Juventus general director Giuseppe Marotta has claimed that there is no ill will between his side and fellow giants AC Milan in the wake of controversial refereeing decisions in recent meetings.
Sunday's 1-0 Rossoneri win saw Massimiliano Allegri's men take the lead and ultimately triumph via a disputed penalty converted by Robinho, whilst themselves felt shortchanged last season when a Sulley Muntari goal was disallowed in an encounter backdropped by a fierce race for the Scudetto.
The Muntari incident saw Bianconeri midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini referred to the National Disciplinary Committee earlier in the current campaign for displaying a distasteful banner referring to the episode during Juventus' title celebrations in May.
Yet, Marotta maintains that the relationship between the two historic clubs remains strong.
"There has always been a good rapport between Juventus and Milan," he told Sky TG24 when pertinently queried.
"There’s the right competitiveness on the pitch and everyone wants to win, but we also have common off-field objectives designed to reach a winning strategy."
Marotta also addressed the oft-discussed topic of his Torino outfit's attacking production, citing empirical evidence in his defense of Juventus' accused lack of a top striker.
"If we consider last year’s championship and the first part of the current campaign, Juventus have the most prolific attack. We've scored 94 goals and we've never had difficulties in putting the ball in the back of the net.
"We’re the team with the highest number of different goalscorers and our tactical ethos is geared towards players breaking forward, so it’s not just the strikers who get on the score-sheet."
Antonio Conte's men will take on Torino in the Derby della Mole this coming Saturday.