MILAN – After their home win against Napoli, Inter prepare for their final Serie A game of the season. The Nerazzurri of Inter travel to meet the Nerazzurri of Atalanta in Bergamo on Saturday 1 August (20:45 CEST). The reverse fixture ended 1-1 thanks to a Lautaro Martinez goal and Handanovic denying Muriel from the penalty spot in teh 88th minute.
FACTS AND STATS
The two teams have faced off 117 times in Serie A; Inter have won 62 to the Bergamaschi's 24, while 31 of the encounters have ended in a draw. Of the last four league meetings between the two sides, three have been played out to a draw.
Here are all the stats on Atalanta vs. Inter
HEADED GOALS AND GAME MANAGEMENT
The last league game of the season, apart from pitting two good teams against one another, is a meeting between the two sides with the most headed goals in this Serie A season (19 for Inter, 14 for Atalanta). These are also two of the three sides, who've spent the longest amount of time in the lead this season (Inter in 1st with 1571 minutes, Atalanta in 3rd with 1207). Conte's team have won twelve games away from home, while Gasperini's men have scored 51 times on their own ground.
Atalanta come into the game on the back of an away win over Parma. They've also won seven consecutive league games at home. The Nerazzurri from Bergamo have scored 98 goals this season and conceded 46, and have won 23 games, drawn nine and lost five. They're one point behind Inter on 78.
THE WORDS OF ANTONIO CONTE
I hope it's a great game. It will be played with an open visor, without thinking. Atalanta have become a force in Italian football, given their development over the last few years. They're also in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. We will have to suffer, but our aim is to cause them problems.
Piero Giacomelli, from Trieste, will referee Atalanta vs. Inter. Peretti and Bindoni will be his assitants, while Doveri will serve at the match's 4th Official. VAR duties will be handled by Nasca, assisted by Mondin.
SUSPENDED AND ONE AWAY FROM SUSPENSION
ONE AWAY FROM SUSPENSION
Atalanta: Castagne, Djimsiti
Inter: de Vrij, Valero, Vecino
Matchda 38 Serie A
Saturday 1 August, 20:45 CEST | Atalanta vs. Inter
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