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Juventus and AC Milan share spoils in San Siro stalemate

Baku, January 24, AZERTAC

AC Milan and Juventus played out a dull 0-0 draw in Serie A at the Stadio San Siro on Sunday night, with neither side ever doing enough to come close to winning the game, according to Marca.

With just 5,000 supporters allowed to attend games in Italy as part of the country's current COVID-19 restrictions, usual stadium-goers might have watched on happily from home in the knowledge that they hadn't ventured out on a cold January night to endure the show that was put on at the San Siro.

The Rossoneri will end the night the more disappointed of the two, losing further ground on reigning champions Inter after the Nerazzurri had won 2-1 against Venezia in that same venue on Saturday, needing a 90th-minute header from Edin Dzeko to seal it.

There was little to write home about at the San Siro on Sunday though, and Juventus managed to spend 90 lifeless minutes without getting a single shot on target, allowing Mike Maignan to have a quiet night in Milan's goal.

Wojciech Szczesny had a little more to do at the other end, though even he was never put under considerable pressure by the hosts. The Pole denied Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez on the few chances the Rossoneri did carve out.

Juventus' gameplan on the night was clearly built around frustrating their hosts and they succeeded, but Massimiliano Allegri could probably have shown more ambition against a Milan side with a makeshift defence in the absence of regular centre-back pairing Simon Kjaer and Fikayo Tomori.

Napoli's win over Salernitana earlier in the day means Milan slip behind the Partenopei and into third, with both now four points off leaders Inter. Juventus, meanwhile, are a point behind fourth-placed Atalanta, though La Dea do still have a game in hand.

 

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