GdS: Officials got one major decision wrong during Milan win against Tottenham

By Euan Burns -

The officials in charge of AC Milan’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night got one major decision wrong which could have seriously affected the outcome of the game, a report claims.

As has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Milan News), Swiss referee Sandro Scharer and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) team failed to send a Tottenham defender off during the Champions League round of 16 first leg.

At the beginning of the second half, Cristian Romero put in a very forceful challenge with his studs showing against Sandro Tonali and the referee decided to award a yellow card.

The VAR backed up his decision but many fans were left wondering how the challenge did not warrant a red card. Milan would likely have managed to add another goal or two were they playing against 10 players for almost the whole of the second half.

A red card would also have meant that Romero misses the second leg.

Tags AC Milan Cristian Romero Sandro Tonali Tottenham


  1. 100% a red card because he was already on the ground and his foot as well, he raised it to foul Tonali on purpose like this. 100% red card.

  2. If that was a red card then football is dead to me.

    Lucky it wasn’t. Fair play to Tonali for getting up and carrying on.

    Gives me hope for modern football.

    1. he raised his foot during the slide. That could have broken Tonali’s leg and I’m not exaggerating.
      Maybe it’s not an obvious red card, but there was enough reason for the ref to show him red

    2. “If that was a red card then football is dead to me.”

      Ah, an old-school-studs-up-tackle fan, eh? Those tackles are the ones that break bones. Have you tried one yourself? Sliding with your studs up isn’t how this game is or should be played. Only cowardly sissies resort to tackles such as those.

  3. Lol. Milan definitely pulled the Spezia & Sampdoria game play against Tottenham.
    Crying about every single tackle, chopping off every single seconds remaining on the clock…. As much as a win was needed, this was very coward of us, we surely aren’t going far with this bottom table team mindset… Playing defence is one thing but being cunning is another. It’s just a 1-0 nil lead ffs.

    1. Thank God Kane was the manliest man on the pitch! Did you see his elegant ballet jumps and dives? That’s how a real men should play, right? Richarlison did well too.

      1. I don’t really care about Tottenham. All I’m saying is Milan could’ve done better at home, with Tottenham missing a few key players and the Curva backing up the team… This should have been a 2-3 nil lead but of course Pioli and his boys had to chicken out and be happy with a 1-0 lead in the first leg of a champions league at home… Making for a difficult game in England… And let’s not act as if we don’t know Pioli’s game plan for the second leg. 🤦🏾‍♂️

    2. Lol. Spurs went down on every slightest touch (even without on occasions). There were as many tactical fouls from both sides, but Spurs were higher up so their fouls were coser to the center.

      Conte is smart. He knows Milan is the worst team at defending set pieces and Spurs are the best in EPL at scoring from those.

      Milan gave away initiative after the goal, which was smart move because Spurs typical Conte counter oriented team and are pretty poor in scorring from posession.

      1. We will see smart move in the return leg.
        This team got smashed by Leicester, which is something we definitely should have taken advantage of, the same way Sassoulo took advantage of our poor run.

        1. We did take advantage. We won the game. Against the odds.

          You’re all over the place with ths blind hatres. Even shot yourself in the leg. How does our bad form not factor into junging the final result here, but Spurs’ bad form does. 100% cherrypicking.

          1. We did not attack ffs. It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to understand that.
            Well, I guess you’ll understand the true definition of attack in the second leg alright.
            I’m so ashamed of the fans we have around today, y’all acting like we just defeated Manchester City or Bayern.

          2. So Jon, you’re saying you would rather us have gone all out attack and lost 4-1? Because a high line and kamikaze pressing would have given Tottenham’s front thee a ton of chances. Given our recent confidence issues and injuries I think we did great. And if any of CDK, Thiaw and Leao had put away their chances in the final 15 min we would be talking about 2/3 – 0, maybe 4-0. Tactically we were spot on.

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