Udinese goalkeeper Silvestri labels Milan penalty drama ‘scandalous’ and ‘senseless’

By Euan Burns -

Udinese goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has labelled the penalty controversy in the match against AC Milan as ‘scandalous’ and ‘senseless’.

The Italian goalkeeper has shared his thoughts (via Milan News) on the game which ended 3-1 to his side and he was far from impressed with some of the officiating.

When it was 1-0 to Udinese in the Serie A clash, the Rossoneri were awarded a penalty for a supposed handball. Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepped up and Silvestri saved the penalty.

It was then ordered to be retaken because of encroachment into the box, and Ibrahimovic scored at the second attempt to make it 1-1.

Considering Silvestri was the victim of an identical set of circumstances against Inter where he saved Romelu Lukaku’s first attempt but conceded the retake, he has got little patience for this particular rule in the game.

“I think the regulations are ridiculous. Against Inter I parried Lukaku’s penalty, Masina got into the box first and anticipated him so it was right to have it retaken,” he began.

“But the one against AC Milan was scandalous because the ball went into the lineout. Beto caught it outside the area. It was senseless.”

Udinese still won the game with goals from Beto and Kingsley Ehizibue on either side of half time.

Tags AC Milan Marco Silvestri Udinese


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