Sixth-placed Atalanta's winning run in Serie A came to an end with a 0-0 draw against lowly visitors Genoa on Sunday.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side went into the game in good form, having won three consecutive league games and scored 15 goals during a four-match winning run in all competitions at home.
But Genoa started brightly as Eldor Shoromudov threatened twice in the first half, firing a shot narrowly wide before a later effort forced a good save from Pierluigi Gollini.
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Atalanta created more chances after the break as Hans Hateboer's shot hit the outside of the post, Robin Gosens was denied by the sharp reflexes of goalkeeper Mattia Perin and a dipping Marten de Roon strike was inches too high.
But they could not find a way through and the draw leaves the Bergamo club in sixth on 32 points after 17 games, while Genoa are 16th with 15 points from 18.
Earlier, a Filip Djuricic penalty earned Sassuolo a 1-1 draw against Parma with the last kick of the game to deny the visitors their first win since November.
Midfielder Juraj Kucka’s first-half glancing header put Roberto D’Aversa’s side in front and they looked set to end an eight-match winless run until Maxime Busi tripped Gian Marco Ferrari in stoppage time to concede an avoidable equaliser.
The draw ended a five-match losing run for Parma, but they remain second-bottom with 13 points, while Sassuolo are eighth with 30 after 18 games.
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Simy was the hero for bottom side Crotone as the Nigerian scored twice in a 4-1 win over Benevento that took the Calabrians within two points of the safety zone.
Kamil Glik headed the ball into his own net in the first half before Simy's well-taken finishes either side of the break.
Milos Vulic curled home an unstoppable fourth before a deflected Iago Falque strike gave the visitors a consolation.
It was Crotone’s third win of the season and although they remain bottom they moved to 12 points, two behind Cagliari in 17th. Benevento are 11th with 21 points from 18.
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