AC Milan’s five-game unbeaten run in the league came to an end after a 2-1 loss against table leaders Juventus.
Just when it seemed that the club would be able to go on a run of form that would see them finish in the top three of the Italian Serie A, Milan have suffered this major setback. It took the club plenty of hard work in order to recover from a run of four successive losses in the league. The loss against Juventus, though, was highly controversial with Milan conceding a late penalty. After the game, manager Vincenzo Montella refused to criticise the referee for his decision, as the result of the game was already done and dusted.
Mehdi Benatia gave Juventus the lead after just 30 minutes. However, the table leaders were unable to hold on to this lead for much longer with Milan equalising through Bacca in the 43rd minute.
Just when it seemed that both clubs would be ending the game with a point apiece, Milan were awarded a controversial penalty with only a few seconds remaining. Dybala scored from the spot, while Milan were reduced to 10 men after Sosa was sent off with a second yellow card. Milan are left in the seventh spot as a result of this defeat. The club, though, are only three points behind a Europa League qualification spot.
“The complaints are useless. You have to be calm and serene and accept the decisions. We have to send a peaceful message to those who look at us from home.If we stay this compact, for sure we will enter Europe.We played a good game against an opponent that has power all over the field. It gives us pride because we put them in trouble and we were almost on par,” said Montella.