Serie A Live : Ronaldo’s brace save Juventus, escapes with draw against Atlanta

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as Juventus survived a scare to move eight points clear at the top of Serie A with a draw against Atalanta. The visitors, who controlled long periods of the game, twice went ahead in Turin, via Duvan Zapata and Ruslan Malinovskiy. 

However, Ronaldo took his tally to 28 goals in 28 league games with his second penalty in the 90th minute and saved the day for Juventus. 

Serie A Live : Juventus – Atlanta plays 2-2 draw

Atalanta’s confidence from 11 successive wins in all competitions was evident from the start and Duvan Zapata fired the visitors into a 16th-minute lead. Juventus levelled when Marten De Roon handled, although it was difficult for the Dutchman to get out of the way of Paolo Dybala’s cross, and Ronaldo hammered home the spot-kick.

Substitute Ruslan Malinovskiy restored Atalanta’s lead 10 minutes from time with a fierce 16-yard shot. But Luis Muriel unfortunately handled in the final minute and Ronaldo drove home his 28th league goal for Juventus to inch closer to a ninth successive league title.

Second-placed Lazio had earlier fallen to a shock 2-1 home defeat by Sassuolo

Atalanta, who have scored 19 goals more than any other side in Italy’s top flight this season, twice appeared on course to move up to second in the table with a 10th straight win.

Serie A Points Table after Saturday Games

Team P GD Pts
1 Juventus 32 35 76
2 Lazio 32 33 68
3 Atlanta 32 46 67
4 Inter Milan 31 32 65
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