Thursday, June 17

European recap: Juventus fight in the top four after losing to Milan | European club football


Juventus They started the season hoping to win a tenth consecutive Serie A title, but instead find themselves in danger of missing a place in the Champions League after a 3-0 home loss to the top four rivals. Milan He left them fifth with three games to go.

Goals from Brahim Díaz, Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori secured victory and sent Milan to third place with 72 points from 35 games, leaving Juve one point behind fourth-placed Napoli and needing teams to lose points as they battle for a result. in the top four. .

Diaz hit an impressive first goal just before half-time to give the visitors the lead at half-time and they had a chance to extend the lead in the 56th minute only for Wojciech Szczesny to save Franck Kessie’s penalty.

However, that failure was not costly, as substitute Rebic fired a good shot into the net 12 minutes from time before Tomori, on loan from Chelsea, headed in a third goal four minutes later.

AtalantaThe fantastic season continued, as they fully defeated those already relegated Parma 5-2 to return to the second. Atalanta took the lead in the 12th minute through Ruslan Malinovskiy, with Matteo Pessina sweeping home the second seven minutes after the break.

Luis Muriel brought his Serie A tally to 21 goals for the season with two more for the league’s top scorers, on either side of a Juan Brunetta goal for the hosts. Simon Sohm added another for Parma at the end, but there was still time for Aleksey Miranchuk’s fifth injury-time goal for Atalanta.

The Rome Captain Lorenzo Pellegrini and Borja Mayoral scored twice to help keep alive their team’s feeble hopes of qualifying for next season’s Europa League with a 5-0 win over bottom bottom. Crotone. Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the other winning goal that took Roma to seventh position with 58 points with three games to play, six behind Lazio, sixth, who are one game short.

Cagliari emerged victorious from a huge downhill crash in Benevento, winning 3-1 to climb to 16, four points above their opponents who are still in the mud of relegation at 18. Torino in 15th place also boosted his survival bid by winning a 1-1 draw in Verona to take out four of the last three, while Sassuolo won 2-1 in Genoa.

Paris Saint-GermainLigue 1 title hopes took a major hit on Sunday when the defending champions were limited to a 1-1 draw in Rennes, leaving leader Lille with a three-point lead with two games to go.

Neymar opened the scoring with a penalty at halftime but Serhou Guirassy leveled in the 70th minute to leave PSG, who finished with 10 men after Presnel Kimpembe was sent off in the 87th minute, with 76 points.

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Lille, 79 after beating Lens 3-0 on Friday, need four points from their last two games against mid-table teams St Etienne and Angers to secure their first Ligue 1 title since 2011.

Monaco they are third with 74 points after winning Reims 1-0 away on Sunday, one point ahead of fourth-placed Lyon.


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