In today’s print edition, Gazzetta dello Sport have reviewed some of the decisions referee Fabio Maresca had to make during last night’s Milan derby.
AC Milan found themselves 2-0 up at half time following an excellent performance from them and a catastrophic one from Inter but the game was flipped on its head in the second half as the roles were reversed and Inter went on to win 4-2.
None of the decisions that Maresca made in the first half, in the eyes of the Milan newspaper anyway, were up for debate but the same cannot be said about the second half.
Matias Vecino’s equaliser for Inter on the 53rd minute initially looked to be offside although Maresca and his officials got the call spot on by allowing the goal with VAR showing that Andrea Conti had kept Alexis Sanchez just onside.
Maresca’s decision to give a yellow card to Milan Skriniar just before the hour mark for a tackle on Samu Castillejo was wrong.
Right at the end of the game, prior to Inter’s fourth goal, Zlatan Ibrahimovic came close but had he scored, the goal would in all likelihood have been disallowed as he had his hands all over the head of Inter defender Milan Skriniar.