Bore draw at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
Atalanta and Catania played out a disappointing 0-0 draw at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.
Gonzalo Bergessio had a good chance for Catania in the 11th minute when he found himself in a in space outside of the box but blasted the ball over the bar.
The hosts went close soon after when Giacomo Bonaventura played a fine ball into the box but German Denis headed over.
Both Consigli and opposite number Mariano Andujar made a simple save each before Gomez tested the Catania keeper with a strike from the edge of the box, which the Atalanta keeper saved well.
Castro then failed to pounce on Gonzalo Bergessio’s testing cross at the far post, as he was unable to reach the ball and poke home a simple chance which was one of the best opportunities of the match.
Gomez forced another good save from Consigli just before the break with a curling strike from just outside the box as the visitors finished the first period on top.
In the second half, it was all one-way traffic from Catania. First, Bergessio blazed over the bar before Consigli made another fantastic save from Francesco Lodi’s inswinging corner.
Nicolas Spolli and Castro then both tried their luck from distance, with both speculative strikes flying over the bar, as Atalanta somehow managed to hold on and earn themselves a point.