Milan he was eager to erase the stain from the previous round. “Rossoneri” then they succumbed to the lower-ranked property of their own Species 1-2, conceding the second goal in the sixth minute of added time.
However, the task was not easy, because this time it was San Siro came Juventus Turin – a team that has not been defeated in the previous five league matches, four of them ending with a triumph.
He was in the starting eleven of guests Wojciech Szczęsny. And it was he who saved in the 20th minute “Old Lady” against conceding a goal. Wicked shot Rafaela Leao from a dozen or so meters he bounced safely to the side, not giving his rivals a chance for an effective rebound.
Within half an hour of the game, he had to leave the field due to an injury Zlatan Ibrahimovic. This significantly thwarted the offensive strategy of the hosts. In emergency mode on the pitch, he reported Olivier Giroud.
Despite the fact that neither side had a clear advantage before the break, both teams left for the second part unchanged. Effect? Still clear shooting opportunities were like medicine.
The dangerous shot from a distance was re-credited to his account Rafael Leaobut also this time Szczęsny he was not surprised. The Pole also coped with the undetermined hit Theo Hernandez. And then he easily caught the ball on the “head” Giroud.
At the opposite end of the turf Mike Maignan he was essentially unemployed. Firepower “Juve” she was extremely poor that day.
The Turin, however, did not return from Milan with a second defeat in less than two weeks. In the match for the Italian Super Cup, on January 12, they lost in the capital of Lombardy 1-2 with Inter.
Losing points made it impossible Milanowi return to the runner-up position. He was level with the second in the table on points Naples, which is four points behind the leading rival from behind.
Juventus remained on the fifth position. He is seven “points” from today’s opponent.