Juventus deserve Serie A title, insists AC Milan defender Abate

The Italy international has admitted that the Bianconeri are the worthy champions this term following Sunday evening's results as he played down Sulley Muntari's ghost-goal
Ignazio Abate feels that AC Milan's 4-2 derby loss to Inter on Sunday evening summed up the Rossoneri's injury-plagued season, and admitted that Juventus are the deserved champions following their impressive unbeaten Serie A run.

The Turin side beat Cagliari 2-0 at the weekend to move four points clear of Milan with only one more game to go, and Abate has already congratulated his former team-mate Andrea Pirlo with his league victory.

"The game against Inter perfectly reflected our season: two muscle injuries within the space of 20 minutes," Abate mused to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I have already sent Pirlo a text message. They deserve the Scudetto as they haven't lost once in 37 games," he added.

Abate then dodged the question of a controversial refereeing decision that Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri and CEO Adriano Galliani believe played a key role in Juve's title win.

"Muntari's ghost-goal? A lot of dubious decisions happen throughout the season, but in the end you can only compliment those who come out victorious."

Milan take on Novara in their last game of the 2011-12 campaign.

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