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Inter Milan vs. Atalanta score: Missed penalty, last-minute disallowed goal gives Atalanta deserved draw

CBS Sports logo CBS Sports 9/25/2021 Roger Gonzalez
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Inter Milan and Atalanta put on a show on Saturday in Serie A action in a battle between two title contenders, with each taking a point in a wild 2-2 draw. The players gifted fans four goals from 40 shots in an enthralling contest that saw Inter need a second-half equalizer, while Atalanta thought they had won it late on a goal that was ruled offside.

Inter, finishing with an xG of 3.8, got their first goal and the game's opener just five minutes in on a ridiculous hit from Lautaro Martinez, who went top shelf with one touch:

Atalanta, the better team in the first half, would respond 25 minutes later with a golazo of their own as Ruslan Malinovskyi blasted home a brilliant effort from the outside of the box in what may be the goal of the weekend:

In control from there, Atalanta went ahead eight minutes later thanks to Rafael Toloi, setting up a frantic second half where Inter wanted the equalizer and the visitors wanted to kill the match off. But, once again, 35-year-old striker Eden Dzeko came through big time. The new signing scored in his third straight game, getting a tap-in on a rebound to bring things level. He now has four goals in his last three Serie A matches:

The final five minutes saw Inter's Federico Dimarco miss a penalty kick before Atalanta's Roberto Piccoli put the ball in the net before it was called off due to offside.

With the result, Inter remain in third place in the league with 14 points, sitting two points behind leaders and rivals AC Milan. Atalanta pull within a point of the top four with the draw and are now unbeaten in their last three.

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