Former Torino and Roma striker Ciccio Graziani believes that both Inter and Juventus should have been awarded penalties in the Nerazzurri’s 1-0 win on Sunday evening.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, Graziani gave the view that the Nerazzurri’s penalty was a correct decision, but also that the Bianconeri should have also been given one during the second half of the match.
Inter scored the only goal of the match from the spot after VAR awarded them a penalty for a challenge by Alvaro Morata on Denzel Dumfries.
The first effort was saved, but then the kick was retaken when it was found that Bianconeri defender Matthijs de Ligt had encroached into the penalty area before Calhanoglu kicked the ball.
Later, the Bianconeri had an appeal of their own turned down for a challenge by Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni on Denis Zakaria right on the edge of the penalty area, and in Graziani’s view this too should have been given as a spot kick.
“The penalty for Inter was clear,” he said, “on Dumfries there was a penalty, definitely. Then there was also the penalty for Juventus – Bastoni fouls Zakaria, the VAR should’ve intervened and then there wouldn’t be all this controversy.”