Torino and Atalanta draw 1-1 in Serie A

Published 5:04 p.m. ET Dec. 2, 2017

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Torino and Atalanta missed the chance to close in on the qualifying positions for European competition as they drew 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday.

They moved level with three other teams and six points below sixth-placed Sampdoria.

Most of the sides above them have played a match less, while fifth-placed Lazio and Samp have two matches in hand.

Torino defender Nicolas N’Koulou scored his first goal in Italian football on the stroke of halftime, heading in Adem Ljajic’s corner.

Josip Ilicic came off the bench for the second half and he had an immediate impact, firing in Andrea Petagna’s through-ball for the equalizer, nine minutes after the break.

Torino players wore a special green kit to mark the one-year anniversary of the plane crash that killed most of the Brazilian team Chapecoense.

Torino, which endured its own air disaster in 1949,…

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