Offensively disarmed, Juve only existed in the first fifteen minutes, before sinking into the four corners of the meadow against a clearly superior Milan (2-0). The Lombards remain at the top of Serie A hip-hop, when the Bianconeri plunge to an anonymous 8th place in the leaderboard.
AC Milan 2-0 Juventus
Goals: Tomori (45e+1), B. Diaz (54e) for Milan
On October 8, Juventus is therefore 8e in the Lega Serie A standings. What can she do to fight this terrifying sense of relegation? She probably didn’t play football like she did for much of those 90 minutes against Milan on Saturday. With no idea or imagination, the Piedmontese have existed very little against Red and Black, so much more brilliant, so much more inventive, so much firmer too.
Juve and (almost) beautiful
Strangely illusory moment of happiness this Saturday, in San Siro: during the first 20 minutes of the game, Juve did exactly what it could not have done since the start of the season. Namely, play vertically, multiply moves and pass solutions and position yourself in a center block, aggressive in recovering the ball. It’s good, but it’s still not enough to break Milan in half, who react like snag, in an intense and frankly exciting start to the match. At the furious races of Locatelli and Cuadrado, diavolo responds with more control in midfield, especially thanks to Tonali’s impeccable ball movements. On a corner from the Italian, Leão thought to open the score after a deflection from Kalulu, but saw his reflex recovery hit the post. The Portuguese even hit Szczęsny’s uprights a few minutes later, after brushing a nice curled shot. Flashy at the start of the match, Juve lost their stones and their glitter along the way, and Milan will be rightfully rewarded for their dominance. On a corner, Tomori hits the trajectory of a shot from Giroud, finds himself with the ball in his legs, and kills Szczęsny at close range.
Brahim Díaz, the devil in the body
The Old Lady falters and Brahim Diaz will not hesitate to push her down the stairs. The Spaniard recovers from a bad pass from Vlahović, crosses a large bridge to Bonucci, delivers a phenomenal rush and beats Szczęsny, face to face. Bright enough to dim the lights on the Piedmontese side as Allegri’s men sign a completely inconsistent second act. Rather, it is Milan that the stakes nearly triple, even if the Rossoneria you don’t have to press the mushroom as much. In fact, this Juve has nothing left in his stomach and concedes a clear and flawless defeat, which sends him to 8.e ranking in Serie A. Catastrophic, as Milan confirm its excellent start to the season by re-joining Napoli and Atalanta at the top of the championship.
AC Milan (4-3-2-1): Tătăruşanu – Kalulu, Gabbia, Tomori, Hernández – Pobega (Krunić, 65e), Bennacer (Vranckx, 84e), Tonali – Diaz (De Ketelaere, 65e), Leão (Origi, 84e) – Giroud (Rebic, 65e). Coach : Stefano Pioli.
Juventus (4-4-2): Szczęsny – Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Alex Sandro – Cuadrado (McKennie, 46e), Locatelli (Miretti, 57e), Rabiot (Soule, 80e), Kostic (Paredes, 56e) – Milik, Vlahović (Kean, 78e). Coach : Massimiliano Allegri.
By Adrien Candeau