Current top two from Serie A table Lazio found themselves stumbled down getting their first ever loss since September, as they lost 3-2 behind Atalanta, keeping them four points behind league leader Juventus towards the title race.
Despite Marten De Roon’s early goal and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s additional, Atalanta’s Robin Gosens
brought them back in action seven minutes before the halftime break, and Ruslan Malinovskyi at the 66th-minute mark to even out the scoreboard. Thus Jose Luis Palomino closed its home victory 10 minutes before the clock.
Lazio swallowing the defeat lost its streak for the season being undefeated for nine months, where Inter Milan as the last club that managed a 1-0 win over the Rome-based football club.
“We knew that returning against Atalanta was one of the worst opponents to have,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi whose side were held 3-3 by the Bergamo side in Rome in October.
“Unfortunately the title race gets more complicated and we regret this, because we’re coming off a long series of unbeaten games.”
“I don’t like losing and the lads are a little down.”
Atalanta are now 4 points behind third-placed club Inter Milan, as they found to be held 3-3 at home against Sassuolo earlier Wednesday.
Reigning champs Juventus were the only tema sought a win among the top four teams, with a 2-0 victory against Bologna on Monday.
Inter Milan’s Lukaku had made his 25th goal for the season yet the club’s title run have stalled.
“The draw hurts us,” said Inter boss Antonio Conte.
“We had several chances to kill off the game. There is a lot of regret. If we look at the goals there is so much to be reviewed, small and big individual errors.”
AS Roma stays at the fifth spot, with six points behind Atalanta, after getting a 2-1 victory against Sampdoria thanks to a second-half Edin Dzeko brace – two volleys, one with his left foot and the other with his right.