Juventus Vs AC Milan Semi-final Live Reddit Soccer 12-06-2020
Juve: Juve has had numerous players test positive for the coronavirus, included Paulo Dybala. All have been cleared, but it will be interesting to see how they perform or if they even play. This would be the first opportunity back to see players who have tested positive in a major European league play a match, and their fitness level will be something to watch. Juve is the favorite to advance regardless if Dybla, Blaise Matuidi and Daniele Rugani play. On the injury front, Gonzalo Higuain is out due to a muscle knock, while Aaron Ramsey and Giorgio Chiellini are also out.
As one of the European countries initially worst hit by , Italy were one of the first to enact measures in football to try and combat the disease’s spread.Six Serie A matches were played behind closed doors, including SPAL’s 1-0 victory at Parma, which kicked off 75 minutes late after Italy’s sports minister requested the league be suspended.This was enacted on 9 March with 12 rounds of matches (along with four outstanding games) remaining and Juventus leading the top-flight table, a point ahead of Lazio.The Coppa Italia semi-finals second leg between Juve and Milan was originally scheduled for 4 March but was postponed by the Turin city government at 24 hours’ notice.
While Serie A action is set to resume on June 20, you don’t have to wait that long to see Italian clubs play again as Juventus faces AC Milan on Friday in the Coppa Italia semifinal second leg with a spot in the title game on the line and Cristiano Ronaldo expected to start. Tied on aggregate after the first leg, the teams will battle in Turin with the winner advancing to face either Napoli or Inter Milan for the trophy. The first leg of this tie finished 1-1 back on Feb. 13. In that match, Milan took the lead 61 minutes in through Ante Rebic but saw Theo Hernandez get a red card 10 minutes later. Then, in the 91st minute, Cristiano Ronaldo converted a penalty kick to earn the crucial away goal.
- Date: Friday, June 12
- Time: 3:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Allianz Stadium — Turin, Italy
- TV: Rai Italia
- Live stream: ESPN+ (English); Rai Italia feed via fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Juve -188; Draw +320; AC Milan +480 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
Milan: Not having Theo Hernandez hurts, and with Zlatan Ibrahimovic dealing with a calf muscle injury, it will be up to Rebic to continue his fantastic form. The Croatian international, on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt, has seven goals in 18 games so far this season. He needs just four more goals to produce his best season as a pro in a top five European league, and if he can grab a goal here, he’ll put Milan in a spot to potentially win a trophy.
Juventus had several players test positive for COVID-19, though all are clear now. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 21 goals in league play this season, and his penalty kick in stoppage time of the first leg brought Juventus on level standing.
AC Milan will be down a few key players. Theo Hernandez, Samu Castillejo, Leo Duarte and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will all be out, though Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain will also be sidelined for the Serie A leaders.
When league play resumes next week, Juventus will be looking to fend off Lazio for a ninth title in a row. The Old Lady leads the league by a single point. Milan, meanwhile, sits in a disappointing seventh place, looking to claw its way to qualification in either the Champions League or Europa League.