Atalanta grab crucial point at Allegri’s Juventus farewell party

TURIN: Departing Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri bid farewell to the Turin followers within the workforce’s closing house sport this season on Sunday, a 1-1 stalemate towards Atalanta that stored the guests’ hopes of a first-ever Champions League qualification alive.

The Juventus followers paid tribute to Allegri, who the membership’s administration have determined is not going to be their coach subsequent season, regardless of successful 11 trophies in 5 years, however lacking out on successful the Champions League.

Juventus have already wrapped up their document eighth consecutive title, which was Allegri’s fifth.

The workforce have been formally offered with this 12 months’s Serie A trophy — the primary for Portuguese famous person Cristiano Ronaldo.

Former World Cup winner Andrea Barzagli performed his closing house sport after eight years in Turin, and acquired an resounding ovation when he got here off after an hour.

On the pitch, ahead Mario Mandzukic struck ten minutes from time to cancel out Josip Ilicic’s 33rd-minute purpose for Atalanta.

The purpose retains Atalanta’s hopes of a primary Champions League marketing campaign alive, which they will seal in the event that they beat Sassuolo of their closing sport subsequent weekend.

Atalanta moved third forward of Inter Milan on head-to-head after Luciano Spalletti’s aspect misplaced 4-1 at Napoli.

Juventus and second-placed Napoli are already by means of to the Champions League subsequent season.

AC Milan are only one level behind Inter and Atalanta in fifth after Krzysztof Piatek and Suso struck in a 2-Zero win over Frosinone.

Inter will play their closing match towards Empoli, who’re making an attempt to keep away from relegation.

Polish striker Piatek obtained again scoring on 57 minutes on the San Siro, with Spanish winger Suso including a second 9 minutes later.

Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved a Camillo Ciano penalty earlier than Piatek broke his five-match scoring drought along with his 22nd purpose of the season.

Milan are no less than assured of a spot in subsequent season’s Europa League, together with Roma, who have been held to a goalless draw at Sassuolo on Saturday.

The 2 groups benefited from seventh-placed Torino’s shock 4-1 defeat at Empoli, which ended the northerners’ European hopes.

Lazio, in eighth, are positive of enjoying within the Europa League group stage because of their Coppa Italia victory.

Empoli moved out of the relegation zone on the expense of Genoa, who have been held 1-1 by Cagliari, and at the moment are 18th forward of subsequent week’s conflict with Fiorentina, themselves simply three factors off the drop zone.

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