AC Milan have been on the receiving end of some very contestable refereeing decisions in key moments so far this season, a report has recalled.
Calciomercato.com have taken a look back at the incidents that have gone against Milan, starting with the 2-1 defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. After Kessie’s red card which was debatable in itself, a penalty was given in the last minute for Atleti to make it 2-1 as the ball ricocheted between Kalulu and Lemar. Referee Cakir awarded a penalty, but the replay showed how Kalulu only touched the ball after Lemar pushes it with his hand and VAR did not intervene.
Then there was the 1-0 home defeat against Napoli when Kessie scored to make it 1-1 in the final minute, but the referee Massa ruled the goal out after the intervention of the VAR, who considered Giroud to be offside despite the fact he was laid on the ground and was not interfering with pay.
The 2-1 home loss against Spezia is still fresh in the memory as Messias scored to make it 2-1 to the Rossoneri right at the end at the same time as Serra blew his whistle for a foul on Rebic, awarding Milan a free-kick on the edge of the box and not playing the advantage he should have. Gyasi scored the winning goal for the away side minutes later.
Finally there is Friday night’s game, when Udogie scored an equaliser by forcing the ball into the net with his arm, but neither the referee Marchetti nor the VAR intervened to cancel the goal.