Zero shots on target and a clean sheet: All the key stats from Juventus-Milan

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan secured a point against Juventus on Saturday evening after a good defensive display, though sacrificing their attack in the process. Indeed, taking a look at the stats from the game, it’s clear where the focus was. 

The Rossoneri maintained their five-point lead over Juventus in the standings and with four games remaining, the feeling is that they will finish top two. Genoa are up next and Theo Hernandez as well as Fikayo Tomori will be back from suspension.

Zero shots on target

It was a good result for the standings, but most fans will agree that it was a very dull performance by Milan. From the moment the referee blew his whistle, defending was the priority and while Stefano Pioli succeeded in this sense, more can be required.

Having zero shots on target simply isn’t good enough and once again, Milan’s inability to perform on both ends of the pitch this season was highlighted. The stats below also show that Juventus were very dominant and perhaps should have scored a goal as well.

Thiaw finally responds

It has been a tough season for Malick Thiaw with many ups and downs, mainly due to injuries, but yesterday he was able to respond. He was named the MOTM in our player ratings after winning the duel with Dusan Vlahovic.

In the dying minutes of the game, he also made a goal-line clearance. The stats certainly warrant the MOTM award, with 100% passing accuracy and nine duels won. It was very nice to see him back at a high level and he certainly showcased his potential.

Struggles for the captain

Rafael Leao wore the captain’s armband from start yesterday, only for the second time this season, and it was a very disappointing display from him. He lost possession 19 times and failed six out of seven attempted dribbles, which is far from his standard.

Pioli had been hoping for a Verona-esque boost, as he scored the winner when he first wore the armband this season. Milan’s defensive approach to the game didn’t exactly help the winger, we should point out, but he can still do a lot better.

Last season equalled

Thanks to the draw, Milan took their points tally up to 70 for the season and thus equalled last season’s result. There are still four games left of the season so the Rossoneri could reach 82 points, which would indeed be a significant improvement.

The hope is that they can do even better next season under a new manager, with Pioli certain to leave the club in the summer. There have been disappointments this season, such as the Europa League exit, but at least Milan have been relatively stable in the league.

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  1. This team’s so confusing – clean sheet with backup keeper, Musah at rb, Florenzi and Calamity Thiaw up against Chiesa and Milik – but shipping goals left right and center with Maignan and full strength defence up against Mancini and Acerbi….

    1. Aside of miraculous performance by Sportiello, it’s Juventus we’re talking about. The team with only 3 wins for the last 15 league matches. The team who benched Chiesa. The team who substituted Dusan when they needed goal the most. All in all, the team with Allegri.

  2. A very depressing read. We hope for serious improvements under a new coach next season. Imagine what could have happened if Napoli, Lazio, Juve didn’t implode this season. We had it easy with so many of the big teams not showing up. And that’s all the more reason not to be fooled by our 2nd position.

  3. Boring game. If there’s any team willing to pay so much for Leao, Milan should let him go. I don’t understand using Musah as a right back when we have Terraciano. The last injury has gotten the best of Bennacer. Milan may end up selling him. Another poor performance from Pioli. We hope for something better, even if he’s leaving at the end of the season. Yesterday’s showing was the worst of the big games this season.

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