Defending champions Inter Milan’s 18-game winning run at home in Serie A came to an end as they drew with Atalanta in a thriller.

Lautaro Martinez volleyed Inter into the lead from Nicolo Barella’s cross.

Ruslan Malinovskyi levelled with a fine long-range strike, had a hand in Rafael Toloi putting Atalanta ahead and hit the post with a free-kick.

Edin Dzeko scored a rebound from close range to level for Inter, his fifth goal in six league games for the club.

The drama was not over yet though. Inter were awarded a late penalty for handball which Federico Dimarco hit the bar with.

Atalanta scored what they thought was a late winner as Samir Handanovic spilled Roberto Piccoli’s shot. But a long video assistant referee review found the ball had gone out of play in the build-up.

Inter had won every home game in the league since a draw with Parma on 31 October 2020. Their previous defeat was the game before that, a 2-1 loss to AC Milan on 17 October.

Simone Inzaghi’s Inter are third, two points behind leaders 

AC Milan won 2-1 at Spezia.

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