Danilo's late goal saves Juventus from defeat against Atalanta
MDP Live - Danilo secured a point for Juventus, who trailed Atalanta due to Ruslan Malinovsyi's beautiful goal at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia, Monday (14/2).
The Bianconeri travel to Bergamo determined to secure fourth place in Serie A, having made it through to the last four as La Dea went down to a shock 2-1 loss to Cagliari last week.
Dusan Vlahovic, who scored on his Juve debut last week, was the immediate threat after just three minutes. But his efforts can still be saved by goalkeeper Marco Sportiello.
Paulo Dybala had a golden opportunity to pass the ball to Vlahovic, who was standing in the more advantageous position but preferred to shoot and the ball ended up in the back of the net.
But Juve almost conceded in the 32nd minute, when Wojciech Szczesny decided to come out of his cage to seal the movement of Teun Koopmeiners. The ball went to Luis Muriel but his shot was blocked by Leonardo Bonucci.
The referee had time to monitor via VAR about the possibility of Szczesny committing a serious foul that deserved a red card, but decided not to send the Polish goalkeeper.
Just before half-time, Matthijs de Ligt made two brilliant saves to block a shot from Jeremie Boga and keep the scoreline level at half-time.
In the second half, Dybala made a fine through ball for Alvaro Morata. But the Spanish striker was not able to finish it.
On the other side of the pitch, Atalanta opened the scoring with a magical moment when Ruslan Malinovsyi's free-kick from 20 meters hit the top corner which Szczesny couldn't stop.
The battle was still open after that, but La Dea actually had a chance to double the score, sealing victory over Juve in the 84th minute. Unfortunately, Hans Hateboer's volley hit the crossbar instead.
Entering injury time, Juventus even managed to score an equalizer, when the execution of Dybala's corner hit Danilo's head in the 92nd minute.
With this result, the position of the two teams in the standings remains unchanged, with Massimiliano Allegri's side still two points ahead of Gian Piero Gasperini's side, who still have one match left.