Referee Daniele Orsato was not fully comfortable in his display officiating Inter’s Serie A clash with Sampdoria, according to Italian media.

Today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport go into detail on the Italian referee’s major decisions in the 2-2 draw at the Marassi, arguing that he got some spot-on but should have made others differently as he refereed his first Inter match since the 2018 fixture against Juventus.

Orsato had not taken charge of a Nerazzurri match in Serie A since having officiated an ill-tempered match against Juventus in April of 2018, a fixture which the Bianconeri prevailed 3-2 in.

The Italian sent Inter midfielder Matias Vecino off for a bad tackle on Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic during the clash, and his return to take charge of an Inter match was always likely to come under scrutiny.

Orsato’s decision to award a free kick on the edge of the box for an Omar Colley clash with Lautaro Martinez in the action which led to Federico Dimarco’s free kick to open the scoring is adjudged to be correct if soft by the Corriere, while he is also praised for not awarding a penalty to Inter for an unintentional handball in the box by Sampdoria midfielder Adrien Silva.

However, the Corriere ask why the Italian did not hand out a yellow card to Sampdoria’s Antonio Candreva after he threw a ball at a member of Simone Inzaghi’s staff.

Additionally, Orsato is criticized for allowing play to have continued in the action that led to Inter’s second goal, with Hakan Calhanoglu having won the ball from Sampdoria’s Mikkel Damsgaard following a very physical challenge which could have been ruled to be a foul.