Rebic earns AC Milan late draw at winless Juventus

Juventus is now without a win in its first four matches of a Serie A season for only the fourth time in its history.

AC Milan's Ante Rebic celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against Juventus at the Turin Allianz stadium in Italy.   -  AP

AC Milan forward Ante Rebic's late header earned a 1-1 draw at Juventus in Serie A on Sunday, leaving Massimiliano Allegri's side still searching for a first league win of the season.

Juve's Alvaro Morata scored for the third successive match in all competitions after just four minutes to give the host a dream start, with the Spaniard racing clear before finishing.

It remained firmly on top in the first half against injury-hit Milan, which was missing veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic among others, with Paulo Dybala going close to a second goal from distance.

Further Juve chances came and went and its wastefulness in the final third cost it all three points as Croatian Rebic climbed highest to equalise from a corner in the 76th minute.

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Substitute Pierre Kalulu thought he had won it for Milan late on, only to be denied by a stunning save by goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

The result moved Milan back above AS Roma into second place on 10 points from four games, while Juve, the most successful ever Serie A team, is languishing in 18th with two points.

Allegri's return to Juve for a second spell as coach had not got off to the best of starts after his side took one point from its opening three Serie A matches before Sunday's clash.

But right from the off in the Juventus Stadium, there was a different tempo to Juve, with Morata immediately breaking clear after being set through by Dybala before lofting a fine finish over the onrushing Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan.

Milan, which suffered another injury setback in the first half as central defender Simon Kjaer had to be withdrawn, was hanging on as Juve created plenty of chances but could not add to its tally in the opening period.

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Then home side remained on top after the break but its final ball let them down when it counted as Allegri's side failed to put the game to bed.

Once again, even with Italy pair Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini at the heart of its backline, Juve failed to keep a clean sheet in Serie A, giving Rebic too much space to level from a corner.

It could have got worse for Juve late on had Szczesny, who has been criticised by Italian media for some of his recent performances, not flung up a hand to deny Kalulu.

Juventus is now without a win in its first four matches of a Serie A season for only the fourth time in its history.

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