Italian Journalist Fabio Ravezzani: “Understandable How VAR Allowed Lautaro Martinez Goal For Inter Against Sassuolo”

Italian Journalist Fabio Ravezzani: “Understandable How VAR Allowed Lautaro Martinez Goal For Inter Against Sassuolo”
April 8, 2021 00:20
( )

Inter did not gain an inexplicable advantage from VAR allowing Lautaro Martinez’s goal against Sassuolo, a leading Italian journalist has argued.

Stefan de Vrij was in danger of giving away a penalty in the build-up to the second goal at San Siro, having fouled Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori at the other end.

Referee Massimiliano Irrati allowed play to continue and El Toro took full advantage, helping the Nerazzurri secure an invaluable 2-1 win.

“I can understand the silence from VAR after the foul from De Vrij,” TeleLombardia’s Fabio Ravezzani tweeted on Wednesday night.

“Although that is where the move started for Inter’s second goal.”

Juventus beat Napoli 2-1 in their game in hand at the same time as Inter were defeating Sassuolo, but that match was full of controversial incidents too.

Both teams ended up aggrieved that they were not awarded first-half penalties from referee Maurizio Mariani, following fouls on Federico Chiesa and Piotr Zielinski at either end.

In an attempt to explain VAR’s reluctance to intervene tonight, Ravezzani suggested: “I understand why it didn’t do anything for the Zielinski foul.

“But if you don’t intervene even for the incredibly blatant foul on Chiesa, there’s only one explanation: analysing incidents in the penalty area is no longer part of the VAR officials’ job.”

Inter have won 10 straight games in Serie A after Wednesday’s win and are 11 points clear of second-placed AC Milan.

By Will Beckman

Inter To Escape UEFA Sanctions For Involvement In Super League Project, Italian Broadcaster Reports

April 23, 2021 18:30
( )

Inter will not face punishment from UEFA over their involvement in the failed European Super League project, according to a leading Italian broadcaster today. Sky…

Inter Continue Shirt Sponsor Hunt With Samsung In Contention To Replace Pirelli, Italian Media Report

April 23, 2021 18:00
( )

Inter’s likely Serie A title triumph will give them a boost in their hunt for a new main shirt sponsor, according to a report in…

Inter To Release Aleksandar Kolarov Despite Importance In Nerazzurri Dressing Room, Italian Media Report

April 23, 2021 17:30
( )

Inter are all but certain to part company with Aleksandar Kolarov at the end of the season, according to a report in the Italian media…

Chelsea Striker Olivier Giroud Available For Inter On Free Transfer In Summer, Italian Media Report

April 23, 2021 17:00
( )

Inter will get another opportunity to finally sign Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud in the summer, according to a report in the Italian media. Calciomercato.com said…

Inter ‘In Advanced Talks’ With Oaktree Capital Group Over €150M Deal, US Media Report

April 23, 2021 16:30
( )

Inter are in advanced talks with Oaktree Capital Group over a €150 million deal to ease the club’s financial problems, according to a report in…

Inter To Be Without Arturo Vidal & Aleksandar Kolarov Again For Hellas Verona, Italian Broadcaster Reports

April 23, 2021 16:00
( )

Inter will have to wait a little longer before they can welcome Arturo Vidal back to action, according to a leading Italian broadcaster this afternoon.…

Close

Subscribe

to our newsletter