AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has revealed that he carries around a picture of Sulley Muntari’s infamous ‘ghost goal‘ against Juventus on his phone.
Muntari looked to have put the Rossoneri 2-0 up in their Serie A showdown with the Bianconeri in February but the match officials failed to notice that the midfielder’s close-range header had travelled at least a metre over the line.
Given that Juve subsequently snatched a draw at San Siro and are currently in possession of a one-point lead over Milan with just two rounds of the season remaining, Galliani remains bitter not only about Muntari’s goal that never was, but also a similar incident involving Robinho in Milan’s draw at Catania in March.
“We’ll talk calmly about Muntari’s goal until the end of the championship,” the Rossoneri director told Sky Sport Italia.
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“I carry the photos of Muntari’s goal and Robinho’s goal on my phone, but I look more often at Muntari’s.
“It’s a very private picture and I don’t show it on TV.”
Having stuck to his recent superstition of leaving his seat in the stand before the full-time whistle in Milan’s 2-0 win over Atalanta at San Siro, he admitted that he had been one of the last to know that Lecce had netted a late equaliser in Turin.
“I was just walking around in the dressing room and I didn’t believe it,” he confessed. “I thought it was a joke that Lecce had equalised, but it was true.
“It’s three or four games now that I have decided to stop watching Milan matches with about 10 minutes left.
“I can’t predict the future; all I will say is that we are having a great season. We have 77 points with two games left.
“Let’s just look ahead and we did well to not give up on the Scudetto when everything seemed lost.”
Meanwhile, Galliani revealed that in spite of their enthusiastic pursuit of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez in January, the Rossoneri are not planning to make any major additions to their frontline during the summer.
“We’re not thinking about changing our attack,” he declared. “We’ll stay as we are.
“There will be time from May 14 until August 31 to think about the transfer market. Our thoughts for now are just on ending the season well.”
Up next for Milan is a mouth-watering derby against Inter at the Giuseppe Meazza on Sunday.