Samir Handanovic saves Inter Milan, but Atalanta still claim draw
MILAN -- Inter Milan were held to 1-1 at struggling Atalanta as their Serie A title challenge suffered another blow on Saturday.
Atalanta, loser of their last four matches, were the stronger side and Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic had to pull off some fine saves, including a stunning stop on the hour mark.
Both sides netted own goals in the first half with Inter defender Jeison Murillo giving Atalanta the lead before Rafael Toloi also turned into his own net.
Inter, who fell off the top spot last week following a surprise defeat to Sassuolo, moved to a point behind Napoli and a point above Juventus.
Atalanta started the stronger and took the lead when Murillo slid in to intercept Boukary Drame's cross from the left, but succeeded only in poking the ball past his own goalkeeper.
Atalanta returned the favor eight minutes later as, following a delightful one-two between Mauro Icardi and Stevan Jovetic, Toloi fired into his own net off the underside of the crossbar.
Handanovic kept Inter in the match, and pulled off what could be the save of the season. Wearing a baseball cap to keep the sun out of his eyes, he somehow managed to stop Luca Cigarini's effort from point-blank range with his trailing foot.