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Wednesday May 20 2020
Tagliavento: 'If I'd had VAR in my career...'

Former referee Paolo Tagliavento admits VAR would’ve allowed him to avoid ‘the five worst errors of my career,’ including the infamous Sulley Muntari phantom goal.

That incident was one of the main reasons why goal-line technology was introduced, as during a Scudetto showdown at San Siro in February 2012, Muntari’s shot for Milan was palmed away by Gigi Buffon, but only after it had crossed the Juventus line.

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Friday February 1 2019
Official: Muntari returns to football

Former Udinese, Inter and Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari has officially returned to football with Spanish side Albacete.

Muntari had been a free agent since leaving Deportivo La Coruna at the end of last season, but Albacete confirmed on deadline day that they had signed the Ghanaian on a deal until June 30.

The 34-year-old has spent the majority of his career in Italy, making 270 Serie A appearances for both Milan clubs and Udinese, as well as Pescara.

Albacete, for their part, are fourth in the Spanish second tier, just two points off top spot.

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Monday November 26 2018

Galliani: ‘With VAR on Muntari…’

Former Milan CEO Adriano Galliani believes “the history of Italian football could have changed” if VAR had been in place in the 2011-12 season.

In February 2012 the Rossoneri were leading 1-0 against Antonio Conte’s side at San Siro, when Gigi Buffon made a stunning save from a Philippe Mezes header.

Sulley Muntari pounced on the rebound, and while the Bianconeri goalkeeper pushed it back out, it had clearly crossed the line.

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Friday November 23 2018
Tagliavento: 'My VAR regrets'

Former referee Paolo Tagliavento looked back on some of his career errors. “My biggest regret is not having access to VAR.”

He is now the club manager of Serie C side Ternana and spoke to Radio Marte about some of the most controversial incidents.

“Anyone who chooses to be a referee knows full well that mistakes are inevitable and he can handle criticism.

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Wednesday July 4 2018
‘Wanted to give Muntari goal…’

Paolo Tagliavento reveals he wanted to give Sulley Muntari’s ‘ghost goal’ for Milan against Juventus but “I needed the assistant’s ok…”

In February 2012, the two sides were going for the Scudetto and met at San Siro for what was a crucial game in the title race.

From a corner, Philippe Mexes headed toward goal, drawing a sensational save from Gianluigi Buffon.

Muntari was on hand to turn in the rebound, which the goalkeeper only got to after it had crossed the line, but the goal wasn’t given.

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Thursday March 29 2018
Juventus-Milan rivalry catching fire

The Juventus-Milan rivalry had lost some of its lustre over the past few years, but is finding that spark once again, writes Matthew Santangelo.

Another chapter unfolds this weekend in the Juventus v Milan rivalry as the two clubs clash in Turin at the Allianz Stadium.

It wasn’t all that long ago when both of these Italian giants were locking horns for bragging rights on the Peninsula. Since the Rossoneri won their 18th Scudetto in the 2010-11 season, Italy has been painted in white and black by The Old Lady, who has taken her throne atop the Serie A podium for six straight seasons.

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Thursday February 22 2018
Official: Depor sign Muntari

Deportivo La Coruna have officially signed former Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari until the end of the season.

The news was confirmed in a statement on Depor’s official website, with Muntari arriving on a free transfer, having been without a club since leaving Pescara last summer.

The 33-year-old reunites with Clarence Seedorf after playing alongside the Dutchman and working under him at Milan between 2012 and 2014.

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Thursday February 22 2018
Muntari earns Depor deal?

Former Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari has reportedly earned a contract with Clarence Seedorf’s struggling Deportivo La Coruna.

Muntari has been training with Depor since February 9, and Gianluca Di Marzio’s website claims he will sign a deal until the end of the season, which includes the option of another year.

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Friday February 9 2018
Muntari joins Seedorf at Depor

Former Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari is training with Clarence Seedorf’s Deportivo La Coruna ahead of a possible transfer.

A statement on Depor’s official website confirmed Muntari had landed in Galicia on Thursday night and worked out with their first team the following morning.

He is a free agent, meaning the Spanish side can sign him immediately, despite the transfer window being closed.

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Sunday January 7 2018
Matuidi: 'Racism from Cagliari fans'

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi said he “experienced racism” against Cagliari. “Weak people try to intimidate with hate.”

The Bianconeri earned a 1-0 victory at the Sardegna Arena, but Matuidi seemed very agitated at one point.

He later explained via a Facebook post what had happened.

“Thanks for all your messages.

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