Over the years AC Milan have elevated their game and they are not mere pushovers these days. They are hungry for success whereas, the Kings of Italian Serie A – Juventus have been struggling since last season and still, now they are winless after being halted by Rossoneri at Turin.

Alvaro Morata scored for the third successive match in all competitions after just four minutes to give the hosts a dream start, with the Spaniard racing clear before finishing.

They remained firmly on top in the first half against injury-hit Milan, who were missing veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic among others, with Paulo Dybala going close to a second goal from distance.

Further Juve chances came and went and their wastefulness in the final third cost them all three points as Croatian Rebic climbed highest to equalise from a corner in the 76th minute.

Substitute Pierre Kalulu thought he had won it for Milan late on, only to be denied by a stunning save by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Allegri’s return to Juve for a second spell as the coach had not got off to the best of starts after his side took one point from their opening three Serie A matches before Sunday’s clash.

But right from the off in the Juventus Stadium, there was a different tempo to Juve, with Morata immediately breaking clear after being set through by Dybala before lofting a fine finish over the onrushing Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

Milan, who suffered another injury setback in the first half as central defender Simon Kjaer had to be withdrawn, were hanging on as Juve created plenty of chances but could not add to their tally in the opening period.

The home side remained on top after the break but their final ball let them down when it counted as Allegri’s side failed to put the game to bed.

Once again, even with Italy pair Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini at the heart of their backline, Juve failed to keep a clean sheet in Serie A, giving Rebic too much space to level from a corner.

It could have got worse for Juve late on had Szczesny, who has been criticised by Italian media for some of his recent performances, not flung up a hand to deny Kalulu.

AC Milan had all of one shot on goal before Ante Rebic tied the game. They were settling for 30-yard piledrivers that were nowhere near the target because nothing was working for them, but bounced back with a game-drawing goal because Juventus let them hang around and didn’t see the game out rather than adding on to their lead when they had the chance to exploit.


Juventus are now without a win in their first four matches of a Serie A season for only the fourth time in their history and Milan moved to second place.

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