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12.06.2020 » Juventus 0-0 AC Milan. The Bianconeri are through to the cup final

Cristiano Ronaldo blowing a kiss

Juventus are through to the Coppa Italia final, after a goaless home draw against AC Milan earlier today in Turin. The first leg 1-1 draw in Milan allowed the Bianconeri to have a more conservative approach and secure a ticket to the competition's final.

Football finally made its return in Italy following the Corona-virus pandemic, as Juventus and AC Milan clashed in Turin for the Coppa Italia semi-finals second leg. Following a 1-1 draw earned in the San Siro back in February, the Bianconeri never really took too many risks tonight. The Italian champions held on to a goalless draw that sent them straight into the Coppa Italia final and according to RealFootball365, they'll be the favorites to win the trophy whether they play Napoli or Inter in the final. Cristiano Ronaldo played the whole game tonight, but just like most of his teammates, he was far from delivering his best version on the pitch. The Portuguese star missed a penalty-kick in the 16th minute of the first half, but he was still very interventive throughout the game, with a total of 6 attempts on target.

Cristiano Ronaldo game photos in Juventus vs AC Milan
Juventus 0-0 AC Milan - Goals and highlights:

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Minimum services in turin...

Let's not got deluded, tonight's game was far from an entertaining show. Both Juventus and AC Milan struggled in their first game after the Corona-virus stoppage and at times it almost looked as if we were only watching a pre-season game between two good teams. However, there was a lot at stake tonight as a win would contemplate any of the teams with a ticket to the Coppa Italia final. With that in mind, the strategical component was even more important than usual in this Friday's clash and Sarri was perfectly aware of the risks he could and should take...

The highly-experienced Italian manager made 4 changes compared to his last starting lineup back from March and played Buffon in goal, guarded by a back-four with Danilo, Alex Sandro, Bonucci and De Ligt. In midfield, the Bianconeri played with Matuidi, Pjanic and Bentancur, leaving the attacking trio positions to Douglas Costa, Dybala and of course, Cristiano Ronaldo.

The story of tonight's game was very short and it could be summed up to two major incidents in the first half. The first one happened when a handball from Andrea Conti inside AC Milan's box in the 15th minute of the game, allowed Juventus to earned a penalty-kick. A goal on that moment could have certainly boosted the hosts to a more comfortable performance... However, Ronaldo was unlucky and hit the woodwork, missing his second penalty-kick while being a Juventus player in a total of 16 attempts so far.

Cristiano Ronaldo ashamed after missing a penalty-kick

The art of controlling a game...

The second highlight of the game happened right after Ronaldo's penalty miss, since a few seconds later Rebic would accidentally kick Danilo in the chest, which led to the referee showing him a straight red card. It's never an easy task to lock horns with Juventus in Turin when you're 11 against 11, so being one man down and with still 75 minutes left on the clock, Milan certainly knew they had to pull out something special if they were serious about their intentions of making it to the Coppa Italia final...

However and as expected, Juventus took control of the game and never really gave Milan many chances to cause an upset. The 0-0 only interested the home side and they ended up frustrating the Rossoneri with a possession game. Milan ended up not getting a single shot on target in the entire game and Juventus were happy to secure their presence in the cup's final, despite a somehow disappointing performance...

Juventus' opponent in the Coppa Italia final will be known this Saturday night, when Napoli and Inter clash in the other semi-final of the competition. Napoli has the advantage, as they already beat Inter 1-0 in the Giuseppe Meazza back in February, in the first leg.

Cristiano Ronaldo chased by Lucas Paquetá

Juventus line-up vs AC Milan:

Goalkeeper: Buffon
Defenders: Alex Sandro, De Ligt, Bonucci, Danilo
Midfielders: Matuidi, Bentancur, Pjanic
Attackers: Douglas Costa, Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Juventus in the Serie A is on June 22, against Bologna. You can watch Bologna vs Juventus, Real Madrid vs Eibar, Mallorca vs Barcelona, Manchester City vs Arsenal, Napoli vs Inter, and Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Borussia Dortmund, all matches provided from our live soccer game pages.

Juventus next game:
Bologna vs Juventus
kick-off time (22-06-2020):

Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 03:45
| UTC/GMT+7: 02:45
India (New Delhi) |
UTC/GMT+5.30: 01:15
Italy (Turin) |
UTC/GMT+2: 21:45
(Madrid) | UTC/GMT+2: 21:45
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+1: 20:45
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 16:45
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-4: 15:45
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-7: 12:45

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Cristiano Ronaldo wearing the Corona-virus mask

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