Yunus Musah impresses at right back in AC Milan-Juventus showdown

Saturday’s top-four Serie A showdown between Juventus and AC Milan didn’t exactly live up to its billing, but U.S. men’s national team star Yunus Musah left the match as one of few who did impress.

Musah started at right back in Stefano Pioli’s squad as the Old Lady and Rossoneri played out a goal-less draw in Turin. Fellow USMNT teammates Christian Pulisic and Tim Weah also started in the match while Weston McKennie played 19 minutes off the bench for Juventus.

Musah logged 82 minutes at right back, impressing in his one-on-one matchups with Filip Kostic. The 21-year-old won seven of his 10 duels, drew one foul, and made six recoveries.

Pulisic created two chances from his right midfield position, but was ineffective for most of the match. The 25-year-old watched as him and his AC Milan teammates failed to register a single shot on target in the match.

Weah, who got the nod at right wing back, won five duels and created one offensive opportunity. He was replaced by McKennie for the final 20+ minutes of the match, but even he couldn’t help Juventus find the back of the net.

Musah’s right back appearance will garner much of the attention, especially following news earlier this week of Sergino Dest’s long-term knee injury. The USMNT will face Brazil and Colombia this June before hosting the 2024 Copa America this summer.

Both AC Milan and Juventus have four matches remaining on their respective Serie A schedules.


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Author : Larry Henry Jr

Publish date : 2024-04-27 21:34:09

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