Juventus Fight Back to Seal Atlanta Draw

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Juventus Fight Back to Seal Atlanta Draw

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot, as Juve battled back against third placed Atalanta

Cristiano scored twice from the penalty spot, as Juventus opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the Serie A table, putting them on course for a ninth straight title following a 2-2 draw with Atalanta.

Substitute Ruslan Malinovskiy fired in an 80th-minute goal that had Gian Piero Gasperini's in-form side on course to move into second place in the table courtesy of a 10th straight league win.

Duvan Zapata had put the visitors into the lead as they dominated in the first half, though they were pegged back soon after the break when a handball call against Marten de Roon allowed Ronaldo to level.

Having surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at Milan in midweek, Maurizio Sarri's side appeared on course to suffer a second successive loss, in the process cutting their lead at the summit to six points.

However, referee Piero Giacomelli pointed to the spot for a second time when the ball struck Luis Muriel's arm in the 90th minute, allowing Ronaldo to deny Atalanta and leave Juve eight clear of Lazio.

Source: beIN