Sunday February 26 2012
Buffon: 'On Muntari's goal...'

Gianluigi Buffon reveals even if he had realised Sulley Muntari’s effort had crossed the line, he “certainly wouldn’t have told the referee!”

Juventus fought back for a 1-1 draw against Milan last night, but when it was still 1-0 the officials failed to spot Muntari’s header go into the goal before Buffon batted it away.

“I have to be honest, it was all moving so quickly that I didn’t realise the ball had crossed the line. Mind you, even if I had realised, I certainly wouldn’t have told the referee!

“We are happy with this point against a team that remains the favourite for the Scudetto and who created so many problems for us for 65 minutes.

“It wasn’t a great start to the game for us and Milan always managed to pin us back, so after the break we changed a few things and it went better, especially in the final stages.”

Antonio Conte had a row on live television with Zvonimir Boban, who claimed the two refereeing errors could not be considered equal.

However, Buffon seemed to go against his Coach and agree with the former Milan star turned pundit.

“We were certainly helped by the incidents. The linesman’s error on the Milan goal had a specifically different weight on the game and the way it played out.

“Having said that, the club was right to point out that it’s abnormal we have only received one penalty all season considering the way we play football. That is an incontrovertible fact.”