Soccer: juventus move closer to serie a title

Atalanta came from down to beat Lazio and give Juventus a huge boost in the Serie A title race. Juve are four points clear at the top after Lazio's club-record game unbeaten league run came to an end. Lazio looked in control after Marten de Roon's own goal and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's yard shot after 11 minutes. Simone Inzaghi's Lazio had not lost a league game since 25 September when they were beaten by Inter Milan. Champions League quarter-finalists Atalanta, who are fourth in the table, are the top scorers in Serie A with 77 goals.

Match ends, Atalanta 3, Lazio 2. Second Half ends, Atalanta 3, Lazio 2. Attempt missed. Josip Ilicic Atalanta left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luis Muriel. Remo Freuler Atalanta wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marco Parolo Lazio. Attempt blocked.

Cristiano Ronaldo penalties salvage draw for Juventus against Atalanta

Luis Muriel Atalanta right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hans Hateboer. Foul by Marten de Roon Atalanta. Attempt saved. Jordan Lukaku Lazio right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Patric Lazio is shown the yellow card for a bad foul. Foul by Patric Lazio. Luis Muriel Atalanta wins a free kick in the attacking half. Foul by Francesco Acerbi Lazio. Foul by Felipe Caicedo Lazio.

Juventus are Serie A champions-elect, but are not without problems and the blame goes beyond Sarri

Atalanta 3, Lazio 2. Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Francesco Acerbi. Atalanta 3 Lazio 2. Atalanta Lazio: Juventus move closer to title after Atalanta win. Share this page. Line-ups Match Stats Live Text. Referee : Daniele Orsato. Live Text. Page 1 of 6. Navigate to the next page next.The winter transfer window is closed, but now it's time to look ahead to the summer!

Here are the new rumours floating around Europe's big leagues and beyond. It looks increasingly likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Italy when the season comes to an end, or if the coronavirus pandemic brings the season to a premature conclusion, and Marca is suggesting that there are only two likely options for CR7.

They believe that if the Portugal captain decides to leave Juve as expected, he will only have the pick of former club Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. Ronaldo is still idolised for his achievements at Old Trafford between andwhile PSG are one of the few clubs to be able to afford him.

And if they lose one or both of Kylian Mbappe and Neymarthey'll be in the market for a big name. Real Madrid could possibly afford Ronaldo's wages to bring him back to the Bernabeu, but they've already moved on and are looking at other alternatives. Barcelona are unlikely to afford him, and Bayern Munich are unlikely to sign a player of his age. The latter pair have deals expiring inmeaning that this summer would be the opportune time to sell to maximise their values should new deals not be agreed before then.

But Sky Sports cites its colleagues in Germany as reporting that the year-old Germany international wants to extend his stay at Bayern Munich, and that a move to West London is "not an option at the moment. But it's a great pride to be linked to Chelsea. Muller, 30, had been linked with a move to Manchester United but it seems like he's staying in Germany for now.

But it's not been spent well. Craig Burley says Harry Kane is now at an age where he must decide if his future still lies with Tottenham. But a release clause inserted in the deal by Haaland's representatives has alerted Real Madrid and raised the possibility of a move to the Spanish giants.

I love the teams of LeBron James. Vazquez has seen a reduction in his playing time at the Bernabeu this season, making just six starts and eight substitute appearances in La Liga during the campaign. However the year-old is in no hurry to leave Madrid, where he has proved to be a valuable squad member, winning three Champions Leagues and a La Liga title since making his debut in I try not to let praise or criticism affect me.

I try to always give my all, and I have the ambition to improve every day. The truth is I hope to be able to retire at Real Madrid. The Swede signed a six-month contract with the Rossoneri in January and has scored four times in 10 appearances.

However, despite Milan's upturn in form since Ibrahimovic's arrival, which has seen them competing for a Europa League spot in Serie A and into the Coppa Italia semifinals, there has been turmoil behind the scenes.

Zvonimir Boban left his role as a director following a clash with chief executive Ivan Gazidis, and Gazzetta reports Ibrahimovic is not sold on the former Arsenal man's plan. However, amid the uncertainty over the short-term future of the domestic leagues, a feared collapse of the transfer market, and questions whether a move abroad is ideal during a pandemic, his move is uncertain.

Meanwhile, Werner's Leipzig teammate Yussuf Poulsen has asked the club for a transfer this summer.Juve started brightly but it did not take long for the visitors to take control and start to dominate possession. Josip Ilicic fired the first real chance of the game wide, but Atalanta grabbed the lead in the 16th minute, scoring for the 25th consecutive match in all competitions.

Papu Gomez was the creator, wriggling free in midfield before exchanging passes with Duvan Zapata before sliding the ball back for the Colombian to drill home his 15th league goal of the campaign. The goal made Atalanta the first Serie A club in almost 70 years to have three players score 15 times in a league season, with Zapata joining Ilicic and Luis Muriel in reaching the mark.

