GdS: Milan penalised by yet another inexperienced referee and Maldini hits back

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan didn’t play to the best of their abilities against Udinese last night, that is pretty clear to everyone, but the away side’s equaliser should have been disallowed. In fact, another mistake penalised the Rossoneri. 

Stefano Pioli’s men took the lead through Rafael Leao in the first half and then crumbled as the game went on, struggling to create chances. In addition, Udinese actually played quite well snd eventually got their equaliser.

However, as Gazzetta Dello Sport underlines (via MilanNews), the goal shouldn’t have stood as the ball was handled by Udogie. Quite clearly, as well, but somehow VAR missed it despite conducting a check on the matter.

It’s yet another officiating mistake in a Milan game, which understandably made technical director Paolo Maldini furious. He made that very clear in his interview with MilanTV afterwards, stating that Serie A cannot always assign rookie referees to their games.

“VAR, used like this, hurts as it isn’t the first time [for us]. The handball is an obvious mistake. One more thing, we cannot always have a rookie referee at San Siro. It’s not easy to referee here,” he said.

Maldini still expressed this in an elegant way, arguing for his case rather than shouting about the matter. And given the previous incidents, you can understand his intentions.

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