There were a couple of big decisions for the referee Manganiello to make during today’s game between AC Milan and Sassuolo.
The first incident was in the closing stages of the first half as Raspadori went through Bennacer and connected high up on his shin. The incident can be seen on the video below, and it certainly appears as though it should have been a red card for endangering an opponent given Bennacer’s leg was planted and he goes in with studs, even though he does attempt to pull out of it after making contact.
Referee Gianluca Manganiello only showed a yellow card and VAR did not intervene because they clearly deemed it to not be a clear and obvious error. Those with good memories will recall Tonali getting a red via VAR in a game against Benevento, which was certainly not as bad as this one.
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Then the other controversial incident was when Alessio Romagnoli was given a straight red for hauling down Defrel. In this case the decision was more easy to understand because the Milan captain denied an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and it was also a last-man foul.
#MilanSassuolo, poco da dire invece sul rosso a #Romagnoli (📸 DAZN): saltato da #DeFrel, il giocatore di #Pioli usa anche le braccia per fermare il neroverde lanciato a rete senza in solitaria (DOGSO). 🟥#SerieA pic.twitter.com/pyxjbTqXuu
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