Serie A: Inter Milan move 6 points clear at the top after Atalanta win
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Serie A: Inter Milan move 6 points clear at the top after Atalanta win

Italian top-tier football division Serie A leaders Inter Milan, bagged a 1-0 home win against Atalanta on Monday to secure a six-point gap against second-place AC Milan. 

The league leaders looked nervy in the first half, and had goalkeeper Samir Handanovic to thank for making a fine save to prevent Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata from giving the visitors the lead.

Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar scored the winning goal for Antonio Conte's side in the 54th minute at Giuseppe Meazza Stadium in Milan. He pounced on a loose ball from a corner to fire Inter in front, with the Serie A giants digging in defensively late on to see out the victory.

Following the critical win, Inter increased their points to 62 in the standings. The victors also extended their winning streak to seven matches in the league.

Their city rivals AC Milan have 56 points in 26 matches. Third-place Juventus are chasing AC Milan in the league table with 52 points in 25 matches.

Atalanta are now in the fifth spot with 49 points, only one point behind fourth-place Roma.