Inter went top of the table in Serie A yesterday as they secured a 2-0 win over Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi.
Goals from midfielders Nicolo Barella and Ivan Perisic either side of halftime sealed victory for the Nerazzurri, as they maintained their perfect record in matches officiated by referee Federico La Penna, as reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Inter have now been involved in five matches refereed by 37-year-old Roman La Penna and emerged with victory in all.
However, some of La Penna’s decisions were called into question by La Gazzetta dello Sport, including bookings for Fiorentina midfielders Sofyan Amrabat and Erick Pulgar.
Despite this, La Penna received credit for his reading of the play and his decision to allow Perisic’s goal to stand, after Viola defender Igor went down in a challenge with Achraf Hakimi in the build up.
As Hakimi raced down the flank, Igor appeared to slip and La Penna was commended for his decision to wave play on and not award a freekick to Fiorentina.