inter goalie can save.
17' Atalanta make a change, Petagna coming off to be replaced by Pinilla.
17' Frank de Boer makes a double change, Nagatomo and Brozovic the men making way for Ansaldi and Kondogbia.
16' Eder is shown a yellow card after a foul in the centre of the park.
15' Gomez has a crack from distance, but Handanovic makes the save.
14' Murillo blocks Kessie's effort, handing Atalanta a corner. Konko gets a good header on it, but Handanovic produces a smart save.
12' Miranda crosses in for Icardi, who gets his head on it but is unable to get the necessary power on it.
8' Perisic looks for a goal with a left-footed effort from distance, but Berisha makes the save.
6' GOOOOOAL!! Eder lashes home an incredible long-range free kick! That's his 50th goal in Serie A! 1-1 here.
4' Konko booked for a foul on Eder just outside the Atalanta box.
3' Brozovic steps up and whips the ball into the box, but Masiello gets up highest to head away.
2' Santon jinks past Conti, who brings the Inter man down. Free kick for the Nerazzurri in a good position.
1' The second half begins with neither side making any changes during the interval.

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8 shots on target 4
3 shots off target 3
18 fouls committed 11
4 corners 0
2 offsides 0
50% ball possession 50%
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Jovetic & D'Ambrosio

Stevan Jovetic and Danilo D'Ambrosio have fond memories of Atalanta: both their debut league goals came at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.  

56th game away against Atalanta

Inter have been on the losing side away against Atalanta just twice in their last 16 encounters and have scored in their last seven trips to Bergamo. Frank de Boer's men lead the way in Serie A in terms of possession stats (an average of 60% every game) and crosses (199). Antonio Candreva takes major credit for this, having chipped in with 68.

wins(23) draws(23) defeats(16)

BERGAMO – Inter slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Atalanta on Sunday afternoon as goals from Masiello and Pinilla handed the home side all three points.

The Nerazzurri looked to have fought back from Masiello’s early goal as Eder fired home a stunning free kick minutes into the second half, but Pinilla scored from the penalty spot in the closing stages to secure the win for Atalanta.

The home side started the better, Drame and Gomez supplying dangerous crosses from the left in the opening exchanges, but the Inter defence stood firm.

Atalanta were in the ascendency, however, and they found the breakthrough in the 10th minute. Freuler swung in a corner from the right, Kurtic getting up to help it over to the back post where the onrushing Masiello could simply nod home for 1-0.

Inter looked to respond through Perisic, who did well to reach the byline on the right-hand side only for his cut back to evade all those in white shirts.

Yet Gian Piero Gasperini’s side were in confident mood after the early goal, and they came close to doubling their lead before half time as Toloi’s long-range effort took a wicked deflection and forced Handanovic into a fine diving save.

Inter looked a different side after the break, creating a couple of half chances in the opening minutes without threatening the Atalanta goal.

The Nerazzurri’s equaliser arrived in the 50th minute, and it was certainly a goal to remember as Eder thundered home a stunning free kick from around 35 yards out. It was the Italian international’s 50th goal in Serie A.

The momentum was now very much with Frank de Boer’s men, with the Inter coach sending on Ansaldi and Kondogbia in place of Nagatomo and Brozovic.

As Inter pushed forward, so Atalanta enjoyed a series of half chances, but the Nerazzurri backline defended admirably – most notably an inch-perfect sliding tackle from Jeison Murillo on Pinilla.

Down the other end, Perisic very nearly made it 2-1 to the Nerazzurri as his volleyed effort was somehow repelled by Berisha, then on 85 minutes the Atalanta goalkeeper had lady luck to thank as Joao Mario’s low shot was deflected straight into his outstretched arms.

Yet there was to be a sting in the tail for Inter, as Atalanta were awarded a late penalty following a clumsy challenge from Santon on Kessie. Pinilla stepped up and, despite Handanovic getting a hand to his effort, made it 2-1 to Atalanta.

There was one last chance for Inter, Icardi prodding the ball into the net after Berisha had dropped it, but the referee ruled that the Atalanta goalkeeper had been fouled. The final whistle came soon afterwards.

Scorers: Masiello 10, Eder 50, Pinilla pen. 87.

ATALANTA: 1 Berisha; 5 Masiello, 3 Toloi (Konko 45+1), 13 Caldara; 24 Conti, 19 Kessie, 11 Freuler, 93 Drame; 27 Kurtic, 29 Petagna (Pinilla 63), 10 Gomez (Gagliardini 80).
Subs not used: 57 Sportiello, 6 Zukanovic, 7 D'Alessandro, 8 Migliaccio, 37 Spinazzola, 43 Paloschi, 52 Cabezas, 77 Raimondi, 88 Grassi.
Coach: Gian Piero Gasperini.

INTER: 1 Handanovic; 55 Nagatomo (Ansaldi 61), 25 Miranda, 24 Murillo, 21 Santon; 6 Joao Mario, 17 Medel, 77 Brozovic (Kondogbia 62); 44 Perisic, 9 Icardi, 23 Eder (Candreva 75).
Subs not used: 30 Carrizo, 8 Palacio, 10 Jovetic, 13 Ranocchia, 19 Banega, 27 Gnoukouri, 33 D'Ambrosio, 94 Yao, 96 Barbosa.
Coach: Frank de Boer.

Yellow cards: Eder 60.

Added time: 2 + 4 minutes.

Referee: Doveri.
Assistants: Giallatini, Dobosz.
Fourth official: Tasso.
Additional assistants: Orsato, Manganiello.

starting lineups

Berisha 1 1 Handanovic
Masiello 5 55 Nagatomo
Toloi 3 25 Miranda
Caldara 13 24 Murillo
Conti 24 21 Santon
Kessie 19 6 Joao Mario
Freuler 11 17 Medel
Dramé 93 77 Brozovic
Kurtic 27 44 Perisic
Petagna 29 9 Icardi
Gomez 10 23 Eder


Sportiello 57 30 Carrizo
Gagliardini 4 7 Kondogbia
Zukanovic 6 8 Palacio
D'Alessandro 7 10 Jovetic
Migliaccio 8 13 Ranocchia
Konko 25 15 Ansaldi
Spinazzola 37 19 Banega
Paloschi 43 27 Gnoukouri
Pinilla 51 33 D'Ambrosio
Cabezas 52 87 Candreva
Raimondi 77 94 Yao
Grassi 88 96 Barbosa

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