Former Juventus midfielder Alessio Tacchinardi has said that Inter should not have been awarded the penalty in the Supercoppa Italiana final that saw them draw level, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.
Speaking during an interview with Canale 5, via L’Interista, Alessio Tacchinardi argued that Juventus defender Mattia De Sciglio actually made no attempt to make contact with Edin Dzeko in the box and that the Bosnian striker initiated the contact and threw himself to the ground.
“De Sciglio does nothing to touch him, it seems to me that Dzeko extends his leg and launches himself, collapsing on the ground.”
The majority of fans and media are in agreement that the penalty was the right decision, which Lautaro Martinez converted in the first half to draw his team level after Weston McKennie had put Juventus 1-0 up with a header.
Inter had another credible shout for a penalty waived away in the 11th minute of the game when Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini brought down young Inter midfielder Nicolo Barella in the box.