Monday February 27 2012
Allegri calm after the storm

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has looked to inject some calm following the furore in the aftermath of the Juventus clash.

The game ended 1-1, but only after Milan had scored a ghost goal and the Old Lady were denied of an onside Alessandro Matri strike.

“There was anger because it was an important game,” the former Cagliari tactician stated on Monday afternoon.

“Certain episodes take place during games and they need to be faced with serenity. Referees make mistakes.

“I’m disappointed with what took place, but I have nothing against the match officials. There was an error, but the game was well officiated.

“We could have done without the post-match tension-induced statements. We’re disappointed, but I don’t want to create more tension.”

The Italian media today are focusing heavily on Gigi Buffon’s claims that he wouldn’t have told the referee that Sulley Muntari’s goal should have counted had he realised the ball was over the line.

“I don’t want to say anything about that,” the Coach noted. “I’d rather just talk about football. The referees need to make decisions therefore the responsibility is theirs.”

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