Orsato the referee and Irrati VAR chief for Milan-Atalanta – the precedents

By Oliver Fisher -

The officiating crew that will take charge of AC Milan’s pivotal home game against Atalanta on Sunday at San Siro has been confirmed.

As SempreMilan.it write, Daniele Orsato has been designated as the referee of the match on the penultimate day of the Serie A season, assisted by Preti and Giallatini as linesmen, the fourth official Rapuano plus Irrati and Dionisi in the VAR room.

There have been 33 Milan games refereed by Orsato with 11 of them being Rossoneri wins, 14 draws and 8 defeats. Orsato has been in charge of 26 Atalanta games with 10 wins for La Dea, 7 draws and 9 defeats.

This season Orsato has refereed Milan only once: the 1-0 win away against Napoli thanks to the decisive goal by Olivier Giroud. However, the presence in the VAR room of Irrati – who did not give a penalty after clear contact in the area between Rafael Leao and Ikoné recently – has caused some fans to be worried.

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  1. That VAR official made that mistake; but otherwise I don’t know anything else about him.

    However, Orsato is an excellent referee — one of the best in the world and he hates players who dive/embellish. He lets a lot of contact go; so Theo can’t rely on his theatrical dives after he gets just a little bit of contact. Theo (and everyone on our team) must work hard to stay on their feet and Orsato will respect that more and will be more likely to call fouls on Atalanta if we don’t dive or embellish.

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