11 Nov Juventus v Milan Match Report, 10/11/2019, Serie A
Cristiano Ronaldo was removed to the second consecutive match, as his substitute Paulo Dybala procured Juventus a 1-0 win over AC Milan.
Paulo Dybala vindicated Maurizio Sarri’s choice to present him to get the underwhelming Cristiano Ronaldo since the Argentina international clinched underwhelming Juventus a slim 1-0 win over AC Milan on Sunday.
Sarri’s guys were well under par for the trip of Stefano Pioli’s Milan and Ronaldo wasn’t any different, since the Portugal celebrity neglected to inspire an Old Lady assault that seemed bereft of creative creativity until matchwinner Dybala substituted the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Belying the kind table, Milan looked much more eloquent and inventive in assault through the opening 45 moments, but suspicious finishing along with a fantastic rescue from Wojciech Szczesny prevented them moving into half-time ahead.
Juve remained short of thoughts going forward in the next period which led to the withdrawal of Ronaldo — that was also hooked at the Champions League from Lokomotiv Moscow.
While the Portugal captain appeared utterly unimpressed because he led down the tube, Dybala left the gap overdue on using a nice wish to keep Juve’s standing as Serie A pacesetters.
Milan must have taken the lead 18 moments on the clockbut Krzysztof Piatek miscued his header out of Suso’s outstanding delivery from heavy, until Szczesny thwarted Lucas Paqueta’s nodded effort.
It required Ronaldo before the 42nd moment to sabotage the Milan target, but his 25-yard attack was readily kept outside by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Sarri’s answer to Juve’s ineffectiveness in front of goal was to draw Ronaldo to get Dybala prior to the summertime, while Douglas Costa — the protagonist in Wednesday’s 2-1 triumph in Moscow — arrived on shortly after.
The Brazilian went close as some of his team-mates with a 30-yard hit that Donnarumma ceased, before Blaise Matuidi curled off target.
But fittingly it was Dybala who got the decisive goal, as he played with a one-two with Gonzalo Higuain on the border of the box after which sailed home right-footed 13 minutes in the time, confirming an abysmal defeat for Milan, who haven’t won at Juve because March 2011.
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What exactly does it imply? Juve stay top as Ronaldo’s mortality becomes apparent
Inter’s 2-1 comeback win from Hellas Verona place Antonio Conte’s guys top and that seemed to be where they’d remain until after the global break before Dybala’s strike.
But more signficant than the outcome is Ronaldo’s standing in the group. Having spent a lot of his profession as an untouchable, that no longer seems to be the situation.
Szczesny provides Juve a hand
While Dybala was unquestionably crucial to success, it’s reasonable to state Juve owe thanks to Szczesny in aim. The Poland international was reliable on every event and had he been at this degree Milan likely would have won.
Ronaldo fades to the background
Using only 1 shot and one crucial pass to show for his efforts, there’s absolutely no doubt Ronaldo wasn’t missed when he left way. Unexpectedly the hosts had more energy and impetus in assault, not typically something one can say about a team that hooks Ronaldo.
Crucial Opta Facts
– Milan would be the initial team to shed nine Serie A matches (from nine) from Juventus in Allianz Stadium.
– Dybala has netted seven goals from Milan in Serie A – his many in Serie A.
– Ronaldo was substituted twice at the present campaign in most contests, as numerous as from the entire 2018-19 season.
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– Ronaldo has been substituted prior to the 55th moment for the first time because Barcelona v Real Madrid in May 2018.
What is next?
Following the global break, Juve face a tricky trip to Serie A’s most successful team Atalanta, while Milan host Napoli and former Rossoneri boss Carlo Ancelotti.