C. Ronaldo bought a savior when he equalized 1-1 for Juventus in the last minutes of the match against AC Milan thanks to a controversial goal.
Juventus had marched to AC Milan’s San Siro in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final. In fact, despite being more appreciated, Old Lady had a lot of difficulties before the opponent.
Even, AC Milan had the opening goal first thanks to the goal of Ante Rebic. But then, C. Ronaldo bought the role of savior with a goal in the last minute thanks to a controversial penalty.
With a 1-1 draw in the semi-final first leg of the Coppa Italia, Juventus had a slight advantage before the return leg at home.
Entering this match, both teams launched the strongest squad with the determination to take advantage. AC Milan came out with a 4-2-3-1 scheme with Ibrahimovic playing the highest kick in the line. Meanwhile, Juventus came out with the trio of C. Ronaldo, Dybala and Juan Cuadrado in attack.
With home advantage, AC Milan enter the excitement in the competition more appreciated. Immediately after the opening whistle, the Rossoneri played the field and there were many situations that threatened Buffon’s goal. 11 minutes, Ibrahimovic had an improvised heel hit, the ball went off the column of Juventus narrowly.
By the 22nd minute, AC Milan continued to threaten Buffon’s goal with a long shot from Davide Calabria. However, the Juventus guard was brilliantly saved.
Contrary to the excitement of AC Milan, Juventus played very lacking ideas and almost no threat to the home team’s goal in the first half.
Into the second half, the scenario remained unchanged. In the 47th minute, Ante Rebic had a downside to face goalkeeper Buffon but he could not overcome the experienced Juventus goalkeeper.
But then, the constant pressure of AC Milan was also concretized. In the 61st minute, from the ball hanging phase of Samu Castillejo, Ante Rebic skillfully put a shot into the net of goalkeeper Buffon.
However, just 10 minutes later, AC Milan was pushed into a difficult position when full-back Theo Hernandez was shown a second yellow card after leaving the field for Dybala.
Playing more than people, Juventus has maintained great pressure. However, it was only at the end of the match that they found the light. From the phase of hanging the ball of the teammate, C.Ronaldo leaned back into the ball, the ball hit Calabria’s hand. After consulting VAR technology, the referee decided to give Juventus a penalty.
However, his decision was controversial because Calabria let the ball touch his hand in a back facing position. According to the new law, this can be counted as an unintentional touch phase. Anyway, the final decision of the referee was made. On the penalty spot, C.Ronaldo scored the equalizer 1-1.