Serie A: Genoa shocks Atalanta, Verona held Milan, Juventus continue winning run

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 Atalanta 2 – 2 Genoa

Genoa traveled to Bergamo and shocked the Champions League team, Atalanta getting  2-2 draw.

The Orobici has, therefore, lost the chance to leapfrog Roma to the fourth place of the log after Fonseca’s men lost 4-2 against Sassuolo.

The hosts couldn’t get the needed victory despite the availability of a full squad, that sees Timothy Castagne returning to fitness while bottom-placed Genoa was without Iago Falque and Lukas Lerager.

The host opened the scoring after in-form striker, Duvan Zapata flicked on to Rafael Toloi free header to open the scoring.

Genoa restored parity after being awarded a controversial penalty over Hans Hateboer tackle on Stefano Sturaro, which was converted by Domenico Criscito.

The host went ahead in Bergamo, as Sturaro crossed from the right for Antonio Sanabria to score from close range.

The game became widely open, and Atalanta restored parity immediately but couldn’t get maximum points after forcing Perin to make some saves.

The visitors also see out the game after Behrami was sent off seven minutes to the end of the clash.

The league leaders, Juventus continued their winning run at the Allianz Stadium whitewashing rejuvenated Fiorentina 3-0.

They broke the stubborn visitor’s defense with Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace from the penalty spot and Matthijs de Ligt header.

With his feat so far, Ronaldo has equaled David Trezeguet’s Juventus record of nine consecutive Serie A goals.

Although Wojciech Szczesny made some big saves in the game, Leonardo Bonucci also made a risky tackle to stop Federico Chiesa from going clear on goal.

 Lazio 5 – 1 Spal

Lazio striker, Ciro Immobile and Felipe Caicedo continued from where they left off with braces against SPAL.

Bobby Adekanye scored the fifth goal for Lazio in the 5-1 victory over the relegation-threatened SPAL.

Although Roma ended their  11 match-winning runs in a 1-1 draw, Lazio remained Scudetto contenders.

Immobile opened the score chart via a flick Senad Lulic from on a corner for the striker to score his 24th Serie A goal of the season.

Caicedo scored the second goal when Luis Alberto’sAlberto’s angled drive was pushed to his path while his partner, Immobile, completed his brace after beating an offside trap to hit the ball from almost the by-line with a deflection off the goalkeeper.

Caicedo got his brace later with curling a left-foot strike into the top corner.

Adekanye scored the fifth for the host when Lazzari rolled down the ball for him to tap-in at the near post.

Simone Missiroli got the consolation for the visitors, strolling through a Lazio defense.

Milan 1- 1 Hellas Verona

Milan couldn’t continue their three-match winning run after being held by Hellas Verona at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The visitors got into an early lead after 13 minutes when Marco Davide Faraoni volleyed in Mattia Zaccagni’s cross at the back post.

Despite struggling to create chances, Milan restored parity through Hakan Calhanoglu’s free-kick, which took a big deflection off Valerio Verre to wrong-foot Marco Silvestri.

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