AC Milan took on Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in Turin and came away with their first victory at the stadium since it was opened as well as the first victory away since the 2010-11 season. Stefano Pioli had his entire squad at his disposal and went with a blended 4-3-1-2/4-4-2 formation where Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Hakan Calhanoglu floated across the attack.
The game looked tight up until the end of the of the first half when Brahim Diaz pulled off a stunning curling effort of a poor save from Szczesny from a free kick. The Spaniard dribbled past Cuadrado and hit the top corner above Chiellini to give the lead. Early in the second half, Diaz once again caused havoc in the Juventus box and fired off a shot which struck Chiellini on his hand as it was fully stretched out. After a VAR check, Milan got the penalty which Kessie fluffed and Szczesny saved giving Juventus some momentum.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was withdrawn for Ante Rebic due to a knee/muscle injury and Diaz came off for Rade Krunic due to exhaustion. Rebic had an almost immediate impact as Ismael Bennacer broke the midfield line with a great pass and Rebic turned a fired off a rocket into the top corner bamboozling the entire Juventus defence to make it 2-0 for Milan.
In the final minutes of the game, Milan managed the tempo well and won a free kick in Juventus’ half of the pitch. Calhanoglu stepped up and curled it into the box where Fikayo Tomori leaped above Chiellini and headed home his first Milan goal and the final nail in the coffin for the home side.
Milan take a massive three points in the race for Champions League whilst simultaneously taking three away from their direct competitors. A big win that needs to be followed with another strong performance against Torino next on Wednesday.