Federico Chiesa too much for AC Milan as they stumble to first league loss
Juventus beat AC Milan thanks to a sensational Federico Chiesa performance as the Serie A leaders stumbled to their first loss of the season.
AC Milan had played 15 games in the Serie A this season without a single loss. Their unbeaten run came to an end on Wednesday, 6 January 2021 when fourth-placed Juventus handed the San Siro landlords their first defeat.
Our unbeaten run comes to an end. It’s time to regroup for our next game ?
— AC Milan (@acmilan)
Federico Chiesa stole the spotlight with an inspiring performance that began with a stinging shot in the opening minutes. The Fiorentina loanee then scored the opener for Juventus to shock Milan at home.
AC Milan levelled thanks to a Davide Calabria strike from the edge of the box but this did not dampen Juve’s spirit and they continued to press. Meanwhile, Milan also surged forward to keep their visitors on their heels.
Chiesa finally shifted the momentum in The Old Ladies favour when he found the back of the net in the 60th minute. With a loss imminent, Milan struggled and were finally done for with a McKennie 76th minute strike.
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) January 6, 2021
Juve’s leading scorer Cristiano Ronaldo endured an unusually quiet game despite playing the whole 90 minutes.
Despite the loss, AC Milan still leads the Serie A standings with one point. Inter Milan will be unhappy that they had lost all three points to Sampdoria earlier in the day, missing an important opportunity to go top.
Juventus are seven points away from the top but they have a game in hand; a potentially tough game against Napoli.