Bianconeri and Lombards neutralized each other after a physically challenging but unspectacular match (0-0).
AC Milan 0-0 Juventus
No need for an ice ax to cross this summit. Barely a carabiner. This Milan-Juve did not fly very high. Rather low-key. No goal, few chances, a lot of shots and a lot of cards. Zero spectacle, zero thrill and therefore zero-zero.
Milan-Juve is not rosy, Milan-Juve is gloomy
Dirty evening for aesthetes. Disciplined and exemplary aggressiveness, Juventini like Milanese immediately abandoned the idea of playing it play nice. The match immediately turned into a generalized fight in the midfield, where the midfielders of both camps cheerfully broke up the opposing actions. The Sunday evening feast has the air of bitter bouillabaisse, and the pace of the gueuleton does not improve when Ibrahimović, physically affected, is replaced by Giroud at the half-hour mark. Only Cuadrado on the Piedmontese side and Leão in the camp Red-black add a little salt to the whole, by signing a few daring and swaying dribbles. Far too little, however, to brighten up a testosterone-filled but laborious first act.
The vacuum of San Siro
Nothing changes after the break, as the midfield combines continue to cut the rare attacking inclinations to pieces. The disastrous lawn of San Siro, which looks more like a potato field than a functional football field, obviously does not help matters. An arid land that Allegri tries to water on occasion by releasing Arthur and Bernardeschi into the arena. A blow for nothing: there is not much to sip, and especially no real opportunities. Move along, there’s nothing to see ? Almost, yes. All this gives birth to a zero-zero, not indecent in content, but generally razor-sharp. Bad news for both teams: Juve is outside the top 4 of Serie A, when Milan gives up second place in the championship to Napoli.
AC Milan (4-2-3-1) : Maignan – Calabria (Florenzi, 76e, Kalulu, Romagnoli, Hernández – Tonali, Krunić (Saelemaekers, 60e) – Messias, Diaz (Bennacer, 60e), Leão (Rebić, 76e) – Ibrahimović (Giroud, 28e). Coach : Stefano Pioli.
Juventus (4-2-3-1) : Szczęsny – De Sciglio, Rugani, Chiellini, Alex Sandro – Bentancur (Rabiot, 90e), Locatelli (Arthur, 66e) – Square (Bernardeschi, 66e), Dybala (Kulusevski, 90e), McKennie – Morata (Kean, 74e). Coach : Massimiliano Allegri.
By Adrien Candeau