Paulo Dybala almost levelled for the hosts against the run of play, but his volley was deflected wide. Malinovskiy did put Atalanta back into the lead in the 81st minute, as Muriel picked out his fellow sub to hammer a fierce shot past Wojciech Szczesny.

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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It was an ultimately frustrating outing for Atalanta who stay third, nine points off the pace.

Pages 1 2. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.The Portuguese forward took his league tally to 28 goals this season as Juventus went eight points clear of second-placed Lazio with six matches to play. Atalanta are a further point back in third after being denied a tenth successive league win. Both handballs were clearly accidental but, under the current rules, referee Piero Giacomelli had no option but to award the penalties.

It was rough justice on Atalanta. The team, which leads Serie A in scoring, would have climbed into second place and cut the gap between themselves and Juventus to six points if they had won. Juventus, humbled at AC Milan on Tuesday, dropped Miralem Pjanic but were quickly forced onto the back foot by a typically audacious Atalanta side. Duvan Zapata put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute as an intricate exchange of passes with Alejandro Gomez opened up the Juventus defence before the Colombian slotted his shot past Wojciech Szczesny.

The game opened up, with Atalanta regaining the lead in the 81st minute when Luis Muriel sent a pass across the face of the penalty area to Ruslan Malinovskyi who took it in his stride before firing a right-foot shot past Szczesny. The Colombian did not have time to get his hand out of the way but, as it was outstretched, the penalty had to be given and Ronaldo converted in the 90th minute. Discover Thomson Reuters. Directory of sites. United Kingdom. Sports News.

Related Coverage. How to avoid handballs? Cut off players' arms, says Gasperini.By Max Winters For Mailonline. Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes AC Milan would have won the Serie A title if he had been there all season after he scored in their win over Juventus on Tuesday night.

It is his second spell at the club, and after winning the Serie A title during his initial tenure, Ibrahimovic boldly claimed AC Milan would have done so again this season if he had been in place from the start. The striker is out of contract at the end of the season and admits he may not get the chance to play in front of a packed San Siro again.

Clearly he does not need a crowd to produce the goods though as he helped Stefano Pioli's side complete a memorable comeback. Juventus missed the chance to take a big step toward a ninth successive Serie A crown, letting a comfortable lead slip after Adrien Rabiot scored one of the goals of the season.

A tight first half finished scoreless after Ibrahimovic had a goal ruled out for offside shortly before the break. Then Rabiot broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart with a phenomenal individual effort, picking up the ball inside his own half before hitting a fierce drive into the top corner.

soccer: juventus move closer to serie a title

Ibrahimovic scored from the spot to cut the deficit back to one goal in the second half in Milan. Juventus remain front-runners to win the Serie A title but suffered a setback at the San Siro. Cristiano Ronaldo doubled Juve's lead six minutes later after he latched onto a sumptuous through-ball by Juan Cuadrado.

Then came quickfire goals from Franck Kessie and substitute Rafael Leao to complete a remarkable turnaround. Milan extended their advantage 10 minutes from full time when Giacomo Bonaventura capitalised on an error from Juventus defender Alex Sandro to set up Ante Rebic.

Amid mounting speculation that Pioli will be replaced by former RB Leipzig chief Ralf Rangnick and that he may not get the chance to play in front of AC Milan fans again, Ibrahimovic added: 'There is still a month, so let's see.

There are things that we cannot in control. We do our job, we are professionals. It could have been the last time they have seen me live in San Siro. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Argos AO. Share this article Share.

Share or comment on this article: Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims AC Milan would have won the Serie A title had he been there all season e-mail 2. Comments 33 Share what you think.Cristiano Ronaldo scored two penalties as Juventus snatched a dramatic draw against Atalanta on Saturday to take a massive step towards a ninth straight Serie A title.

Lazio's loss to Sassuolo earlier in the day gave Atalanta, on an match winning streak heading into the game, the chance to move second and cut the gap to Juve to six points. But despite trailing twice and being outplayed for long periods, Maurizio Sarri's Juventus moved eight points clear at the top with six matches remaining as Ronaldo took his tally to 28 league goals this season.

Juve started brightly but it did not take long for the visitors to take control and start to dominate possession. Josip Ilicic fired the first real chance of the game wide, but Atalanta grabbed the lead in the 16th minute, scoring for the 25th consecutive match in all competitions.

