Juventus snap back at AC Milan over Chiellini row

Juventus management have hit back at AC Milan over their anger towards Giorgio Chiellini's claims.

The Italian international claimed that Ibra had slapped goalkeeper Marco Storari after Juve’s 2-1 Italian Cup semi-final win at San Siro on Wednesday.

Although television replays seem to suggest that is what happened, Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani, plus players Massimo Ambrosini and Marco Amelia, have criticised Chiellini.

“Chiellini wasn’t telling tales,” Juventus director general Beppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia. “He is a great player and a man with great principles.

“All he did was respond to the questions of the journalists after the game,” Marotta underlined amid suggestions that Chiellini was trying to get Ibra banned for the return leg in Turin.

“Neither he nor Juventus intend to judge what occurred and what the TV images show. We won’t be lodging any sort of complaint.

“We know that Milan are a strong side, with or without Ibrahimovic, and the Coppa Italia tie is still open to any result.”

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