There were a couple of decisions from referee Luca Pairetto and the VAR team that have generated discussion after AC Milan’s 2-0 win over Bologna.
The first came in the 51st minute when Riccardo Orsolini asked for a penalty after going down under the challenge of Fikayo Tomori. Play was waved on and while there was contact, ‘Errori Arbitrali’ believe that it was initiated more by the Bologna winger.
#BolognaMilan, chiesto un rigore al minuto 51 per questo intervento di #Tomori su #Orsolini (📸 DAZN): c’è un contatto con l’anca fra i due ma il rossoblù accentua molto il contatto.
✅ rischia il giocatore di #Pioli, ma a mio avviso corretto lasciare la decisone di campo. pic.twitter.com/pAcovsKTy3
— Denis Errori Arbitrali (@erroriarbitrali) August 22, 2023
The other incident is much more bizarre. When Rafael Leao broke late in the game and hit the post after an excellent cut back onto his left foot, most just presumed the Portuguese winger to be unlucky.
However, on replay, it appears that the sliding arm of the Bologna defender makes contact with the ball and deviates it from the trajectory of going in.
— SempreMilan (@SempreMilanCom) August 22, 2023