Relegation-threatened Cagliari beats Udinese 2-1 in Serie A
MILAN (AP) Inter Milan’s chance of a Champions League berth diminished after it drew at Atalanta 0-0 in Serie A on Saturday.
The two capital clubs meet in a derby on Sunday.
”It’s two points lost because we had two or three chances to score but we didn’t,” Inter defender Joao Miranda said. ”At this stage of the season we have to win, we don’t have to play well, because there are only a few matches left.
”We’re not really calm because we haven’t won for three or four matches and a team like ours has to win all its matches. Everyone has to do more to score.”
Inter struggled in Bergamo as Atalanta had the better of the chances in the first half.
”He was good,” Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said. ”He had a good debut, it wasn’t easy against Inter’s center halves. It’s a name to note. He scored so many goals for the youth team and today he showed he has a keen eye for the goal.”
There were fewer chances after the break, and Inter failed to score for a third successive match.
Udinese’s ninth successive defeat left it six points above the drop zone.
In Genoa, Daniel Bessa scored the only goal in the 28th minute when he was left unmarked to head in Iuri Medeiros’ cross.
Medeiros thought he won a penalty earlier but it was revoked on video review and the Portuguese forward was booked for simulation.
Chievo Verona moved three points clear of the relegation zone by drawing with Torino 0-0.
Chievo defender Mattia Bani was sent off late on for a dangerous tackle.
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