Referee Federico La Penna and VAR operator Rosario Abisso worked well together in yesterday’s Serie A match between Inter and Torino according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
At the hour mark, Torino were surprisingly 2-0 up against Inter but Torino’s second goal brought Inter to life and the Nerazzurri then performed much how they were expected to and finished the match at San Siro as 4-2 winners.
La Penna and Abisso effectively worked as a team. Abisso called his colleague to take a look at the monitor to show Inter’s Ashley Young’s kick to the chest of Torino’s Wilfried Singo, something La Penna had initially let go believing Young had got the ball. Torino were rightly given a penalty, which they scored.
Abisso was once again decisive later on in the game when he rightly awarded Inter a penalty which allowed them to take a 3-2 lead at the time.
The report from the Milan based news outlet does however go on to state that there are some doubts over La Penna’s decision to not whistle for a foul from Arturo Vidal on Torino’s Tomas Rincon before Alexis Sanchez’s goal.