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Ronaldo rescues Juve

Juventus kept their unbeaten run alive after needing Cristiano Ronaldo to come off the bench to force a 2-2 draw from the jaws of defeat against Atalanta in Serie A in Bergamo.

Ronaldo started on the bench for the first time this season, with Douglas Costa preferred on the flank.

As one of two defensive changes for Atalanta, Bryan Djimsiti miscued Costa’s low cross into his own net under just two minutes to give the Bianconneri the ideal start.

Atalanta were on the ropes from this point, as Rodrigo Bentancur’s shot from outside the box was tipped onto the crossbar by Martin Berisha three minutes later.

The hosts responded after 25 minutes as Duvan Zapata spun around his marker to find the bottom corner from a left-footed strike.

Juve aimed for an immediate reply, but Costa’s shot from an acute angle could only find the side-netting after 33 minutes.

Atalanta were having a full go at the champions, with Zapata the main individual causing all the havoc.

Five minutes from the break, Papu Gomes aimed to get the home side in front but his header from inside the box saied across the face of goal.

Five minutes from the break, Papu Gomes aimed to get the home side in front but his header from inside the box saied across the face of goal.

The road to snatch probable victory for Atalanta was made easier when Bentancur received his marching orders after a second bookable offence on 52 minutes.

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