AC Milan confirm Champions League spot with a win over Juventus as the Old Lady's misses out

Oliver Giroud scores AC Milan's only goal

AC Milan confirm Champions League spot with a win over Juventus as the Old Lady's misses out

Stephen Oladehinde 21:51 - 28.05.2023

Juventus lost to AC Milan at the Allianz Stadium and failed to secure Champions League football next season.

Milan were looking for a win to secure their top-four position in the race to qualify for the Champions League and got a 1-0 victory against Juventus. The Old Lady got deducted 10 points last week which has affected their chances of qualifying for UCL.

However, they had a chance of closing the gap on AC Milan by defeating them and winning their last game of the season and also hope Milan drops points on the last day but they could not take their chances and lost to Milan. they are still on course to qualify for the Europa League.

Juventus conceded the first goal through a fantastic header from former Chelsea and Arsenal player Oliver Giroud in the first half. Juventus could not get an equaliser as Milan secured a win.

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Has it happened 

Federico Chiesa and Moise Kean led the attack for Juventus in the absence of Vlahovic who was not available for the game while AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli fielded the same eleven players that thrashed Sampdoria last week.

The first half started but both teams hardly created any chances in the early stage of the game. The first chance of the game came from AC Milan which led to the first goal.

In the 40th minute, Davide Calabria swung the ball deep into the box and found Olivier Giroud unmarked, and his close-range header flew past the keeper into the bottom right corner.

No other chances were created by either team as the referee blew the whistle for half-time.

The second half started and Juventus tried to get back into the game by creating chances but to no avail.

The game went on till the final whistle and AC Milan took all three points on the night and stamp their name in next season's Champions League but Juventus failed to take the fight for the UCL spot to the last day of the season.