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Milan made to suffer at hands of Atalanta

Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 23.21CET
A lone Luca Cigarini strike ensured Atalanta BC came away from San Siro with three points as Massimiliano Allegri's AC Milan slipped to their second defeat of the fledgling Serie A season.
Milan made to suffer at hands of Atalanta
Atalanta's Luca Cigarini celebrates at San Siro ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 15 September 2012, 23.21CET

Milan made to suffer at hands of Atalanta

A lone Luca Cigarini strike ensured Atalanta BC came away from San Siro with three points as Massimiliano Allegri's AC Milan slipped to their second defeat of the fledgling Serie A season.

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.

Last updated: 15/09/12 23.24CET

Results

Italian Serie A 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 14/03/2013 16:55 CET

15/09/2012

MilanMilan0-1AtalantaAtalanta

Cigarini 64

Venue: Milano

15/09/2012

PalermoPalermo1-1CagliariCagliari

Arévalo Rios 40

Sau 88

Venue: Palermo

Standings

*UC Sampdoria have had 1 points deducted
*Torino FC have had 1 points deducted
*Atalanta BC have had 2 points deducted
*AC Siena have had 6 points deducted
Last updated: 14/03/2013 16:55 CET

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