Oct 6, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Juventus Stadium
Juventus
3-2
AC Milan
Pirlo (14'), Giovinco (69'), Chiellini (75')
Bonucci (23')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Muntari (1', 90')
de Jong (14'), Constant (16'), Mexes (69'), Muntari (92')
Mexes (74')

Live Commentary: Juventus 3-2 AC Milan - as it happened

Live Commentary: Juventus 3-2 AC Milan - as it happened
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Relive Sports Mole's text coverage of a five-goal thriller between Serie A giants Juventus and AC Milan.

Juventus took on AC Milan in Serie A tonight as two heavyweights of European football collided in Turin.

Antonio Conte's side went into the match unbeaten but fell behind inside 20 seconds, with Sully Muntari scoring for the visitors.

Andrea Pirlo's free kick soon levelled things up, with Juve gaining control after the break thanks to strikes from Sebastian Giovinco and Georgio Chiellini.

Mutari pulled one back with his second in stoppage time, but Juve held on to maintain their strong start to the campaign.

Look back at a big win for the Bianconeri with Sports Mole's minute-by-minute commentary below.


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9.46pmWell that five-goal thriller brings an end to our coverage from Serie A this weekend. Thanks for joining Sports Mole and be sure to stay in touch for comprehensive news and analysis from all Europe's biggest leagues every weekend. Good evening!

9.43pmWhat a rollercoaster in Turin, with Juve coming back from a sloppy start to hold on for a 3-2 victory. That win is hard on Milan but moves the Old Lady level with Napoli in Serie A, two points behind league leaders Roma.

90+3 minFULL TIME Juve 3-2 Milan

90+2 minZapata has just headed wide unmarked in the penalty area, what a glorious opportunity for Milan to level. The defender was up early to meet a corner kick but got his effort all wrong, opting for power as his effort sailed wide. That could be their last chance!

89 minWell we are set for a grandstand finish as Milan snatch one back just before the start of four additional minutes. Muntari made the most of a sloppy pass from Pogba to get his second, smashing under Buffon at the near post. Game on!

89 minGOAL! Juventus 3-2 Milan (Muntari)

88 minGiovinco wants a penalty after being robbed of possession by Abate, but the defender won the ball cleanly and Conte's protests on the touchline are rightly ignored.

85 minM'Baye Niang has been anonymous since coming on but finally gets involved, if only to kick out at Pogba. The referee decides to show some lenience and settles on speaking to the young striker rather than issuing a card.

82 minConstant presses Pogba in a fierce duel but is eventually outnumbered, with Juve confidently switching play. The Old Lady have weathered the storm as Pirlo patiently probes in midfield, before finding Gionvinco in an advanced position.

79 minVidal curls wide as Juve press high up the field, sensing an opportunity to add insult to injury. You would not have said that early in this match, but Milan have been unable to maintain their superb start.

76 minJuve add a third goal from the following free kick and that could well be game, set and match. Chiellini is the man who get is, acrobatically turning home on the rebound after Pirlo's free kick came back off the crossbar. The central defender steered his volley towards goal with an instinctive finish, putting the Old Lady in complete control.

74 minGOAL! Juventus 3-1 Milan (Chiellini)

73 minRED CARD! Things have quickly gone from bad to worse for Milan as Mexes is dismissed in a bizarre sending off. The defender is initially booked after clatteting into Giovinco in an untidy challenge, but then exchanges angry words with the official and is quickly given his marching orders. He can't quite believe it as he storms to the touchline.

70 minWithin a minute of coming on Giovinco has scored, what a moment for the 'Atomic Ant'. The diminutive forward controlled quickly before darting inside his marker, applying a precise finish by smashing into the corner from close range. What a moment for Conte, an inspired subtiution.

68 minGOAL! Juventus 2-1 Milan (Giovinco)

66 minSUBSTITUTION: Juve make their second change as Giovinco gets a chance to shine in attack. Quagliarella is the player withdrawn, with Conte deciding to leave Llorente on the bench for now.

64 minMore Pogba action as he quickly switches play, before continuing his run and forcing Abbiati to make double-fisted save at his near post. The Frenchman has been very lively since coming on.

61 minDe Jong's acrobatic clearance stops Pirlo's cross beating the first defender at the near post, with Robinho finsihing the job by hammering upfield.

