Locatelli sinks 10-man Milan as Juve close.

Manuel Locatelli emotionally fired Juventus within two points of Serie a leader Inter Milan with the only goal on Sunday 1-0 win at 10-man AC Milan, who is the Italy midfielder’s boyhood club. Massimiliano Allegris sides prevailed at a parked San Siro thanks to Manuel Locatelli long range strike in the 62minute, seven years to the day after scoring the winning goal for Milan against Juve. Juve who likes Milan were missing a clutch of first choice players from their starting 9, stay third that are closing in on inter and a point behind Milan who have surrendered top sports to their local rivals as reported by AFP.

Locatelli Manuel a Milan Youth product broke down in tears at the final whistle, but his shot would not have got past third choice goalkeeper Antonio Mirante had it not been for a massive deflection off substitute Rade Krunic.”It is always special playing here,” said Manuel Locatelli to DAZN.” I was very emotional. Life took me on another path, and I am playing for the team I should be. But it is amazing that it was my goal which won it.”

A photo of Manuel Locatelli a player { source  credit: AW Twitter}

Antonio stating his first match over two years had not had a single save to make up to that point that he wanted, even after Thiaw was sent off five minutes before the break for rugby tackling Kean Moises. Kean was forwarded by Italy and then he missed a golden opportunity to put Juve ahead on the stroke of half time when he pushed Rabiot’s Adrien deep cross wide from inches out. Milan started the second half stronger, but Locatelli goal deflated the host and led to the rest of the match being almost a non-event, as Juve were content to simply control the match rather than press home with their advantage. Mirante did not make his Prescence felt late on, tipping substitute Vlahovics Dusan drive with five minutes left and pulling of a brilliant double save from Cambiaso and Vlohobic.

Milan has to travel to PSG (Paris Saint -German) on Wednesday before facing the champions Naples next weekend after the infelicitous defeat. Stefano Pioli Milan coach said,” We played well with 11 men, we played well with other 10 men. if we would been a bit more alert than we were then we could have gotten good results because we were not the worst team in the field eve when we were a man down. Roma also trucks the woodwork later on through Romelu Lukaku and Sardar Azmoun who are seventh following their third straight league win and three points behind Napoli and fourth placed Fiorentina who faces Empoli on Monday. El Shaarawy first goal of the season came in the final minute of a rough match against 11th placed Monza who had to play the entire second half with the 10 men sending off for the two bookable offences four minutes before half time. Mourinho said to the sky sports,’ When I saw Azmoun’s shot more than Lukaku’s hit the post I thought, ‘Bah, if does not go in’, but Stephan has a feeling for goals and scoring late so he won the match for us.”



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