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European roundup: Inter drop points as Mourinho’s Roma end winless streak | Soccer

Internazionale dropped points in Serie A for the primary time in additional than two months as Atalanta held the league leaders to an entertaining 0-0 draw on Sunday to end their eight-match successful run.

Atalanta’s goalkeeper Juan Musso produced a spectacular save within the first half, earlier than his Inter counterpart Samir Handanovic responded with two essential interventions of his personal after the break.

There have been probabilities aplenty in a battle between two of the division’s most attacking sides, however neither workforce may discover the breakthrough regardless of producing a mixed 23 photographs.

Inter moved two points clear in first place and prolonged their unbeaten league run to 13 matches, however Milan can knock them off high spot by beating Spezia on Monday. Atalanta stay fourth, sandwiched one level behind Napoli and one forward of Juventus.

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Sérgio Oliveira scored a penalty on his Roma debut as José Mourinho’s aspect ended a three-match winless run by beating relegation battling Cagliari 1-0. The Portuguese midfielder, who joined on mortgage from Porto final week, calmly transformed within the thirty second minute after a Dalbert handball.

Jordan Veretout and Nicolo Zaniolo threatened a second for the hosts after the break, however one of the best probability fell to Cagliari when João Pedro’s close-range shot was pushed on to the bar by Rui Patricio 5 minutes from time.

It was Roma’s first win in virtually a month, after selecting up one level from three video games, and took Mourinho’s aspect as much as sixth place on 35 points, six behind Juventus in fifth. Cagliari had been with out 11 gamers because of accidents, Covid-19 and Africa Cup of Nations duties.

Rennes ahead Martin Terrier (second proper) is congratulated by teammates after scoring in opposition to Bordeaux. {Photograph}: Jean-François Monier/AFP/Getty Pictures

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Elsewhere, the previous Manchester United ahead Nani obtained an help two minutes into his debut for Venezia, coming off the bench to arrange David Okereke’s equaliser in a 1-1 draw in opposition to Empoli.

Rennes bounced again in model from three straight defeats by routing struggling Bordeaux 6-0 at residence to reclaim fourth place in Ligue 1. Fourth ensures a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League however Rennes are aiming for the highest three and a spot within the Champions League.

The striker Gaetan Laborde and winger Martin Terrier every scored to succeed in 10 league objectives apiece this season — as many as Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé.

Philippe Clement’s first residence sport in control of Monaco noticed the France striker Wissam Ben Yedder rating twice in a 4-0 residence win in opposition to Clermont Foot. Monaco moved forward of Lens on purpose distinction into fifth.

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