58 minPogba quickly gets involved and drives at Constant, with his powerful low cross cleared by Mexes. Robinho then treads on Vidal's heel by mistake, a nasty one that gives Juve a free kick wide of the penalty area.

55 minSUBSTITUTION: Juve have made a rather peculiar change early in the second half. Paul Pogba's introduction is hardly a surprise, but the midfielder has replaced Padoin and gone to right wing-back. I've never seen the Frenchman play there, but clearly Conte thinks he can pose a threat down the right flank.

52 minChiellini is back on the pitch but very nearly ruing a second Milan goal, with Robinho's effort just tipped beyond the far post by a touch from Buffon. Robinho made a clever diagonal run to meet Matri's through ball, but was just forced a touch wide and did well to test Buffon there.

52 minChiellini is back on the pitch but very nearly ruing a second Milan goal, with Robinho's effort just tipped beyond the far post by a touch from Buffon. Robinho made a clever diagonal run to meet Matri's through ball, but was just forced a touch wide and did well to test Buffon there.

50 minMexes has just quite ridiculously taken a swing at Chiellini inside the penalty area as the corner came in, but the referee has not seen it. The Frenchman is a very lucky boy to get away with that one, with Chiellini absolutely furious as ice is applied to his face.

46 minA fast start to the second half as Juve immediately register a shot on target through Vidal, who has been very quiet so far.

8.48pmBoth teams are back out and the weather shows no sign of improving, not that the heavy rain has dampened spirits in Turin. The Juventus Arena must surely rank as one of the most impressive atmospheres in Serie A, maybe even Europe full stop!

8.45pmBENCH WATCH! If the scores remain deadlocked expect Conte to send for reinforcements, with Fernando Llorente, Sebastian Giovinco and Paul Pogba all waiting on reserve. Milan have options too, with Andrea Poli a player I definitely expect to see before the full-time whistle.

8.42pmThe hosts responded as they normally do, with Pirlo levelling matters with a trademark free kick. His effort was far from vintage though, with Abbiati definitely capable of doing better after his hand was too weak to keep the strike out. A very disappointing goal to concede for the visitors after their fast start.

8.39pmJuve were caught cold and fell behind in the very first passage of play, thanks to a neat finish from Muntari. The midfielder made the most of a miscue from Nocerino, guiding home an instinctive finish with his right foot. Milan have looked threatening on the counter since, without creating any clear-cut chances.

8.36pmWell that was quite a first half in Turin, with Milan taking the lead inside 20 seconds, only to be pegged back by a goal from Pirlo against his former club. You sense that this match is still very much there for the taking.

45+1 minHALF TIME Juve 1-1 Milan

45 minZapata has suffered a heavy fall in an aerial duel with Asamoah, landing arkwardly on his back. The defender needs treatment but thankfully gets his back to his feet, albeit looking a little groggy.

41 minTevez goes down again under a chalenge from Constant, but this time probably should have been awarded a penalty. The Argentine did go to ground quickly after getting a barge in the back, but the referee and extra official were close to the incident and decided against giving a spot kick.

36 minAbate benefits from a quick switch of play to find some space out wide, but his cross is a poor one and goes out before reaching the penalty area. Milan look likely when coming forward, but are just lacking a killer pass in the final third.

33 minDriving rain is making the surface conducive to passing football, which Juve take advantage of as Vidal, Marchsio and Tevez all get touches in the final third. Tevez eventually pulls the trigger but the flag is up on the far side, with the Argentine caught offside.

30 minBack come Juve as Marchisio's flick forward just fails to find Tevez. Barzagli is then the latest player to impose his physical presence on Robinho, winning the ball in a strong challenge out wide.

27 minZapata strides forward and launches a dipping drive towards the far corner. His effort is probably going wide but Buffon decides to take no chances, turning behind for a corner kick. Juve are able to clear their lines comfortably when the cross comes in, with Constant's efforts to keep the ball in coming to nothing on the far side.

24 minYELLOW CARD! On closer inspection Bonucci put his head into Robinho's face after the challenge, with the Brazilian still down on the floor. The referee takes play back and books the defender, who despite little contact can count himself very fortunate to still be on the pitch in all honesty.

21 minChiellini is coming out of defence at every opportunity, but this time loses out in a duel with Montolivo. The visitors work the ball forward and want a foul after Robinho goes down just outside the box, but the referee waves away his protest.

