Another crazy weekend in Serie A

Serie A saw its fair share of controversy over the weekend, with Juventus earning a fortunate point at the San Siro, leaving AC Milan incensed.

With Milan 1-0 up, Sulley Muntari looked to have doubled the advantage, only for the referee and the linesman to wave play on much to the disgust of the Milan’s players.

The Juventus players were themselves furious with the referee as he failed to send off Mexes when the former Roma man appeared to have punched Borriello.

Juventus equalised six minutes from time, through an Alessandro Matri’s goal scored when the Juventus striker appeared to have strayed offside.

The decisions sparked a melee after the game, with AC Milan’s GM Adriano Galliani furious at the referee, while Juventus’ manager Antonio Conte labelled Milan “the football mafia.”

Muntari’s header clearly crossed the line and it was a scandalous decision by the referee not to award the goal and it’s a bit rich for Conte to pretend to have any moral high ground.

The current Juventus manager was part of the team involved in the Calciopoli scandal, which saw the Bianconeri stripped of two titles and relegated to the second division.

Milan were themselves penalised, with Inter the only top side to escape the wrath of the judges and the tensions between the teams have grown since the sentence.

Italy’s captain Buffon yesterday added fuel to the fire, claiming that he wouldn’t have told the referee that the ball had crossed the line had he saw it. “I didn’t see it. Would have I told the ref the ball had crossed the line? No, I don’t think so.”

While Milan and Juventus are locked head to head in the title race, Napoli last night heaped misery on Inter.

After tormenting Chelsea on Tuesday night, Ezequiel Lavezzi scored the winner against the Nerazzuri, with a wonderful right-footed finish that leaves Napoli fifth, five points away from Udinese and Lazio.

Inter’s misery seems endless this season – the Milan’s side have now failed to score in their last five games in all competitions – and look set to miss out on a European spot for next season.

Claudio Ranieri has defended his team and vowed to continue at the helm: “I won’t step down,” said the former Chelsea manager.

Daniele Cancian @MUFC_dan87

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