Juventus 3 - 3 Parma: Gervinho claims late draw after Ronaldo’s brace

Juventus 3 - 3 Parma: Gervinho claims late draw after Ronaldo’s brace

- Juventus allowed Parma to stage a comeback into the game and surrendered a chance to claim all points

- Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace for the Bianconeri

- Gervinho also netted twice with the equalizer in 93rd minute to save Parma from defeat

Juventus and Parma battled to 3-3 draw in a tough Serie A clash on Saturday, February 1, at Allianz Stadium Turin.

The encounter saw Cristiano Ronaldo net the opening goal in the 36th minute as they went in search of a win after their Coppa Italia defeat by Atalanta midweek.

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Juve and Parma had glaring chances to net in the remaining minutes of the first half but they failed to utilize their opportunities as the Bianconeri went into the break with the slim lead.

In the second stanza, both side increased the tempo of their game, but Juventus scored their second goal of the match through Daniele Rugani in the 62nd minute to claim a 2 – 0 lead over Parma.

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Two minutes later Parma pulled a goal back after Antonino Barilla reduced Juve’s advantage with less than 30 minutes remaining on the clock.

But in the 66th Ronaldo netted his brace to restore Juventus two-goal lead as both teams battled on.

With 16 minutes to the end of the tough contest, Parma scored their second goal through Gervinho to further reduce the Old Lady’s lead to one goal going into the closing moments of the game.

In the 93rd minute Gervinho completed his brace for the Gialloblù to ensure they were level on scores.

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No other goals were scored as the scoreboard read Juventus 3 - 3 Parma after referee Piero Giacomelli sounded the final whistle of the contest.

Juve's performance on the night sees their lead at the top of Serie A log reduced to nine points, after Napoli's 3-0 win over Sampdoria earlier on Saturday.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Atalanta defeated Coppa Italia holders Juventus 3-0 in a tough quarterfinal clash on Wednesday, January 30, at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia.

Timothy Castagne smashed the ball into the net for Atalanta’s opener.

Moments later, it was 2-0, as Zapata turned on the edge of the penalty area and hit a stunner that beat Szczesny and sailed into the net for his 16th goal in the last 10 matches for Atalanta.

In the closing minutes of the second half Zapata netted his second and Atalanta's third of the game to send Juventus packing from the Coppa Italia.

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