Milan eases past Juventus to add to Allegri’s woes

AC Milan handily defeated Juventus at the San Siro to prepare for their Champions League showdown with Chelsea.

This was the ideal retaliation after Stefano Pioli’s team fell 3-0 in London on Wednesday when England centre-back Fikayo Tomori slammed in a self-assured opener.

After the break, Brahim Diaz, a former Manchester City winger, pounced on the Juve defence to double the advantage.

The result moves Milan third in Serie A, level on points with leaders Napoli who play on Sunday.

Tomori had only registered one goal in Italy since joining Milan in January 2021—first on loan—but he displayed excellent poise to beat Wojciech Szczesny just before halftime.

Following the interval, Diaz pounced on an errant pass from Dusan Vlahovic, sliced past the Juve defence, and shot off Szczesny’s palms.

In the last seconds, former Liverpool striker Divock Origi had a chance to make it three, but Szczesny was up to the challenge.

Juventus, under Massimiliano Allegri, has struggled this year and has yet to record a victory away from home. Still, they enjoyed a promising start before being routed by a revitalised Milan.


Allegri: There’s very little to say

Max Allegri, the manager of Juventus, has addressed the media following Bianconeri’s 2-0 defeat to Milan at the San Siro.

Allegri provided his thoughts on the match and the on-field mistakes that the Bianconeri paid for in a post-game interview with DAZN (via TuttoJuve).

“I believe there is not much to say about the game tonight. With these two successes, we felt we had exited the little more depressing phase of our current state of flux, but tonight we have regressed.”

“Too terrible because we had performed well for the first 20 to 25 minutes, even during the first half.”

“After that, we began to play slowly because they weren’t disturbing us as much, and we stopped creating.”

“We faced some unfavourable circumstances in the first half, particularly at the outset, and made a mistake. However, we were technically incorrect, so paying for your faults is normal.”

“We lost many points to the small and medium-sized teams, including Sampdoria, Monza, and Salernitana.”

“I think there was also a psychological issue. It’s not easy right now because you get two results and then one wrong.”


Pioli: We played with intensity

Stefano Pioli, the manager of Milan, has spoken to the media about the Rossoneri’s 2-0 victory over Juventus at the San Siro. The victory came after a remarkable display of resiliency following the midweek beating by Chelsea.

“Yes, even though we made a technical mistake in the game, similar to that in London, we weren’t scared and played with incredible intensity and energy.”

“We could have done a better job technically. As a team we must work as a team in all phases, and tonight we are. I consider the danger, and today we were dangerous.”

“A coach’s good fortune is to lead a team of bright individuals who strive and compete for the right to wear their uniform. I am aware that in every match, there are 11 satisfied participants and six unhappy ones, but interacting with educated men makes it possible.”

“I think he did well; the goal is the icing on the cake, and I hope it can give him conviction. Brahim is strong; he was the only one who could expand.”

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