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Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (ATT 14,000) 27th April 2013 - Kick off 17:00 Ref: Claudio Gavillucci

Atalanta Atalanta vs Bologna Bologna

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L Giorgi (67)

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Bologna 1

A Gilardino (76)

Atalanta and Bologna share spoils

Last Updated: 27/04/13 7:54pm

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Alberto Gilardino equalised for Bologna

Alberto Gilardino equalised for Bologna

Atalanta and Bologna shared two goals to get the point both were looking for in a low-key 1-1 draw at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.

After a dull first 45 minutes in which both sides appeared happy enough running the clock down and taking a point each, Atalanta emerged for the second half with a bit more motivation.

Luigi Giorgi gave them the lead midway through the second period, but Alberto Gilardino equalised and the game returned to its first-half rhythm, with both teams seemingly content to settle for a draw.

The result increases the two teams' cushions over the relegation zone to 10 and 11 points respectively.

It seemed more like a training match to begin with as neither side made any great effort to attack.

A corner provided the first moment of danger, but Andrea Consigli denied Gilardino from close range.

Moments later, Bologna lost Cristiano Del Grosso to injury after he clashed with Marko Livaja, providing the only real drama of the first 45 minutes.

Atalanta felt an obligation to entertain their fans a little more in the second half, with Gianluca Curci denying Livaja.

The home side gained more attacking momentum, with Giorgi giving them the lead in the 67th minute when Curci made a hash of reaching Brivio's cross and allowed the Atalanta winger to score at the far post.

German Denis went close to making it two in the 72nd minute, but Curci saved his header.

Bologna levelled in the 77th minute when Alessandro Diamanti picked out Gilardino, who got a lucky break before slotting the ball in from close range.

With parity restored, neither side took any more risks, although Bologna lost Curci to an injury in stoppage time which could signal the end of his season.

With all the substitutes already used up, Davide Moscardelli went in goal, but he was not tested in just 30 seconds between the posts.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9