On the 1st leg match of the semifinals of Coppa Italia, AC Milan welcomed Juventus in the San Siro Stadium. The game was intense and had many emotions, with both teams drawing by 1-1. Both goals came out in the second half. Ante Rebic opened the scoring for the Rossoneri, while Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for the Old Lady.

The very first chance was for the home side, with four minutes into the game. However, since the early minutes, Gigi Buffon was there to show why he still is one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Juventus didn’t really create any danger until the 15th minute, but the best chances were certainly for AC Milan. The Bianconeri goalkeeper, who was maybe the best player of Juve in the first 45 minutes, had to avoid finishes from Rebic, Calabria, and Ibrahimovic.

The second half continued intensely. The best duel was certain between Rebic and Buffon, once the midfielder kept demanding good defenses from the veteran goalkeeper. Ibrahimovic also brought some danger, but not enough for a player like him. In my opinion, he was just calling the defense’s attention and opening spaces for the others, then really being effective.

At the 61st minute, Rebic was finally able to win his personal duel against Buffon, breaking the deadlock and putting Milan ahead on the scoring, after a cross from Calhanoglu. However, things got harder for the Rossoneri 10 minutes later when Theo Hernandez saw his second yellow card and was sent off.

With 10 players, it got even more difficult to stop Juve’s attack. And, making things worse, Juventus were awarded a penalty when VAR checked a play inside the box and saw a handball from Calabria. Of course, CR7 stepped up, who else could be?! The Portuguese star shot in the center and didn’t give chances to Donnarumma.

The 1-1 draw was not god for AC Milan, once the second leg will be played in Turin and they are going to be without some players, like Theo Hernandez and Ibrahimovic. However, nothing is impossible in football, we know that. Maybe this honestly bad team of Milan can surprise and go the final of Coppa Italia.

Popular

LEAGUES

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

MORE IN THE Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Tuesday August 4, 2020

Lazio seals its ticket to Champions next season

With a goal from Ciro Immobile to Luis Alberto's pass, it was what defined Lazio's comeback...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Tuesday August 4, 2020

Juve loses and postpones the Scudetto

The “bianconeros” fell on the visit to the Friuli stadium 2-1, with a new comeback and again...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Tuesday August 4, 2020

Inter’s tie with Fiorentina

The Juventus team has found a teammate at Inter Milan for this season finale. Conte's team, which...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Tuesday August 4, 2020

Napoli’s defeat against Parma

Napoli lost its second match after the resumption of Serie A, as a visitor in a match where there...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Saturday August 1, 2020

Zlatan scores a brace as AC Milan defeat Sampdoria 4-1

Sampdoria and AC Milan faced off for matchday 37 of the Serie A TIM. At the Luigi Ferraris, the...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Saturday August 1, 2020

With an inspired Berardi, Sassuolo thrash Genoa in Serie A’s matchday 37

Sassuolo welcomed Genoa for matchday 37 of the Serie A TIM. This Wednesday At the Mapei Stadium,...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Thursday July 30, 2020

Juve claim ninth Serie A Scudetto in a row after defeating Sampdoria

This Sunday, finishing matchday 36 of the Serie A TIM, Juventus welcomed Sampdoria. At the Allianz...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Thursday July 30, 2020

Roma’s Veretout nets twice as Giallorossi claim all three points against Fiorentina

AS Roma welcomed Fiorentina for matchday 36 of the Serie A TIM. At the Olympic Stadium, the hosts...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Thursday July 30, 2020

Immobile’s hat-trick guarantees Lazio’s 5-1 victory over Verona

Hellas Verona and Lazio faced off for matchday 36 of the Serie A TIM. At the Marcantonio Bentegod...

Read More
Italian Serie A
Thursday July 30, 2020

Okaka’s goal guarantees Udinese’s place on Serie A TIM next season

This Sunday, Cagliari welcomed Udinese for matchday 36 of the Serie A TIM. At the Sardegna Arena,...

Read More

MORE IN THE Sports

Sports
Saturday August 1, 2020

Manchester City reach an agreement with Bournemouth for defender Nathan Ake

Lots of people out there claim that Man City have lost the Premier League title to Liverpool this...

Read More
Sports
Saturday August 1, 2020

Zlatan scores a brace as AC Milan defeat Sampdoria 4-1

Sampdoria and AC Milan faced off for matchday 37 of the Serie A TIM. At the Luigi Ferraris, the...

Read More
Sports
Saturday August 1, 2020

With an inspired Berardi, Sassuolo thrash Genoa in Serie A’s matchday 37

Sassuolo welcomed Genoa for matchday 37 of the Serie A TIM. This Wednesday At the Mapei Stadium,...

Read More
Sports
Saturday August 1, 2020

Jurgen Klopp receives Manager of the year award from the hands of Sir Alex Ferguson

From the hands of Liverpool's rivals Manchester United's legend Sir Alex Ferguson, Jurgen Klopp...

Read More
Sports
Saturday August 1, 2020

Adam Lallana bids farewell to Liverpool

The end of the Adam Lallana era at Liverpool reached an end, as the Briton was officially...

Read More
Sports
Saturday August 1, 2020

Premier League Champions Liverpool defeat Newcastle to end Premier League season in style

Newcastle hosted Premier League Champions Liverpool on Premier League's last day of the season....

Read More
Sports
Thursday July 30, 2020

Juve claim ninth Serie A Scudetto in a row after defeating Sampdoria

This Sunday, finishing matchday 36 of the Serie A TIM, Juventus welcomed Sampdoria. At the Allianz...

Read More
Sports
Thursday July 30, 2020

Solskjaer’s men guarantee a place on next season’s UCL after beating Leicester

Leicester welcomed Manchester United this Sunday for the last day of the Premier League. At the...

Read More
Sports
Thursday July 30, 2020

Roma’s Veretout nets twice as Giallorossi claim all three points against Fiorentina

AS Roma welcomed Fiorentina for matchday 36 of the Serie A TIM. At the Olympic Stadium, the hosts...

Read More
Sports
Thursday July 30, 2020

Immobile’s hat-trick guarantees Lazio’s 5-1 victory over Verona

Hellas Verona and Lazio faced off for matchday 36 of the Serie A TIM. At the Marcantonio Bentegod...

Read More