Juventus 0-3 AC Milan: Ante Rebic scores stunner to dent hosts’ hopes of Champions League next year

Juventus 0-3 AC Milan: Ante Rebic scores stunner as visitors leapfrog Andrea Pirlo’s side in the table with huge win and put major dent in Old Lady’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League

  • Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic and Fikayo Tomori score in AC Milan’s win over Juventus
  • Franck Kessie also missed a penalty for visitors but it didn’t matter in the end
  • Win moves AC Milan into third and leaves Old Lady fifth in the Serie A table
  • With three games left Juvenuts face missing out on the Champions League

AC Milan moved above Juventus in the Serie A table with a superb 3-0 away win over Andrea Pirlo’s side.

Braham Diaz scored in first-half stoppage time and though Franck Kessie had a penalty saved after the break, Ante Rebic doubled the lead with just over ten minutes to go before Fikayo Tomori made it three late on.

The big win moved Milan into third and left Juventus fifth, one point behind Napoli in fourth with three matches left in the season.

More to follow… 

AC Milan beat Juventus 3-0 in a massive win in the race for Champions League qualification

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Andrea Pirlo vows that Juventus WILL be back next season after Inter Milan clinch the Serie A title

Andrea Pirlo vows that Juventus will be back to their best next season after surrendering Serie A title to Inter Milan – but boss warns his under-performing stars ‘we need to change’ as they desperately battle for a Champions League spot

Andrea Pirlo insists his Juventus side will return firing next season after Inter Milan clinched the Serie A title for the first time since 2010. 

Atalanta failing to beat Sassuolo on Sunday means Antonio Conte’s side have an irretrievable lead at the top of Serie A with four games to go and results in Juventus surrendering their nine-year dominance of the Scudetto. 

Speaking after Juve grabbed a late win at Udinese courtesy of a Cristiano Ronaldo double on Sunday, Pirlo said that ‘another cycle will open to compete for the Scudetto’ as he reflected on Juve’s bitter rivals taking their throne this season. 

Inter fans celebrate in Milan after ending Juve’s dominance of the Italian top flight on Sunday

Andrea Pirlo insists his Juventus side will return firing next season

Antonio Conte's Inter Milan clinched the Scudetto for the first time since 2010

Andrea Pirlo’s (left) Juventus surrendered their Serie A crown to Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan 

‘We give our regards to Inter and to the coach, they deserve this success,’ Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia

‘We need to change, one cycle has closed but another one will open to compete for the Scudetto. We laboured for this win and we’re proud, it was important after this afternoon’s results. 

‘Things were tricky when we allowed the goal, but we desperately wanted to bring home the result at the end. There was a mental fatigue. Something changes when you are used to always playing for the Scudetto. 

‘For the last several weeks the objective has changed: it’s a struggle but we must achieve the Champions League.’

After their late win on Sunday, Juve are now two points clear of Napoli in fifth place as they strive to finish in the top four with four games of the season remaining.  

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Juventus with two late goals to seal a 2-1 victory away to Udinese

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Juventus with two late goals to seal a 2-1 victory away to Udinese

Yet Inter Milan are now 13 points clear with four games remaining as they clinched the title

Yet Inter Milan are now 13 points clear with four games remaining as they clinched the title

‘The team was strong and together, it had a will to fight for its objectives,’ Pirlo added. 

‘Often the mentality and attitude were missing, but the team was united to make the Champions League. The hug at the end is the most important thing, this needs to be a starting point. 

‘We need to continue with this spirit, wins like this give you adrenaline to continue to fight.’

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Fiorentina 1-1 Juventus: Super sub Alvaro Morata spares Old Lady’s blushes with brilliant equaliser

Fiorentina 1-1 Juventus: Alvaro Morata spares Old Lady’s blushes by curling brilliant equaliser just seconds after coming on at half-time… but Andrea Pirlo’s side can drop out of Serie A top four this weekend 

  • Juventus could fall out of the top four this weekend after drawing at Fiorentina  
  • The hosts took the lead through Dusan Vlahovic’s first-half Panenka penalty 
  • At half-time, Andrea Pirlo brought Alvaro Morata on, who scored instantly
  • The Spaniard curled home a brilliant equaliser seconds after the restart
  • Cristiano Ronaldo wasted a good chance to score a late winner from close range

Alvaro Morata played the role of Juventus super sub as the forward curled home just seconds after coming on at half-time to save his side from defeat at Fiorentina. 

With Andrea Pirlo’s side losing 1-0 at half-time through Dusan Vlahovic’s penalty, the Spaniard fired a brilliant effort from a difficult angle to earn the Old Lady a point in Florence. 

The result does not help Juventus’ top-for chances, however, with Atalanta and Napoli both able to drop Pirlo’s men down to fifth in the Serie A table should they win their Sunday and Monday fixtures respectively. 

Alvaro Morata played the role as super sub as he earned Juventus a 1-1 draw at Fiorentina

The Spaniard curled home a brilliant equaliser just seconds after coming on at half-time

The Spaniard curled home a brilliant equaliser just seconds after coming on at half-time

Juventus were outplayed by their opponents in the first-half with Wojciech Szczesny denying Vlahovic in a one-on-one before Erick Pulgar struck the Juventus goalkeeper’s post with a deflected effort. 

Fiorentina were rewarded for their positive endeavours in the opening 45 minutes when Adrien Rabiot was deemed to have handled inside the box after a VAR check, with Vlahovic clipping home a Panenka penalty past Szczesny from 12 yards out. 

Aaron Ramsey missed a glorious chance before half-time to bring the Old Lady level but poked wide from inside the box.

Juventus had deservedly fallen behind at half-time through Dusan Vlahovic's Panenka penalty

Juventus had deservedly fallen behind at half-time through Dusan Vlahovic’s Panenka penalty

Cristiano Ronaldo was guilty of missing chances after half-time as Juventus dropped points

Though Andrea Pirlo’s half-time team talk and formation changed seemed to work as substitute Morata took less than a minute to find his name on the scoresheet, curling home a fabulous effort from a near-impossible angle with his weaker left foot. 

Both sides enjoyed spells of dominance after the Juventus equaliser, with Fiorentina fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table. 

Midfielder Pulgar tested Szczesny once again from distance, while Giorgio Chiellini and fellow half-time substitute Dejan Kulusevski missed chances for the visitors. 

Juventus can drop out of the top-four should Atalanta and Napoli both win this weekend

Juventus can drop out of the top-four should Atalanta and Napoli both win this weekend

Cristiano Ronaldo missed the biggest chance of all when he failed to connect to a dangerous cross just a few yards out with five minutes remaining.  

The draw means Fiorentina, led by Franck Ribery, are now six points above 18th-placed Cagliari in the final relegation place with five games left – though their rivals have a game in hand. 

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