Atalanta maintained its push for a European spot by defeating relegation-threatened Crotone 1-0 in Serie A on Saturday. It was more difficult than Atalanta perhaps expected but Andrea Conti scored to propel Atalanta into fourth spot, one point above Lazio and three above Inter Milan, which visits Bologna on Sunday. Atalanta is three points below the Champions League qualifying spots.
Cristiano Ronaldo may have pulled off the greatest skill move of his career on Saturday for Real Madrid against Espanyol. The Portuguese attacker, with the match at 0-0, went with the elastico nutmeg. Take a look: Holy moly. That is something else. To beat a player with the elastico or a nutmeg is one thing, but to pull them both off? Especially on the endline? That was a piece of magic.