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Man of the match: Rossoneri star on Rossoneris victory over Atalanta

It has been a tough day for Atalantas players, but they still managed to take all three points away from their rivals.

The Rossonerio were up 4-0 on the visitors with only five minutes to go when Giorgio Chiellini’s powerful strike hit the bar.

The Atalans had a golden chance to take the lead in the 54th minute when Paulo Vitor da Silva was awarded a free kick by a referee who had seen it and sent off Mario Balotelli for a second yellow card.

But Alessandro Del Piero scored the only goal for the visitors in the 75th minute, with a cross from the left.

But it was the hosts who struck the winner, with Giorgi Baresi sending off Balotella.

The hosts are now unbeaten in eight matches, and are just two points behind leaders Inter Milan in second place.