MONZA: Atalanta took a two-point lead at the top of Italy’s Serie A after claiming a 2-0 victory at Monza, the last on Monday.
Atalanta failed to break through the Monza defense in the first half as they faced a promoted side determined to score their first points of the season, but the visitors brought out a more aggressive unit in the second half. time.
Rasmus Hojlund scored the game’s first goal in the 57th minute when Ademola Lookman found the Danish forward in the box where he fired into the bottom left corner with a single touch.
Atalanta doubled the lead eight minutes later with an own goal when Lookman’s back pass was deflected into the Monza net by defender Marlon.
Atalanta now top the league with 13 points, two ahead of Napoli and champions AC Milan.