In a Crucial Serie A clash AC Milan defeated Juventus.
Juventus started this season as they are going to win their 10th straight Serie A title. In the mid-season, Juventus lost their track completely. Now they are in danger of missing the Champions League spot. They are now in the fifth position on the Serie A table. They lost their match against AC Milan with a scoreline of 3-0 and in danger to lose their UCL spot. Juventus has just three games in hand to make it top four.
Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic, and Fikayo Tomori scored the three goals for AC Milan. Depending on this win Milan straight went up to the third position with 72 points. Juventus is now one point behind Napoli and holding the fifth position in the league table. Juventus is now looking at other teams to drop points. This is the only way to regain their top four positions.
Brahim scored a brilliant goal in this match at the 47th minute. His curling shot made everyone stunned just before half-time. AC Milan got another chance to increase their lead in the 56th minute. They got a penalty but Szczesny saved the penalty of Franck Kessie.
The penalty miss did not prove too costly because Ante Rebic scores the leading goal just 12 minutes later. Before four minutes of ending the game their defender, Tomori headed the third goal. It seals the victory of AC Milan. Tomori came to AC Milan on loan.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in danger of not qualifying for the Champions League next season.
It is very unusual to watch neither Juventus nor AC Milan is not still confirmed their top four positions. They were fighting against each other not to win the league just to get a UCL ticket. The first half was also reflecting it. Both the teams were looked very nervous.
In this match, Juve’s only positive attack came from their defender Giorgio Chiellini. Chiellini’s header was denied by AC Milan’s goalkeeper. Other than that Juventus can not produce any positive chances. It was very unusual to see Cristiano Ronaldo was also so quiet throughout the whole match.
Brahim got the ball from a weak punch by Szczesny. It is his first match as a starter after March. He stepped up in this crucial match and scored the goal to get the lead.
In the second half, Juve showed some initiative. Cristiano’s shot did not even on target. AC Milan forced fully withdraw their top scorer of the season Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He was injured during this game. It is a little bit threatening for AC Milan.
After a VAR check, AC Milan got a penalty as Chiellini did a clumsy handball. Although, Szczesny came to the rescue and saved the penalty. It is his third penalty saves in the last four penalties.
It was Ibrahimovic’s replacement Rebic who effectively ended Juve’s hopes of getting something from the match before Tomori picked an opportune moment to score his first goal for Milan.
The final whistle was greeted with wild scenes of celebration from Milan staff and players, with their first away league win at Juve since March 2011 putting them in a strong position to return to the Champions League, potentially at their opponent’s expense.