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 Shomurodov threatened twice in the first half, firing a shot narrowly wide before a later effort forced a good save from Pierluigi Gollini.
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.