Atalanta kept alive its slim Serie A title hopes by drawing at AC Milan 1-1 on Friday in a matchup of the two best squads of the restart.
Hakan Çalhanoğlu gave Milan an early lead with a powerful free kick, and Duván Zapata equalized from close range after Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma blocked a penalty kick from Ruslan Malinovskyi.
With only two games still to play, Atalanta moved within five points of Juventus, which can clinch a record-extending ninth straight title on Sunday by beating Sampdoria.
Midfielder Giacomo Bonaventura nearly won it for Milan with a shot off the post late in the second half.
Also, Crotone secured promotion from Serie B by beating Livorno 5-1. Serie B leader Benevento was already promoted.
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