Juventus extended their lead at the top of Serie A to eleven points and their winning streak at home to 31 matches with victory over AC Milan on Friday evening but it was not without controversy.
Paulo Dybala kept his cool to slot home a penalty in the 97th minute after Mattia De Sciglio had harshly been penalised for handball and the result means that a record sixth-straight scudetto looks destined for Juve.
The Bianconeri were the better side and were it not for the performance of Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Milan goal, victory would have been sewn up far earlier but deep into stoppage time it appeared that Carlos Bacca’s equaliser would deny Juve and end their remarkable home run.
Deep into stoppage time a weary AC Milan had Argentinian midfielder José Sosa sent off and with the numerical disadvantage, the visitors found themselves on the end of a questionable refereeing decision that gifted Dybala the chance to seal victory.
The 23-year-old tucked away his 12th Serie A penalty from 12 attempts and with it the title looks certain to stay in Turin.
Asked about the controversy at full time, Dybala said dismissively, “The other sides have been complaining about Juve for six years, perhaps they should try another method.”