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Feb 25, 2012

Milan and Juve share spoils

AC Milan and Juventus played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in a top-of-the-table clash in Serie A.

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Milan took the lead after just 15 minutes when Antonio Nocerino unleashed a powerful drive that took a significant deflection from Leonardo Bonucci. They should have doubled their lead not long afterwards when Sulley Muntari clearly headed over the line, but Gianluigi Buffon reached to make the save and the officials failed to award the goal.

Alessandro Matri then thought he had levelled for Juve ten minutes from time, but the effort was controversially disallowed for offside. Three minutes later, though, Matri restored parity when he volleyed home a Simone Pepe cross.

Arturo Vidal was sent off in the 89th minute for a vicious tackle on Mark van Bommel, but Milan were left with little time to make the difference count.

The result keeps Milan a point clear of Juve at the top of Serie A, but the Bianconeri have a game in-hand.

Rodrigo Palacio scored a stoppage-time equaliser for Genoa and Parma's Alessandro Lucarelli was dismissed in a dramatic finale to Saturday evening's mid-table Serie A clash, which ended 2-2.

Genoa had lost their last three league games without scoring a goal, going down to Catania, Atalanta and Chievo, so when they trailed 2-0 to strikes from Massimo Gobbi and Sergio Floccari it again looked bleak for them.

However, Genoa had hope when Palacio tucked in the rebound after his 78th-minute penalty was saved, and the Argentinian forward was on hand in the sixth minute of stoppage time to convert a pass from Cristobal Jorquera.

Lucarelli lost his cool, insisting there was an offside, and took his protests so far that he was ordered off.

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