Italian football returns with Juventus-Milan stalemate


Italian football returns with Juventus-Milan stalemate

Juventus managed to go through to the Coppa Italia final with away goals against Milan in the return of Italian football.


Andre Conti was penalised in the 13th minute for the most marginal of handballs, requiring a two-minute VAR review, which resulted in a penalty to Juve.


Cristiano Ronaldo missed the penalty by hitting the post, failing to capitalise on a chance to open the scoring early on.


Just six seconds later, one of Milan's star players before the coronavirus pandemic, Ante Rebic, was sent off after a very reckless challenge on Danilo. Rebic had scored Milan's goal in the first leg, a game that ended 1-1.


In the first leg, Milan were also reduced to ten men, after Theo Hernandez was sent off.


Eventually, Ronaldo's penalty in the first leg ended up being enough, being the vital away goal in the tie.


Whilst the second leg started strongly, with both sides picking up the same intensity of the first leg, despite the two games being four months apart, after the red card, the game dragged on and failed to pick up the same momentum of the first 20 minutes.


Juventus booked their place in the final against either Napoli or Inter, who will play on June 13. The final is set to be played on June 17.