HomeSerie ADzeko double sends Inter into fourth with 3-2 win at Atalanta

Dzeko double sends Inter into fourth with 3-2 win at Atalanta

Soccer Football – Serie A – Atalanta v Inter Milan – Stadio Atleti Azzurri, Bergamo, Italy – November 13, 2022 Inter Milan’s Edin Dzeko scores their first goal REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

BERGAMO (Reuters) – Inter Milan recovered from a goal down to earn a 3-2 win at Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday, with striker Edin Dzeko netting twice to send the visitors into provisional fourth place.

Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman put the hosts ahead in the 25th minute when he converted a spot kick into the top right corner after Duvan Zapata had been brought down.

Inter levelled 11 minutes later through Dzeko after Lautaro Martinez nodded the ball into the six-yard box for the Bosnia striker to finish with a clever backheel.

Simone Inzaghi’s visitors took the lead when Dzeko’s strike from close range deflected off Atalanta defender Joakim Maehle into the net after 56 minutes.

Inter went 3-1 up just after the hour when home defender Jose Luis Palomino headed the ball into his own net after Martinez nodded on a corner from Hakan Calhanoglu.

Palomino made amends in the 77th when he cut the deficit with a diving header from a corner.

Inter moved up one spot to fourth on 30 points, two points ahead of fifth-placed Juventus who host Lazio later on Sunday.

Atalanta remain sixth on 27 points.

(Reporting by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)