It is not the first time that Serie A clubs have used protective film to try to stop a goal from being scored, but in the past few years a number of players have taken advantage of this to score goals in their own end.
It is a tactic that has been employed in both the Premier League and the Champions League for a number a years now.
With the recent Premier League fixture at Manchester City on Saturday, the Italian champions were forced to play without their top scorer for a crucial second-half period, and when Sergio Aguero scored the equaliser they had to play in protective film on the pitch for a second straight game.
When the game resumed it was clear that the ball was heading for the back and Aguero had a good chance to score from inside the area, but he shot wide from close range.
The goal was the last of the first half, and the game became the latest in a series of games in which the Italian clubs have tried to play their protective film.
It was also a major blow for Juventus, who were also unable to prevent an equaliser from goalscorer Alessandro Florenzi, but the Serie A champions had no choice but to play the protective film for another minute to ensure that it was not re-used again.
“It’s a very good thing to do,” said Bianconeri boss Giuseppe Marotta after the match.
“We knew this would happen.
It’s something that is used for many different reasons.
We need to use it in the right way, so we must make it easy for the players.
The ball is going to go into the back.
If we play in this way, the ball goes into the middle.
If we play this way it’s a problem for the defence.
You need to give the defence more space and it’s not possible.”
The game between Juventus and AC Milan was played in protective films as the Italian side attempted to prevent a second consecutive goal from scoring in the 2-2 draw.
AC Milan boss Luca Antonelli was delighted by the initiative, although he was also disappointed by the lack of action on the part of the Bianconery.
“I’m disappointed, because we had no intention to play this in protective,” Antonello told Sky Sport Italia.
“But we mustn’t forget that it’s an important part of our football, and we have to make sure that this does not happen again.”
It is not yet clear whether protective film will be used again in the upcoming fixture between the two teams, as the Bianchieri are currently on a four-game unbeaten run and the league leaders are the only team in Serie A with more than 50 points from their first 10 games.