Juventus 1-1 Milan: Ronaldo saves Juventus from losing crucial match

Juventus 1-1 Milan: Ronaldo saves Juventus from losing crucial match

- The Milan vs Juventus Coppa Italia clash ended in a 1-1 draw

- Ronaldo secured a last-minute goal thanks to a penalty

- The teams will meet again in March to decide who progresses in the Copa Italia

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Cristiano Ronaldo continues his impressive goals scoring form for Juventus after netting a goal that helped them avoid defeat to AC Milan in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semifinal.

The 35-year-old powered home a last-minute penalty to give his side a lifeline ahead of the second leg of the cup competition at the San Siro.

This means that the Portuguese international has scored in the last eight matches he has played in 2020.

Having played to a goalless draw in the first 45 minutes of the encounter, Croatian football star Ante Rebic broke the deadlock for his side a minute after the hour mark.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup finalist jabbed-in an anticipated cross from Samu Castillejo from the right flank despite being shadowed by two Juve defenders in the 18-yard box.

He benefited from the cross after Mattia De Sciglio's attempt to head the ball out failed after which the ball went past Gianluigi Buffon's goal line.

Despite conceding in the last 30 minutes of the meeting at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium, the visitors never backed down - looking for a way back into the game.

After so much toiling and foiled attacking efforts, Ronaldo finally won his side a penalty after trying an overhead kick from close range.

His attempt was then blocked by Davide Calabria's hand before the defender tried clearing the ball out of danger.

The referee Paolo Valeri had no choice but to point to the spot after consulting the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

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Juventus will host their Serie A rivals on March 4 for the second leg of the last four fixtures to decide who progresses to the final of the cup competition.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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