In today’s print edition, Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport have examined some of the big decisions Daniele Doveri had to make in last night’s Coppa Italia quarter final between Inter and Fiorentina.
Inter won the match with thanks to goals from wing back Antonio Candreva and central midfielder Nicolo Barella, which came either side of a goal from Fiorentina defender Martin Caceres.
Candreva’s goal was cleared but could well have been called off if it was to have been examined by VAR. Whilst Corriere dello Sport believe there was no foul on Federico Ceccherini by Lautaro Martinez in the lead up to the goal, VAR could have looked at it in a different way and therefore disallowed it.
Martin Caceres’ goal was subject to a silent VAR check – as all goals are – but Doveri was told it was up to him to decide whether he judged Caceres fouled Lautaro Martinez when he placed his arms upon the shoulders of the Argentine to give himself more leverage.
Moreover, Corriere dello Sport believe that Fiorentina should have been awarded a penalty when Diego Godin collided with Caceres. The Rome newspaper feel that Godin was at a clear disadvantage in the duel and held him back.