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Inter 1-0 Atalanta: Milan Skriniar's second-half strike sends Serie A leaders six points clear


Inter 1-0 Atalanta: Milan Skriniar’s second-half strike seals seventh successive league victory and sends Antonio Conte’s side six points clear at the top of the Serie A

  • Seventh league win in a row took Inter one step closer to a first title in 11 years
  • A second-half goal from defender Skriniar was enough to earn a narrow victory
  • Skriniar pounced on a loose ball from a corner to fire Inter in front in 54th minute

A second-half goal from defender Milan Skriniar was enough to earn Inter Milan a 1-0 win over Atalanta on Monday, with the victory sending Antonio Conte’s side six points clear at the top of the Serie A standings.

The league leaders looked nervy in the first half, and had goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to thank for making a fine save to prevent Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata giving the visitors the lead.

Nine minutes after the interval Skriniar pounced on a loose ball from a corner to fire Inter in front, with Conte’s side digging in defensively late on to see out the victory.

The seventh league win in a row took Inter one step closer to a first Serie A title in 11 years. They have 62 points, six clear of rivals AC Milan in second, and 10 ahead of third-placed champions Juventus. Atalanta stay fifth.

Milan Skriniar scored the only goal as Serie A leaders Inter Milan moved six points clear

Milan Skriniar scored the only goal as Serie A leaders Inter Milan moved six points clear

Skriniar pounced on a loose ball from a corner to fire Inter in front in the 54th minute

Skriniar pounced on a loose ball from a corner to fire Inter in front in the 54th minute

Atalanta failed to clear a corner and Skriniar fired the loose ball into the bottom left corner

Atalanta failed to clear a corner and Skriniar fired the loose ball into the bottom left corner

Seventh league win in a row took Antonio Conte's Inter one step closer to a first title in 11 years

Seventh league win in a row took Antonio Conte’s Inter one step closer to a first title in 11 years

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