Argentine striker German Denis struck a superb equaliser to restrict Inter Milan to a point at Atalanta.

Denis outjumped compatriot Walter Samuel in the 25th minute and directed a powerful header into the top corner from a Maxi Moralez cross for his fifth goal of the season.

It came after Ricardo Alvarez had given Inter a 16th-minute lead.

Fourth-placed Inter are eight points behind Serie A leaders Roma, having played one game more.

Atalanta, who have not lost at home to Inter for five years, are eighth on 13 points after their first draw of the season.

In a frantic start in Bergamo, Inter's Fredy Guarin saw a deflected shot saved unconvincingly by Andrea Consigli, who spilled the ball behind for a corner.

The visitors threatened again when Yuto Nagatomo got to the byline down the left only for his cut-back, which would have left Rodrigo Palacio with a tap-in, to be intercepted at the near post by Michele Canini.

Inter took the lead when Mateo Kovacic's cross from the right was headed back by Palacio for Alvarez to squeeze a shot inside the post.

Mario Yepes should have levelled when he had a free header at the back post from a left-wing corner, but could only sent it wide.

The pressure was mounting on Inter and they were pegged back as Denis met a right-wing cross with a towering header that found the corner of the net.

Inter lost goalkeeper Samir Handanovic at half-time with an apparent injury, and Juan Pablo Carrizo came on in his place.

Carrizo earned his side a point in the dying minutes as he made a fine reaction save with his foot from a Yepes close-range effort.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Atalanta

  • 47 Consigli
  • 77 Raimondi
  • 28 Brivio
  • 13 Canini Booked
  • 33 Yepes
  • 02 Stendardo Booked
  • 21 Cigarini (Baselli - 74' )
  • 17 Carmona
  • 11 Moralez (Migliaccio - 82' Booked )
  • 07 Livaja (Marilungo - 65' )
  • 19 Denis

Substitutes

  • 04 Scaloni
  • 08 Migliaccio
  • 16 Polito
  • 18 Baselli
  • 27 Del Grosso
  • 37 Sportiello
  • 44 Cazzola
  • 61 Gagliardini
  • 89 Marilungo
  • 90 Koné
  • 91 De Luca

Inter Milan

  • 01 Handanovic (Carrizo - 45' )
  • 02 Cicero Moreira (Sliti Taider - 86' )
  • 55 Nagatomo
  • 05 Nunes Jesus
  • 25 Samuel Booked
  • 35 Rolando
  • 13 Guarín (Icardi - 66' )
  • 11 Álvarez
  • 08 Palacio
  • 10 Kovacic
  • 19 Cambiasso

Substitutes

  • 06 Andreolli
  • 09 Icardi
  • 12 Castellazzi
  • 16 Mudingayi
  • 17 Kuzmanovic
  • 18 Oliveira dos Santos
  • 21 Sliti Taider
  • 23 Ranocchia
  • 30 Carrizo
  • 31 Pereira
  • 54 Donkor
  • 90 Olsen
Ref: Nicola Rizzoli

Match Stats

Shots

12 13

On target

8 4

Corners

8 7

Fouls

11 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Atalanta 1, Inter Milan 1.

90:00 +2:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Atalanta 1, Inter Milan 1.

90:00 +0:56

Attempt missed. Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Saphir Sliti Taider.

88:10 Booking

Booking Walter Samuel (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

88:08

Foul by Walter Samuel (Inter Milan).

88:08

Guido Marilungo (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:54 Booking

Booking Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

86:46

Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:46

Foul by Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta).

86:03

Offside, Inter Milan. Mauro Icardi tries a through ball, but Yuto Nagatomo is caught offside.

85:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Saphir Sliti Taider replaces Jonathan.

83:07

Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:07

Foul by Giulio Migliaccio (Atalanta).

82:05

Attempt missed. Davide Brivio (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

82:03

Attempt saved. Mario Yepes (Atalanta) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

82:01

Attempt blocked. Guido Marilungo (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniele Baselli with a cross.

81:39

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Rolando.

81:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atalanta. Giulio Migliaccio replaces Maximiliano Moralez.

80:22

Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan).

80:22

Maximiliano Moralez (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:58

Offside, Inter Milan. Rolando tries a through ball, but Mauro Icardi is caught offside.

77:21

Foul by Rolando (Inter Milan).

