Milan 1: 3 Juventus. Milan’s unbeaten streak is over. But Pioli’s team remains the leader.
In the central match of the 16th round of Italian Serie A, Milan hosted Juventus at “San Siro” and lost 1: 3. The Rossoneri had an unbeaten streak since March. Pioli’s team did not lose in 27 Serie A matches but ended this series with one of their main rivals.
Pirlo’s team opened the scoring with a goal from Federico Chiesa. The Juventus striker scored after a brilliant pass from Paulo Dybala. The first half ended 1: 1, David Calabria restored the balance with a beautiful shot in the 41st minute.
Juventus still used the advantage in the second half. Federico Chiesa first doubled, after which Weston McKennie put an end to the match and beat Juventus 3: 1. It is noteworthy that Daniel Maldini took part in the match against Juventus, which means that the Maldini dynasty have played 1000 matches in Serie A with Milan.
Pirlo: ‘It was important to us’
Juventus head coach Andrea Pirlo won his first victory in his coaching career against the former team, and he commented after the match:
“It was important for us to win. We played carefully and with concentration. From game to game we have to look at the tournament table, and then we will see where we will be. It was important to have that spirit with the first team,” Pirlo said.
If Chiesa doubled, Paulo Dybala made two assists. He assisted Chiesa twice, and his first pass was particularly effective – with the heel. Pirlo estimated the Argentine game:
“Of course, for me, all the players are in the starting line-up, there is no spare player. I am happy to have chosen a line-up from game to game. “Will he be ready to sign a new contract with him? It does not excite him. I only think about training the players, extending the contract is the prerogative of the management,” said the 41-year-old specialist.
The Turinese have 30 points and are 7 points behind Milan. The Rossoneri will face another Turin team, Torino, in the next round. Juventus will host Sassuolo at home.