Ref got it wrong, slams Allegri as Milan stun Juve


MILAN: Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri slammed refereeing officials after seeing Miralem Pjanic’s goal chalked off as the champions were stunned 1-0 by AC Milan in a San Siro sizzler Saturday.

The Turin giants had beaten Milan in the sides’ last nine meetings and, in front of 75,829 spectators, showed throughout a stirring encounter why they are being tipped to claim a record sixth consecutive ‘scudetto’ title at the end of the season.

But Juve’s failure to find a way past Milan’s teenaged goalkeeping sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma proved costly, and the visitors were given few favours by referee Nicola Rizzoli on their way to a second successive San Siro setback just over a month after suffering a 2-1 reverse to Inter Milan.

Pjanic looked to have finally broken the deadlock for the visitors when he spun away in delight to celebrate beating 17-year-old Donnarumma with a rasping free kick just after the half-hour.

But the Bosnia midfielder’s joy was short-lived.

Milan’s players surrounded Rizzoli claiming offside and after consultation with his touchline official he cancelled the goal.

Allegri said: “It’s clear that our goal was valid. I shouldn’t say it, but everyone will say it.”