Bennacer’s goal was disallowed after a VAR check for the offside of his teammate Pierre Kalulu who was beyond every Inter defender and, according to referee Maurizio Mariani, interfered with play.
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Stefano Pioli vented his frustration after the final whistle suggesting that his defender did not penalise Handanovic nor prevented the Inter goalkeeper from performing a save. But what’s the view of Italian media on the incident?
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Mariani’s decision was debatable and Kalulu’s offside appeared to be ‘passive.’ Mariani was rated 5.5 and his call was seen as the only slight mistake in the game.
Il Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport offered exactly the same view. The Rome-based paper said that even Mariani had ‘more than a doubt’ in front of the monitor and didn’t seem entirely convinced about his decision.