Witness the complete replay and highlights of the Monza vs Juventus match. The game is set to commence at 19:45 (GMT) on 1st December 2023, officiated by M. Fabbri at the U-Power Stadium. It is a riveting match within the Italian – Serie A, Week 14 of the 2023/2024 Season.
Monza vs Juventus Full Match Reports
Juventus temporarily ascended to the Serie A summit with a thrilling 2-1 victory over AC Monza, marking the home team’s inaugural league defeat at the U-Power Stadium this season and ending their six-game unbeaten streak.
The match witnessed early excitement when referee Michael Fabbri pointed to the spot following Giorgos Kyriakopoulos’s challenge on Andrea Cambiaso. However, Dušan Vlahović failed to convert, as Greek defender Kyriakopoulos was spared embarrassment by Michele Di Gregorio’s remarkable double save, denying both the initial spot-kick and the subsequent rebound. The elation for Monza was short-lived, with Adrien Rabiot emphatically heading home from Hans Nicolussi Caviglia’s ensuing corner in the 13th minute. This marked Rabiot’s first goal since the commencement of the Serie A season and positioned Massimiliano Allegri’s side on a course toward the league summit.
Despite Monza’s vulnerability in defending set-pieces, they narrowly avoided conceding a second when Federico Gatti, off balance, couldn’t guide his header on target after Alex Sandro’s flick-on from Filip Kostić’s corner. Although Monza had more possession, their struggles were evident, epitomized by Danilo D’Ambrosio’s failure to connect properly with Andrea Colpani’s cut-back across the box.
The second half saw Monza revitalized, with substitute Lorenzo Colombo narrowly missing an unconventional strike from Patrick Ciurria’s delivery. Juventus, seemingly content with allowing Monza the majority of possession, made goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny a mere spectator. However, the subdued contest ignited in the late stages as Valentín Carboni’s strike found the back of the net. Nevertheless, Juventus had the final say as Gatti fired home on the second attempt, securing a hard-fought victory.
While Allegri’s squad delivered a solid rather than spectacular performance, they issued a challenge to title rivals Inter Milan ahead of Inter’s clash with SSC Napoli. Inter can reclaim the top spot with a point in their Sunday evening fixture, but Allegri aims to leverage the psychological edge gained from playing on a Friday night for three consecutive weeks. Despite a spirited display, Monza, managed by Raffaele Palladino, slipped down to 10th place.
Man of the Match: Adrien Rabiot (Juventus).