Milan In Goal Crisis


A late goal by substitute, Alessandro Matri, earned Juventus a 1-1 draw at Serie A leaders AC Milan at the weekend in a match overshadowed by goalline controversy and which ended with players squaring up to each other.

Champions Milan, who took the lead on 14 minutes with an Antonio Nocerino strike, keep their one-point lead over their undefeated Turin rivals.

However, Juventus still have a game in hand.

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The biggest talking point was the officials’ failure to award Milan’s Sulley Muntari a goal on 25 minutes, when his goal-bound header clearly crossed the line but was not awarded.

That embarrassing error, however, was balanced out by the referee disallowing a Matri ‘goal’ 11 minutes from time for an offside which looked particularly harsh.

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