And who was the first player to join in his goal celebration? Leonardo Bonucci.
With the 2-1 victory in Turin, Juventus will officially seal an eighth straight Scudetto if second-place Napoli loses to Genoa on Sunday.
It indeed is a matter of when, not if, for the dominant “Old Lady” of Italian football.
But Kean might have trumped any title talk Saturday.
An Italian of Ivorian descent, he was subjected to racist taunts even before netting the second goal in the 2-0 win at Cagliari on Tuesday.
Scoring in the 85th minute, though, the abuse intensified.
Instead of getting the full support of his teammates, Bonucci said Kean was partly to blame for the way he celebrated in front of the Cagliari supporters. Juventus manager Massimo Allegri also criticized Kean’s celebration.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Manchester City winger Raheem Stirling and former French international Patrice Evra were among those to immediately back Kean, with Bonucci later backtracking on his comments.
Allegri also called the fans racially abusing Kean “idiots who do stupid things and ruin it for everyone else.”
Kean has now scored five times in his last six games.
His low finish to the far post means Milan must wait for a first win in Turin in the league since 2011, when Gennaro Gattuso — the current Milan boss — scored the lone goal in the match.
However Milan, which stayed fourth, led 1-0 and had the better of proceedings prior to Paulo Dybala’s penalty in the 60th minute.
Juventus was still without five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, nursing a leg muscle injury while on international duty with Portugal last month.
But it hopes to have the forward back in time for Wednesday’s Champions League first-leg quarterfinal at Ajax.