77:21

Germán Denis (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:18

Attempt saved. Germán Denis (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Cristian Raimondi with a cross.

74:40

Attempt saved. Guido Marilungo (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Germán Denis.

73:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atalanta. Daniele Baselli replaces Luca Cigarini.

72:31

Mauro Icardi (Inter Milan) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio with a headed pass.

67:25

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Rolando.

66:34

Walter Samuel (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:34

Dangerous play by Germán Denis (Atalanta).

65:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Mauro Icardi replaces Fredy Guarín.

64:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Atalanta. Guido Marilungo replaces Marko Livaja.

62:16

Attempt saved. Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

59:44

Offside, Inter Milan. Ricardo Álvarez tries a through ball, but Rodrigo Palacio is caught offside.

59:12 Booking

Booking Michele Canini (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

59:09

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:09

Foul by Michele Canini (Atalanta).

58:57

Attempt saved. Marko Livaja (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cristian Raimondi.

57:30

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Guglielmo Stendardo.

56:48

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Guglielmo Stendardo.

55:35

Foul by Juan Jesus (Inter Milan).

55:35

Germán Denis (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:06 Booking

Booking Guglielmo Stendardo (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

54:00

Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:00

Dangerous play by Guglielmo Stendardo (Atalanta).

52:42

Foul by Walter Samuel (Inter Milan).

52:42

Mario Yepes (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:53

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Andrea Consigli.

51:50

Attempt saved. Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan.

51:31

Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:31

Foul by Luca Cigarini (Atalanta).

50:09

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Walter Samuel.

49:24

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:24

Foul by Davide Brivio (Atalanta).

48:00

Offside, Atalanta. Luca Cigarini tries a through ball, but Marko Livaja is caught offside.

46:37

Offside, Atalanta. Andrea Consigli tries a through ball, but Marko Livaja is caught offside.

46:21

Attempt missed. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Juan Pablo Carrizo.

45:00

Second Half begins Atalanta 1, Inter Milan 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Inter Milan. Juan Pablo Carrizo replaces Samir Handanovic because of an injury.

45:00 +0:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Atalanta 1, Inter Milan 1.

43:58

Attempt missed. Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

43:31

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Davide Brivio.

42:45

Foul by Germán Denis (Atalanta).

42:45

Walter Samuel (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:09

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

41:09

Mario Yepes (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:21

Foul by Rolando (Inter Milan).

36:21

Marko Livaja (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:38

Foul by Jonathan (Inter Milan).

34:38

Maximiliano Moralez (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:54

Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:54

Foul by Guglielmo Stendardo (Atalanta).

32:42

Attempt saved. Carlos Carmona (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:20

Foul by Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan).

30:20

Michele Canini (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:40

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Jonathan.

25:42

Attempt missed. Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Esteban Cambiasso.

24:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atalanta 1, Inter Milan 1. Germán Denis (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Maximiliano Moralez with a cross.

23:19

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Samir Handanovic.

23:16

Attempt saved. Mario Yepes (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Luca Cigarini with a cross.

23:01

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Rolando.

19:46

Attempt missed. Mario Yepes (Atalanta) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Luca Cigarini with a cross following a corner.

19:24

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Jonathan.

17:46

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Carlos Carmona.

17:44

Attempt blocked. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio.

16:54

Foul by Rolando (Inter Milan).

16:54

Marko Livaja (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Atalanta 0, Inter Milan 1. Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rodrigo Palacio with a headed pass.

13:39

Attempt missed. Jonathan (Inter Milan) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ricardo Álvarez.

13:32

Attempt blocked. Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Fredy Guarín.

8:59

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Fredy Guarín.

8:55

Attempt blocked. Michele Canini (Atalanta) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

8:04

Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).

8:04

Maximiliano Moralez (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:22

Foul by Ricardo Álvarez (Inter Milan).

6:22

Michele Canini (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:58

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Michele Canini.

5:02

Corner, Inter Milan. Conceded by Andrea Consigli.

4:58

Attempt saved. Fredy Guarín (Inter Milan) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jonathan.

4:05

Hand ball by Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan).

3:42

Mateo Kovacic (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:42

Foul by Davide Brivio (Atalanta).

2:22

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Juan Jesus.

2:12

Attempt blocked. Luca Cigarini (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:29

Foul by Walter Samuel (Inter Milan).

1:29

Marko Livaja (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:16

Rolando (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:16

Foul by Marko Livaja (Atalanta).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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