Juventus 1-1 Atalanta: Ronaldo misses penalty as hosts held

Juventus 1-1 Atalanta: Cristiano Ronaldo misses penalty after Remo Freuler cancelled out Federico Chiesa’s first-half strike as hosts draw sixth game in Serie A

  • Ronaldo had a penalty saved as Juventus were held to yet another Serie A draw
  • His tame effort was comfortably held by Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini
  • A stunning strike from Chiesa put the Italian champions in front in the first half
  • Freuler’s powerful effort crashed off the bar and in to earn the visitors a point

Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved as Juventus were held to yet another Serie A draw in an entertaining encounter with Atalanta which finished 1-1 in Turin on Wednesday.

A stunning strike from Federico Chiesa put the Italian champions in front in the first half, but Remo Freuler’s powerful effort crashed off the bar and in to earn the visitors a deserved point after the break.

Ronaldo spurned a golden chance to put the hosts back in front minutes later, but his tame spot kick was comfortably held by Pierluigi Gollini. 

Cristiano Ronaldo had a penalty saved as Juventus were held to yet another Serie A draw

Ronaldo’s tame spot kick was comfortably held by Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini

Andrea Pirlo’s side are third with 24 points, six ahead of Atalanta in eighth, and although they remain unbeaten this season, they have drawn half of their 12 league games. 

Alvaro Morata had a golden opportunity to give Juventus an early lead in Turin but his attempt to backheel the ball into an empty net went wide.

Chiesa did give Juventus the lead in the 29th minute when he curled into the top right corner. It was a first goal in a Juventus shirt in Serie A for Chiesa, who joined from Fiorentina in the offseason. The 23-year-old scored against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League this month.

A stunning strike from Federico Chiesa put the Italian champions in front in the first half

 The Juventus winger curled an unstoppable right-foot strike into the near top corner

Atalanta had chances to level and it did so in the 57th minute. 

Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez was only a substitute after a falling out with coach Gian Piero Gasperini but was brought on eight minutes into the second half and had an immediate impact as he picked out Remo Freuler for an absolute rocket in off the underside of the bar.

Ronaldo could have restored Juve’s lead four minutes later but his weak penalty was straight at Pierluigi Gollini after Chiesa had been fouled by Hans Hateboer.

Remo Freuler’s powerful effort crashed off the bar and in to earn the visitors a deserved point




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