Sunday, 21 July, 2024

Juve's domestic woe continue


Milan, Dec 13 : Juventus' domestic problems deepened as it was held at relegation-threatened Venezia to 1-1 in Serie A on Saturday.
Mattia Aramu scored in the second half for Venezia to cancel out Álvaro Morata's opener.

Saturday's draw left Juventus 11 points below league leader AC Milan, which drew at lowly Udinese 1-1.

Juventus is also in trouble off the field as it is being investigated for false accounting. Coach Massimiliano Allegri has said he and his players were not being distracted by that.
"We played well in the first half, applying ourselves tactically, creating several chances and also finding the goal. At the beginning of the second half, however, we had a blackout," Allegri said. "I'm disappointed.
The Bianconeri were six points below fourth-placed Atalanta, which had a game in hand.

Venezia inched six points above the drop zone after ending a run of three straight losses with a significant result for the promoted side.
Zlatan Ibrahimović prevented Milan's week from going from bad to worse.

Milan appeared to be heading for defeat in Udine until Ibrahimović netted an acrobatic equalizer in stoppage time. A cross into the area was knocked down and the veteran forward flicked it up and volleyed it in with a scissor kick.

Udinese forward Isaac Success was sent off shortly afterwards for pushing Milan forward Alessandro Florenzi to the ground, sparking a mass brawl.
A howler from Ismaël Bennacer allowed Beto to spring the offside trap and sprint clear towards goal.

Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan pulled off a desperate save but the ricochet off him and Fikayo Tomori fell kindly to Beto, who fired Udinese in front in the 17th minute.