Muntari's 'goal' ignites goal-line technology talk
Sulley Muntari's never to be goal in Saturday's top-of-the-table clash between AC Milan and Juventus has provided another boost for the case in favour of goal-line technology.
And that goal could ultimately decide this season's Serie A title race.
The Ghana international was already celebrating after heading the ball over the line but the referee had waved play on even though replays showed the ball was a good metre inside the goal.
AC Milan could have taken a 2-0 lead had the goal counted as they dominated the game and there might well have been no way back for Juventus, who regrouped to force a 1-1 draw.
Juventus stayed one point behind Serie A leaders Milan with a game in hand, whereas a defeat would have left them four points adrift and a blow of having lost their unbeaten record this season.
Players from both sides agreed that the ball was in, including Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
“I wasn't aware at the time of my position or of Muntari's shot. Afterwards, I saw in the pictures that the ball had gone in,” he said.
“But I must be frank and say that if I had realised, I would not have helped the referee.”