I predicted a 3-3 scoreline and I went wrong luckily :). On the bright side I got the number of goals correct, 6. Juve beat Milan 4-2 yesterday night as they clearly showed they are no pushovers. Ronaldinho’s Milan started the match brightly but it was Alex Del Piero who opened the scoreline with a 15th minute penalty that saw Juve take a 1-0 lead early in the match. However, Brazilian attacker Pato lasted Juve’s celebrations only six minutes as he equalised on 31 minutes by tapping the ball into an open net after a set-up from Ronaldinho. Goals continue to go in before half time and Chiellini restored Juve’s lead just two minutes later with a beautiful header. More was yet to come for Bianconeri fans in the first half as Amauri stunned Milan fans and scored Juve’s third on 41 minutes as Milan could not respond back. Juve were playing the game of their life, and the poor showing they had done against Inter earlier this season was now forgotten after such good performance.
The second-half was much more dreadful for Milan than ever. Ok, they had managed to net one back in thanks to Ambrosini but at 3-2 and with Juve getting closer to score more than ever, it was pretty much an awful match for the Rossoneri. Zambrotta, who was the Bianconeri Fans’ target everytime he touched the ball was sent off for a second consecutive yellow card for a foul on Paolo de Ceglie. The latter had earlier set up Amauri’s first goal.
Amauri finished the rout with a great goal to beat Abbiati again and set the score-line at 4-2. Just seconds later Del Piero managed to beat Abbiati again but the post kept him away from setting up a 5-2 score. This practically set out the Serie A table at a much clearer view. Leaders Inter are on 39 points while Juve are now on 33 points. Its six points difference but for Heaven’s sake, probably many would not have worried that much had it been 10 or 11. Last season, Inter had a lead something like that but the title was still not won until the final matchday, as Inter’s huge lead was crippled to just 3. But let’s not talk hypotetical.
Juve should have all they require to catch Inter after the Xmas break, as apart from all the injured players that will return back, they have the possibility to sign up more players to add to their squad. Six points away from leaders Inter and 3 afar from third/fourth placed Milan and Napoli.
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