AC Milan 0-0 Juventus: Five things we learned – size issue as transfer window needs become clear
After the controversial loss to Spezia last week, Milan were eager to bounce back with a big win against an increasingly confident Juventus side, but neither side could find the net in a 0-0 draw. 0.
The game started well for Stefano Pioli’s men as they were the front-runners while Juventus seemed content to stay behind and try their luck on the counter. However, it didn’t quite work out for them as they didn’t manage any shots on target, which the Milan defense should be commended for.
Unfortunately for the Rossoneri, the attacking side of things never really clicked for them and despite some good chances to open the scoring, they failed to do so. With the missed opportunity to collect the three points, Milan are now four points behind Inter who are one game less, and the January 6 Derby della Madonnina is shaping up to be the biggest game of the season. Here are five things we learned…
1. Back in force
Despite the bitter feeling that Milan had to win the match, there were plenty of positives to take from the clash. Davide Calabria started on the right side of defense after fully recovering from an injury picked up in late November.
Although you’d think the Italian might not have been in top form on his first start in a while, Calabria was actually one of the best on the pitch as he was solid defensively and was involved in some of the most dangerous attacks for his team on the right flank.
It’s great to see Calabria back in the line-up and the way he’s come out on top brings a lot of confidence that he’s in great shape and hungry for success.
2. Hold well
After a few not-so-convincing games, Rade Krunic put up a solid game against Juventus, playing alongside Tonali in the double pivot. The Bosnian always showed he could do the job from a tactical point of view, but technically he was a bit limited afterwards.
Meanwhile, Sandro Tonali has bullied the Bianconeri midfielders and been the best player on the pitch as he continues to improve and shine. The 21-year-old is gaining confidence and asserting himself more and more each week as the future looks bright for Sandro and for Milan who are having problems with Kessie’s renewal, but the Ivorian already looks like it anyway. to a third choice.
Speaking of which, Bennacer – who returned from AFCON just days ago – featured in the second half where he brought a lot of composure to midfield as he managed to carry the ball with ease and was involved in Milan’s final efforts to grab all three points.