TURIN, Italy – AC Milan ahead Ante Rebic’s late header earned a 1-1 draw at Juventus in Serie A on Sunday, leaving Massimiliano Allegri’s facet nonetheless trying to find a primary league win of the season.
Juve’s Alvaro Morata scored for the third successive match in all competitions after simply 4 minutes to offer the hosts a dream begin, with the Spaniard racing clear earlier than ending.
They remained firmly on prime within the first half in opposition to injury-hit Milan, who have been lacking veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic amongst others, with Paulo Dybala going near a second objective from distance.
Additional Juve possibilities got here and went and their wastefulness within the last third value all of them three factors as Croatian Rebic climbed highest to equalize from a nook within the 76th minute.
Substitute Pierre Kalulu thought he had received it for Milan late on, solely to be denied by a shocking save by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
The consequence moved Milan again above AS Roma into second place on 10 factors from 4 video games, whereas Juve, probably the most profitable ever Serie A staff, is languishing in 18th with two factors.
“We got here right here to win, then within the first 20 minutes we discovered a greater Juve,” Milan coach Stefano Pioli instructed DAZN.
“However we resisted and within the last a part of the match we additionally tried to win it – the efficiency is actually optimistic.”
Allegri’s return to Juve for a second spell as coach had not acquired off to the very best of begins after his facet had taken one level from their opening three Serie A matches earlier than Sunday’s conflict.
However proper from the off within the Juventus Stadium, there was a distinct tempo to Juve, with Morata instantly breaking clear after being set via by Dybala earlier than lofting a superb end over the onrushing Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Milan, who suffered one other harm setback within the first half as central defender Simon Kjaer needed to be withdrawn, was hanging on as Juve created loads of possibilities however couldn’t add to their tally within the opening interval.
Then residence facet remained on prime after the break however their last ball allow them to down when it counted as Allegri’s facet did not put the sport to mattress.
As soon as once more, even with Italy pair Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini on the coronary heart of their backline, Juve did not maintain a clear sheet in Serie A, giving Rebic an excessive amount of area to stage from a nook.
It might have gotten worse for Juve late on had Szczesny, who has been criticized by Italian media for a few of his latest performances, not flung up a hand to disclaim Kalulu.
Juventus is now and not using a win of their first 4 matches of a Serie A season for under the fourth time of their historical past.
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