Seria A: Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says no point dwelling on 'total blackout' against AC Milan

Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo had given Juventus the lead but Milan struck three times in five second-half minutes to stun the league leaders, who dropped their first points since the season restarted last month after the COVID-19 stoppage.

Reuters July 08, 2020 09:51:09 IST
Seria A: Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says no point dwelling on 'total blackout' against AC Milan

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says there is no point dwelling on their “total blackout” against AC Milan on Tuesday that saw them go from dominating the game for an hour to conceding three second-half goals in a 4-2 Serie A defeat.

Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo had given Juventus the lead but Milan struck three times in five second-half minutes to stun the league leaders, who dropped their first points since the season restarted last month after the COVID-19 stoppage.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a penalty in the 62nd minute and Franck Kessie equalised four minutes later before Rafael Leao put them ahead one minute after that. Ante Rebic completed the scoring.

“I think our first 60 minutes were world class. We were in total control and had this blackout,” Sarri told sports streaming service DAZN. “There’s not even much use thinking too much about it, because we have another game in three days.

“It’s usually not even possible to find the reasons for these inexplicable blackouts.”

Juventus, who have 75 points and are seven clear at the top with seven matches to play, host Atalanta on Saturday.

“Sitting here trying to over-analyse it or put ourselves on trial could be counter-productive and make us lose all the good work we’ve done so far,” Sarri added.

“It’s completely different to the defeats against Verona and Napoli, so we have to focus on the next match. This is a team that has excellent football in its capabilities and that is what we need to build on.”

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Premier League: Arsenal cutting 55 jobs due to financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic
Sports

Premier League: Arsenal cutting 55 jobs due to financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic

Arsenal's head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham assured supporters in their statement that investment into the team will continue, despite the loss of jobs

Bundesliga to allow fans back in stadiums, but with rules barring standing on terraces, and beer
Sports

Bundesliga to allow fans back in stadiums, but with rules barring standing on terraces, and beer

The 36 clubs in Bundesliga's top two men's divisions held a virtual meeting on Tuesday to define a broad outline for the leagues. The exact number of fans allowed could vary by club.

AC Milan legend Roberto Donadoni parts ways with Chinese Super League club Shenzhen FC
Sports

AC Milan legend Roberto Donadoni parts ways with Chinese Super League club Shenzhen FC

Donadoni took over at Shenzhen in July 2019 when they were already deep in relegation trouble and he was unable to prevent them dropping out of the CSL.