Inter beats Venezia 2-0, Juventus loses to Atalanta
Venezia remained six points above the relegation zone.
Inter was full of confidence ahead of the trip to Venice, having won five of its past six matches including a midweek victory over Shakhtar Donetsk to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages for the first time in 10 years.
Both teams struggled on Saturday to create chances in the early stages and Inter's best opportunity came in the 30th minute when Venezia goalkeeper Sergio Romero did well to parry an Ivan Perišić header.
Inter took the lead six minutes later as Çalhanoğlu unleashed a powerful effort from outside the area that flew into the bottom left corner.
Inter had several opportunities to double its lead before eventually doing so in stoppage time. Venezia goalkeeper Ridgeciano Haps was penalized for handball and Martínez struck the resulting spot kick into the bottom left corner.
That loss came four days after losing 4-0 at Chelsea in the Champions League.
Atalanta hadn't done much better, fumbling a lead twice in a 3-3 draw at Young Boys.
Duván Zapata scored the only goal in Turin, with a powerful effort in the 28th minute that went in off the underside of the crossbar.
Juventus almost leveled in the second half but Adrien Rabiot's effort was fingertipped wide by Juan Musso.
TURNAROUND Two late goals saw Empoli complete an extraordinary turnaround and beat Fiorentina 2-1.
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