In what was a crucial early season clash at the Allianz Stadium, AC Milan emerged with a hard-earned point against rivals Juventus.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport writes, Max Allegri’s team were better in the first half but were unable to close out a game in which the Rossoneri did not give up, demonstrating a maturity that is now concrete after growing pains at first under Stefano Pioli.
Milan are joint top of the table with Inter, but Simone Inzaghi’s side have met up to now only medium-low-ranking opponents, while the Rossoneri have instead faced two of the other six teams that will be fighting for a top four spot.
Milan overcame adversity too as Simon Kjaer was forced off through injury to add to the pile of problems, but he was replaced in a more than encouraging way by Pierre Kalulu.
Having an eight-point advantage over Juve is certainly a good start to the season, while the Bianconeri will be left rueing how they left Ante Rebic alone on a corner kick.