Juventus earned a hard-fought 3-1 victory over AC Milan to take a leap forward in winning their 7th successive Serie A title. Paulo Dybala, Juan Cuadrado, and Sami Khedira were on the scoresheet for Bianconeri, whereas former Juve defender Leonardo Bonucci scored for AC Milan in his first return to Juventus Stadium.
Serie A leader were helped by second-place Napoli’s poor result against Sassuolo. Napoli played a 1-1 draw against the lowly side Sassuolo releasing the pressure on Juventus. Dybala gave Juventus an early lead with a powerful strike but Bonucci made sure Milan don’t go back empty hands. Former Juventus man was booed by Bianconeri fans but he earned the equalizer for Rossoneri.
Juventus 1-1 AC Milan
It had to be Leonardo Bonucci, who becomes the first player to score against Juventus in Serie A this year.
His first away goal for Milan comes at his former home.
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) March 31, 2018
The game looks like ending 1-1 at the end, but Juan Cuadrado and Sami Khedira late goals helped Juve to take the four-point lead over their nearest rival. Cuadrado scored in his comeback after three months injury period, whereas Khedira continuing on his intelligence grabbed the third goal.
— Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) March 31, 2018
Milan failed to beat Juventus but they did end their Serie A 959-minute clean sheet. And it was none other than their own former one of the back-four pillar. It was a pretty even match in Turin and Calhanoglu rattled the crossbar, but the Rossoneri started to tire late on.
Juventus took advantage and solidify their position at the top with the four-point cushion. Now, it will all depend on Juve vs Napoli clash on 23rd April. Whether Juventus secure their 7th successive Serie A title OR Napoli ends their run with their third Serie A title, it will all depend on that clash.