Croatia international forward Ante Rebic was sorely missed as his AC Milan side suffered their first league defeat at the hands of holders Juventus in the Italian Serie A. The Croatia national team player was not in the squad for the home clash with Juventus after he tested positive for Covid-19. AC Milan had to do without Ante Rebic and RadeKrunic as a result of Coronavirus. Opponents Juventus also had players ruled out because of Covid-19.
The duo of Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro missed the game because of Coronavirus. Without Croatia forward Rebic, AC Milan were beaten 3-1 at home by Juventus as they failed to make a big move towards the league title. The Italian Serie league leaders could have gone four points clear of nearest challengers Inter Milan at the summit with a win over Juventus. The Nerazzuristarted the week with a one-point deficit on Milan and they were expected to beat hosts Sampdoria in their latest league outing but the home team had other ideas. Sampdoria stunned Inter Milan 2-1 at home earlier on Wednesday evening to give AC Milan the chance to go four points clear but the Rossoneri were not able to take advantage against Juventus.
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