Inter Milan got here again from two objectives down to attract 2-2 with Parma on Saturday however had been left livid by a contentious VAR choice, whereas Atalanta beat backside membership Crotone to maneuver second in Serie A.
Antonio Conte’s Inter have dropped factors in three of their first six league video games this season and will slip 5 factors behind metropolis rivals and leaders AC Milan, who go to Udinese on Sunday.
Inter had a powerful penalty attraction when Botond Balogh hauled down Ivan Perisic within the second half, with Conte skipping his press convention, apparently in protest on the choice.
“It’s our obligation additionally to protest on the refereeing choices. That is our solely venue for protesting, as now we have no different method of constructing our voices heard,” stated sporting director Beppe Marotta.
“We realise VAR solely intervenes with a transparent and apparent error, however immediately there was a transparent and apparent penalty. So both the referee pays nearer consideration or VAR have to be used.
“If VAR is just partially used, then that damages everybody and creates a way of inequality. After six video games, it’s only proper to make this remark.”
Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta, who drew 2-2 with Ajax within the Champions League in midweek, sit one level behind AC Milan.
Inter dominated the primary half on the San Siro, however Perisic volleyed off beam and Achraf Hakimi nodded over from shut vary when he ought to have performed higher.
Parma made their hosts pay within the first minute after the break, as Gervinho powered dwelling his first purpose of the season.
The house aspect got a mountain to climb simply after the hour mark when Roberto Inglese slid the ball by means of for Gervinho to attain his second.
Inter had been determined to attempt to preserve tempo with AC Milan and obtained themselves again into the sport lower than two minutes later because of Marcelo Brozovic’s deflected strike.
Andrea Ranocchia virtually levelled shortly afterwards, however noticed his header saved at point-blank vary by Parma goalkeeper Luigi Sepe.
Ivan Perisic headed in Aleksandar Kolarov’s free-kick within the second minute of damage time, however it was too late for Inter to discover a winner.
– Atalanta again to profitable methods –
Luis Muriel scored twice as Atalanta bounced again from successive losses in Serie A with a 2-1 win at Crotone earlier on Saturday.
Atalanta conceded seven objectives in back-to-back defeats by Napoli and Sampdoria.
They weren’t at their fluent greatest on Saturday, however did sufficient to edge out Crotone, who stay with out a league win this season.
Gasperini stated he had robust choices to make forward of subsequent week’s essential Champions League group-stage recreation towards Liverpool, after Hans Hateboer and Cristian Romero had been each substituted at Crotone with muscle issues.
“Serie A and the Champions League are two very totally different tournaments and I do not need to select between them,” he instructed Sky Sport Italia.
“We’ll have to attend till tomorrow to see, (defender Rafael) Toloi additionally had a heavy knock to his knee, so we’ll see who we will recuperate and who we will not.”
Muriel, who scored 18 Serie A objectives final time period regardless of solely beginning 10 matches, grabbed a Twenty sixth-minute opener by amassing Ruslan Malinovsky’s go and drilling a low shot into the web.
Papu Gomez wasted a superb opportunity to double the lead, however Colombian ahead Muriel did slot in his second purpose seven minutes earlier than half-time.
Nwankwo Simy gave the hosts hope earlier than the break, however their frustrations boiled over within the second half and coach Giovanni Stroppa was despatched to the stands after receiving two yellow playing cards in a matter of minutes.