Injuries and poor form have plagued Juventus in the early stages of the season.

Juventus held by Salernitana, Atalanta give up Serie A lead

JUVENTUS F.C fought back from two goals down at halftime to draw 2-2 with Salernitana on Sunday, as Atalanta lost the Serie A lead after a 1-1 draw with Cremonese, according to Juventus news

Juve drew for the fourth time this season, but the point doesn’t tell the whole story of a game that ended with four red cards after Arkadiusz Milik’s last-gasp winner was ruled out after a VAR check.

Five minutes into stoppage time, the Poland striker stunned the Allianz Stadium with a glancing header, but Leonardo Bonucci’s offside and interference with the game resulted in the goal being disallowed.

Just two minutes earlier, Bonucci had equalized on the rebound of his own missed penalty to set up an exciting finish that turned into a farce.

Milik was given a second yellow card for removing his shirt after scoring what he thought was the decisive goal and then Juan Cuadrado, Salernitana defender Federico Fazio and Allegri were all sent off as tensions flared on the sidelines.

A match that ended in chaos began with Salernitana putting in a superb opening 45 minutes which had them two goals to the good through Antonio Candreva’s tap-in and a Krzysztof Piatek penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Davide Nicola’s side pulled off a survival miracle on the final day of last season and have got off to a promising start this term.

Salernitana are 10th on seven points, three behind unbeaten Juve who are struggling with injuries and form in the early part of the season.

Their first ever point at Juve was the fourth draw in six games so far in the new campaign.

For the first time in more than 60 years, Atalanta was leading Italy’s top division going into the weekend’s games.

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Atalanta dropped to second place as a result of Emanuele Valeri’s 78th-minute equalizer for Cremonese in Bergamo.

Having scored first through Merih Demiral four minutes prior to Valeri’s goal, Atalanta is tied for second place with leaders Napoli and defending champions AC Milan on 14 points. Both teams won on Saturday.

Atalanta had been out on their own as leaders of Italy’s top flight for the first time in over 60 years heading into the weekend’s fixtures.

But Emanuele Valeri’s 78th-minute leveller earned Cremonese a point in Bergamo to leave Atalanta second.

Merih Demiral gave Atalanta the lead four minutes before Valeri scored, tying them on 14 points with leaders Napoli and defending champions AC Milan, both of whom won on Saturday.

For the first time since 1996, promoted Cremonese are in Serie A and are currently in the bottom three with two points after six games.