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Atalanta 2-2 Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo comes off bench to rescue point

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 12 Serie A goals this season

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for 10-man Juventus against Atalanta and maintain the champions' unbeaten Serie A record.

Ronaldo, a second-half substitute, scored in the 78th minute, nodding in a corner from close range.

Berat Djimsiti's early own goal had put Juventus in the lead, before Atalanta's Duvan Zapata struck twice either side of Rodrigo Bentancur's sending-off.

It was the first time Serie A has played matches on 26 December.

Ronaldo started the game on the bench for the first time since joining the club for £99.2m in July, but took his tally to 12 goals in Serie A just 13 minutes after coming on.

It is just the second time leaders Juventus have dropped points this season.

"It's a shame because we still wanted to win, but the team did well," said boss Massimiliano Allegri.

Elsewhere, AC Milan failed to score for a fourth Serie A game in a row for the first time since December 1984, as they drew 0-0 with 19th-placed Frosinone.

Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi came out on top in a sibling duel as his side beat brother Filippo's relegation-threatened Bologna 2-0, thanks to goals from Luiz Felipe and Senad Lulic.

Lazio are fourth in the table, two points above Sampdoria, for whom Fabio Quagliarella and Gaston Ramirez netted in a 2-0 victory over Chievo.

Roma climbed to seventh with a 3-1 home win over Sassuolo, while 10th-placed Parma moved level on points with Fiorentina after beating them 1-0.

Line-ups

Atalanta

  • 1Berisha
  • 5MasielloSubstituted forBarrowat 86'minutes
  • 19Djimsiti
  • 23ManciniBooked at 32mins
  • 33HateboerBooked at 59mins
  • 11FreulerBooked at 90mins
  • 88PasalicSubstituted forGosensat 67'minutes
  • 21Castagne
  • 10Gómez
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forPessinaat 77'minutes
  • 91ZapataBooked at 29mins

Substitutes

  • 4Valzania
  • 7Reca
  • 8Gosens
  • 20Tumminello
  • 22Pessina
  • 31Rossi
  • 32Peli
  • 44Kulusevski
  • 55Okoli
  • 78Del Prato
  • 95Gollini
  • 99Barrow

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 19Bonucci
  • 3ChielliniBooked at 38mins
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 30BentancurBooked at 53mins
  • 23Can
  • 6KhediraSubstituted forCristiano Ronaldoat 65'minutes
  • 10Dybala
  • 17MandzukicBooked at 62mins
  • 11Douglas CostaSubstituted forPjanicat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Benatia
  • 5Pjanic
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 21Pinsoglio
  • 22Perin
  • 24Rugani
  • 37Spinazzola
  • 39Kastanos
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
19,787

Match Stats

Home TeamAtalantaAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Atalanta 2, Juventus 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atalanta 2, Juventus 2.

Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mario Mandzukic (Juventus).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Duván Zapata (Atalanta) because of an injury.

Offside, Juventus. Alex Sandro tries a through ball, but Leonardo Bonucci is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alex Sandro (Juventus) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Paulo Dybala following a set piece situation.

Booking

Remo Freuler (Atalanta) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Remo Freuler (Atalanta).

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Gianluca Mancini (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Musa Barrow with a cross.

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Mario Mandzukic.

Foul by Hans Hateboer (Atalanta).

Miralem Pjanic (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Musa Barrow replaces Andrea Masiello.

Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Juventus).

Attempt missed. Matteo Pessina (Atalanta) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Robin Gosens.

Foul by Matteo Pessina (Atalanta).

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Timothy Castagne.

Attempt blocked. Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matteo Pessina.

Duván Zapata (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Emre Can (Juventus).

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 2, Juventus 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mario Mandzukic with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Berat Djimsiti.

Attempt missed. Robin Gosens (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Timothy Castagne.

Attempt blocked. Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alejandro Gómez with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Matteo Pessina replaces Josip Ilicic.

Offside, Atalanta. Robin Gosens tries a through ball, but Duván Zapata is caught offside.

Offside, Juventus. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Emre Can is caught offside.

Foul by Alejandro Gómez (Atalanta).

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Robin Gosens (Atalanta).

Paulo Dybala (Juventus) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Juventus. Miralem Pjanic tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Atalanta. Robin Gosens replaces Mario Pasalic.

Attempt missed. Paulo Dybala (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mattia De Sciglio.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 26th December 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus18162036102650
2Napoli18132334151941
3Inter Milan18113430141636
4Lazio189452720731
5Sampdoria1885531211029
6AC Milan187742419528
7Roma187653224827
8Torino186842318526
9Atalanta187473325825
10Fiorentina186752518725
11Sassuolo186752826225
12Parma187471721-425
13Cagliari184861723-620
14Genoa185492535-1019
15SPAL184591425-1117
16Empoli1844102236-1416
17Udinese183691423-915
18Bologna182791326-1313
19Frosinone1817101236-2410
20Chievo1808101335-225
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