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Lecce also beaten by Lazio in Serie A as Atletico Madrid are held in La Liga

Last Updated: 08/07/20 12:25am

Juventus slipped to a surprise defeat against AC Milan

Juventus missed the chance to have a big step toward a ninth successive Serie A title because they let a two-goal lead slip in a 4-2 loss at AC Milan.

Juventus could have extended their lead at the top of the table to 10 points with a win and a tight first half finished goalless after Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a target ruled out for offside fleetingly before the break.

But Adrien Rabiot broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart by curling a strike into the top-right corner with Cristiano Ronaldo doubling Juventus’ lead six minutes later.

However, Milan turned the match around completely in the area of 5 minutes.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was among the scorers for Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was among the scorers for Milan

Ibrahimovic converted a penalty in the 62nd minute following a handball from Leonardo Bonucci before two quickfire goals from Franck Kessi and substitute Rafael Leo.

Milan extended their advantage 10 minutes from regular when Giacomo Bonaventura capitalised on one from Juventus defender Alex Sandro to create Ante Rebic.

Elsewhere in Serie A, Lecce missed a penalty and also had a goal disallowed, but still managed an upset win over title-chasing Lazio.

Goalscorer Rafael Leo celebrates with Stefano Pioli at full-time

Goalscorer Rafael Leo celebrates with Stefano Pioli at full-time

Fabio Lucioni and Khouma Babacar scored for Lecce after Felipe Caicedo had given Lazio an early lead.

Lazio’s bad night was made worse when defender Patric was sent off for biting Giulio Donati in a incident that may lead to a long ban.

Lazio were only a point behind Juventus once the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic. They was on an archive unbeaten run of 21 games however the Roman side have lost three of the five matches since the season resumed.

La Liga: Atleti held by Celta

Alvaro Morata scored for Atletico Madrid on Tuesday

Alvaro Morata scored for Atletico Madrid on Tuesday

Atletico Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Celta Vigo, missing the opportunity to get nearer to a Champions League spot.

Alvaro Morata put Atletico ahead in the first minute at the Balaidos Stadium, converting a cross from Angel Correa, but Fran Beltran equalized for the hosts with a neat volley in the 49th minute, hitting the top corner with an attempt that lobbed over Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak.

Diego Simeone’s team are three points before fourth-place Sevilla and nine ahead of fifth-place Villarreal, extending their unbeaten run to 15 games.

It was the 2nd straight draw for Celta, who opened a seven-point gap to the relegation zone but could lose some ground depending on other results.

Elsewhere, 19-year-old South Korea midfielder Lee Kang-in scored in the 89th minute to help Valencia end a four-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Real Valladolid.

Lee scored with the lowest left-foot shot from beyond your area to help keep Valencia in the fight for a Europa League spot. They are one point behind seventh-place Real Sociedad with three games to go. Valladolid, who’ve two wins since the break, stay in 13th place.

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