Former referee Luca Marelli believes that the official in charge of AC Milan’s 2-2 draw against Salernitana on Friday night made a number of mistakes in the final few minutes of the match.
Speaking to DAZN after the match (via Milan News), Marelli was very critical Daniele Doveri who had his work cut out in stoppage time with Luka Jovic’s equaliser and the brawl that seemed to break out with Alessandro Florenzi at the centre of it.
Given Milan had just scored an equaliser and were desperate to get the game going and find a late winner, they were not happy to see that no time was added on to the five minutes of stoppage time that were allotted before the brawl.
As Marelli explains, an extra minute or so should have been added on to the match, time in which either team could have found a winning goal.
“Doveri made a big mistake with added time. As you can see, in the ninety-third minute and thirty-five seconds a melee broke out near the Salernitana bench and there was also a sending off. There was a minute and twenty-five left until the end of injury time, in reality Doveri blew the whistle at ninety-five thirty. An error by Doveri, he was missing at least another minute of injury time that should have been added to the time allowed at the end of the match,” he said.
Doveri was surrounded by Milan players at the end who clearly expected there to be a bit more time added on.