Ex-Serie A Referee Paolo Casarin: “Lot Of Work To Do For Alessandro Prontera After Questionable Decisions In Inter’s Clash With Lecce” | OneFootball

Ex-Serie A Referee Paolo Casarin: “Lot Of Work To Do For Alessandro Prontera After Questionable Decisions In Inter’s Clash With Lecce”

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Former Serie A referee Paolo Casarin believes that young referee Alessandro Prontera showed some questionable decisions in his officiating of Inter’s 2-1 win over Lecce yesterday evening.

Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, Casarin noted the failure to send off Lecce defender Federico Baschirotto and the non-awarding of a penalty for a shirt pull on Edin Dzeko as moments where Prontera looked to have gotten it wrong.

Prontera is a young referee who is part of the Lega Serie A’s effort to introduce more new referees into the rotation rather than just continuing to rely on experienced officials to take charge of league fixtures.

The young referee never seemed to have full control of yesterday’s match in terms of the physicality that was allowed from both sets of players and particularly the home side, whilst this was only exacerbated by his decision to only give a yellow to Baschirotto for a heavy challenge on Lautaro Martinez.

“Prontera didn’t use his whistle much,” Casarin writes, “and then the clash between Baschirotto and Lautaro, with a foul from the Lecce player punished with only yellow, which provoked a very ill-tempered scene.”

“After that there was a lot of confusion in the final moments,” he continues, “some great saves by Falcone, prolonged holding of Dzeko’s shirt in the Lecce area that Prontera which he doesn’t see as a foul.”

“In the 94th minute Dumfries scored the winning goal which was perfectly good,” Casarin goes on. “Forty fouls, there’s a lot of work for him to do.”

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