Milan lose at home to Atlanta in Serie A

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2012, 13:16 PM IST

Rome: AC Milan suffered a second consecutive home defeat when they lost to Atlanta 1-0 in the Italian Serie A football league.
Luca Cigarini scored the only goal of the Saturday night`s game in the 64th minute, and Milan went close enough on numerous occasions, but lacked a cutting edge as a tactically perfect Atalanta side took three points with them on their short trip home, reports Xinhua.
Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri wasn`t panicking despite their worst home start in 82-years.
The Rossoneri have lost both their opening San Siro games by 1-0 results, failing to get a single goal against relegation candidates Sampdoria and Atalanta. The only other time this has happened was 1930-31.

"How bad is the situation for Milan? We`ll, we`ve got one more point than at this stage last season," Allegri said.
"Obviously it`s not positive to lose this way, but now we have to look ahead to the Champions League so we can take this weight off our shoulders," he said.
Maiden Serie A goals from Egidio Arevalo Rios and Marco Sau saw Palermo and Cagliari draw 1-1 at the Stadio Renzo Barbera.
The Uruguayan scored five minutes before half time to give Palermo the lead, but Sau`s reply two minutes from the end meant both sides failed to get the win they were looking for.
The 1-1 draw leaves both island clubs still searching for their first wins of the season after three matches.

IANS