Atalanta drew 1-1 against Udinese in the Sunday lunchtime game in Serie A in a match which they struggled to produce their best football.
La Dea created limited chances and the Zebrette were more than happy to put an abundance of players in their own half.
A victory would have temporarily taken Atalanta to outright fourth in the league table but the draw leaves them behind Roma on goal difference.
ATALANTA PLAYER RATINGS VS UDINESE
Musso 6; De Roon 5.5, Palomino 5.5, Lovato 6; Zappacosta 6.5, Pasalic 7 (74′ Koopmeiners 5.5), Freuler 6.5, Pezzella 5.5; Malinovskyi 6.5 (86′ Scalvini N/A); Ilicic 5.5 (64′ Miranchuk 5.5), Zapata 5.5 (64′ Muriel 5.5).
PLAYER OF THE MATCH – Mario Pasalic
The Croatian international had to play deeper than usual in the Atalanta midfield but he completed 67 passes successfully with a passing accuracy of 87 percent and he supplied the assist for Ruslan Malinovskyi to score for La Dea.