Cristiano Ronaldo penalty saves Juventus first-leg draw at Zlatan Ibrahimović’s AC Milan
Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo who scored a late penalty to rescue Maurizio Sarri’s men has admitted that his side’s Coppa Italia semi-final first leg 1-1 draw against Zlatan Ibrahimović-led AC Milan on Thursday night at San Siro was ‘tough’.
In a post on his official Instagram page after the match, the 35-year-old wrote: “Tough game, but we stick together as a team, and now we have the second leg at home.
“With the support of our supporters, we will reach the #coppaitalia final.”
The 35-year-old has now scored 12 goals in his last eight games in all competitions after the Portuguese ultimately got the better of old rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite being largely anonymous for much of the match.
Ante Rebic’s volley gave AC Milan the lead in 61 minutes after a string of good saves from Juventus veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon.
Stefano Pioli’s side paid for Theo Hernandez’s 71st-minute red card for a strong challenge on Paulo Dybala in final 18 minutes
Juve will now be favourites to finish the job in the second leg at the Allianz Stadium next month, with a final against either Inter Milan or Napoli up for grabs.