AC Milan did not get further than a 1-1 draw against Atalanta at home. I Rossoneri They took the lead thanks to a beautiful goal from Rafael Leão, but that turned out not to be enough. Teun Koopmeiners set the final score at 1-1 before half time. Milan is slightly stronger in third place, while fifth-placed Atalanta takes an important point in the battle for a Champions League ticket.

On the Milan side, Tijjani Reijnders started on the bench, meaning the midfield consisted of Yacine Adli and Ismaël Bennacer. Leão, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic had to provide the supply to striker Olivier Giroud. At Atalanta, both Koopmeiners and Marten de Roon were in midfield, while Mitchel Bakker and Hans Hateboer took place on the bench.

Milan started furiously and soon had a shooting opportunity through Giroud, whose effort was narrowly saved by Giorgio Scalvini. Atalanta's centre-back had no chance in the third minute with Leão's beautiful goal, who slipped past Emil Holm and drove the ball hard into the intersection from a not-so-easy angle: 1-0.

Atalanta was the underlying party, although that did not mean that it did not become dangerous. Mike Maignan made a save on a shot by Holm, after which the rebound was wasted by Charles De Ketelaere. The Belgian tried again a little later, this time he could not get past the well-playing Adli. At the other end, Loftus-Cheek saw his header go wide.

Five minutes before half-time, Atalanta were awarded a penalty. Giroud tried to clear the ball from a corner kick, but hit Emil Holm instead. Koopmeiners stood behind the ball and was apparently hindered by the necessary laser pointers. However, it did not matter much to Koopmeiners, who scored through the middle: 1-1.

Atalanta came out better after the break, although Davide Calabria could not prevent an excellent chance to make it 2-1. However, Marco Carnesecchi kept Atalanta on their feet with an excellent save. The goalie of the Bergamo team was relieved to see that Loftus-Cheek shot wide from close range moments later, much to San Siro's incomprehension.

In the final phase, Milan appeared little in front of Carnesecchi's goal, while Atalanta seemed to think a draw was an excellent result. Not much happened, making 1-1 a logical final score.

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