Atalanta tried everything, but could not break down a rugged and extremely defensive Genoa, losing Duvan Zapata to injury.
La Dea saw their run of six consecutive Serie A victories come crashing to a halt with 4-1 home defeat to Roma. Joakim Maehle and Rafael Toloi joined Robin Gosens on the absentee list, while Juan Musso was rested. Genoa missed Zinho Vanheusden, Felipe Caicedo, Nikola Maksimovic, Mohamed Fares and Nicolò Rovella.
Duvan Zapata stung Salvatore Sirigu’s gloves with a ferocious strike at the near post, while Stefano Sturaro needed a last-ditch tackle to prevent Davide Zappacosta firing in from eight yards.
Duvan Zapata was at full stretch to attempt a volley in the box, but he seemed to pull something in his groin and immediately called to be substituted by Luis Muriel.
Straight after the restart, Sirigu parried a long-range Teun Koopmeiners snapshot and nobody was ready on the rebound.
Domenico Criscito went off with a calf strain, while Josip Ilicic scuffed his finish under pressure and Merih Demiral’s header went over from a Berat Djimsiti cross.
Roberto Piccoli aimed his header straight at Sirigu on a Muriel assist, while in stoppages the referee stopped play for a Demiral push on Mattia Bani.
Genoa 0-0 Atalanta