AC Milan fans always complain – Juventus hero Dybala laughs off conspiracy theory

Paulo Dybala dismissed suggestions Juventus are being favoured by referees after scoring a 97th-minute penalty to earn his side a dramatic 2-1 win over AC MIlan. The reigning Serie A champions were handed a controversial spot-kick after Stephan Lichtsteiner's cross struck Mattia De Sciglio on the arm deep into stoppage time, even if there did not appear to be any intent from the defender.

Referee Davide Massa's decision led to furious reactions from Milan, who had Jose Sosa sent off after a second yellow card moments before, but Dybala felt Juventus should have had a penalty in the first half anyway.

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"Milan fans have been complaining about Juventus for six years or so," Dybala told Mediaset.

"We are used to it. They should try something else rather than always complain about referees.

"I wonder if anyone will mention [Cristian] Zapata's foul on me in the first half that should have been a penalty… You have to honest.

"When something like this happens, we just move on and keep working."

Dybala missed a spot-kick in the Supercoppa Italiana defeat against Milan back in December, but that did not stop him from taking the responsibility on Friday.

"It was not easy. We all remember the last penalty I shot against [Gianluigi] Donnarumma that he saved," he added.

"Fortunately I hit it better this time around. I am happy."

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