Rome, April 19 (IANS): Atalanta broke a 20-year curse to finish their winless run towards Juventus with a 1-0 dwelling win within the head-to-head race for third place, the primary victory over the Bianconeri in Serie A since 2001.
Juve had a file 32 consecutive unbeaten matches towards Atalanta, with the 2 groups putting third and fourth respectively earlier than Sunday’s recreation, with only one level separating the 2 groups, Xinhua stories.
Juve traveled to Bergamo with out Cristiano Ronaldo, with Paulo Dybala partnering with Alvaro Morata from the beginning.
Each groups created probabilities however failed to interrupt by with a poor end. The sport seemed prefer it was heading in the direction of a goalless draw, however an unlikely hero appeared within the 87th when substitute Ruslan Malinovskyi tried an try from outdoors the field that deflected Alex Sandro to go previous a Wojciech Szczesny helpless.
The victory noticed Atalanta leap over Juve to 3rd place with 64 factors, whereas the previous woman fell fourth with 62 factors.
In one other high-turnout recreation, Inter Milan noticed their successful streak come to an finish after a 1-1 draw with Napoli.
Inter entered Sunday’s recreation with 11 straight wins. Romelu Lukaku missed a giant probability for Inter as his try rattled the woodwork. Whereas on the different finish, Samir Handanovic’s howler allowed Napoli to take the lead within the thirty sixth minute because the striker unintentionally hit a cross into his personal internet.
The Nerazzurri got here again to tie within the 54th minute as clearance from Kostas Manolas fell in Christian Eriksen’s path to strike a missile.
Matteo Politano virtually scored the winner towards his former membership, however solely noticed his scorcher contact the woodwork.
Regardless of the draw, Inter nonetheless lead the standings with 75 factors, 9 factors forward of AC Milan who conquered Genoa 2-1 on Sunday.
Elsewhere, Lazio dominated Benevento 5-3, Torino knocked out Roma 3-1 and Bologna crushed Spezia 4-1.