Carlos Bacca had to be physically stopped by coach Montella from attacking referee Davide Massa after the game while Gianluigi Donnarumma kissed the Milan crest at the Juventus Stadium and shouted ‘it is always them!’
Milan were seconds away from getting a draw at the Juventus Stadium but referee Davide Massa had other plans.
The Imperia-born referee awarded Juventus a very, very questionable penalty in the 97′ minute, which gave Paulo Dybala the opportunity to make it 2-1 and give Juve a 31st consecutive win at home, leaving Milan empty handed despite a good effort and in particular a stunning performance from Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Donnarumma didn’t take the loss easy and as he walked off the pitch, he yelled at the referees and after kissing the Milan badge on his shirt (see the YouTube video below) inside a stadium full of Bianconeri fans dreaming of him replacing Gigi Buffon in their goal in the future, he was caught on camera saying to himself: “It’s not possible. It’s always them!” referring to the fact that Juventus’ name has always been tied with questionable and controversial referring decisions.
Gigio was far from the only player angry at the referee but the one who took his anger the furthest is Carlos Bacca, who was replaced in the 54′ minute due to an injury. The Colombian tried to confront Massa but had to be physically stopped by Montella & Galliani; he cursed at the ref, as the video above shows, and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, he’s at risk of facing a ban for his actions.
It has to be said, however, that while the penalty in the last moment was non-existent, Juve deserved a penalty earlier when Zapata fouled Dybala (Montella addressed it in his post-match interviews) while Milan’s goal was scored from an offside position, although as La Gazzetta points out, it’s impossible, without using cameras, to see that Bacca’s foot was in fact offside.
Milan now have to move on and they face Genoa next Saturday at Stadio San Siro. The Rossoneri are currently in 7th place with 50 points and they will have to work extra hard to make Europe.