AC Milan held 1-1 at Catania in Serie A

DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press Published:

MILAN (AP) -- AC Milan gave title rival Juventus a boost as it was held to a 1-1 draw at Catania in Serie A on Saturday.

Brazilian striker Robinho put Milan ahead in the first half before Nicolas Spolli equalized in the 57th minute.

Robinho almost added a second goal when his shot appeared to have crossed the line.

Catania's Alejandro Gomez had a shot ruled out for offside. The Argentine had earlier hit the crossbar.

Defending champion Milan remains top, five points clear of Juventus which hosts Napoli on Sunday.

Milan, held to a midweek goalless draw in the Champions League against Barcelona, plays the second leg on Tuesday.