Juventus lost by 0-3 at the Allianz Stadium to AC Milan in an extremely important game in Serie A to keep themselves alive in the Champions League race.
Brahim Diaz opened the account for the Rossoneri right on the halftime mark. However, reliable penalty taker Frank Kassie missed a glorious chance from the penalty spot to extend the lead to 2-0. But, two late goals from substitute Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori sealed a comfortable victory for Stefano Pioli’s side.
Following this defeat, the Bianconeri are in huge danger of missing out on the top four spots. As their next two games will be against an in-form Sassuolo side and the other one against the champion Inter Milan.
The Rossoneri moved on to third place with the same points as the second-placed Atalanta. Milan got 72 points in 35 games in Serie A. And the Bianconeri slipped down to the fifth position and one point behind the fourth-place Napoli.
Juventus 0-3 AC Milan Team News:
Juventus manager Andrea Pirlo went with the 4-4-2 formation. Wojciech Szczesny started between the sticks. Matthijs De Ligt and Giorgio Chiellini were the central defenders, Leonardo Bonucci found himself on the bench. Cristiano Ronaldo and Álvaro Morata led the line for the Old Lady of Turin and inform the new signing Federico Chiesa that was on the left-wing.
Stefano Pioli chose to go with his preferred 4-2-3-1 formation. Gianluigi Donnarumma was the goalkeeper for the Rossoneri, Fikayo Tomori and Simon Kjaer were the central defence pairing for Milan. Brahim Diaz started on the number 10 spot and Hakan Calhanoglu found himself in the left-wing position. The veteran Zlatan Ibrahimovic led the line for Milan on Sunday.
Juventus 0-3 AC Milan Post-match Analysis:
The Bianconeri never looked comfortable on the night. They were slow to transition, moved the ball very slowly and lacked the imagination from midfield.
Juventus have managed only one shot on target throughout the ninety minutes. However, in the first half, the best chance came to Giorgio Chiellini, Donnarumma missed the flight of the ball and Chiellini had an empty net to put the ball but his header went wide off the mark.
Milan scored the opener in the stoppage time of the first half. Szczesny’s miss clearance went straight to Diaz and his right-footed shot went right into the top corner.
In the second half, Milan had a penalty after Chiellini handled the ball but Kessie’s penalty was saved brilliantly by Juventus’ Polish goalkeeper. Just when it seemed that the penalty miss penalty might be the turning point for the Bianconeri. Milan scored the second from an excellent longranger by Ante Rebic.
In the end, Chelsea loanee Fikayo Tomori put the nail into the coffin of Juventus after he scored his first goal for Milan at the 82nd-minute mark.
Fikayo Tomori: The young defender was superb throughout the game and kept Ronaldo and Morata quiet. In the end, his headed goal was superb as he out jumped Chiellini.
Brahim Diaz: The Spaniard had his best game so far for the Rossoneri. Scored an excellent opener and also earned the penalty in the second half.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Ronaldo didn’t have a great game at all. He looked out of touch and lack of service left him toothless in the upfront.
Juventus will play away to Sassuolo on Wednesday night in Serie A and Milan will stay at Turin and play against Torino on the same day