Serie A Roundup: Ronaldo missed a penalty as Juventus were held by Atalanta; AC Milan remains unbeaten

Juventus falters once again and are third on the Serie A table, four points off AC Milan after a 1-1 draw against Atalanta on Wednesday.

Alvaro Morata missed a golden opportunity to give Juventus an early lead in Turin when his decision to try to backheel the ball into an empty net backfired as his effort went wide.

Federico Chiesa, however, gave Juventus the deserved lead in the 29th minute when he curled in a majestic strike into the top right corner.

Atalanta pulled themselves back into the game with a belter of their own in the 57th minute through Remo Freuler.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed the opportunity to restore Juve’s lead four minutes later when his rather weak penalty was kept out by Pierluigi Gollini after Chiesa had been fouled by Hans Hateboer.

In the end, both sides settled for one point apiece.

Genoa 2-2 AC Milan: Late equaliser by Kalulu ensures Milan stay unbeaten

Serie A Roundup

Pierre Kalulu’s late strike helped AC Milan remain unbeaten in the Serie A this season as his equaliser snatched a 2-2 draw at Genoa.

Milan looked to be heading for a first league defeat since March after a double from Mattia Destro had given Genoa a 2-1 lead.

However, Kalulu, netted the equaliser seven minutes from time on his first start for the club.

The point ensures Milan remains top but their advantage over Inter Milan was cut from three points to one after Antonio Conte’s side beat 10-man Napoli 1-0.

Watch the highlights of the match below

Romelu Lukaku converted a penalty for Inter after Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina had fouled Matteo Darmian.

Napoli also had to play the remaining 19 minutes with 10 men after Lorenzo Insigne was sent off for dissent but they continued to dominate and Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic had to come to his side’s rescue several times.

Elsewhere, Sassuolo moved level on points with fourth-place Napoli after drawing 1-1 at Fiorentina.

Bologna came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Spezia, Sampdoria won 2-1 at 10-man Hellas Verona and Parma drew 0-0 against Cagliari.

Other Serie A Midweek results

Wednesday 16th December

  • Juventus 1-1 Atalanta
  • Fiorentina 1-1 Sassuolo
  • Genoa 2-2 AC Milan
  • Inter Milan 1-0 Napoli
  • Parma 0-0 Cagliari
  • Spezia 2-2 Bologna
  • Verona 1-2 Sampdoria
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