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How Alex Sandro Gave Juventus hope For Title And How Ac milan Dream is Coming True.

Cristiano Ronaldo's run of scoring in six league games ended as jittery Juventus were held to a 3-3 draw at Sassuolo on Wednesday which cost them the chance to go nine points clear at the top of Serie A.

After taking just two points from their last three games, Juventus is 77 points clear of Atalanta, who thumped Brescia 6-2 on Tuesday, with five remaining games.

When Danilo and Gonzalo Higuain scored in the opening 12 minutes, Juventus got off to a good start, but the goal of Filip Djuricic in the 29th minute signaled the start of a spirited fightback from home.

Domenico Berardi's and Francesco Caputo 's goals put Sassuolo 3-2 up early in the second half but in the 64th minute Alex Sandro created a bullet header to grab a point for Juve, who is chasing her ninth league title in a row.

AC Milan produced another comeback act as they scored three times after the break on Wednesday to beat Parma 3-1 in Serie A and have remained undefeated since the season started.

Jasmin Kurtic gave Parma the lead one minute before halftime but with a vicious effort from 25 meters, Franck Kessie levelled 10 minutes into the second half.

Four minutes later, Alessio Romagnoli headed Milan up front, Hakan Calhanoglu added a third and Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost got into the act as he headed off a Kessie cross wide.

Milan stayed seventh with 53 points which will be enough to qualify for the Europa League provided Napoli, who are sixth and have booked their place by winning the Coppa Italia, finish in the top six.

Roma win, Lazio held

Lazio 's miserable run continued with a lacklustre 0-0 draw at Udinese on Wednesday, although they at least avoided a fourth consecutive Serie A loss thanks to goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha and the post which denied Rodrigo De Paul a late winner.

AS Roma clocked up a third straight Series A victory by beating Verona 2-1 on Wednesday, with an early penalty that raged their opponents off the mark.

The referee ruled that Lorenzo Pellegrini was fouled by Alan Empereur but Verona argued their player got the ball and Ivan Juric was called for dissent from the touchline. In the 10th minute Jordan Veretout converted the spot-kick.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck the post's foot before Edin Dzeko headed the season's 15th goal of the Bosnian for a second in the first-half stop time.

Matteo Pessina pulled one back with a clever backheel two minutes after the restart and Verona dominated for spells in the second half but Roma held out for a win that kept them fifth with 57 points from 33 games. Verona are ninth with 44.

Fiorentina scored three first-half goals and missed a penalty on the way to a 3-1 win over Lecce which almost certainly ended any doubts about keeping her top-flight status going.

Federico Chiesa gave the visitors a sixth-minute lead four minutes later before Erick Pulgar got a poor penalty saved by Gabriel.

In the 38th minute, Rachid Ghezzal curled a free kick over the wall and after Chiesa sent it clear, Patrick Cutrone added another one.

Lecce replied with a late goal from Yevhen Shakhov and stayed 18th, with 29 points inside the relegation zone, one less than Genoa. Fiorentina is in 13th place, with 39 points.

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