The best soccer comes when two biggest powerhouses of the contemporary soccer comes before each other and we witness the finest soccer action as it happened last night when AC Milan lost to Juventus by 2-1.
Like always all these games it also gave us an opportunity to see brilliant soccer and both the sides kept fighting with 1-1 on the board until AC Milan keeper Donnarumma, though gave a brilliant performance, could not stop Paulo Dybala’s penalty with the final kick of the game after Mattia De Sciglio was adjudged to have handled Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross. Obviously, Donnarumma was angry with the late penalty decision and he told reporters after the game, “It’s not possible, it’s always them.” Similarly, Milan’s Carlos Bacca incident was also the one where he had to leave the game 40 minutes earlier, and also be restrained from going after referee Davide Massa, forcing Milan coach Vincenzo Montella to apologise for his goal scorer.
Later, Milan coach Vincenzo Montella said, “Everyone has their interpretation and I want to apologise for the situation at the end, as that is unforgivable.
“Massa told me he took the responsibility of giving the penalty. I am told he was far away and couldn’t have seen it. I prefer not to talk about referees, even if on days like this it becomes difficult!
“Complaining doesn’t get you anywhere. It’s pointless. We have to focus, stay calm and accept that referees do make mistakes. We can only hope that the errors go in our favour.”
To cool down the heat of the matter little bit, Juventus boss Max Allegri said he was already preparing to leave the pitch when the penalty was given and he said, “The game was over. I was already in the tunnel and I preferred not to see the penalty. We were going to either win or draw. Paulo did well, because it’s never easy to put a penalty past Donnarumma, especially in the form he was in tonight with some remarkable saves.
“I never comment on refereeing incidents, whether in our favour or against. The officials were close by, if they gave it, then that was their decision.
“Incidents go for and against, that’s football, and I didn’t sit here complaining about penalties against Udinese. I said we played badly and deserved no more than a point.”