Referee Fabrizio Pasqua has come under criticism for his performance during Inter’s 4-0 win over Benevento in Serie A yesterday.
The Nerazzurri were comfortable winners over the newly promoted club, as they pounced on an early Riccardo Improta own goal to dominate. Lautaro Martinez netted early in the second half before a Romelu Lukaku brace completed the victory.
However, Pasqua came under fire for his display in the middle and a number of decisions were questioned, as reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Confusing game management and decision making, which did not convince. The match took it’s course but the mistakes were there and frustrated everyone,” La Gazzetta dello Sport claimed in their post match ratings.
After Inter centre-back Andrea Ranocchia appeared to drag Benevento forward Gianluca Lapadula down the referee issued a freekick, despite an apparent infringement in the box earlier in the move, and the newspaper suggested that the Pasqua got this decision wrong.
Meanwhile, his decision not to award Inter a penalty after a foul on Martinez by Luca Caldirola, awarded as a freekick on the edge of the box, was also called into question.