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Juventus 2-1 AC Milan: Post Game Review

Same old Milan, Same Old Lady

Juventus FC v AC Milan - TIM Cup Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

I’ve said before that Milan play frustrating games, this one is no exception.

Milan were caught sleeping in the first half as Juventus punished them with two early goals from Dybala and Pjanic, and had it not been for the offside flag a third would’ve doomed the Rossoneri early on.

A slick cross from Kwadwo Asamoah made its way to Dybala who struck the ball past Donnarumma to make it 1-0. Juventus’ second goal came from a Pjanic free kick to ensure Milan went into halftime down 2-0.

After a dreadful first half, Milan looked to provide more tooth to the attack and they finally broke through when Bacca smashed in a beautiful shot to the left-hand side from right around the top of the 18 yard area. Less than two minutes later and much to Milan’s dismay, Locatelli was sent off after a second booking when he put in an ill-advised tackle on Dybala that would make you wonder just what he could possibly be thinking. Juve initially looked like they would put in a third but after ten minutes or so Milan looked like the better side, and it kept that way for the rest of the match. Milan were constantly getting the ball back and going forward with it, creating chances with Kucka nearly putting in a long-range curler.

Montella handed new loanee Gerard Deulofeu his debut when he switched him in for Carlos Bacca in the 80th minute, though his choice of pulling Bacca was rather questionable as Milan were searching for an equalizer desperately. Deulofeu showed glimmers of why he was such a highly touted youngster, however, he ultimately squandered a chance and lost the ball on Milan’s last possession of the game when he tried to do too much with it.

All the goals featuring Dybala, Pjanic and Bacca

Milan are now out of the Coppa Italia and will face Udinese away from the San Siro on January 29th.