Second-placed Inter stay one point behind Serie A leaders AC Milan who host champions Juventus later on Wednesday.
Serie A: Neither coach on sidelines as Torino, Sampdoria share spoils; Gervinho's brace helps Parma beat Genoa
Neither coach was on the sidelines as Torino and Sampdoria drew 2-2 in Serie A. Meanwhile, Gervinho scored twice to help Parma beat Genoa 2-1.
Inter dominated from the start but took until eight minutes from halftime to break the deadlock when Candreva fired home following a pinpoint assist from Sánchez.
Inter were left one point behind Atalanta, although still with a safe cushion of 14 points ahead of fifth-place Roma and a solid hold on the final Champions League place.
Borussia Dortmund and their under-fire coach Lucien Favre hope to maintain the 'feel-good' factor from back-to-back wins as they chase Champions League revenge at home to Inter Milan on Tuesday
Champions League: Borussia Dortmund look to maintain 'element of joy' against Inter Milan after back-to-back Bundesliga victories
Dortmund must repeat the rock-solid defending in their draw at home to Barcelona in September to contain Inter's attack and the win over Inter suggests confidence is high
Serie A: Romelu Lukaku scores on Inter Milan debut as Antonio Conte starts San Siro reign with thumping win over Lecce
Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku scored on his Inter Milan debut as new coach Antonio Conte's reign got off to a perfect start with a 4-0 win over Lecce.
Europa League: Inter Milan's Luciano Spalletti calls on unsettled Mauro Icardi to engage in talks amid contract negotiations
Problems are not resolved by text messages and 'likes' on social media, Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti warned unsettled forward Mauro Icardi.
Coppa Italia: Inter Milan thrash Benevento 6-2 in closed-door match to breeze into quarter-finals; Napoli beat Sassuolo
Inter ran riot in a San Siro left empty as part of the punishment the club received for the monkey chants directed at Koulibaly during their win over Napoli.
Serie A: Marcelo Brozovic's late winner lifts Inter Milan against Sampdoria; Fiorentina rise to second with win over SPAL
Croatia's Marcelo Brozovic grabbed a late winner as Inter Milan followed their Champions League heroics against Tottenham with a 1-0 Serie A win at Sampdoria on Saturday as tensions ran high during a game in which three goals were disallowed.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Italy on brink of elimination after Sweden clinch win in play-off's first leg
Gian Piero Ventura's Italy will need to respond in Monday's return leg at the San Siro in Milan to avoid becoming only the second Azzurri outfit to fail to reach the finals.
Inter Milan kept in touch with leaders Napoli thanks to a 2-1 win at struggling Verona on Monday as they reclaimed second place in Serie A.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Serbia clinch Russia spot, Ireland's James McClean breaks Welsh hearts
Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, while Serbia clinched a spot at next year's finals with a 1-0 win over Georgia.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Italy failing to qualify would be catastrophic, says coach Giampiero Ventura
"I'm not thinking about the play-offs, we need to think about the next two matches and then based on who we meet we'll weigh things up," said Ventura.
While many had predicted Chelsea to notch up a routine victory against Arsenal at home, the Gunners’ resolute display against Chelsea proves that Arsenal have it in them to hold the fort when the big teams come calling.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Italy eke out narrow victory over Israel, crictics lambast 'slow and dull' Azzuri
The relief was palpable on Wednesday after Ciro Immobile kept Italy's World Cup campaign on track despite an unconvincing 1-0 qualifying win by the four-time champions over Israel.
Serie A: Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti willing to let Ivan Perisic go for right offer, Manchester United on alert
Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti on Wednesday gave the clearest indication yet that Ivan Perisic could leave, saying the Serie A club will listen to serious offers for the winger.
Ivan Perisic struck a dramatic leveller to help Inter Milan in an enthralling 2-2 derby draw with AC Milan that saw Suso hit a brace for the hosts.
Italy are facing a serious selection headache in midfield ahead of their Euro 2016 quarter-final against Germany after Thiago Motta incurred a suspension.
Euro 2016's joint top scorer Alvaro Morata expects Spain to be taken to the limit by old foes Italy if they are to remain on course to win this year's title