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Sunday, 10 May 2009

Milan 1 Juventus 1

The game against Juventus has been eagerly awaited and anticipated, and the two teams started at pace with plenty of chances and 'passionate' challenges.. Beckham started in his customary position on the right wing for this game with Seedorf in midfield and with Kaka feeding Inzaghi up front.
Despite having the home advantage most of the Milan attacking moves fell apart before a telling shot could be guided goalwards. In contrast Juve had numerous chances within the Milan penalty area which somehow failed to convert into a goal.
The first half ended 0-0 with all to play for in the second half...
The second half started in similar vein and 10 minutes in, Juve had a golden chance from a freekick after Ambrosini blocked off a Juventus player. The ball bounced off the wall and was quickly played forward for Inzaghi who did brilliantly to pick it up on the left hand side and cut back for Ambrosini to shoot. The shot skimmed off his boot and fell to the right foot of the approaching Seedorf for a simple tap-in past a flailing Buffon in the Juve goal...
Only four minutes later, Juventus had equalised with a header from a long searching ball into the box and the game was level again at 1-1.
On 65 minutes Milan had a freekick which oddly Beckham did not take, and a minute later (after a fracas in the Juve box which earned Maldini a yellow card..), Pato came on to replace Beckham. the challenges continued to come thick and fast as the pressure to get the winning goal intensified. Being Italy, the stretcher featured heavily as players flung themselves to the floor apparently undergoing near-death experiences with every tackle...
Ronaldinho came on for Inzaghi as the tide began to turn in Milan's favour whilst Delpiero came on as a late sub for Juventus. Milan's Favalli earned himself a red card for a reasonably tame foul leaving Milan with 10 men for the final 10 minutes. Seedorf gave way to Senderos as Milan prepared to bolster their defence after the untimely departure of Favalli. On the stroke of 90 minutes Senderos earned Milan a freekick in a dangerous position, but the chance went begging. Four minutes of extra time came and went, the score remained 1-1 and overall it seemed a fair reflection of the game.

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