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Milan beats Juventus after disputed penalty

Milan, Italy, Nov 26 :  AC Milan earned a surprising 1-0 victory over defending champion and Serie A leader Juventus on Sunday after another disputed goal at the San Siro.Robinho scored his first goal of

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 26, 2012 17:37 IST ]
milan beats juventus after disputed penalty
milan beats juventus after disputed penalty

Milan, Italy, Nov 26 :  AC Milan earned a surprising 1-0 victory over defending champion and Serie A leader Juventus on Sunday after another disputed goal at the San Siro.

Robinho scored his first goal of the season from the penalty spot, after Mauricio Isla was adjudged to have handled the ball in the area, although replays showed it appeared to have struck his side.

Sebastian Giovinco went closest to equalizing for Juventus but Milan always looked dangerous on the counter and had several chances to extend its lead as it recorded a morale-boosting win.

It was only Juve's second loss in 53 games.

Milan fans may feel it goes some way to atoning for a refereeing error in last season's match, which ended 1-1 after Sulley Muntari's goal was not spotted by the officials.

That match was a title showdown nine months ago, but few expected anything other than a Juventus win this time around, with Milan lying a dismal 12th and having lost six games already this season.

Elsewhere, Roma won 1-0 at struggling Pescara to mark a happy return for coach Zdenek Zeman to the club he steered to promotion as Serie B winners last season.

Milan President Silvio Berlusconi had made another visit to the training ground on Saturday to give the squad a pep talk and just like last week it had an immediate effect.

After his visit to Milanello last week, Milan came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at title-chasing Napoli. It went on in midweek to secure qualification for the Champions League knockout stage.

Berlusconi was in the stands watching along with former Milan icon Marco Van Basten.

Juventus was full of confidence after itself taking a giant step towards the Champions League knockout stage with an impressive 3-0 victory over Chelsea.

Milan was forced into a late change when goalkeeper Christian Abbiati pulled out in the warm-up with back pain. He was replaced by Marco Amelia and the captain's armband given to Riccardo Montolivo.

The Rossoneri almost got off to a perfect start as Mattia De Sciglio skipped past first Kwadwo Asamoah and then Andrea Pirlo before unleashing a shot from just outside the area which whistled past the left upright.

Milan had another good chance in the 14th minute but Kevin-Prince Boateng fired straight at Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon following some good interplay with Robinho.

The Milan defense has been shambolic at times this season but it was dealing well with everything Juventus was throwing at it and Amelia didn't have to make a save until the 21st minute when he gathered a weak shot from Fabio Quagliarella at the edge of the area.

Milan's penalty came on the half hour mark when Robinho crossed in towards Antonio Nocerino and the ball seemed to strike Isla on the side, but he was penalized for a handball.

Buffon guessed the right way and got a hand to Robinho's spot kick but couldn't prevent it from going in at the bottom left corner.

Juventus had its best chances of the game just after the hour mark. Amelia did well to punch Arturo Vidal's cross clear but it fell to Pirlo who put it back into the area, only for Mirko Vucinic to blaze woefully over.

The visitors went even closer moments later when Simone Padoin -- who had come on as a halftime substitute for Isla -- crossed in and Giovinco's acrobatic overhead kick flew narrowly wide.

In Pescara, Mattia Destro gave Roma the lead in the fifth minute and could have added to his tally but missed several clear chances.

Pescara went close to an equalizer in the closing stages but remains mired in the relegation zone after winning only one of its past eight games.

 It was the 100th official game in charge of Roma for Zeman, who is in his second spell at the club.

 Elsewhere, Fiorentina's run of five successive victories ended after twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 at Torino.

 Alessio Cerci, who is on loan from Fiorentina, gave Torino the lead in the 40th minute.

Fiorentina was back on level terms when Juan Cuadrado was brought down in the area by D'Ambrosio and Gonzalo Rodriguez stepped up to fire home the resulting spot kick.

 Torino restored its lead moments later when Valter Birsa's cross evaded everyone and ended up in the back of the net.

 Fiorentina snatched a point six minutes from time when Mounir El Hamdaoui, who had only been on the pitch for less than two minutes, smashed home the equalizer.

 Genoa is out of the relegation zone after ending a run of six successive defeats with a 1-0 win at Atalanta.

 Andrea Bertolacci scored the only goal of the game in the 39th minute to hand Genoa its first win in 10 matches.

Genoa's Emiliano Moretti was sent off for a second yellow card four minutes from time.

Bologna slipped into the relegation zone after losing 1-0 at Sampdoria.

It played almost the entire match in 10 men after Archimede Morleo was sent off in the fifth minute for bringing down Mauro Icardi as the Sampdoria striker was about to run clear through on goal.

Andrea Poli grabbed the only goal of the game in the 61st, playing a one-two with Eder before firing past Bologna goalkeeper Federico Agliardi.

Elsewhere, Siena drew 0-0 at Chievo Verona. Substitute Chievo striker Mamadou Samassa was sent off five minutes from time after picking up a second yellow card for a dive in the area.

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