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Gritty Lazio rally for 3-3 home draw with Atalanta

Atalanta's and Lazio captain Ciro Immobile struck twice in a thrilling 3-3 Serie A draw Saturday that saw the Rome hosts bounce back from three down with a stoppage-time penalty.

Immobile tops the scorers table on nine goals while third-place , now on 17 points, failed to draw level with leaders Juventus on 19, who host Bologna in a late game. have 12 points from eight games.

Colombia striker Muriel proved a valid replacement for his injured compatriot Duvan Zapata, striking on 23 minutes from inside the box.

He then watched his seemingly harmless free-kick find the far post to stun keeper Thomas Strakosha five minutes later.

Captain Alejandro Gomez was ruthless when he stormed in the box to make it 3-0 on 37 minutes. But the Rome hosts were back into the game after the hour, with Immobile rising after being floored to convert a 69th-minute penalty and Joaquin Correa slamming home an angled drive.

Immobile was again floored and converted three minutes into stoppage time.

Fourth-place Napoli (13) welcome promoted Verona before Juve's late game.

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