Leader of Serie A before the start of the 6th day, Atalanta failed to continue its march forward this Sunday against Cremonese (1-1). In a balanced match, the two teams each had two chances to open the scoring in the first period, but they in turn fell on two very vigilant goalkeepers.
If the pace fell again in the second half, Atalanta almost took the advantage for the first time. On a magnificent free kick from the left foot in the 63rd minute of play, Teun Koopmeiners managed to deceive Cremonese goalkeeper Ionut Radu, but the goal was finally disallowed for a handball by Atalanta defender Memeh Okoli. Koopmeiners did it again eleven minutes later and this time found Merih Demiral’s header for the opener.
Three teams at the top of Serie A
However, Atalanta’s advantage only lasted four minutes. After a small handball from Juan Musso, Emanuele Valeri followed well to push the ball into the back of the net and equalize. Despite a last attempt from Okoli at the end of regulation time (89th), Atalanta had to resolve to let the victory slip away at home. With this draw, Atalanta returns to Naples and AC Milan with 14 points at the top of the Championship.