View the complete match replay and highlights of the clash between AC Milan and Juventus. This showdown unfolded as part of the Italy Serie A 2023/2024 season, specifically on Matchday 9.
Kick-off commenced at 18:45 GMT on Sunday, October 22, 2023. The match was under the watchful eye of referee Maurizio Mariani, hailing from Italy, ensuring a fair and competitive game.
The electrifying atmosphere enveloped the iconic Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, nestled in the heart of Milan. This contest between two football giants promised an enthralling spectacle for fans and enthusiasts.
AC Milan vs Juventus Full Match Reports
Manuel Locatelli exacted sweet revenge on his former club by securing a 1-0 victory for Juventus against AC Milan at the iconic San Siro. This triumph put an end to the Rossoneri’s impressive run of six consecutive home wins in Serie A, while also catapulting Juventus within a mere two points of league leaders Inter Milan.
The clash between these two northern Italian football powerhouses commenced with Milan displaying early dominance. A brilliant passage of play almost saw them open the scoring when Rafael Leão expertly picked out Olivier Giroud, but Wojciech Szczęsny delivered a superb save to thwart Giroud’s first-time strike. However, Juventus posed a significant threat on the counterattack, utilizing Filip Kostić as their primary outlet down the left flank. The Serbian winger orchestrated a chance for Timothy Weah and crafted a perfectly weighted pass for Adrien Rabiot. Unfortunately, Rabiot’s strike narrowly missed the far post.
Drama unfolded as the first half drew to a close, with Malick Thiaw being shown a straight red card for fouling Moise Kean and denying him a clear goalscoring opportunity. Stefano Pioli reacted by making a defensive substitution, replacing Christian Pulisic with Pierre Kalulu. Kean had an opportunity to add to Milan’s woes but missed the target from Rabiot’s enticing delivery.
Despite being down to ten men, AC Milan displayed more attacking intent after the halftime break. In response, Massimiliano Allegri made strategic substitutions, introducing Andrea Cambiaso and Dušan Vlahović – the latter returning from a back injury. However, it was Manuel Locatelli who stole the spotlight with a long-range effort that took a substantial deflection off Rade Krunić before eluding Antonio Mirante. This marked the first shot on target for Juventus in the match, rendering Mirante a mere spectator up to that point.
Locatelli’s goal appeared to drain the spirit from Pioli’s squad, causing them to lose their attacking momentum. Dušan Vlahović came close to doubling Juventus’s lead with a speculative effort that Mirante managed to tip over the crossbar. As the match drew to a close, Massimiliano Allegri had cause for concern as Timothy Weah was forced off the field due to an apparent ankle injury. Nonetheless, it was a significant accomplishment for Juventus in the heart of Italy’s second city. This result concluded their five-match winless streak against Serie A rivals and reignited their pursuit of the Scudetto. Meanwhile, AC Milan’s loss terminated their 12-match unbeaten streak at home in Serie A, and they missed the opportunity to leapfrog Inter Milan for the top spot.
Man of the Match: Manuel Locatelli (Juventus)