Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo saved Juventus from losing to hosts Milan when he tied him 1-1 in the last minute of the penalty kick, in the away leg of the Italian Cup semi-final at the San Siro stadium.
Milan had started to fracture the 35-year-old in the Italian Cup during which he did not beat Juventus in this competition when his Croatian striker Ante Ribic opened the scoring with a shot on the fly, but Juventus finally succeeded in exploiting the numerical deficiency in the ranks of his opponent after the French expelled Theo Hernandez for obtaining The second yellow card twenty minutes before the end of the game to score a penalty, after a hand touch inside the area.
Milan deserved to win because it was the best party for most of the match and the most threatening goalkeeper to the veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
The two teams entered the match with two league losses, with Juventus losing suddenly against Verona 1-2, and Milan losing to neighboring Inter 2-4, knowing that it was ahead of them with two clear goals at the end of the first half.
Milan started the match with great pressure, and the shooting was approved from outside the region. The Ghanaian Frank Casey fired a strong ball from 30 meters, which passed next to the right post (2), and another similar to the Croatian Inti Ribic (5). Buffon was on the lookout for a powerful ball kicked off by David Calabria (22).
Veteran Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up a perfect ball for Jovic, but the latter hit a weak creep in the hands of Goalkeeper Buffon (28).
Juventus’ first serious chance was Ecuadorian Juan Cuadrado, who was tackled by Milan Gianluigi Donnaroma (31).
At the beginning of the second half, Buffon intervened again to save his goal from a left-hand shot by Hernandez and another similar to Ibrahimovic.
Milan translated its preference to the goal of progress when Spain’s Samo Castejo crossed an elaborate cross that Juventus defenders did not manage to deal with, so Ribic hit it on the fly into the net (61).
The old lady’s team protested that a penalty had not been counted after Cuadrado was disabled in the area, but the referee did not care. (65)
Milan completed the match with ten players after Hernandez was sent off after he jailed Argentine Paulo Dybala to receive a second warning in the match (71).
Juventus coach Mauricio Sari shared his last offensive card, represented by Argentine Gonzalo Higuain, in an attempt to avoid a second loss, respectively, after his sudden fall to Verona 1-2 in the league and a third since the beginning of this year after falling to Naples two weeks ago.
And Ronaldo made a great scissors strike hit the hand of a Milan player inside the region so the referee awarded a penalty after resorting to the technique of video assistance, so Ronaldo scored the equalizer in the last breath.
Juventus counted 8 penalty kicks this season, translating all Portuguese stars into goals
Napoli dropped Inter Milan at home 1-0 on Wednesday, before the next two matches in March