Ronaldo Could End Up Playing Europa League Football Next Season As AC Milan Compounds Juventus’ Woes

Ronaldo Could End Up Playing Europa League Football Next Season As AC Milan Compounds Juventus’ Woes

- AC Milan claim their first win over Juventus at the Allianz Stadium since March 2011

- The defeat pushed the Old Lady outside of the top four on the log with three games left this term

- Andrea Pirlo's men will have to step up their game if they must avoid playing in the Europa League next season

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Juventus were condemned to a 3-0 defeat at the Allianz Stadium by AC Milan as their race to finish in the Champions League position suffers a major setback.

A goal each from Brahim Diaz, Ante Rebic, and Fikayo Tomori handed the visitors their first win over the Old Lady in Turin since March 2011.

The defeat has now seen Juve dropped to the fifth position on the table with 69 points from 35 points while they face Sassuolo, Inter Milan, and Bologna in their remaining fixture.

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Diaz opened the scoring the away team with an astonishing strike from long range in the added minutes of the opening half. This was after his earlier attempts had failed to hit the target.

Ronaldo Could End Up Playing Europa League Football Next Season As AC Milan Compounds Juventus’ Woes
Referee Paolo Valeri shows Federico Chiesa a yellow card for a foul on Davide Calabria during Juventus vs AC Milan clash. Photo by Jonathan Moscrop
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And with his goal, he became the youngest AC Milan star to score an away goal at Juve at the age of 21 years and 279 days in the Serie A since Alexandre Pato (19y 103d) in December 2008.

His goal ensured Stefano Pioli's side won the first half while they headed for the dressing room for a pep talk from their boss.

Milan got a chance to double their lead two minutes before the hour mark after Giorgio Chiellini had handled the ball in the 18-yard box but Wojciech Szczesny stood strong for his team and saved Franck Kessie's spot-kick.

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However, he was unable to stop Ante Rebic who fired a long-range shot into the top corner of the post in the 78th minute while former Chelsea star Fikayo Tomori sealed the victory with a late-minute stunner.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo scored two late goals to help Juventus grind a hard-earned win over Udinese in a Serie A fixture.

The Bianconeri had conceded the league title to rivals Inter Milan, ending their quest to win a tenth straight trophy of Italy's topflight division.

Andrea Pirlo's men knew they had to record a win to keep them in contention for the second position after Atlanta and Napoli dropped points in their games against Sassuolo and Cagliari respectively.

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