Lazio and Atalanta, two of the top scoring teams in Serie A, ended their clash with 0-0 and took a step back in their aspirations. Those from Bergamo are fourth with a two-point advantage and could lose the Champions League place tomorrow if Juventus, fifth, win the classic against Milan at the San Siro.
Meanwhile, Lazio is provisionally in sixth place, 5 points behind Juve, but with only one more than Fiorentina and Roma, teams with whom they are fighting for a place in Europe and who will overtake them in the table if they win their matches. tomorrow against Cagliari and Empoli respectively.
Without Zapata or Muriel
Undoubtedly the absences had their influence so that the marker did not move. Lazio were able to count on Ciro Immobile, the top scorer in Serie A with 17 goals tied with Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina), but they did not have Pedro Rodríguez by their side, whose speed opens up many spaces for his teammate.
On the other hand, Atalanta’s two scorers were absent, the Colombians Duván Zapata and Luis Muriel. It is the third game in the last 4 days that Gian Piero Gasperini’s team has finished 0-0. Unheard.
Notable absences that were reflected above all in a balanced first half, with many precautions between both teams and without a single shot between the three suits.
Zaccagni, at the post office
After the break there were more dangerous plays, especially a shot by Mattia Zaccagni to the post after Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s cross (64′). It was Lazio’s best chance.
Atalanta replied immediately through Aleksei Miranchuk (65′), but Lazio again had a good opportunity with a shot from Adam Marusic after a corner that went very close to the post (74′). The game did not give much more than itself.