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      28.02.2014 16:35 - in: Serie A S

      Last time out against the Rossoneri

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      The Bianconeri were resolute in the face of going behind within 20 seconds at Juventus Stadium, netting three to ensure another Milan strike late on didn’t stop them from triumphing on 6 October 2013

      Having overcome the hurdle of the derby against Torino the week before with a 1-0 win, the fixture list presented Antonio Conte’s men with another big match on Sunday 6 October.

      A pair of intriguing links between the teams spiced up the build-up to the encounter: Alessandro Matri lined up against Juventus having only recently joined the Rossoneri that summer, while Andrea Pirlo faced the team he made 284 Serie A appearances for during a ten-year spell.

      And after Sulley Muntari netted with just 20 seconds gone, it was Juve’s midfield maestro who began the Bianconeri’s excellent response to going behind.

      Massimiliano Allegri’s men stuck with the hosts and made it difficult, but the Bianconeri were determined and got their reward as Sebastian Giovinco became the fastest-scoring substitute in Serie A up until that point in the season by firing into the corner.

      With Milan rattled and Philippe Mexes now sent off, Juventus struck again six minutes later, Giorgio Chiellini passing the ball into an open net after a Pirlo free-kick rebounded off the bar into his path.

      Milan got another late on as a Muntari shot deflected off Leonardo Bonucci past Gigi Buffon, but the points were all Juve’s, allowing them to keep pace with Roma’s impressive early form.

      Speaking after the final whistle, Giovinco was pleased with putting his beloved side in front during such an important game, one he believed Juve thoroughly deserved to win.

      The scorer of the winner was also glad that the Bianconeri had managed to get the job done, holding on to ensure they didn’t concede a last-gasp goal they would have regretted.

      The boss then went on to express his own satisfaction with the team’s start to the campaign, as well as offering particular praise for Giovinco’s impact from the bench that evening.

      Watch all the best bits from the triumph below in our highlights: 

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