"We struggled in the first half, but after the break Juve's pressure dropped and we took control," said Ancelotti at the final whistle.

This result set a new club record, as Milan had never before gone nine consecutive home games without a victory.

"The statistics say we don't score often enough at home. Today we had some good chances and have nothing to reproach ourselves for," insisted Ancelotti.

"We could have been a little luckier and there was a penalty incident on Alberto Gilardino."

Gila seemed to be tugged back by his shorts when stretching to get on the end of a dangerous Kaka cross, but the referee waved play on.

"Juventus are a very compact side and they kept a lot of pressure on Andrea Pirlo. Ronaldo? We have time to get him back into shape."