GdS: Analysis of Guida’s decisions in Roma-Milan – doubts about two key incidents

By Oliver Fisher -

There were a number of controversial incidents during AC Milan’s 2-1 win over Roma at the Olimpico which have been evaluated by La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The paper (via MilanLive) first of all takes a look at Fikayo Tomori’s goal that was ruled out for offside after a scrum and a deflection, and while the Englishman was onside because the ball came off a Roma player, the decision was given for Kjaer’s initial infraction which was the correct call.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also clearly offside when Rebic squared to him, which was naive given the Croatian had put him in a position to score into an empty net and the Swede failed to hold his run.

It was also right to cancel Mkhitaryan’s goal for Roma as Gianluca Mancini’s flick-on in the air came from a foul on Theo Hernandez.

Then there were the appeals that Veretout had been pushed over by a recovering Tomori just after the half-hour mark as he seemed to be through on goal, but Guida let it go and the replay did not see an obvious foul as the Frenchman was unbalanced.

Guida gave a penalty six minutes before the break when Fazio stood on Calabria in the area. It is VAR chief Irrati who called his colleague back to the monitor and showed him the stomp, and the right decision was made.

On 80 minutes, Mkhitaryan got the ball from Theo and went down in the middle of the area, but Guida whistles a foul by the Armenian. It was a tough call to make either way, and there are doubts.

A penalty for Milan could have been in the final stages as Karsdorp touches Leao’s leg on the run but the referee didn’t feel like whistling a second penalty for the Rossoneri, perhaps with the knowledge of having denied Roma one.

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