The refereeing performance of Fabbri during Sampdoria-Milan has been put under the microscope in La Gazzetta dello Sport’s ‘moviola’ this morning.
The paper (as seen below) believe that Rafael Leao’s first yellow card in the 17th minute for an arm in the face of Ferrari seems too severe and that decision weighed on the Portuguese winger getting a second yellow for an attempted overhead kick that hit Ferrari’s head, with Leao being cautioned for dangerous play at “serious risk of injuring an opponent”.
La Gazzetta state that Charles De Ketelaere’s goal 25 minutes in was ‘rightly disallowed’, not due to handball or offside by the Belgian after Leao’s cross but for the previous offside by Giroud in the centre of the area, with the French striker deemed to have affected the defender from an offside position.
In the 12th minute of the second half the VAR staff had a long check of Djuricic’s position when he equalised before deeming the goal to be onside, and then a handball from Villar on Giroud’s header was well spotted and it was right to give it.
In the 32nd minute of the second half, Samp protested over a clash between Kjaer and Sabiri, but the VAR crew deemed it to be a collision moreso than a foul.