Juventus v Milan Live Commentary & Result, 12/06/2020, Coppa Italia


19′ Yellow Card Andrea Conti


16′ REBIC DISMISSED! Seconds after Ronaldo’s penalty miss, Rebic catches Danilo incredibly high with a shocking challenge and is rightly sent off.

G. Donnarumma

Penalty Save


16′ Donnarumma got a slight touch to Ronaldo’s penalty, so it will go down as a save rather than a miss.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Penalty Miss


16′ RONALDO MISSES FROM THE SPOT! Ronaldo strikes the post from the penalty! A major let-off for Milan early on here.

16′ PENALTY TO JUVENTUS! The referee may have waved away Ronaldo’s appeals, but after a VAR check the penalty is given. Conti knocked the ball onto Ronaldo’s elbow with his arm – a harsh one, it has to be said.

15′ PENALTY APPEAL! Ronaldo brings down the ball and feels that Conti used his arm to block it, though it would have been harsh had the referee given it. Ronaldo’s snapshot across goal is kept in play, but the attack eventually fizzles out.

13′ Ronaldo has Danilo in space to his right but he opts to go the other way. The ball is eventually worked to Danilo and his cross into the middle is an enticing one, but Milan stand firm.

12′ On the eight occasions Milan have drawn the first leg at home in the Coppa Italia semi-final, they have been eliminated five times and progressed on three occasions, most recently overcoming Lazio in 2018.

10′ Ronaldo shows some nice footwork to work the shooting angle, but his attempt from 25 yards is blocked by Romagnoli on the edge of the box. Milan are struggling to get out of their own half.

8′ Sarri’s side are continuing to patiently probe away in search of an early opener. They have already created one big opportunity, which Costa failed to take, and have not really given Milan a sniff of the ball.

6′ De Ligt meets the corner but is unable to guide the header on target. Juventus have settled into this match far better than their opponents.

5′ It is Dybala who takes the free-kick, not Ronaldo. The attempt is not the best and clips the wall on its way behind for a corner.

4′ Juve look as though they mean business on their return to action. Dybala is clattered into by Romagnoli around 25 yards from goal, meaning a first chance for Ronaldo to test Donnarumma from the free-kick.

2′ EARLY CHANCE! Juventus are quickly out of the blocks. Alex Sandro powers forward down the left, gets away from his man and cuts the ball back for Costa, who drags an angled shot away from the target.

1′ KICK-OFF! Following a minute’s silence to remember all those who have lost their lives to coronavirus, Juventus get the first of the Coppa Italia semi-final second legs underway. Napoli take on Inter in the second of the semis tomorrow.

The teams are coming out onto the pitch at the Allianz Stadium, with kick-off just moments away in this behind-closed-doors clash. Away goals count in this competition, and if it still remains level after 90 minutes the game will go straight to penalties.

Milan have failed to win against Juventus in the Coppa Italia since 1985, losing eight and drawing five of the 13 meetings since then. Juve have won their last 10 home matches in this competition, meanwhile, which is a record streak for the club.

Stefano Pioli has made six changes to Milan’s starting line-up following the 2-1 home loss against Genoa a little over three months ago. Zlatan Ibrahimovic misses out through suspension and is replaced up top by Rebic, while Donnarumma is in for Begovic at the opposite end of the field. Elsewhere, Theo Hernandez and Samu Castillejo are also banned, so in come Kjaer, Calabria and Paqueta.

Juventus beat Inter 2-0 in their most recent Serie A outing on March 8. Maurizio Sarri has made four alterations to his starting line-up on the back of that victory, including a change in goal as veteran goalkeeper Buffon comes in for Szczesny. Danilo, Pjanic and Dybala also return, taking the places of Cuadrado, Aaron Ramsey and Gonzalo Higuain.

Subs: Matteo Gabbia, Lucas Biglia, Diego Laxalt, Rafael Leao, Antonio Donnarumma, Marco Brescianini, Rade Krunic, Asmir Begovic, Daniel Maldini, Alexis Saelemaekers, Oscar Duarte, Giacomo Olzer, Lorenzo Colombo.

MILAN XI (4-2-3-1): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Andrea Conti, Simon Kjaer, Alessio Romagnoli (c), Davide Calabria; Ismael Bennacer, Franck Kessie; Hakan Calhanoglu, Lucas Paqueta, Giacomo Bonaventura; Ante Rebic.

Subs: Simone Muratore, Daniele Rugani, Mattia De Sciglio, Wojciech Szczesny, Adrien Rabiot, Carlo Pinsoglio, Marco Olivieri, Sami Khedira, Juan Cuadrado, Federico Bernardeschi, Giacomo Vrioni.

JUVENTUS XI (4-3-3): Gianluigi Buffon (c); Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Matthijs de Ligt, Alex Sandro; Miralem Pjanic, Rodrigo Bentancur, Blaise Matuidi; Douglas Costa, Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Juventus have won the Coppa Italia a record 13 times, including four years in a row prior to Lazio ending their dominance last season. The most recent of Milan’s five Coppa triumphs came in 2003, meanwhile, with victory over Roma in that year’s final. 

Following a three-month hiatus owing to the coronavirus pandemic, football returns in Italy with this tasty cup tie between the country’s two most successful clubs. The sides played out a 1-1 draw in February’s first leg, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring late on from the penalty spot to cancel out Ante Rebic’s opener.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg between Juventus and Milan at the Allianz Stadium.

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