Milan 0-0 Juventus Notes On A Night Where Neither Team Went For It
The line up featured Tonali and Krunic in midfield in Kessie’s absence and Bennacer’s only very recent return from national team duty and at the back Kalulu and Romagnoli in Kjaer and Tomori’s injury absence.
Milan had an early penalty shout as Calabria was brought down by Alex Sandro. Whether it was a clear case or not almost becomes secondary when no checks are made or immediately dismissed at opportune times, as in certain circumstances and versus certain teams.
Milan had perhaps slightly better of the ball and Leao looked lively. Ibra was forced off before the half hour mark with an ankle issue. Giroud replaced the Swede.
The half time score was a stalemate 0-0. Leao and Tonali easily the best players on the pitch.
No changes at the half and its early minutes were a collection of back and forth movement with most attacking moves ineffective.
Saelemaekers and Bennacer came on for Messias and Brahim Diaz with 25 minutes to go. Juve had made two changes moment earlier bringing on Arthur and Bernardeschi for Locatelli and Cuadrado. Later Rebic and Florenzi came on for Leao and Calabria. The former move would seem the wrong one as Bennacer, Krunic and Tonali were all on the pitch.
Entering the final 10 minutes the action was more frustrating than anything else. The game ended a relatively tame 0-0.