Juventus crashed to their second consecutive defeat because the Serie A champions completed their season with a 3-1 dwelling loss towards Roma on Saturday, days earlier than their Champions League marketing campaign resumes. Inter Milan took second place with a 2-Zero win over direct rivals Atalanta in Bergamo, who fell to their first league defeat since January. Juventus had already wrapped up their ninth straight league title and are trying in direction of their final 16 dwelling recreation towards Lyon subsequent Friday when Maurizio Sarri’s facet must overturn a 1-Zero first-leg deficit.
Cristiano Ronaldo was rested for the ultimate match with nothing left to play for towards fifth-place Roma who’re already assured of the Europa League group stage subsequent time period.
Sarri had threatened to subject Juventus’s Under-23 group after his drained troops fell 2-Zero to Cagliari in the course of the week.
Argentine Gonzalo Higuain spearheaded the Juventus assault and completed off an Adrien Rabiot cross after simply six minutes within the Allianz Stadium.
But Diego Perotti impressed a Roma fightback establishing Nikola Kalinic to nod within the equaliser after 23 minutes.
Perotti gave Roma the lead from the penalty spot earlier than the break and 6 minutes into the second half related with a Nicolo Zaniolo cross for his second of the evening as Juventus fell to their third defeat in 4 matches.
Inter Milan end only one level behind the champions after profitable the three-team race for second spot.
Antonio Conte’s facet ended Atalanta’s 17-match unbeaten run going again to January 20, to complete the season on a excessive earlier than they play Getafe within the Europa League subsequent week.
Danilo D’Ambrosio nodded within the first objective after only one minute with Ashley Young doubling their lead after 20 minutes with a shocking curling shot.
Atlanta, who meet Paris Saint-Germain within the Champions League quarter-finals, end in third place for his or her second consecutive season.
Immobile matches report
Lazio completed fourth, equal on factors with Atalanta, having been pushing for the title only one level behind Juventus when the season resumed on June 20.
Simone Inzaghi’s facet fell 3-1 to Napoli however ahead Ciro Immobile scored his 36th objective of the season to equal the report for probably the most objectives in a Serie A marketing campaign.
The 30-year-old Italy worldwide tapped in after 22 minutes to match Argentina ahead Higuain’s report of 36 objectives, set whereas enjoying for Napoli within the 2015-16 season.
Immobile can even win the European Golden Shoe for the continent’s prime scorer this time period, having overtaken Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s tally of 34 in midweek.
Napoli warmed up for his or her Champions League final 16 second leg recreation over Barcelona with a win, however misplaced captain Lorenzo Insigne, who scored on the evening, to damage.
In the San Siro, Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed a penalty however scored his 10th league objective since January as AC Milan completed with a 3-Zero win over Cagliari.
The season concludes on Sunday with Lecce and Genoa enjoying Parma and Hellas Verona respectivel hoping to keep away from becoming a member of Brescia and SPAL down in Serie B.
Genoa, in 17th, are simply one-point forward of Lecce, who occupy the ultimate relegation berth.
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