Boateng: Beating Juventus is key to second place

The attacker admitted the team don't want a repeat of Sulley Muntari's 'ghost goal' from when the two sides last met while he also says he will be fit for the crunch clash
AC Milan playmaker Kevin-Prince Boateng says his side's match against Juventus on Sunday could hold the key to them pushing for a second-place finish in Serie A.

Massimiliano Allegri's side have been on the up since the turn of the year, though a Champions League place is still not assured. But with not long left of the campaign, a win over the current league leaders would put them in pole position to challenge for automatic qualification.

Former Tottenham man Boateng also alluded to Sulley Muntari's goal that was not given the last time the two sides met, and vowed to make sure the referee was left in no doubt as to when the Rossoneri have found the net.

"We are still there or thereabouts and we want to finish second, and to do that we have to win in Turin," he told the Milan Channel.

"The matches against Juventus are always special. There is no need to talk them up further.

"This time we'll kick the ball harder in order to make it clear for everyone that the ball has crossed the line!"

Boateng also revealed he hoped to be fit for the encounter after limping off in the 1-1 draw with Napoli on Sunday, and admitted the injury was not as bad as it first seemed.

He added: "I am fine. At first I thought the damage would be greater, but today I feel a lot better and hopefully I'll be available against Juve."