Italian journalist Mario Sconcerti believes that the controversy around Lazio’s second goal against Inter has been blown out of proportion.
Speaking to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.com, the journalist gave the view that the significance of the action leading up to the goal has been overstated in the post-match analysis and talking points.
Inter were frustrated to go 2-1 down late in the match at the Stadio Olimpico to a Biancocelesti coutnerattacking goal, but the circumstances around the action leading to the goal clearly made the Nerazzurri players visibly upset as well.
Defender Federico Dimarco had been on the ground recovering from a heavy challenge while the Biancocelesti passed the ball quickly through midfield, almost certainly aware that the defender was down and asking for the ball to be put out of play.
However, Lazio winger Felipe Anderson finished off the move to condemn the Nerazzurri to their first defeat of the Serie A season.
The nature of the goal has sparked some controversy after the match, but in Sconcerti’s view there is little to be concerned about.
“I’m amazed there’s so much talk about it,” he said of the goal. “There is a rule and it must be applied. Only the referee can interrupt the game.”