Atalanta moved into third place in Serie A and within touching distance of Champions League qualification on Sunday with a 1-1 draw at Juventus in what was Massimiliano Allegri’s last home game in charge of the champions.
Josip Ilicic profited from some dozy defending to tap in the opener for the visitors during the first half, but Juve substitute Mario Mandzukic equalised with 10 minutes remaining.
The victory elevated the Bergamo side to third, level on 66 points with Inter but ahead on head-to-head record.
Juventus, who clinched the an eighth successive Serie A title almost a month ago, announced this week that Allegri would leave the club at the end of the season.
The home crowd bid farewell to the coach after five trophy-laden years, while veteran defender Andrea Barzagli also took to the Allianz Stadium pitch for the final time.
Inter’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were left hanging in the balance after they slumped to an embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Napoli on Sunday.
Piotr Zielinski fired Napoli in front with a rasping drive in the 16th minute and Dries Mertens headed in Jose Callejon’s cross just after the hour.
Fabian Ruiz added two more for Napoli, who have already made sure of a second-place finish behind champions Juventus, and Mauro Icardi scored Inter’s consolation with a penalty.
Krzysztof Piatek and Suso struck in the second half as fifth-placed Milan kept their Champions League hopes alive with a hard-fought 2-0 win over relegated Frosinone on Sunday.
Polish striker Piatek got back scoring after 57 minutes in the San Siro with Spanish winger Suso adding a second nine minutes later.
Atalanta are fourth one point behind with Milan fifth, equal on points with the side from Bergamo.
Both Atalanta and Inter Milan face difficult matches Sunday at Juventus and Napoli respectively.
Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a Camillo Ciano penalty before Piatek broke his five-match scoring drought with his 22nd goal this season.
It allowed Milan to take control of the match with Suso's pin-perfect free-kick settling the matter for Gattuso's side.
Milan, meanwhile, are at least assured of a place in next season's Europa League, along with Roma, who were held to a goalless draw at Sassuolo on Saturday.
The two teams benefited from Torino's shock 4-1 defeat at Empoli, which ended the northerners' European hopes.
Torino remain seventh and cannot catch Roma who are just ahead and have won both their clashes this season.
Lazio, in eighth, are sure of playing in the Europa League group stages thanks to their Coppa Italia victory.
Empoli moved out of the relegation zone at the expense of Genoa, who were held 1-1 by Cagliari, and are now 18th with future depending on next week's game against Fiorentina, themselves just three points off the drop zone.
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