Inter put four past Atalanta and go 12 points clear

Inter Milan put four past Atalanta to show their Serie A dominance by extending their lead to 12 points at the top. Matteo Darmian, Lautaro Martinez, Federico Dimarco, and Davide Frattesi all got their name on the scoresheet. Inter stretch their unbeaten league streak to an impressive 20 games under the guidance of Simone Inzaghi.

Despite an early scare from Atalanta’s Charles De Ketelaere, whose goal was ruled out due to a controversial handball decision following VAR intervention, Inter quickly seized control of the match. Benjamin Pavard’s error led to Atalanta’s chance, but Inter capitalized on their opponent’s misfortune. Nicolo Barella had a goal disallowed for offside. But Martinez soon put Inter ahead with a clinical finish after a defensive lapse from Atalanta.

Darmian doubled Inter’s advantage with a composed finish, marking his first goal for the club in almost two years. Martinez, eager to add to his tally, struck the woodwork before eventually finding the back of the net with a superb effort from outside the box. Dimarco then capitalized on a penalty rebound to extend Inter’s lead further.

Inter put four past Atalanta to extend their lead at the top

The match took an unusual turn when a controversial penalty decision went in Inter’s favor. This lead to Frattesi’s goal from a quickly-taken free-kick by Alexis Sanchez. Despite Atalanta’s efforts, they were unable to claw back into the game. So they sit in fifth place, two points adrift of a Champions League spot.

Inter’s comprehensive victory solidifies their position as frontrunners for the Serie A title. Atalanta faces an uphill battle to secure European qualification. As the Nerazzurri continue their march towards the Scudetto, their dominant display against Atalanta underscores their strength and determination in pursuit of silverware. This win not only extends Inter’s lead but also sends a strong message to their title rivals.

Mangalam Pugalia: Mangalam is a football nerd who contributes as a match analyst at THE INTER WAY. He admires Antonio Conte’s system and can predict what the Nerazzurri manager will do next.
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