GdS: Doveri and VAR crew got major decisions right during Milan-Napoli

By Oliver Fisher -

There were a number of debatable incidents during last night’s game between AC Milan and Napoli at San Siro, but La Gazzetta dello Sport believes the officials got them all right.

This morning’s edition of the newspaper analyses the refereeing incidents during the game, starting with the fifth minute of the second half when the Rossoneri asked for a penalty for a challenge by Rrahmani on Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

The English midfielder had latched on to a through ball from Rafael Leao and appeared to be barged to the ground, but La Gazzetta believe the contact was too light and was more shoulder to shoulder than anything.

Right at the end, there were two Napoli appeals for penalties after ricochets inside the Milan penalty area, but even in this case it was right not to award the penalty.

The VAR chief Di Paolo certified that there was not the evidence available to award a spot kick after the ball hit Yunus Musah following a deflection from Loftus-Cheek at close range.

Then, a tackle from Matteo Gabbia on Di Lorenzo showed that he got the ball and thus in this case too it was right not to give a penalty, meaning the correct decisions were reached all round.


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  1. The problem i have with the RLC shove is that it wasn’t even reviewed and lesser events got reviewed. And imo it should have been a pen. The Napoli player didn’t even play the ball and bodied RLC, took him out of his path clearly 🤷‍♂️

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