German referee Felix Brych got the major decisions right in yesterday evening’s Champions League clash between Inter and Real Madrid, according to Italian media.
The official was given a positive assessment for his performance in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzett dello Sport as they looked back on the Nerazzurri’s 2-0 loss at the Bernabeu.
Brych had a few key decisions to make throughout the match, starting with Nerazzurri midfielder Nicolo Barella’s appeal for a penalty during the first half.
The German official waved the claim away immediately, and the Gazzetta argue that he was right to do so as there was nowhere near enough contact from Real defender Dani Carvajal to merit a spot kick.
Real had a penalty appeal of their own waved away, as Brych denied a penalty for Los Blancos winger Vinicius going down under a challenge by Denzel Dumfries.
Once again, the Gazzetta argue that the official was correct to deny the penalty for a challenge which looked to have very little in it.
Lastly, the newspaper make clear that Brych made the correct decision in showing Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella a straight red card in the second half for a reaction to an Eder Militao challenge, with the 24-year-old’s reaction giving him little choice.