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  • AC Milan 1-1 Juventus: Nocerino, Matri scores, Vidal sent-off

    AC Milan still topped the Serie A standings despite a 1-1 draw with Juventus in a match that took place at the San Siro on Saturday 2/25/2012). Milan remain 1 point ahead of Juventus who followed in second place with 50 points.

    Milan went ahead in the 15th minute. after receiving a pass from Robinho, Nocerino managed to beat Gianluigi Buffon with his right foot shot.

    Milan 1-0 up did not make the pressure lower. At the 25th minute, Milan actually scored a goal through a header from Sulley Muntari. Unfortunately the referee did not validate these goals despite Muntari headed the ball had crossed the goal line before countered by Buffon.

    Juventus slowly giving rise to resistance. Antonio Conte a few times troops opened fire which unfortunately has not led to meaningful threat to Milan. Milan while still making threats through the occasional counterattack.

    In fact, in the 42nd minute, a shot from Mark van Bommel made almost Milan fans cheered. Unfortunately, the ball is already out of reach by Buffon is still stretched thin on the left side Juventus.

    In the second half, Juventus dominated the game more. But Milan's tight defense made it difficult for Juventus off the threat. Milan managed to make Juventus tired of fighting in the midfield.

    The new Juventus goalkeeper Milan threatened in the 68th minute. Giorgo Chiellini cross from Fabio Quagliarella struck by the right foot. Luckily for Milan, Abbiati managed to close the ball and Quagliarella opportunities fail.

    Fierce battle and both teams went hard. Not infrequently, the referee must blow the whistle because the violation occurred.

    After trying hard, Juventus finally scored position in the 83rd minute. Substitute Alessandro Matri successfully grabbed Simone Pepe's cross with a half volley shot. The ball that rolled heavy could not be driven by Abbiati who had always fails the chances Juve.

    At the 88th minute Juventus must play with ten men after Arturo Vidal received a red card for breaking Van Bommel. But this does not affect the outcome of the game. When the whistle sounded ending the game score remained 1-1.

    According to the Lega Serie A, Milan controls the ball during the game as much as 45 percent and fired three accurate shots from nine businesses. As for Juventus created three chances out of eleven experiments.

    The lineup
    Milan: Christian Abbiati, Thiago Silva, Philippe Mexes, Luca Antonini, Ignazio Abate, Mark Van Bommel, Urby Emanuelson (Massimo Ambrosini 72), Sulley Muntari, Antonio Nocerino, Robinho, Pato (Stephan El Shaarawy 46)

    Juventus: Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo, Marcelo Estigarribia (Simone Pepe 46), Stephan Lichtsteiner, Marco Borriello (Mirko Vucinic 54), Fabio Quagliarella (Alessandro Matri 69)


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