Atalanta edge Juventus in Italian league

Atalanta toppled Juventus 1-0 in a Saturday Italian Serie A match held in Turin's Allianz Stadium.

Visiting Atalanta scored the only goal in the 28th minute as Colombian forward Duvan Zapata had a right-footed effort in Juventus’ penalty area that hit the underside of the crossbar before going in.

In stoppage time of the second half, Juventus' Argentine star Paulo Dybala unleashed a freekick that hit the bar. Atalanta goalkeeper Juan Musso did not move and watched Dybala's shot go over the wall.

Meanwhile, the winning team's Turkish central defender Merih Demiral played against his old team.

Atalanta boosted their points to 28 in 14 matches in the league. They are in the fourth spot in the standings.

They beat Juventus for the first time in Turin since 1989.

Eight-place Juventus have 21 points in the 2021-22 Serie A campaign.

They were handed their fifth loss in the Italian league this season.

Juventus were previously hammered by England's Chelsea 4-0 in a UEFA Champions League group match Tuesday in London.

Source: Anadolu Agency