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Super Coppa Italiana 2018-19, AC Milan 0-1 Juventus: 5 Talking Points 

Varun Nair
ANALYST
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5.20K   //    17 Jan 2019, 07:43 IST

# 4 Lucas Paqueta seems to fit into the AC Milan system seamlessly

Lucas Paqueta looks like the real deal
Lucas Paqueta looks like the real deal

A lot was said about the 21-year old attacking midfielder from Flamengo before his arrival from Brazil, even drawing comparisons with a certain AC Milan and Brazil legend named Kaka at his very early age.

The Brazilian National team coach Tete even compared the young attacking midfielders way of thinking to his national team stalwarts Neymar and Philippe Coutinho.

The attacking midfielder though seems to relish the burden that has been put upon him by his national side coach and has already started showing the glimpses of prowess that saw the young Brazilian being bought by the Rossoneri.

In the first two matches for his, Paqueta looks extremely comfortable on the pitch with the Brazilian seemingly fit into the frame of things.

The attacking midfielder was always a threat for the Bianconeri throughout the match till he was substituted in the 71st minute to give way for Fabio Borini.

His dazzling run and skills proved to be quite a nuisance in the left wing with Hakan Calhanoglu as the pair continuously gave the Juventus backline a problem.


#3 Frank Kessie needs to be more disciplined

Kessie needs to be more disciplined
Kessie needs to be more disciplined

With a goal down and less than 20 minutes left on the clock, Frank Kessie made a rash decision as he went stud first into the leg of Emre Can with VAR correctly giving the Ivorian the marching orders after the referee initially gave him the yellow card.

The decision ultimately made it easier for the Bianconeri to snatch the victory as Milan were reduced to 10.

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Along with the red, Kessie has picked up six yellow cards in his 22 matches for Milan this season with five of them coming in the league.

With this, Kessie will miss AC Milan's match against Genoa and Napoli through suspension, giving Gattuso even more headache.

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