Juventus slows down again: 2-2 against super Koopmeiners' Atalanta. Fiorentina harakiri, Roma equalizes in the 95th minute


By John

Juventus-Atalanta 2-2
35' pt Koopmeiners; 21' st Cambiaso, 25' st Milik, 30' st Koopmeiners.
JUVENTUS (3-5-2): Szczesny 5.5; Gatti 5.5, Bremer 6, Danilo 6; Cambiaso 7 (37' st Weah sv), McKennie 6.5 (43' st Yildiz sv), Locatelli 5.5, Miretti 6 (31' st Nicolussi Caviglia), Iling-Junior 5.5 (37' st Alex Sandro sv); Milik 6.5 (31' st Kean sv), Chiesa 6.5. On the bench: Pinsoglio, Scaglia, Rugani, Kostic, Djalo, Nonge. Coach: Allegri 6.
ATALANTA (3-4-2-1): Carnesecchi 6; Djimsiti 6.5, Hien 5.5, Scalvini 6 (21' st Toloi 6); Zappacosta 5.5 (21' st Hateboer 6), Ederson 6, Pasalic 6.5, Ruggeri 6 (43' st Bakker sv); Koopmeiners 7.5, De Ketelaere 5.5 (43' st Miranchuk sv); Scamacca 6 (12' st Lookman 5.5). On the bench: Musso, Vismara, Palomino, Touré, De Roon, Kolasinac, Adopo. Coach: Gasperini 6.
REFEREE: Guide to Torre Annunziata 6.
NOTE: overcast skies, pitch in perfect condition. Booked: Hateboer. Corners: 4-3 for Juventus. Recovery: 0'; 4'.

Juve continues to slow down and at the Allianz Stadium does not go beyond a 2-2 draw against Atalanta, a draw which costs the Bianconeri to overtake Milan in second place. Gasperini's team takes the lead in the 35th minute with Koopmeiners doing well to hit a free kick served to him by Pasalic. Juve overturns it between the 66th and 70th first with Cambiaso and then with Milik but Koopmeiners finds the equalizer in the 75th minute, anticipating Danilo. Now the Bianconeri are third, -1 behind Milan while Atalanta provisionally reaches Roma in fifth place.

Fiorentina-Roma 2-2
18' pt Ranieri; 13' st Aouar, 23' st Mandragora, 50' st Llorente.
FIORENTINA (4-2-3-1):
Terracciano 6; Kayode 6.5, Milenkovic 6, Ranieri 6.5, Biraghi 5; Maxi Lopez 6 (46' st Arthur sv), Mandragora 7 (46' st Barak sv); Nico Gonzalez 6 (1' st Ikonè 5.5), Bonaventura 6.5, Sottil 6 (33' st Duncan sv.); Belotti 6.5 (46' st Nzola sv). On the bench: Vannucchi, Martinelli, Martinez Quarta, Parisi, Faraoni, Comuzzo, Dodo, Infantino, Castrovilli. Coach: Italian 6.
ROME (3-5-2): Svilar 7.5; Mancini 5 (32' pt Hujisen 6), Llorente 7, Ndicka 6; Angelino 6.5 (35' st Spinazzola sv), Cristante 6, Paredes 5.5 (34' st Pellegrini sv), Aouar 6.5, El Shaarawy 5.5 (28' st Zalewski 6.5); Dybala 6.5 (28' st Baldanzi 6), Lukaku 5.5. On the bench: Rui Patricio, Boer, Karsdop, Celik, Bove, Azmoun. Coach: De Rossi 6.5.
REFEREE: Davide Massa 6.5.
NOTE: humid evening, pitch in excellent condition. Viewers: 30438 Revenue: 748529 euros. In the 35th minute Svilar saved a penalty kicked by Biraghi. Booked: Bonaventura, Milenkovic, Mancini, Paredes, Huijsen, Ndicka, Baldanzi. Corners: 8-2 for Fiorentina. Recovery: 1'; 5

A penalty saved by Svilar from Biraghi and then Llorente's goal with time practically up, gave Roma an almost unexpected point against Fiorentina in the match valid for the 28th day of the championship. It ends 2-2 at the Franchi: Ranieri breaks the deadlock, Aouar equalises but Mandragora puts the Viola back ahead. Then Biraghi lets himself be hypnotized by the spot and in the 95th minute the Spanish defender leaves a bitter taste in the Tuscans' mouths.