Cristiano Ronaldo comes from bench to rescue 10-man Juventus at Atalanta
Cristiano Ronaldo saved Juventus’s unbeaten Serie A record this season when he came off the bench to score an equalizer in a dramatic 2-2 draw at Atalanta.Juve, who dropped their first away points of the season, were down to 10 men at one of Serie A’s toughest venues when Ronaldo nodded home from close range in the 78th minute.
Atalanta 2 – 2 Juventus
It was a 2-2 thriller in Bergamo, as Duvan Zapata scored twice to overturn an early own goal and Cristiano Ronaldo earned a point for 10-man Juventus.
Bologna 0 – 2 Lazio
Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio defeated Bologna and could well doom brother Pippo to the sack, as Luiz Felipe and Senad Lulic turned in corners.
Cagliari 1 – 0 Genoa
Diego Farias got the decisive goal for Cagliari on the stroke of half-time, but Genoa didn’t make their possession or pressure count.
Fiorentina 0 – 1 Parma
Roberto Inglese nutmegged Alban Lafont to give Parma the victory against the run of play and Vitor Hugo saw red for Fiorentina.
Frosinone 0 – 0 Milan
Milan failed to score in four consecutive Serie A games for the first time since 1984, as Gianluigi Donnarumma and VAR avoided defeat to Frosinone. Gennaro Gattuso was fighting to keep his job after a series of poor results, including crashing out of the Europa League and failing to score for three consecutive Serie A games for the first time since 2001. Higuain missed a big chance in the final minutes, ballooning over the bar from 11 yards, and Kessie’s powerful effort was too central to trouble Sportiello.
Inter 1 – 0 Napoli
Lautaro Martinez scored deep in stoppages, moments after a goal-line clearance denied 10-man Napoli, for a massive Inter win, but Kalidou Koulibaly and Lorenzo Insigne saw red. It means despite Juventus drawing 2-2 with Atalanta this afternoon, they still managed to extend their lead at the top of the table to nine points.
Roma 3 – 1 Sassuolo
Patrik Schick won a penalty, scored the second and Nicolò Zaniolo sealed Roma’s 3-1 victory over Sassuolo with a stunning solo effort.
Sampdoria 2 – 0 Chievo
Fabio Quagliarella just cannot stop scoring, as he ended Chievo’s six-round unbeaten run with a spectacular scorpion flick for Sampdoria.
Spal 0 – 0 Udinese
The spoils were shared at the Stadio Mazza, as ultimately neither side wanted to lose and didn’t take many risks.
Torino 3 – 0 Empoli
Torino set Empoli tumbling to a third consecutive defeat with goals from Nicolas Nkoulou, Lorenzo De Silvestri and Iago Falque.