Atalanta had won back two points from Juventus in a bright match of Series A. The honor to close the seventh round and to send Series A to the international pause belonged to Atalanta and Juventus. Massimiliano Allegri 's team approached the match with 100% result and expected to continue winning series, in order not to let Napoli to become the only leader of the championship. The team of Gian Piero Gasperini is a middle level football team but recently it had managed to improve the results. After two starting defeats Atalanta has scored eight points in four games and both home meetings were won.
Juventus lets no grass grow under feet and at once rushed forward. Massimiliano Allegri's team was dominating and over and over again aggravated the game and in the middle of the first half was able to open the score. Blaise Matuidi kicked from the middle distance which wasn’t dangerous but the goalkeeper has made a mistake and returned a ball in front of him. Federico Bernardeschi made use of it scored a debut goal in a t-shirt of "the old signora".
team from Turin has strengthened its advantage very soon and now
Bernardeschi became the author of the assist. He made a pass at
rival’s penalty area where Gonzalo Higuaín moved more to the left
and obstructed and kicked the near corner! Fortunately for fans of
Atalanta, on the 31st
minute the intrigue came back to the football field. Gianluigi Buffon
returned a ball after Alejandro Gómez's kick from a penalty area and
Mattia Caldara scored a goal! Nearly at once Atalanta could even the
score. Jasmin Kurtič had a chance to score a goal but he missed his
Soon after the break Juventus for the third time scored a goal. Mario Mandzukic scored it but the goal of the Croatian forward wasn't included after video review. It turned out that the referee initially didn't see a starting signal from Stephan Lichtsteiner for which the Swiss was "awarded" with a yellow card.
Atalanta together with the cancelled goal received a charge of confidence and continued to fight. In the middle of the second half Gasperini’s team could even the score. Alejandro Gómez from the left wing executed cool pass to the center of rival’s penalty area and Bryan Cristante headed the ball home the left upper corner without good chances for Gianluigi Buffon!
Massimiliano Allegri's team has rushed forward and at the end received 100% chance to win. Paulo Dybala was kicking from penalty area and hit the hand of the player. By means of the video assistant the penalty was awarded. The penalty kick was performed by Paulo Dybala but Etrit Berisha had managed to save his team! The score 2:2 remained up to the final whistle. In a bright and emotional match Atalanta had made comeback and became the first team which managed to take away points from Juventus. After seven rounds the only leader of Series A is Napoli.
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