There was little question of striker Edin Dzeko being offside in the buildup to Inter’s late equalizer in yesterday evening’s Coppa Italia round of sixteen win over Parma for the Nerazzurri.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who also note that the officials were correct to wave away a couple half-hearted penalty shouts by Inter players during the mtch.

Lautaro Martinez go Inter out of jail with a scuffed and deflected effort to nullify Parma’s first-half goal, finding the back of the net with the Nerazzurri’s first effort on target of the match.

Parma players immediately protested to the referee, as the ball had only fallen to Martinez due to a well-taken knockdown by his strike partner Dzeko, who the Gialloblu players felt was in an offside position.

However, a quick VAR check determined that the Bosnian was in fact standing in an onside position, and the Corriere concur as they note that the left boot of Parma’s Botond Balogh was playing him on.

Meanwhile, Inter defender Stefan de Vrij appealed for a penalty in the dying moments of the first half, whilst Joaquin Correa did so in the opening minute of extra time.

The officials turned both appeals down, and in the view of the Corriere were clearly right to do so.