Atalanta 2-2 Juventus: Champions elect held on the road
Last Updated: 28/04/17 10:04pm
Juventus hit a bump in the road on their mission to wrap up the Serie A title as Remo Freuler struck late on to force a 2-2 draw for Atalanta.
Massimiliano Allegri's side were hoping to secure their sixth straight Scudetto with victory in this Friday night match and then in their subsequent meeting with Torino.
They would have needed second-placed Roma to drop points in Sunday's derby game against Lazio, but triumph in the Eternal City would now bring the Giallorossi to within six points of the leaders, with four games remaining including a head-to-head clash in two weeks' time.
Andrea Conti ensured it would be a difficult evening for Juve with a deserved opener just before the break, with Leonardo Spinazzola later scoring an unfortunate own goal to level proceedings.
In the 83rd minute the Bianconeri rushed forward en masse and the Nerazzurri back-line were slow to react when Pjanic swung the ball across the area to the far post, where Dani Alves was waiting to head home before tearing off his shirt as he wheeled away in celebration.
The Brazilian flyer's joy was short-lived, as with just a minute remaining, Freuler capitalised on some goalmouth madness to deposit the ball in Buffon's net from close range.