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Saturday March 31 2012
Allegri: 'Want to talk about refs?'

Massimiliano Allegri was furious after another ‘phantom goal’ in Milan’s draw with Catania and slammed Juventus. “They ought to shut up.”

The Rossoneri earned a 1-1 scoreline in Sicily this evening, but Giovanni Marchese cleared Robinho’s effort when at least the vast majority of the ball – possibly all of it – had crossed the line.

“It’s very difficult to tell, but it is a goal,” complained Allegri on Sky Sport Italia, who also saw Sulley Muntari’s goal not given against Juve this season.

“It’s not about the referee or linesman, as it is difficult to tell, but the problem is that there are many who keep on talking and ought to shut up.

“Once again this morning I read that someone wants an advantage from the officials,” he continued, referring to Juventus director general Beppe Marotta’s interview.

“We played four balanced games this term and each time there were incidents that went against us. They were with Juventus when the Scudetto seemed to be closed off, in Florence and in Rome with a penalty awarded and then taken away.

“Therefore people ought to shut up. I read yet more talk this morning, but the error on Muntari’s goal is worth the entire tournament. I never cause controversy, but then these people again insist on talking about the referees.

“At this point, clearly I have to join in and talk about refereeing incidents too.”

It was a thrilling encounter with Catania, as the Sicilians rattled the crossbar and had a goal controversially disallowed.

“We threw away too much possession in attack without creating enough chances. In the second half Catania came out very strong, but we stopped playing too early, probably because of the Champions League fatigue.

“It was important to win, but we knew it was going to be extremely tough, because Catania are a great team. At the moment, at least we added a point to our standings.”

Juventus are now five points behind and face Napoli on Sunday evening.

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