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Rebic earns Milan late draw at winless Juve


By Reuters
Published : 21 Sep 2021 01:07 AM | Updated : 21 Sep 2021 11:30 AM

AC Milan forward Ante Rebic's late header earned a 1-1 draw at Juventus in Serie A on Sunday, leaving Massimiliano Allegri's side still searching for a first league win of the season.

Juve's Alvaro Morata scored for the third successive match in all competitions after just four minutes to give the hosts a dream start, with the Spaniard racing clear before finishing.

They remained firmly on top in the first half against injury-hit Milan, who were missing veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic among others, with Paulo Dybala going close to a second goal from distance.

Further Juve chances came and went and their wastefulness in the final third cost them all three points as Croatian Rebic climbed highest to equalise from a corner in the 

76th minute.

Substitute Pierre Kalulu thought he had won it for Milan late on, only to be denied by a stunning save by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

The result moved Milan back above AS Roma into second place on 10 points from four games, while Juve, the most successful ever Serie A team, are languishing in 18th with two points.

Allegri's return to Juve for a second spell as coach had not got off to the best of starts after his side took one point from their opening three Serie A matches before Sunday's clash.