Juventus tames Atalanta with two penalties, the championship is now closer

Serie A, Juventus-Atalanta 2-2, goals: Duvan Zapata at 16 ', Cristiano Ronaldo on penalty at 55', Ruslan Volodymyrovyč Malinovs'kyj at 81 'and Cristiano Ronaldo on penalty at 90'.

Juventus did not shine but thanks to two penalties it managed to draw 2-2 against a wild Atalanta mortgaging the ninth consecutive championship. In fact, thanks to this draw Juve has risen to +8 on Lazio and +9 on Atalanta. If Gasperini's team had won, Juve would have had only six points ahead of Bergamo.

As said, Juve did not play well at all and was often at the mercy of the Nerazzurri game but in the end managed to equalize thanks to two rather naive hand fouls of the Atalanta footballers. The first can be discussed because De Roon was shot with his face, the second is instead clear because Muriel's arm is sensationally detached from the body.

Both penalties were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo who is now only one goal away from Ciro Immobile (Cr7 has 28 goals, the Lazio striker leads this ranking with 29).

Atalanta, on the other hand, scored with Zapata after a wonderful exchange with Gomez, and with Malinovskyj, a powerful shot on Muriel's support.

Atalanta has failed to engage in second place but still remains the most fit team in the championship, while Juve, with no little effort, has mortgaged his umpteenth championship.

Sarri is saved thanks to the penalties transformed by Ronaldo.

Maurizio Sarri's Juventus challenged Atalanta with Szczesny; Cuadrado, De Ligt, Bonucci, Danilo; Rabiot, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Dybala, Ronaldo. The former Napoli manager has focused on an attack consisting of Dybala and Ronaldo, the two most fit players in the black and white ranks.

Atalanta responded to Juventus with Gollini; Toloi, Palomino, Djimsiti; Hateboer, De Roon, Freuler, Gosens, Gomez, Ilicic, Zapata. Once again Gasperini has decided to bet on Zapata from the first minute.

The first scoring opportunity was created by Atalanta in the sixth minute. Heading from Zapata, from a central position, on a cross from Chestnuts and ball out of a breath.

Another chance for Atalanta on 13 '. Hateboer served Ilicic a golden assist, the Slovenian's left-footed shot went out by a whisker.

These scoring chances for the 'Goddess' were an appetizer for the Nerazzurri who arrived on time at 16'. Papu Gomez phrased with Zapata and finally put him on goal with an applause assist. The Colombian center forward controlled the ball at the spot and beat Szczesny with a powerful conclusion.

Cristiano Ronaldo devoured the goal of the possible draw at 42 '. Dybala served him with a great assist but the Portuguese missed a sort of 'moving penalty'. Ronaldo was alone but he was unable to frame the mirror on the front door.

The first fraction of the game ended on the result of one to zero for Atalanta with goals from Zapata.

Juve drew the balance at the start of the second half with Cristiano Ronaldo . The Portuguese scored on penalty in the 55th minute. The penalty was awarded for a hand ball by De Roon on a cross from Dybala from the left.

Atalanta signed the overtaking in the 81st minute with Ruslan Volodymyrovyč Malinovs'kyj. The Atalanta playmaker scored with a great right from the edge of the Juventus penalty area on an assist from Muriel.

Another penalty for Juventus. Area control of Higuain and hand of Muriel. From eleven meters Ronaldo is not wrong. Juve grabbed the game in the 90th minute.

The match of the Stadium ended on the result of two by two. Now the Scudetto is closer for the Bianconeri.

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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