Inter Milan pip Atalanta to secure top spot

Inter Milan’s Hakan Calhanoglu and Lautaro Martinez scored either side of halftime for a 2-1 win at Atalanta in Serie A on Saturday, securing Simone Inzaghi’s side top spot for another week.

Calhanoglu opened the scoring with a penalty just before the break and Martinez doubled Inter’s advantage with a shot inside the far post before Gianluca Scamacca pulled one back for the hosts after the hour mark.

Inter, on 28 points from 11 games, provisionally extended their lead to five points over second-placed Juventus, who travel to Fiorentina on Sunday.

Inter, who are now unbeaten against Atalanta in their last 10 Serie A games, have equalled their longest streak of consecutive games without losing against the Nerazzurri, which was set between December 1950 and March 1955.

Inter bided their time in the first half and registered their first attempt on target past the half-hour mark.



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