AC Milan suffered their second home defeat in three Serie A games this season, losing 1-0 to Atalanta BC.
The warning signs were there for the Rossoneri, beaten 1-0 by UC Sampdoria in their opening match of the campaign, early on as a nippy Atalanta attack threatened. Germán Denis went closest with a low shot off the base of a post from the edge of the penalty area on 22 minutes. Milan came back into the game and Stephan El Sharaawy forced Andrea Consigli into a fine double save.
Both goalkeepers were tested in an exciting start to the second period, but as Milan began to control possession, it was the visitors who took the lead. Luca Cigarini (64) met a bouncing ball just outside the area and fired a first-time, left-footed effort beyond Christian Abbiati. Milan pushed for a leveller, but Atalanta withstood the pressure and ultimately only a fine tip over by Abbiati prevented Maximiliano Moralez inflicting more pain.
In the day's early game, US Città di Palermo were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cagliari Calcio. Arévalo Ríos (40) seemed to have given the hosts a 1-0 win, until Marco Sau struck two minutes from time.
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