Juventus 2 – 2 Atalanta

Two controversial Cristiano Ronaldo penalties secured Juventus a 2-2 draw against Serie A title rivals Atalanta.

Atalanta’s confidence from 11 successive wins in most competitions was evident right away and Duvan Zapata fired the visitors into a 16th-minute lead.

Juventus levelled when Marten De Roon handled, even though it was burdensome for the Dutchman to get off the beaten track of Paolo Dybala’s cross, and Ronaldo hammered home the spot-kick.

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Ronaldo scored twice from the penalty spot

Substitute Ruslan Malinovskiy restored Atalanta’s lead 10 minutes from time with a fierce 16-yard shot.

But Luis Muriel unfortunately handled in the last minute and Ronaldo drove home his 28th league goal for Juventus to inch nearer to a ninth successive league title.

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Juventus are eight points clear of second-placed Lazio and nine before Atalanta with six games remaining

The result leaves Juventus eight points clear of second-placed Lazio and nine before Atalanta with six games remaining.

Lazio’s struggles continue

Lazio's struggles continued
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Lazio’s struggles continued against Sassuolo

Lazio‘s post-lockdown blues continued with a third straight defeat as mid-table Sassuolo won 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

The hosts were on a 21-match unbeaten league run plus one point behind Juventus when Serie A was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

But it is often a different story since the restart and Lazio have now lost four of the last six games.

Luis Alberto met Manuel Lazzari’s cross after 33 minutes to place Lazio ahead.

But Sassuolo levelled seven minutes after the restart when substitute Francesco Caputo set up Giacomo Raspadori’s first Serie A target.

Caputo then headed home the winner in stoppage time as Sassuolo held onto eighth spot.

Roma ease past Brescia

Federico Fazio celebrates his first goal during the Serie A match between Brescia and Roma
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Federico Fazio celebrates his first goal through the Serie A match between Brescia and Roma

Fifth-placed Roma completed a cushty 3-0 win at lowly Brescia.

All the goals came in the next half as Federico Fazio (48), Nikola Kalinic (62) and Nicolo Zaniolo (74) ensured Brescia remain seven points from safety.



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