(Italian league) Cagliari continue unbeaten runSports | 4 Nov 2019 11:48 am
Quietly putting together a season that could be one to remember, Cagliari moved into contention for the Champions League spots with a 2-0 win at 10-man Atalanta.
An own-goal from Mario Pasalic and a goal from Christian Oliva moved Cagliari into sixth place and level on points with fourth-place Lazio and fifth-place Atalanta.
Cagliari have not qualified for European competition in a quarter century since reaching the semifinals of the 1994 UEFA Cup _ the competition which has since been renamed the Europa League.
The top four finishers in Serie A qualify for the Champions League, while the fifth- and sixth-place teams enter the Europa League.
After opening the season with two losses, Cagliari are now on a nine-match unbeaten run.
It's Cagliari's best start since winning their only Serie A title in 1970.
What's more, it was the first time this season that Atalanta _ who still lead the league with 30 goals scored _ failed to score.
AC Milan's struggles continued with a 2-1 loss at home to Lazio that left the Rossoneri in the bottom half of the table.
Ciro Immobile scored his 100th goal for Lazio in all competitions and Joaquin Correa got the winner after an own-goal by Bastos.
Udinese won 3-1 at Genoa under interim coach Luca Gatti, who took over when Igor Tudor was fired Friday after the northeastern club conceded 11 goals in two previous two games.
Also, Fiorentina drew 1-1 with Parma, and Lecce and Sassuolo finished 2-2.-AP