Icardi pinned back as Inter miss chance to go third
MILAN - Inter Milan were held to a goalless draw at Atalanta on Saturday, missing the chance to move third and back into the Champions League places ahead of AS Roma and Lazio.
Juventus and Napoli are on course for the first two Champions League spots with three teams fighting for the two remaining with Inter, Roma and Lazio now all on 60 points. Inter have now gone three matches without a win and remain fifth.
"We don't have a problem," insisted Inter coach Luciano Spalletti with top scorer Mauro Icardi again pinned back for the club's third Serie A game without scoring. "You look only if (Mauro) Icardi and (Ivan) Perisic don't score but we created chances and we were playing right until the end in a very difficult field."
Atalanta dominated the first half with Papu Gomez missing an early chance sending the ball wide after five minutes.
Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic did well to clear a header from 19-year-old Gambian Musa Barrow, who was making his first Serie A start, with Perisic denied by Atalanta's Etrit Berisha after half an hour. AFP
BACK: Inter's Milan star Mauro Icardi.