Referee Daniele Orsato has received praise for keeping a lid on yesterday’s Serie A clash between Inter Milan and Atalanta.

Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, argue that failing to book La Dea midfielder Marten de Roon for an early challenge on Lautaro Martinez was the only error that the official made in a 3-2 Nerazzurri win at the San Siro.

Referee Daniele Orsato always looked to have his work cut out for him as both Inter and Atalanta had European aspirations on the line.

Accordingly, the match was played at a frantic pace. Moreover, some frayed nerves and tempers boiling over always seemed to be inevitable.

So it prove. Both sets of players both occasionally showed their frustrations, with each other and with the referee.

However, Orsato was able to prevent things from getting out of hand.

Orsato Given Credit For Solid Handling Of Inter Milan Win Vs Atalanta

Right away, Inter scored twice inside three minutes.

Orsato and his team did well to quickly determine that both goals were perfectly valid and restart play. This enabled Inter to keep the tempo at a breakneck pace.

The referee and his crew were also correct to rule out what looked like a third Inter goal scored by Hakan Calhanoglu.

The Turkish midfielder was offside when Francesco Acerbi took the show which Marco Sportiello saved for him to tuck away the rebound.

Not long after, Lautaro Martinez appealed for a yellow card to be given for a heavy challenge by de Roon.

Orsato waved it away as nothing more than a foul, but in this instance the Gazzetta feel the Argentine was right to ask for a booking.

However, after that, Orsato did very well, in the view of the Gazzetta.

Both sets of players attempted to sway the official on a few occasions. This included some harsh words from Nerazzurri defender Alessandro Bastoni in the second half.

However, Orsato retained his composure and his sense of authority throughout.

Orsato kept play moving at a brisk pace, made the right decisions, and didn’t let the players’ emotions boil over.