Ex-Referee Paolo Casarin: “Clear Penalty On Inter’s Lautaro Martinez By Hellas Verona’s Martin Hongla”

Ex-Referee Paolo Casarin: “Clear Penalty On Inter’s Lautaro Martinez By Hellas Verona’s Martin Hongla”
August 30, 2021 20:00
( )

Former Serie A referee Paolo Casarin believes that Inter should have been awarded a penalty during Friday’s match against Hellas Verona.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera in an interview published in today’s print edition, the former official gave his view that a tackle by Verona midfielder Martin Hongla on Nerazzurri striker Lautaro Martinez which went unpunished, should instead have been called as a foul in the penalty area.

Occurring midway through the second half when the score of the match was still 1-1, Hongla’s challenge looked to have knocked Martinez off balance without getting a touch on the ball, although during the match the tackle was adjudged to be shoulder-to-shoulder and VAR did not intervene.

In the end the Nerazzurri found a way to make the match 3-1 and take home the three points without the penalty, but had the score stayed level at full-time the incident could have been the source of controversy.

“Clear penalty for a foul by Hongla on Lautaro,” opined the former referee, “[Referee Gianluca] Manganiello seemed unable to see it, VAR did not intervene.”

By Toni Weeler

Inter’s Strikers Must Adapt Quickly To Guarentee Success This Season, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 17:40
( )

Inter’s strike force needs to adapt to the new expectations put on them after Romelu Lukaku’s departure if Inter are going to have a successful…

Inter’s Squad Depth Was Partly To Blame For The Defeat To Real Madrid, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 17:20
( )

Simone Inzaghi’s lack of options to call on from the bench was one of the reasons for Inter’s defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions…

Inter Are Developing A Problem With Finishing Off Chances, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 17:00
( )

Inter appear to have an issue with finishing off the chances they create during games, according to a report in the Italian media today. As…

Four More Inter Players Will Sign Contract Renewals After Lautaro Martinez, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 16:30
( )

Inter are expected to announce contract renewals for five different star players over the next few months if all goes to plan, according to a…

Marko Arnautovic Will Return To San Siro To Face Inter With Bologna, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 16:00
( )

Bologna forward Marko Arnautovic will to San Siro to face his old club Inter on Saturday, where he has an interesting and amusing history, according…

Inter’s Edin Dzeko Has Shown Why He Should Not Be Compared To Romelu Lukaku, Italian Media Report

September 17, 2021 15:40
( )

Inter striker Edin Dzeko has already shown why people should not compare him to Romelu Lukaku by clearly being in need of a rest against…

Close

Subscribe

to our newsletter