MILAN: Luis Muriel got here off the bench to attain the one aim as Atalanta beat Bologna 1-Zero in a fiery Serie A conflict on Tuesday to maneuver again second behind leaders Juventus.
Muriel struck simply after an hour as Atalanta prolonged their unbeaten run to 15 video games to maneuver six factors behind Juventus, and two forward of third-placed Inter Milan.
Atalanta had received six successive video games for the reason that league resumed after the coronavirus lockdown earlier than drawing 2-2 with Juventus, and have been held 1-1 at Verona final day out.
The Bergamo facet have 74 factors this season with three video games to play, overtaking their earlier finest haul of 72 in the course of the 2016-17 season.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was banished from the sidelines after a spat with counterpart Sinisa Mihajlovic earlier than the break, with the Bologna boss receiving a yellow card.
It was the second crimson card in current weeks for Gasperini who has been exhibiting indicators of frayed nerves earlier than his facet meet Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League final eight subsequent month.
“I did not should be expelled,” fumed Gasperini afterwards. “However let’s discuss in regards to the match.
“We’re in search of consistency on the pitch, then we’ll have 12 days later to decide on what sort of work to do to arrange for the Champions League.”
Bologna battled after their 5-1 defeat towards AC Milan final day out with Musa Barrow lacking a double likelihood towards his mum or dad facet.
Muriel got here off the bench after the break and picked up a cross from fellow Colombian Duvan Zapata to attain his 18th aim this season and 11th off the bench.
Bologna are tenth after extending their winless run to 5 matches.
AC Milan play at Sassuolo later Tuesday seeking to transfer into the Europa League locations.
Juventus can seal the title with a win over 16th-placed Udinese, but it surely depends upon Inter Milan, who’re eight factors behind the champions, failing to beat Fiorentina on the San Siro on Wednesday.