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Serie A: Inter beat Venezia 2-0, Juventus lose to Atalanta

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Serie A: Inter beat Venezia 2-0, Juventus lose to Atalanta

Inter Milan saved up the strain on the highest two in Serie A because the defending champion gained at Venezia 2-0 on Saturday.
Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring within the first half and Lautaro Martinez sealed the outcome with a stoppage-time penalty.
Third-placed Inter moved to inside two factors of AC Milan and Napoli.
Napoli hosts Lazio on Sunday, when Milan welcomes Sassuolo.
Venezia remained six factors above the relegation zone.
Inter was stuffed with confidence forward of the journey to Venice, having gained 5 of its previous six matches together with a midweek victory over Shakhtar Donetsk to qualify for the Champions League knockout levels for the primary time in 10 years.
Both groups struggled on Saturday to create possibilities within the early levels and Inter’s greatest alternative got here within the thirtieth minute when Venezia goalkeeper Sergio Romero did properly to parry an Ivan Perisic header.
Inter took the lead six minutes later as Calhanoglu unleashed a strong effort from outdoors the world that flew into the underside left nook.
Venezia virtually leveled shortly after with a screamer from Mattia Aramu that Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic saved out.
Inter had a number of alternatives to double its lead earlier than finally doing so in stoppage time. Venezia goalkeeper Ridgeciano Haps was penalized for handball and Martinez struck the ensuing spot kick into the underside left nook.

There was extra distress for Juventus because it misplaced at residence to Atalanta 1-0 and was roundly jeered by its followers.
That loss got here 4 days after shedding 4-0 at Chelsea within the Champions League.
Atalanta hadn’t performed significantly better, fumbling a lead twice in a 3-3 draw at Young Boys.
Duvan Zapata scored the one aim in Turin, with a strong effort within the twenty eighth minute that went in off the underside of the crossbar.
Juventus virtually leveled within the second half however Adrien Rabiot’s effort was fingertipped large by Juan Musso.
Juventus gamers Federico Chiesa and Weston McKennie went off injured through the match, to cap a depressing night time for the Bianconeri.

Two late objectives noticed Empoli full a unprecedented turnaround and beat Fiorentina 2-1.
Fiorentina gave the impression to be heading for the win after Dusan Vlahovic’s 57th-minute opener however substitute Filippo Bandinelli leveled within the 87th and Andrea Pinamonti netted the winner two minutes later.
Also, Sampdoria got here from behind to beat Hellas Verona 3-1.