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Wrong call on penalty and missed red card also part of ‘disastrous’ performance from Serra
Referee Marco Serra’s performance has come under the microscope and it is not just because he disallowed AC Milan’s late winning goal against Spezia.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) have analysed the key incidents from the game, starting with the obvious one which was the decision not to allow Junior Messias’ goal to stand because he had blown for a free-kick for a foul on Ante Rebic simultaneously, therefore not playing an advantage as he should have.
The referee’s immediate apology is of little use to the Rossoneri who ended up going on to lose the game. The advantage had to be given and Milan would have probably won the match 2-1, which would have put them top.
Serra had also made a mistake previously when he gave a foul on Rafael Leao for an alleged high boot on Provedel, but he was then forced to overturn his original decision having reviewed the images on the VAR monitor.
Meanwhile, Tuttosport (via MilanNews) describe Serra’s officiating as ‘disastrous to say the least’ mentioning the disallowed goal and the penalty call he got wrong, and not only that. Emmanuel Gyasi – who scored the 95th-minute winner for the away side – should have been sent off. He was booked in the first half, and he deserved a second yellow for two more fouls committed in the second half.
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