Referee Francesco Fourneau and the VAR team missed a possible penalty that AC Milan should have been awarded during their 5-1 win over Sampdoria.
This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) recaps the major incidents that happened during the game last night, starting with when Djuricic went down in the area on the fifth minute but after Malick Thiaw’s clean challenge.
There was a penalty check in the 8th minute when Theo Hernandez went down after a challenge from Zanoli. It was deemed by Fourneau and the VAR chief Di Martino to be regular contact but it was a ‘dubious decision’ as there was a tangle of legs.
It was a clear penalty on Leao in the 27th minute after Gunter slipped and his left foot caught the Portuguese’s left foot. It was correct to only be a yellow card too as per the paper because he was trying to challenge for the ball.
Leave the man be. No one wanted to be there yesterday. Not Milan, not the ref, especially not Sampa. But they all had to. They did their due diligence, finished the game, time to put it behind us and hope Italian courts win us UCL qualification tomorrow.
Let our bad luck at the penalty area be regarded as a sacrifice to penalize juve with huge points penalty at the court.