Juve succumb to Milan at San Siro

Juve succumb to Milan at San Siro
Juve succumb to Milan at San Siro
Juve succumb to Milan at San Siro

The 88th match at San Siro between Juventus and Milan finished in a 2-0 defeat for the Bianconeri despite Juve being on top in the opening exchanges. Fikayo Tomori, in first half stoppages, and Brahim Diaz, nine minutes after the restart, were the scorers.


The opening fifteen minutes by Juventus held plenty of promise. With the team playing high up the pitch, and players keen to push forward, chances fell first to Juan Cuadrado, drilled his shot wide from a tight angle, before Arek Milik tested Ciprian Tatarusanu with an effort from the edge of the area - too central to really test the Milan goalkeeper. The third opportunity was created by Danilo, who broke forward at pace, but like Cuadrado, he drove his shot narrowly wide of target.

Then Milan came more into the game, especially their dangerman Rafael Leão. His flick from the home side’s first corner shaved the outside of the post on 20’. Again he caused the Juve defence problems with a shot that hit the outside of Wojciech Szczęsny’s opposite post 15 minutes later.

The deadlock was broken in time added on in the first half. From another corner, the ball broke to Fikayo Tomori who finished from close range.

Nine minutes into the second half, an uphill task became even steeper. Brahim Diaz latched onto an attempt to link up play by Dušan Vlahović. The Milan number 10 sprinted forward and ran the entire length of the Juventus half before depositing the ball into the net. Szczęsny got a hand to the ball but not enough to keep it out.

On 70 minutes, Arek Milik almost halved the deficit, but the striker’s header was too close to Tatarusanu to cause the keeper concern. 

With time running out, Moise Kean almost threw the Bianconeri a lifeline. A one-two at the edge of the area with Milik allowed Kean to make progress inside the area but a last-ditch tackle from Pierre Kalulu deflected the shot out for a corner.

Juventus fell to a second away defeat in a row in Serie A.


Scorers: 45'+1 Tomori (M), 54' Diaz (M).

MILAN: Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Gabbia, Tomori, Hernandez; Pobega (59' Krunic), Bennacer (84' Vranckx), Tonali; Diaz (65' De Ketelaere), Leao (84' Origi); Giroud (65' Rebic). Subs not used: Jungdal, Mirante, Ballo-Touré, Adli, Bakayoko, Dest, Thiaw. Coach: Stefano Pioli.

JUVENTUS: Szczesny; Danilo, Bremer, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado (46' McKennie), Locatelli (56' Paredes), Rabiot (80' Soulé), Kostic (56' Miretti); Vlahovic (79' Kean), Milik. Subs not used: Perin, Pinsoglio, Gatti, Rugani, Fagioli. Coach: Massimiliano Allegri.

Referee: Orsato
Assistants: Carbone, Giallattini
Fourth Official: Fabbri
VAR: Chiffi, Marini

BOOKINGS: 26’ Cuadrado (J), 55' Diaz (M), 90'+4 Paredes, 90'+4 Tonali, 90'+4 Kean.

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