He hadn’t scored since joining Juventus Turin this summer. And if Adrien Rabiot’s first goal with the Old Lady was long overdue, it is exceptional. Holder with the Italian club on the lawn of AC Milan on Tuesday evening, the former PSG player distinguished himself by opening the score for the leader of Serie A. And in what way.
In the fight between two Milanese players, the Frenchman extracts himself from the pressure of his opponents before erasing his compatriot Theo Hernandez from a small bridge. Then, the French climbed the field and completed his 70m run with a heavy left strike that cheated Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma (0-1, 47th).
In the process, Juventus Turin doubled the ante through Cristiano Ronaldo, his 26th goal of the season in the league. But the defending champion collapsed completely, conceding four goals from the 62nd to the 80th minute. It is the first time since 2013 that the defense of the Old Lady has been so brittle on the domestic scene. On a European scale, the last team to have scored four goals for him was Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League in 2017 (4-1).
Despite this defeat, Adrien Rabiot and his partners are still very well placed to retain their title. Juventus Turin are seven points ahead of Lazio Rome, beaten Tuesday (2-1) on the lawn of Lecce.