Former Serie A referee Luca Marelli feels that there was little case to be made for the Milan Skriniar own goal that saw Udinese equalize in the first half of their Serie A clash with Inter to be ruled out for a foul by Bianconeri striker Beto.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, the former official gave the view that it was not the kind of contact that should be seen as a foul, and that match official Paolo Valeri was correct to award the goal despite some protests from Inter players.
The Nerazzurri may have thought that they had some hope of retaining their 1-0 advantage after Milan Skriniar headed into their own net, as there had been a strong coming together between opposing strikers Beto and Dzeko in the box during the confusion that saw Skriniar score into his own net from a set piece.
However, in Marelli’s view, there was nothing to this, as he argued that “Valeri didn’t look like he was thinking of whistling and I agree with his assessment. The contact is maybe on the edge, but these kinds of challenges are never given as fouls.”