STADIO SAN SIRO (Milan) – AC Milan simply outplayed Juventus in terms of determination and belief as they secured a solid 2-0 win on Saturday afternoon which saw them return to winning ways after their midweek slip-up at Chelsea.
The hosts sent a full-capacity San Siro into raptures by beating one of their biggest rivals to climb their way to the top of Serie A, where they sit on 20 points, level with Atalanta and Napoli, both with a game in hand.
Fikayo Tomori fired the Rossoneri in front in the closing seconds of the first half, while Brahim Diaz clinically doubled the hosts’ advantage at the end of a nice solo run.
Tomori and Diaz help AC Milan past Juventus
Coming off the back of two consecutive wins, the Bianconeri seemed to have gained confidence and made it clear they were ready to put up a fight, as they got the first chance of the afternoon through Weston McKennie.
While Rafael Leao was generally well-handled by the Juventus players in the opening 45 minutes, he could have put Milan ahead twice, although the ball bounced off the post both times.
It was Tomori who compensated for the Portuguese’s mistakes, as he collected a rebound from a corner and turned it home during injury time, giving his side the lead seconds before the break.
The Rossoneri showed a greater intensity in the second half, as their pressure quickly paid off allowing Diaz to make a nice interception in the centre circle and run all the way through the opponents’ half before beating Wojciech Szczesny.
This was only Juventus‘ second Serie A defeat of the season, although they already sit seven points behind the league leaders after nine games.