Matri rescues Juve draw at Milan
AC Milan and Juventus remain first and second in Serie A following their 1-1 draw at the San Siro tonight, however, both teams could justifiably feel aggrieved with a share of the points in what was a hard-fought top-of-the-table showdown.
Antonio Nocerino put Milan ahead in the 14th minute and Sulley Muntari appeared to have doubled the lead midway through the first half with his header, but the chance was adjudged to have not crossed the goal-line.
Juventus then had the ball in the net 11 minutes from time, but Alessandro Matri was adjudged to be offside before the same player scored four minutes later. Juve ended the game with ten men after Arturo Vidal was sent off in the 88th minute for a challenge on Mark van Bommel.
The hosts went ahead with the first chance of the game, Nocerino's powerful shot from outside the area dipping beneath the bar.
Milan seemed to make it 2-0 when with Muntari's header, but Gianluigi Buffon clawed it back and a goal was not awarded. Claudio Marchisio then shot from the left, but Christian Abbiati saved well.
Thiago Silva was just wide for the hosts before Andrea Pirlo, returning to the San Siro for the first time since his summer move, also narrowly missed.
Matri then appeared to have equalised after finding the bottom right-hand corner, but he was flagged offside. However, Matri then levelled with a close-range volley from Simone Pepe's cross although the point was overshadowed by Vidal's lunge on Van Bommel and subsequent red card.