Gasperini claims Atalanta deserved win after 2-2 draw with Juventus

Sassuolo send second-placed Lazio to third successive defeat

Duvan Zapata's opener for Atalanta against Juventus on Saturday saw Gian Piero Gasperini's side achieve a feat not witnessed in Serie A for 68 years.

Juventus and Atalanta certainly did not disappoint with a four-goal thriller in Turin, as a pair of Cristiano Ronaldo penalties replied to Duvan Zapata and Ruslan Malinovskyi.

Paulo Dybala fired a cross against Marten de Roon's elbow and, although it was at point-blank range and the Dutchman's arm was close to his chest, the referee immediately pointed to the penalty spot.

However, Ronaldo took his tally to 28 goals in 28 league games with his second penalty in the 90th minute.

Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt was the unfortunate victim of a very painful stamp as the Serie A leaders were forced to battle for a draw against Atalanta.

Sassuolo send second-placed Lazio to third successive defeat

Second-placed Lazio slumped to a third successive defeat in the Serie A title race when they were beaten 2-1 at home by midtable Sassuolo in stifling heat at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday.

The result leaves Juventus eight points clear of second-placed Lazio and ahead of Atalanta with six games remaining.

But Sassuolo hit back when Giacomo Raspadori turned in Francesco Caputo's cross seven minutes into the second half and Caputo himself headed the victor from point-blank range in stoppage time.

Elsewhere, fifth-placed Roma won at Brescia 3-0 with goals from Federico Fazio, Nikola Kalinić and Nicolò Zaniolo.

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