x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Juventus throw three points away

Juventus score three times in the first 10 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico but cannot hold on as bottom-placed Siena fought back to draw.

Juventus scored three times in the first 10 minutes yesterday at the Stadio Olimpico but could not hold on as bottom-placed Siena fought back to draw 3-3 and deny the Turin club the chance to move into the Serie A Champions League places. Alessandro Del Piero scored the 300th and 301st goals of his career and Antonio Candreva also found the target for Juventus before Massimo Maccarone hit back for Siena and Abdel Ghezzal scored twice to equalise.

Third-placed Roma, chasing Inter Milan, the leaders, and AC Milan, also drew 3-3 at Livorno, whose captain Cristiano Lucarelli scored a hat-trick. The draw allowed Claudio Ranieri's Roma to move to within six points of Inter, who lost 3-1 at Catania on Friday night. There were goals all round in Serie A. Genoa beat Cagliari 5-3 to move into seventh while Palermo, in fourth ahead of Juventus, lost 3-2 at Udinese.

In Spain, Osasuna will look to continue their recent dominance over Atletico Madrid tomorrow night and leap-frog the inconsistent Rojiblancos in the Primera Liga standings. Both clubs are locked on 31 points, with 11th-placed Atletico just ahead of Osasuna thanks to a marginally better goal difference. However, Osasuna will fancy their chances of climbing above Atletico having taken 10 points out of 12 in their last four meetings with the capital club, scoring 10 goals and conceding just three in the process. Last season they recorded a 4-2 win at the Vicente Calderon, and their winger Juanfran Torres is hoping for more of the same tonight.

"We played a great game. Hopefully we can repeat that result, but to do that we need to work hard and run more than them from the first minute," said Juanfran. * With agencies Atletico Madrid v Osasuna, midnight, Aljazeera Sport + 2