Juventus 3-3 Atalanta: Massimiliano Allegri’s side put off-field troubles to one side to rescue a draw after Ademola Lookman brace… as the Old Lady play first match since having 15 points deducted
- Juventus rescued a point after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Atalanta in Serie A
- It was their first match since being docked 15 points in the league on Friday
- Angel Di Maria scored a penalty in the match as Juventus earned a point at home
- Ademola Lookman scored a brace for the visitors to twice give them the lead
Juventus put aside their off-field troubles to rescue a 3-3 draw with Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side were playing their first match since being docked 15 points on Friday by an Italian soccer court investigating the club’s transfer dealings, leaving the former third-placed club marooned in mid-table.
Sunday’s result left Juventus in ninth place with 23 points, while Atalanta are fifth with 35 points.
Angel Di Maria wheels away in celebration after giving drawing Juventus level in the match
Juventus captain Danilo (centre) completed the comeback midway through the second-half
Ademola Lookman (left) scored two goals on the night to earn his point a side in Serie A
The forward scored leaped highest to head home and give his side the lead for the second time
Massimiliano Allegri’s side find themselves in 9th after having 15 points deducted on Friday
‘We have to keep doing our work, which is on the pitch. We must thank the players for what they did this evening, because I realise it is psychologically damaging to see yourself go from second or third place into 10th, it feels like having what you achieved taken away,’ Allegri said to DAZN.
‘The players and the staff who worked around them are to be congratulated.’
Atalanta started the match strongly, having scored 13 goals in their last two games in all competitions, and severely tested the Juventus defence.
‘If you come to Turin just to defend, you will probably lose on a penalty or free kick. I always believe you need to score goals in these games or you donât get a result,’ Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said to DAZN.
Di Maria sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the penalty spot to draw the hosts level
Atalanta took the lead after five minutes when forward Ademola Lookman managed to get to the edge of the box, where his shot from an acute angle beat Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
The hosts equalised in the 25th minute when Angel Di Maria converted a penalty given for a foul on Nicolo Fagioli by Ederson. Arkadiusz Milik completed the comeback with a volley inside the box from Fagioli’s cross less than 10 minutes later.
Atalanta needed eight minutes of the second half to retake the lead, with Joakim Maehle equalising 35 seconds after the restart before Lookman headed in his second of the night in the 53rd minute.
Danilo equalised for Juventus in the 65th minute with a well-placed low free kick.
Lookman now has 11 goals and three assists from 18 league appearances for Atalanta
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