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Atalanta-Juventus 2-2: Ronaldo comes off bench to rescue the Old Lady

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late equaliser to rescue a point for 10-man Juventus against Atalanta and maintain the champions’ unbeaten Serie A record.

Ronaldo, a second-half substitute, scored in the 78th minute, nodding in from close range from a corner.

Berat Djimsiti’s early own goal had put Juventus in the lead, before Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata struck twice either side of Rodrigo Bentancur’s sending-off.

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It was the first time Serie A has played matches on 26 December.

Ronaldo started the game on the bench for the first time since joining the club for £99.2m in July, but took his tally to 12 goals in Serie A just 13 minutes after coming on.

It is just the second time leaders Juventus have dropped points this season.

Elsewhere, AC Milan failed to score for their fourth Serie A game in a row for the first time since December 1984, as they drew 0-0 with 19th-placed Frosinone.

Home TeamAtalanta
Away TeamJuventus
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away16
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