Sunday February 26 2012
Matri enjoyed Milan revenge

Alessandro Matri admits it was particularly special to score against his former club and “perhaps it’s lucky my goal was disallowed.”

The striker came off the bench to net the equaliser in last night’s 1-1 draw with Milan, but before that was incorrectly flagged offside.

“The important thing is we were able to bring home a point,” said Matri. “Perhaps it’s lucky my goal was disallowed, as that evened out the one Sulley Muntari was not given in the first half.

“The performance was pretty good, although we all realised it was not the usual Juventus out there.

“My goal is worth a great deal, but not for the Scudetto. A defeat would’ve been a heavy blow, but we maintain our unbeaten record, which means a lot to us.”

Matri grew up in the Milan youth academy, but was never given much consideration at the club.

“It was a special atmosphere for me, as it was the first time I had played such an important match. It meant a lot to me to be here.”