Papu Gomez was the creator, wriggling free in midfield before exchanging passes with Duvan Zapata before sliding the ball back for the Colombian to drill home his 15th league goal of the campaign. The goal made Atalanta the first Serie A club in almost 70 years to have three players score 15 times in a league season, with Zapata joining Ilicic and Luis Muriel in reaching the mark.

soccer: juventus move closer to serie a title

Zapata was proving a real nuisance for Juve, with Matthijs de Ligt doing well to block another goalbound effort before the striker narrowly failed to connect with Timothy Castagne's cross. Paulo Dybala almost levelled for the hosts against the run of play, but his volley was deflected wide. Ronaldo stepped up to score his 27th Serie A goal this term, drawing him within two of Lazio's Ciro Immobile at the top of the goalscoring charts.

Atalanta continued to attack in search of the victory they needed to boost their title hopes, but shortly after substitute Muriel fired a free-kick into the wall, Malinovskiy's low strike flicked the base of the post.

Ronaldo almost put Juve in front with 10 minutes to play, but visiting goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini made an excellent save to keep out the Portuguese star's half-volley. Malinovskiy did put Atalanta back into the lead in the 81st minute, as Muriel picked out his fellow sub to hammer a fierce shot past Wojciech Szczesny.

But Atalanta shot themselves in the foot again in the 90th minute, as Ronaldo fired in his second spot-kick after Muriel was penalised for handball. Earlier on Saturday, Lazio's title dream suffered yet another setback as Francesco Caputo's injury-time header grabbed Sassuolo a late victory at the Stadio Olimpico. The capital club sits eight points adrift of Juve in their tilt at a first league title since but has suffered three straight defeats.

Next season, in the Champions League, we'll be able to rotate the squad more. Luis Alberto gave Lazio a first-half lead, but that was their only shot on target in the match as Sassuolo fought back through goals from Giacomo Raspadori, on his full league debut, and Caputo. Roma strengthened their grip on a Europa League slot with a comfortable win at relegation-threatened Brescia.

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Related stories. Cutting off players' arms can avoid handball: Gasperini Jason Holder shines with ball as England collapse NHL to boost morale in Alberta amid Covid pandemic Klopp frustrated as Burnley end Liverpool's home run Liverpool's record bid hit by Burnley draw.Get all the sports news you need, direct to your inbox. By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's Terms and Privacy Policy. Lazio's loss to Sassuolo earlier in the day gave Atalanta, on an match winning streak heading into the game, the chance to move second and cut the gap to Juve to six points.

But despite trailing twice and being outplayed for long periods, Maurizio Sarri's Juventus moved eight points clear at the top with six matches remaining as Ronaldo took his tally to 28 league goals this season. It was an ultimately frustrating outing for Atalanta who stay third, nine points off the pace, after conceding both spot-kicks for handball.

Other countries don't give penalties like that. Juve started brightly but it did not take long for the visitors to take control and start to dominate possession. Josip Ilicic fired the first real chance of the game wide, but Atalanta grabbed the lead in the 16th minute, scoring for the 25th consecutive match in all competitions.

Papu Gomez was the creator, wriggling free in midfield before exchanging passes with Duvan Zapata before sliding the ball back for the Colombian to drill home his 15th league goal of the campaign. The goal made Atalanta the first Serie A club in almost 70 years to have three players score 15 times in a league season, with Zapata joining Ilicic and Luis Muriel in reaching the mark.

Zapata was proving a real nuisance for Juve, with Matthijs de Ligt doing well to block another goalbound effort, before the striker narrowly failed to connect with Timothy Castagne's cross. Paulo Dybala almost levelled for the hosts against the run of play, but his volley was deflected wide.

The reigning champions were gifted a route back into the game nine minutes after half-time as Marten de Roon was penalised for handling Dybala's cross. Ronaldo stepped up to score his 27th Serie A goal this term, drawing him within two of Lazio's Ciro Immobile at the top of the goalscoring charts.

Atalanta continued to attack in search of the victory they needed to boost their title hopes, but shortly after substitute Muriel fired a free-kick into the wall, Malinovskiy's low strike flicked the base of the post.

soccer: juventus move closer to serie a title

Ronaldo almost put Juve in front with 10 minutes to play, but visiting goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini made an excellent save to keep out the Portuguese star's half-volley. Malinovskiy did put Atalanta back into the lead in the 81st minute, as Muriel picked out his fellow sub to hammer a fierce shot past Wojciech Szczesny. But Atalanta shot themselves in the foot again in the 90th minute, as Ronaldo fired in his second spot-kick after Muriel was penalised for handball.

Earlier on Saturday, Lazio's title dream suffered yet another setback as Francesco Caputo's injury-time header grabbed Sassuolo a late victory at the Stadio Olimpico. The capital club sit eight points adrift of Juve in their tilt at a first league title sincebut have suffered three straight defeats. Next season, in the Champions League, we'll be able to rotate the squad more. Luis Alberto gave Lazio a first-half lead, but that was their only shot on target in the match as Sassuolo fought back through goals from Giacomo Raspadori, on his full league debut, and Caputo.

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