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Atalanta 2-3 Inter Milan: Edin Dzeko double gives visitors key win in top-four battle

Inter Milan's Edin Dzeko celebrates equalising goal v Atalanta in Serie A
Edin Dzeko was on target as Inter Milan claimed an important win at Atalanta

Inter Milan held on to claim an important victory away to fellow Champions League chasers Atalanta in Serie A.

Simone Inzaghi’s side had to come from behind at Gewiss Stadium as Ademola Lookman scored his seventh league goal of the season from the penalty spot to put the hosts in front.

Edin Dzeko brought the visitors level before half-time with a clever finish after being teed up by Lautaro Martinez, then added his second 10 minutes after the restart.

The lead was extended just past the hour mark when Jose Luis Palomino put one through his own net.

Although the centre-back atoned with a goal at the right end to make for a dramatic finish to the game, Inter held on to take the three points.

Inter move level on points with second-placed Lazio and city rival AC Milan in third, but their stay in the top four could be short-lived with Juventus having the chance to leapfrog them again by beating Lazio in the evening kick-off.

Elsewhere, manager Jose Mourinho was sent off before his Roma side salvaged a 1-1 draw at home to Torino thanks to Nemanja Matic’s 94th-minute strike in an action-packed finale at the Stadio Olimpico.

Karol Linetty put Torino ahead early in the 55th minute and, after Mourinho was shown a red card in the 89th minute following an outburst at the officials, Andrea Belotti hit the post with a stoppage-time penalty. But there was still time for Matic to snatch a point for Roma.

Line-ups

Atalanta

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Musso
  • 33Hateboer
  • 28DemiralSubstituted forOkoliat 68′minutes
  • 6Palomino
  • 3Maehle
  • 13dos Santos Lourenco da Silva
  • 42ScalviniSubstituted forMalinovskyiat 45′minutes
  • 7Koopmeiners
  • 88PasalicSubstituted forBogaat 83′minutes
  • 11Lookman
  • 91ZapataSubstituted forHøjlundat 69′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Okoli
  • 10Boga
  • 17Højlund
  • 18Malinovskyi
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 21Zortea
  • 22Ruggeri
  • 31Rossi
  • 57Sportiello
  • 93Soppy

Inter Milan

Formation 3-5-2

  • 24OnanaBooked at 87mins
  • 37SkriniarBooked at 85mins
  • 6de VrijBooked at 74mins
  • 95BastoniSubstituted forAcerbiat 72′minutes
  • 2DumfriesSubstituted forBellanovaat 72′minutes
  • 23Barella
  • 20Çalhanoglu
  • 22MkhitaryanSubstituted forBrozovicat 80′minutes
  • 32DimarcoSubstituted forGosensat 80′minutes
  • 10MartínezSubstituted forCorreaat 84′minutes
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 1Handanovic
  • 5Gagliardini
  • 8Gosens
  • 11Correa
  • 12Bellanova
  • 14Asllani
  • 15Acerbi
  • 21Cordaz
  • 45Carboni
  • 46Zanotti
  • 77Brozovic

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