• July 4, 2022

Milan scores 3 in 5 minutes to floor Juventus

AC Milan scored three times in five shocking second-half minutes as they hit back from two goals down to defeat visiting Serie A leaders Juventus 4-2 on Tuesday, the first points dropped by the Turin side since the season restarted last month.

After a relatively uneventful first half, Juve broke through in style as Rabiot collected the ball just inside his own half, powered through the Milan midfield and fired past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

In the next attack, Juan Cuadrado launched a long ball upfield and it flew over two Milan defenders who collided to leave Ronaldo with a free run on goal, and the Portuguese duly placed his shot past Donnarumma.

But Juventus collapsed after Zlatan Ibrahimovic pulled one back with a penalty in the 62nd.

Franck Kessie equalised four minutes later and Rafael Leao put them ahead one minute after that before Ante Rebic completed the scoring in the 80th.

Despite the loss, Juve, on 75 points, stayed seven clear with seven matches to play after second-placed Lazio earlier lost 2-1 at lowly Lecce. Milan climbed to fifth with 49 points although they are still 14 points adrift of the top four.

It completed a remarkable four days for Milan who defeated second-placed Lazio 3-0 away on Saturday and were widely reported on Monday to have agreed terms for German coach Ralf Rangnick to replace Stefano Pioli next season.

“I’m not thinking about August, I’m thinking about the next game against Napoli,” said Pioli. “I like being with my team and whatever will be, will be. I’m not worried about my future, I just want to finish the season well.”

Juve were denied an equaliser when Donnarumma made a one-handed save from Daniele Rugani’s header before Rebic fired Milan’s fourth to complete a remarkable triumph.

Steve Carr

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