BERGAMO – Inter’s winning streak came to a halt in Bergamo, where Atalanta beat the Nerazzurri 3-2 in Week 12 of the 2012/13 Serie A.
There were no three points today but plenty of character shown by Andrea Stramaccioni’s side to battle back after going behind. Despite starting on the front foot, Inter found themselves a goal down after 9 minutes of play as Bonaventura rose well to connect with Peluso’s inch-perfect cross. Denis had a great chance to make it two in the 36th minute but skied his effort from the edge of the six-yard box.
Fredy Guarin made no mistake with his 56th-minute free kick, blasting an absolute rocket past a helpless Consigli. Inter’s joy was short-lived though, because four minutes later Atalanta restored their lead as Denis slotted home Maxi Moralez’s low delivery. The Argentine midfielder caused more
problems in the 67th minute when he ran into the box, seemingly from an offside position; Silvestre’s challenge made contact
with the ball but the Atalanta man fell over and Mr Damato had no
doubt it was a foul. Denis converted from the spot to
take the score to 3-1. It wasn’t over though. As the game entered the
last five minutes of normal time, Gargano picked out Palacio in the
box and the Argentine finished clinically. 3-2 and all out attack for
Inter in the final minutes, but it wasn’t to be. Atalanta were
reduced to ten men in stoppage time when Parra saw red for a push on
Atalanta 3-2 Inter (HT: 1-0)
Scorers: Bonaventura 9, Guarin 56, Denis 60 and 66 (pen), Palacio 84.
Atalanta: 47 Consigli; 77 Raimondi, 2
Stendardo, 5 Manfredini, 13 Peluso; 7 Schelotto, 21 Cigarini (Biondini 73), 17 Carmona (Cazzola 84), 10 Bonaventura; 11 Moralez;
19 Denis (Parra 78).
Unused subs: 16 Polito, 78
Frezzolini, 3 Lucchini, 25 Matheu, 28 Brivio, 32 Ferri, 9 Troisi, 89
Marilungo, 91 De Luca.
Coach: Stefano Colantuono.
Inter: 1 Handanovic; 6 Silvestre, 19
Cambiasso (Alvarez 73), 40 Juan Jesus; 4 Zanetti (Livaja 79),
14 Guarin, 21 Gargano, 55 Nagatomo; 8 Palacio, 22 Milito, 39 Cassano
Unused subs: 12 Castellazzi, 27 Belec, 28
Pasa, 33 Mbaye, 41 Duncan, 42 Jonathan.
Coach: Andrea Stramaccioni.
Referee: Antonio Damato (Barletta).
Booked: Carmona 38, Cigarini 52, Gargano 53, Peluso 55.
Sent off: Parra 90+3.
Added time: 0+4 minutes.