Inter Milan came down to earth after its winning streak in Serie A ended followinga goalless draw with Atalanta on Sunday.

Samir Handanovic was Inter’s hero making a string of result-saving saves against Atalanta.

Inter entered the atch in fearsome form as it had claimed eight consecutive wins in the league and was fresh from a Supercoppa win over Juventus last week.

The Nerazzurri entered Sunday’s game with a relatively full squad to choose from, while La Dea missed several key players including Duvan Zapata and Josip Ilicic.

Atalanta had more ball possession in the first half, but Inter was close to breaking the deadlock as Alexis Sanchez who scored the last-gasp winner in Supercoppa forced a one-handed save out of Juan Musso.

After the restart, Atalanta created a series of chances, but Handanovic performed well to keep the scoreline down as he used his leg to shield Matteo Pessina’s strike, before getting down quickly to deny Luis Muriel’s solo run.

With a game in hand, Inter now leads the table with 50 points, two ahead of AC Milan who hosts Spezia on Monday.

Roma’s new arrival Sergio Oliveira made seamless adaption to his new club, as the Porto loanee converted a penalty created by himself in his debut, helping the Giallorossi beat Cagliari 1-0 on home turf.

Also on Sunday, Hellas Verona sailed away with a 4-2 victory over Sassuolo, while Venezia shared the spoils with Empoli at 1-1.

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