GdS: First goal debatable but referee got major decisions right in Inter-Milan

By Isak Möller -

Simone Sozza had his work cut out for him in the derby between AC Milan and Inter last night. There were a few questionable incidents, but the referee managed to get the major decisions right. 

Inter took the lead early in the game after a questionable situation, as both Malick Thiaw and Theo Hernandez were brought down in the build-up to the goal. There was really no controversy for the rest of the goals, though.

Today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (see photo below) took stock of the referee’s performance. On the first goal, it was right to let the play go on for the contact on Thiaw but Dumfries’ tackle on Hernandez is more questionable. It wasn’t a clear and obvious error, thus preventing VAR from stepping him but Sozza certainly could have blown his while there, instead of deeming it a far shoulder-to-shoulder challenge.

Apart from that, the referee got the decisions right as it was also a penalty for Inter due to Hernandez’s intervention. The newspaper concluded by giving Sozza a 6/10 for the performance which is a pass.

Tags AC Milan Inter


  1. It defined the match as i see it because a quick goal puts extra pressure on the opposition and forces the team to take some more risks while they also easier gets nervous. In the end though inter was the best team but the game could propaby have gone in a different direction.

  2. Milan team were so useless lastnight. Theo playing solely on his own like he is at Ronaldinho level. Inter milan were shooting outside 18box meanwhile Milan are passing the ball even inside the 18box. What rubbish. A shot can deflect and enter post and it will be a goal or another player will tap in.
    They are playing like college boys.

  3. It wasn’t questionable as there was no foul. After being outplayed, Thiaw should have stood up & run back instead of sitting on grass raising arms.

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