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AC Milan 4-2 Juventus: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores as Milan beat Serie A leaders

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored six times in 13 games since rejoining AC Milan in January

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's penalty sparked a remarkable AC Milan comeback victory against title-chasing Juventus at the San Siro.

After an uneventful first half, Milan scored four unanswered second-half goals having gone 2-0 down to Juve strikes from Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ibrahimovic’s 62nd-minute penalty offered hope, before Franck Kessie and Rafael Leao completed a five-minute turnaround.

Ante Rebic added a fourth to secure a memorable victory with 10 minutes remaining.

Defeat sees Maurizio Sarri’s side miss the chance to move 10 points clear of second-placed Lazio, who lost 2-1 to relegation-threatened Lecce earlier on Tuesday.

It took Maurizio Sarri’s visitors until first-half injury time to register their first shot on target, but Rabiot’s spectacular finish from the edge of the box – after running with the ball from his own half – sparked the contest into life.

Ronaldo, who became the first player to reach 25 Serie A goals in a season for the club since 1961 on Saturday, met Juan Cuadrado’s pass to score for a fifth successive game and leave Juve in control.

However, Ibrahimovic’s spot-kick, which was awarded after Leonardo Bonucci was penalised for handball, flipped the momentum.

Milan were soon level after Kessie wriggled through the Juventus defence unchallenged, while Leao beat Wojciech Szczesny at his near post from a tight angle.

A fired-up Milan continued to attack Sarri's shell-shocked side and were rewarded as Rebic swept home to seal three points which send a resurgent Milan up to fifth.

Cristiano Ronaldo goal
Cristiano Ronaldo's goal means he has now scored 41 times for Juventus and Portugal this season

Line-ups

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 12ContiBooked at 73minsSubstituted forCalabriaat 82'minutes
  • 24Kjaer
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 19Hernández
  • 56SaelemaekersSubstituted forda Conceição Leãoat 60'minutes
  • 4BennacerBooked at 36mins
  • 79Kessié
  • 39Tolentino Coelho de LimaBooked at 31minsSubstituted forCalhanogluat 45'minutes
  • 18RebicBooked at 59minsSubstituted forKrunicat 82'minutes
  • 21IbrahimovicSubstituted forBonaventuraat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Begovic
  • 2Calabria
  • 5Bonaventura
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 17da Conceição Leão
  • 20Biglia
  • 29Colombo
  • 33Krunic
  • 46Gabbia
  • 90Donnarumma
  • 93Laxalt
  • 98Maldini

Juventus

  • 1Szczesny
  • 16Ju CuadradoSubstituted forLobo Silvaat 77'minutes
  • 24Rugani
  • 19BonucciBooked at 62mins
  • 13Danilo
  • 30BentancurSubstituted forMuratoreat 90+4'minutes
  • 5PjanicSubstituted forRamseyat 69'minutes
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forMatuidiat 69'minutes
  • 33Bernardeschi
  • 21HiguaínSubstituted forDouglas Costaat 69'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo

Substitutes

  • 3Chiellini
  • 8Ramsey
  • 11Douglas Costa
  • 12Lobo Silva
  • 14Matuidi
  • 31Pinsoglio
  • 35Olivieri
  • 38Muratore
  • 41Coccolo
  • 44Vrioni
  • 77Buffon
Referee:
Marco Guida

Match Stats

Home TeamAC MilanAway TeamJuventus
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away14
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Milan 4, Juventus 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Milan 4, Juventus 2.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Juventus. Simone Muratore tries a through ball, but Cristiano Ronaldo is caught offside.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Juventus. Simone Muratore replaces Rodrigo Bentancur.

  5. Post update

    Theo Hernández (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Juventus. Conceded by Davide Calabria.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Wojciech Szczesny.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Hakan Calhanoglu (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Ramsey (Juventus).

  12. Post update

    Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Juventus).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Danilo.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Sandro (Juventus) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rodrigo Bentancur.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Rade Krunic replaces Ante Rebic.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Davide Calabria replaces Andrea Conti.

  18. Post update

    Aaron Ramsey (Juventus) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Hakan Calhanoglu (Milan).

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Milan 4, Juventus 2. Ante Rebic (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giacomo Bonaventura.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus31243465303575
2Lazio31215567333468
3Inter Milan30197463313264
4Atalanta30196583394463
5AC Milan31147104339449
6Roma301461054421248
7Napoli30146104840848
8Hellas Verona30119103736142
9Bologna30118114347-441
10Sassuolo30117125552340
11Cagliari30109114846239
12Parma30116134140139
13Fiorentina30810123743-634
14Sampdoria3095163651-1532
15Udinese3088142743-1632
16Torino3094173456-2231
17Lecce3177174071-3128
18Genoa3069153758-2127
19Brescia3056192758-3121
20SPAL3054212353-3019
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