CorSport: Maresca suspended for three things that went against Milan in Roma win

By Oliver Fisher -

Referee Fabio Maresca has been stopped from refereeing for at least two rounds of action by the designator Rocchi after Sunday’s game against Roma.

As reported by il Corriere dello Sport (via MilanNews), Maresca made four crucial mistakes in the game at the Stadio Olimpico which have ultimately resulted in his temporary suspension. First of all, he made a mistake in the general management of the match, whistling too much and drawing too many yellow cards.

As for the individual incidents, the Neapolitan referee was wrong not to listen to the VAR on the occasion of the penalty on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Then, before the second yellow card given to Theo Hernandez, there was an obvious foul on Rade Krunic that was also missed.

At the end of the game Jordan Veretout’s ugly challenge on Sandro Tonali should have been punished with a red card. Finally, the paper suggests that the VAR chief made a mistake in not asking Maresca to review the contact between Kjaer and Pellegrini inside the box.

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  1. So… Roma fans were crying for no reason whatsoever.Milan would have been complete if Theo wasn’t sent off and chain of events that unfolded afterwards wouldn’t have happened.

    In fact, even if Kessie’s penalty wasn’t given, we probably would have scored a few more goals. So, they should count their blessings.

  2. Ibra second and leao goal that was ruled out was not among the wrong things mentioned.

    If the result was the other round nobody will say anything.

    Forza Milan.

  3. Maresca probably wanted to help his team Napoli to stay on top alone. Need to reconsider referee selection for clashes like this. Someone from relatively neutral city could do the job better.

  4. probably paid. should check his bank acc too. Too many referee being ‘weird’ against milan lately, starting with the kebab referee.

    maybe milan pissed of UEFA with the super league, and now revenge is coming slowly

    1. Can you blame Milan for wanting to form a Super League? with referees like the one in our match against Athletico, whose wrong decisions affected the outcome of the game in a way that puts us in this present situation in the UCL. The man wasn’t even punished for it. UEFA is supposed to regulate contractual situations in a way that favours smaller clubs around Europe to make the leagues balanced. Smaller clubs can’t compete because the bigger clubs buy out the talent pool during the transfer windows. Players would rather run down their contracts instead of accepting increased offers from their present club, because a bigger club elsewhere is offering $1 more. It makes no sense, UEFAs inaction is ruining the sport in Europe. You can almost certainly predict the Final Top 4 across all leagues even before the season starts. Is that what makes sports interesting?? UEFA is only interested in the money, not the sport.

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