Juventus 1-1 AC Milan: Stunning Alvaro Morata solo effort not enough as Ante Rebic header means Massimiliano Allegri’s winless run stretches to opening FOUR games of Serie A
- Juventus failed to win yet another Serie A match, drawing 1-1 with AC Milan
- Alvaro Morata scored early for Juve but Ante Rebic equalised late on for Milan
- The result means Juventus have had their worst start to a season in 60 years
Juventus have suffered their worst start to a Serie A season in 60 years after a 1-1 draw with AC Milan meant they have not won any of their first four games of the season.
Massimiliano Allegri’s team began the match determined to avoid such an ignominious record, and were rewarded almost instantly as Alvaro Morata chased a Paulo Dybala through-ball to superbly chip over goal-keeper Mike Maignan.
Alvaro Morata (centre) scored the first goal after just four minutes with a superb solo effort
But Milan scored an equaliser deep into the second half through Ante Rebic’s (No 12) header
Juventus 4-4-2: Szczesny; Danilo, Chiellini, Bonucci, Sandro; Cuadrado (Chiesa 72), Bentacur, Locatelli, Rabiot; Dybala (Kulusevski 79), Morata (Kean 66)
Subs not used: Pinsoglio, De Sciglio, de Ligt, Ramsey, McKennie, Pellegrini, Bernardeschi, Rugani, Perin
Goals: Morata 4
Manager: Massimiliano Allegri
AC Milan 4-2-3-1: Maignan; Hernandez, Romagnoli, Kjaer (Kalulu 36), Tomori; Kessie (Bennacer 63), Tonali; Leao, Diaz (Maldini 90+3), Saelemaekers (Florenzi 63); Rebic
Subs not used: Tatarusanu, Ballo-Toure, Castillejo, Conti, Gabbia, Pellegri, Jungdal
Goals: Rebic 76
Manager: Stefano Pioli
Juve created several decent chances in the game, and Milan at times were holding on thanks to some fine saves from Maignan.
But they grew into the game and scored the equaliser deep into the second half, forward Ante Rebic heading home Sandro Tonali’s cross.
Juventus remained firmly on top in the first half against injury-hit Milan, who were missing veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic among others, with Dybala going close to a second goal from distance.
Further Juve chances came and went and their wastefulness in the final third cost them all three points as Croatian Rebic climbed highest to equaliser from a corner in the 76th minute.
Substitute Pierre Kalulu thought he had won it for Milan late on, only to be denied by a stunning save by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.
The result moved Milan back above AS Roma into second place on 10 points from four games, while Juve, the most successful ever Serie A team, are languishing in 18th with two points.
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