Juventus put aside their off-field woes to salvage a 3-3 draw with Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.
Massimiliano Allegri’s side were playing their first match on Friday after being handed 15 points by an Italian football court investigating the club’s transfer affairs, leaving the former third-placed club in mid-table. went.
Sunday’s result leaves Juventus in ninth place with 23 points, while Atalanta are fifth with 35 points.
“We have to keep doing our job, which is on the pitch. We have to thank the players for what they did this evening, because I realize that going from second or third to 10th is psychologically damaging. Yes, it feels like you’ve taken away what you’ve earned,” Allegri told DAZN.
“Congratulations to the players and the staff working around them.”
Atalanta made a strong start to the match, scoring 13 goals in their last two games in all competitions, and severely tested Juventus’ defence.
“If you come to Turin only to defend, you will probably lose to a penalty or a free kick. I always believe that you need to score goals in these games,” Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasparini told DAZN. Otherwise you won’t get any results”. .
Atalanta took the lead after five minutes when forward Ademola Luckman managed to get to the edge of the box, where his shot from an acute angle beat Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
The hosts equalized in the 25th minute when Angel Di Maria converted Ederson’s penalty for a foul on Niccolò Figuoli. Arkadiusz Milik completed the comeback less than 10 minutes later with a volley into the box from Fagioli’s cross.
Atalanta needed eight minutes into the second half to take the lead, with Joachim Mahel equalizing 35 seconds after the restart, before Luckman scored his second of the night in the 53rd minute.
Danilo equalized for Juventus in the 65th minute with a low free kick.