Samuel Chukwueze missing as AC Milan fall to a defeat against Juventus at the San Siro

Juventus snatch an important victory against AC Milan || Credit: Imago

Samuel Chukwueze missing as AC Milan fall to a defeat against Juventus at the San Siro

Stephen Oladehinde 22:00 - 22.10.2023

Juventus reduced the point gap to just one point after defeating AC Milan at the San Siro Stadium.

AC Milan were without the Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze for the game as he missed out due to an injury.

Stefano Pioli's side was unable to match the intensity of the Juventus team and stumbled to a 1-0 defeat at home.

Manuel Locatelli’s deflected goal gave Juventus a comfortable win against their rivals AC Milan.

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As it happened

AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli made five changes to his side that defeated Genoa 1-0 despite going one man down and Oliver Giroud coming in to replace the red carded Maignan.

Samuel Chukwueze was also not in the starting lineup for AC Milan as he missed the game due to an injury.

Juventus manager on the other hand made just two changes to his side that defeated Torino 2-0 before the international break.

The game started and both teams were cautious of making errors so as not to concede the opening goal of the game.

The game got a bit fierce when AC Milan defender Malick Thiaw was issued a red card for a tactical foul.

Both teams did not really create many chances all through the first half and were limited when going forward with the ball.

The second half started with AC Milan playing with a man down and Juventus with an eleven-man advantage.

AC Milan vs Juventus Serie A clash || Credit: Imago
AC Milan vs Juventus Serie A clash || Credit: Imago

Juventus got the opening goal in the 63rd minute when Manuel Locatelli collected a pass and decided to try his luck from distance. 

The shot was deflected and it was enough to turn the ball past helpless Antonio Mirante into the back of the net.

AC Milan could only try to manage the game and avoid conceding more goals which they did by defending properly.

Juventus tried to get the second goal but AC Milan were compact enough to hold their attack as the referee blew the final whistle.