Allegri: That’s one more win chalked off

Massimiliano Allegri was delighted with his side’s late, late 2-1 win over AC Milan at Juventus Stadium on Friday night.

Paulo Dybala scored the winning goal in the seventh minute of stoppage time at the end of the game from the penalty spot after Carlos Bacca’s 43rd minute goal had cancelled out Mehdi Benatia’s 30th minute opener.

Dybala buried his kick to secure all three points for Juve to leave them 11 points clear of second-placed Roma on the Serie A standings, after Mattia de Sciglio had handballed in the box.

Sosa had minutes earlier been dismissed fo a bad tackle on Kwadwo Asamoah.

After the game, Allegri told the club’s official website: “We played very well. We allowed them to break a little too often but, thanks to the technical ability of our players, we created a host of goalscoring chances.

“It wasn’t easy as [Gianluigi] Donnarumma played brilliantly, making a wonderful save with seconds remaining.

“Paulo [Dybala] did very well to strike the penalty so cleanly.”

He added: “AC Milan played excellently. They come under pressure but they stay in the game. We switched off at times and allowed them to break. If we don’t focus for 95 minutes, because of our style of play, we can see moves such as the one that led to their equaliser.

“That’s one more win chalked off on our run towards the league title. The three points against AC Milan came at the end of a terrific game of football against a top side who can cause you problems when the game gets stretched. I would have said the same about my team even if we’d drawn.”

Looking ahead to their next encounter, a Champions League tie with FC Porto, he concluded: “We’re all delighted today. This win means we can enjoy our weekend and above all focus as best we can on Tuesday.”