18 minYELLOW CARD! Constant joins De Jong in the referee's notebook and once again Tevez is the injured party, going down after a marginal barge in the back. Juve are dominant and look likely to make their pressure tell with a second goal, with Milan forced to hit on the counter.

16 minA superb free kick from Pirlo has Juve level, what a start to this match. De Jong was the player at fault, bringing down Tevez in a sliding tackle that earned the player a caution. In fairness the Dutchman made little contact, but Pirlo made the decision count. Abbiati got a hand to his curling effort from 20 yards but could only help it towards the corner. 1-1!

14 minGOAL! Juventus 1-1 AC Milan (Pirlo)

13 minChiellini is the latest player to try his luck from range, given room to fire from 35 yards and test Abbiaiti. Juve keep up the pressure as Mexes does just enough to deny Tevez inside the penalty area. A persistent downpour is now starting to get heavy in Turin!

10 minAsamoah stings Abbiati's palms with a drive from distance to win Juve a corner kick. When the cross comes in Milan clear quickly and break through Constant, who combines with Robinho to drive down the wing and relive the pressure on his colleagues.

8 minMISS!Juve are starting to settle in possession as Chiellini finds Vidal, who in turn picks out Tevez. The ball is eventually worked to Quagliarella, who smashes over from eight yards after turning brilliantly to lose Mexes. He really had to do better there, with a rueful look to the turf showing his frustration.

5 minMilan have noticeably got Montolivo playing very close to Pirlo early on, attempting to shut down his creative influence in midfield. Muntari is heavily involved early on as he takes out Padoin with a tasty tackle out wide, which was perhaps worthy of a caution!

3 minWhat an incredible start to the match, Milan lead inside 25 seconds! Sully Muntari got the goal, controlling a speculative effort from Antonio Nocerino before beating Buffon at his near post. A measured, clinical finish to give the visitors an early advantage!

1 minGOAL! Juventus 0-1 Milan (Muntari)

7.42pmA word on Matri as we wait for the two teams to emerge in Turin. Milan's big-money summer signing has failed to score in seven appearances so far this season, but has the perfect chance to silence his critics tonight. Kickoff is imminent!

7.40pmMilan have also made a couple of changes, with Balotelli's enforced absence giving a chance to Alessandro Matri from the start against his former club. Antonio Nocerino comes in to add industry in central midfield, with Andrea Poli surprisingly out.

7.37pmIn total there are three changes for Juve this afternoon, with Quagliarella the most notable inclusion as he replaces the injured Mirko Vucinic. Claudio Marchisio also comes in for Paul Pogba, while there is a surprise start for Simone Padoin on the right-hand side.

7.35pmMILAN: Abbiati; Abate, Mexes, Zapata, Constant; Nocerino, De Jong, Muntari; Montolivo, Robinho; Matri

7.33pmJUVE: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Padoin, Vidal, Pirlo, Marchisio, Asamoah; Tevez, Quagliarella

7.31pmBREAKING TEAM NEWS! We have just received word on the starting XI's at the Juventus Arena, with the hosts giving Fabio Quagliarella a start in attack after his impact from the bench against Galatasaray.

7.28pmFinding consistently has been a huge problem for Milan so far this season, with Massimiliano Allegri's side still adjusting to a new-look 4-3-1-2 formation. The Rossonerri could go as high as seventh with a win at the Juventus Arena tonight, but have failed to win any of their three away games in Serie A so far this season.

7.25pmMilan meanwhile have endured a difficult start to the campaign, with indifferent form net helped by a lengthy list of players on the treatment table. Summer signing Kaka is still unavailable, while Mario Balotelli also misses out tonight as his three-match ban for berating a referee continues.

7.22pmThe Bianconeri are still firm favourites to retain their Serie A crown this year, but must have been taken by surprise by Roma's terrific opening to the campaign. Rudi Garcia's side have won seven out of seven in their best-ever start to a league season, which means Juve need a win tonight just to keep within striking distance.

7.19pmJuve are still unbeaten in all competitions this season, but you would not know it from Antonio Conte's expression in recent weeks. The Old Lady have conceded goals consistently and slipped up in the Champions League in midweek, drawing 2-2 with Galatasaray.

7.17pmEvening Calcio fans. Thanks for sticking with Sports Mole for another packed weekend of Serie A action, which concludes with what promises to be an blockbuster clash between Juventus and AC Milan.

Juventus' Carlos Tevez celebrates after scoring the equaliser against Hellas Verona during their Serie A match on September 22, 2013
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