Matri's late goal gives Juve draw at Milan

DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press Published:

MILAN (AP) -- Alessandro Matri's late goal prevented Juventus from slipping to its first defeat of the season as it snatched a 1-1 draw at Serie A leader AC Milan in a thrilling top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Leonardo Bonucci's error, which led to Antonio Nocerino's goal, looked to have gifted Milan a 1-0 win but Matri pounced seven minutes from time to steal a share of the points.

Both teams had goals ruled out, although Milan's was certainly the most unjust as Sulley Muntari's header was several yards over the line but the referee waved play on.

Arturo Vidal was sent off shortly before the end after tackling Philippe Mexes from behind.

Juventus, which has not lost since the penultimate game of last season, remains one point behind leader and defending champion Milan, with a game in hand.