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Italy Serie A

Luigi Ferraris (ATT 19,000) 15th December 2013 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: L Banti

Genoa Genoa vs Atalanta Atalanta

Genoa 1

A Bertolacci (72)

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Atalanta 1

G De Luca (90+4)

Atalanta leave it late

Last Updated: 15/12/13 5:13pm

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Genoa celebrate against Atalanta

Genoa celebrate against Atalanta

Giuseppe De Luca scored with almost the last kick of the game as Atalanta snatched a 1-1 draw away to Genoa.

Genoa looked set to extend their strong recent home run after Andrea Bertolacci slotted home in the 72nd minute but Atalanta belied their own dismal recent away form by popping up with the equaliser to make it 1-1 four minutes into time added on.

It was well deserved for the visitors, who had the bulk of the chances in the match despite Genoa starting the stronger.

They had fired an early warning when Alberto Gilardino brought a decent save out of Andrea Consigli with a driven effort just two minutes in, and then in the 16th minute Luca Antonini's header went narrowly wide.

Atalanta heeded the warning and shifted play to the other end, where Stefano Lucchini went close with a header before German Denis brought a decent save out of Mattia Perin with a low shot.

As half-time neared, Cigarini curled a shot narrowly wide.

Atalanta remained on top as the second half started, but Maxi Moralez and Lucchini blazed over in quick succession.

Yet it was Genoa who took the lead through Bertalacci with a smart finish at the far post with 72 minutes gone, and Atalanta looked destined for a ninth defeat in 10 on the road this season after De Luca sent a shot high over the bar.

But just when it seemed to be all over, Cigarini crossed from the right and De Luca was presented with a tap-in.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 38 102
2 Roma 38 85
3 Napoli 38 78
4 Fiorentina 38 65
5 Inter Milan 38 60
6 Parma 38 58
7 Torino 38 57
8 AC Milan 38 57
9 Lazio 38 56
10 Verona 38 54
11 Atalanta 38 50
12 Sampdoria 38 45
13 Udinese 38 44
14 Genoa 38 44
15 Cagliari 38 39
16 Chievo 38 36
17 Sassuolo 38 34
18 Catania 38 32
19 Bologna 38 29
20 Livorno 38 25