European overview: Tale angry at Inter’s late slippage, Dembélé ready for Atlético | European club football
the International head coach Antonio Conte said his players’ anxiety played a role in granting a late equalizer to Rome in their 2-2 draw in Serie A.
The Milan side struck twice in an electric start in the second half at Stadio Olimpico to retaliate after falling behind before the break. But they faded after taking the lead and came under late pressure, with Gianluca Mancini eventually leading an equalizer in the 86th minute.
“I think at the end of the game there was a little bit of anxiety to get a big result, which makes you dive deeper mentally,” said Conte. “On the bench, we asked them to press high on the pitch because sitting deep is not a good thing. But the fact remains that on a psychological level, the losing team throws itself forward and the winning team seeks to hang on to the result.
Conte knocked out striker Lautaro Martínez, midfielder Arturo Vidal and striker Achraf Hakimi after his side took the lead. “This is our third game in seven days, so you are making changes,” said Conte.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Aaron Ramsey helped Juventus to ensure a 3-1 victory over 10 men Sassuolo, lifting the champions to fourth place in the standings.
Juventus struggled to create many chances in the first half, but their cause was helped after Pedro Obiang was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Federico Chiesa just before half-time. Juventus took advantage of the power play as Danilo had plenty of room to shoot a fierce 50th minute opener, but the lead was only eight minutes long as Grégoire Defrel equalized to stun the hosts.
Ramsey put Juve ahead in the 82nd minute with his first goal of the season. series A Top scorer Ronaldo brought his season tally to 15 as he scored in stoppage time to complete the win.
Tiemoue Bakayoko led a last-minute winner as Naples snatched a 2-1 victory at Udinese to climb to the fifth.
VAR came to the aid of the visitors early on after a blatant foul on Hirving Lozano in the penalty area was missed by officials on the pitch, with the referee allowing a shot on goal converted by Lorenzo Insigne in the 15th minute. .
However, the hosts were much better and equalized thanks to Kevin Lasagna, who took advantage of a back pass from Amir Rrahmani before coming home in the 27th minute.
Udinese continued to offer a more offensive threat in the second half, but against play, Bakayoko, on loan from Chelsea, appeared with a header in the 90th minute.
In the Bundesliga, Stuttgart exceeded 10 men Augsburg 4-1 Sunday to secure a first victory in four Bundesliga matches and climb to 10th place in the standings.
In Spain, Valence ended a two-month winless period in the league with a 1-0 win away from Real Valladolid thanks to a late piledriver from Carlos Soler to move away from the relegation zone.
Dembélé ready for Lyon loan to Atlético
Atlético Madrid are in talks with Lyon over the loan of French striker Moussa Dembélé until the end of the season, Ligue 1 club sporting director Juninho has said.
Atlético are looking to sign a striker to bolster their La Liga title load after Diego Costa left the club this month.
24-year-old Dembélé scored 31 League 1 goals in his first two seasons with Lyon since moving from Celtic, but has only made six league starts this season, scoring once.
Juninho said Dembélé asked him if he could move, adding that the striker had agreed personal terms with Atlético but the clubs were still negotiating.
“He told me he had lost some motivation. Moussa is a player that I really like and on whom we counted. But keeping someone who doesn’t want to live a real, intense life for the next five months isn’t ideal, ”Juninho said.