This past Saturday's match between Milan and Juventus at the San Siro had been billed as the decisive battle for the top spot on the Serie A table; however, the match ended in a 1-1 draw thanks to goals from Antonio Nocerino in the 14th minute for Milan and from Alessandro Matri in the 83rd minute for Juventus. In the end, the occurrence during the match that proved to be the news maker of the day was Philippe Mexes' off the ball punch of former Roma teammate Marco Borriello.
Although the match referee did not see the incident during the match, the television cameras picked it up and the hot headed French defender was given a three match ban.
Mexes is now attempting to make amends, having apologized to the referee, Paolo Tagliavento, who was officiating this week's friendly between Germany and France, and is now expressing the desire to apologize to Borriello.
Milan, who are one point ahead of Juventus on the table, head to Sicily on Saturday to play Palermo while Juventus host Chievo Verona on Saturday evening.