Inter Milan missed out on the chance to go top in Serie A as coach Antonio Conte was sent off in a 0-0 draw at strugglers Udinese on Saturday.
The visitors travelled to Udine on a high after beating title rivals Juventus 2-0 last weekend but they couldn’t break down the determined hosts, who became the first team to keep a clean sheet against Inter in Serie A this season.
Inter striker Lautaro Martinez came closest when his first half shot drew a spectacular one-handed save from Juan Musso, but the visitors’ frustration showed when Conte was dismissed for dissent in stoppage time.
Inter Milan’s Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez (left) missed a good chance for the away side
Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso kept the first clean sheet against Inter in Serie A this season
It was a frustrating night tor the Nerazzuri, they could have gone top of Serie A with a win
A bad day at the office for Inter boss Antonio Conte, he was sent off in injury time for dissent
Conte’s side remain second on 41 points, two behind AC Milan at the halfway stage of the season, while Udinese are 14th on 18 points but without a win in nine games.
Next up for Inter are neighbours and league leaders Milan in the Coppa Italia quarter final on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Udinese travel to Spezia for a crucial Serie A match in their fight against the drop next Sunday.
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