AC Milan clinched a comfortable win in their game against Bologna last night, finding the back of the net two times and keeping a clean sheet. However, it perhaps should have been a bit more dramatic.
The Rossoneri’s domination throughout the game was there for everyone to see. After scoring the second goal, Stefano Pioli decided to bring on the likes of Tommaso Pobega, Yacine Adli and Alexis Saelemaekers, feeling safe with the lead.
However, Bologna made a slight push for a comeback as Nicola Sansone came on with a lot of energy. He didn’t just hit the post with a long-range effort, but he also perhaps should have been awarded a penalty.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport (via SempreMilan), around the 75th-minute mark, Sansone was brought down in the box after a rash challenge by Fikayo Tomori. The Bologna man had just passed the ball on and thus wasn’t in control anymore, but the referee still made the wrong decision.
It’s a grey area whether VAR should have intervened or not, seeing as the referee saw the challenge and deemed it to be fair enough, but the replays clearly showed Milan got lucky. The VAR discussions continue, therefore.