Dybala nets controversial winner to push Juventus past AC Milan

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AC Milan looked like it was on its way to holding the Serie A leaders to a point on Friday afternoon, but Paulo Dybala’s late finish from the penalty spot kept the points away from the visitors.

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Juventus picked up a controversial 2-1 victory over AC Milan at the Juventus Stadium after Dybala converted from 12 yards out deep in second-half stoppage time.

The Argentine international netted his seventh goal of the season in the 97th minute after Mattia De Sciglio was called for a handball inside the Milan penalty area. However, the call appeared to be questionable at best upon replay.

Nonetheless, the goal stood and Juventus now moves 11 points clear of Roma at the top of Serie A following Friday’s win, while Milan sits in seventh place on 50 points.

AC Milan found an equalizer prior to halftime when Carlos Bacca broke through in the 43rd minute.

The hosts opened the scoring on a half hour after Medhi Benatia timed his run in the penalty area to perfection before smashing home a close-range shot past AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The 18-year-old shot stopper came up big time and time again against Juve, making nine saves throughout the match.