Giovanni Ayroldi missed a stonewall penalty for Inter in the dying minutes of yesterday evening’s Serie A clash with Bologna, according to Italian media.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who argue that the official should have pointed to the spot after a shove to the back of Nerazzurri’s wing-back Denzel Dumfries.
The Gazzetta praise Ayroldi’s display overall, with only the decision not to award a spot kick to Bologna for a dubious handball by Alessandro Bastoni a possible point of controversy for much of the match.
A late incident, however, has drawn criticism, with a clear shove to the back of Dumfries by Bologna defender Gary Medel looking a certain penalty, with the Dutchman having appealed strongly for it to be given.
By the time that the incident occurred, the Nerazzurri were already well secure in the result, 6-1 up with only minutes left to play, but that Gazzetta nevertheless suggest that a penalty should have been awarded for the foul.