AC Milan finally lost their first ever defeat in the Italian Serie A, where they swallowed the defeat against the defending champion Juventus. After the match, coach Stefano Pioli seemed relieved and acknowledged the Bianconneri’s superiority.
The Big Match duel itself took place on Thursday morning WIB (07/01) at the San Siro. This match, titled the 16th Giornata of Italian Serie A, should be a proving ground for Milan who were unbeaten in the previous 15 matches.
But what happened was just the opposite, Donnarumma et al defeated with a landslide score of 1-3. In fact, Juventus first scored through Federico Chiesa, before then Milan equalized with Davide Calabria’s goal.
Federico Chiesa managed to put the Bianconneri back in front, before Weston McKennie scored the goal that sealed Juventus’ victory over the hosts.
If totaled since last season, this is AC Milan’s first defeat after going through 27 consecutive Serie A matches. Fortunately, this defeat did not shake Stefano Pioli’s team at the top of the standings.
Speaking after the match, coach Stefano Pioli looked disappointed with the defeat, because his team had followed his instructions from the start.
“We did what had to be done, created chances and missed a few. After we fell behind for the second time, the situation became more difficult,”
“We will do an evaluation at the back, where we can do better. But, we approached the match with humility, determination and full concentration,” said Pioli.
As for this match, AC Milan lost several players who were still injured, including Ibrahimociv.
However, despite that fact, Pioli cannot deny that Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus also performed better from the first minute and deserved three points in yesterday’s match at the San Siro.
“We have to take our hat off and give credit to our opponents for getting back on the front,”
“Their goalkeeper made a great save at Diogo Dalot’s chance when the game was 1-1, then they went 2-1 up and it was a tough fight,” Pioli said.