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Atleti Azzurri d'Italia 20th October 2013 - Kick off 11:30 Ref: C Russo

Atalanta Atalanta vs Lazio Lazio

Atalanta 2

L Cigarini (41)
G Denis (84)

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Lazio 1

B Perea (53)

Lazio suffer Atalanta slump

Last Updated: 20/10/13 2:24pm

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Lazio's Bryan Perea goes on a run

Lazio's Bryan Perea goes on a run

Lazio's struggles in Serie A this season continued as they returned from Bergamo with a 2-1 defeat to Atalanta.

Luca Cigarini put the hosts in front before the interval, but when Brayan Perea levelled during Lazio's brightest spell of the game, Vladimir Petkovic's men looked favourites to go on and find a winner.

However, it was German Denis who scored next, sealing Atalanta's fourth win of the season and taking them above AC Milan and their hosts into seventh.

Over half an hour of sizing each other up was followed by the first chances of the game, one at either end.

Sergio Floccari had the first for the visitors with his shot taking a deflection on its way wide of the far post in the 33rd minute.

Shortly after, Giacomo Bonaventura's effort was saved well by Federico Marchetti with Maximiliano Moralez in an offside position as he met, and missed, the rebound.

Atalanta took the lead in the 42nd minute with a goal out of nothing.

Cigarini let the ball fall to his right foot before sweeping in a volley from 20 yards which sneaked just inside the post with Marchetti unable to reach it.

Lazio emerged with more attacking intent and they were rewarded when Perea brought them level in the 53rd minute.

He took advantage of some two poor defending from two Atalanta players who simply left the ball for him to tuck in from six yards.

Hernanes saw his free-kick pushed away by Andrea Consigli as Lazio stepped up their search for a winner, Miroslav Klose sent on for the final 10 minutes.

But it was Atalanta who found the winner as Lazio committed too many men forward and left their defence wide open.

Denis broke through and took the ball round Marchetti before scoring into the empty goal to earn the Bergamese side all three points.

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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