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To be honest the ref would have been covered should he award a penalty on that Acerbi challenge.

What was even stranger is that VAR remained silent. How do you explain this? No penalty check...

Massa may face punishment after controversy in Napoli-Inter​

Referee Davide Massa is at risk of receiving a punishment from the AIA after a handful of controversial moments in Inter’s clash with Napoli.

The Nerazzurri cruised to a 3-0 win over the defending champions at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona on Sunday evening, a result that didn’t go down well in the Campania capital.

Massa left Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri and president Aurelio De Laurentiis furious after the full time whistle, with the former not talking to the media and the latter angrily complaining to the FIGC and the AIA.

As reported by Il Mattino via Calciomercato.com, Massa could be punished by the AIA after his officiating in Inter’s win over Napoli, possibly being sent to the second division or suspended for a few rounds.

He is also not expected to officiate a Partenopei match again this term. His decision not to award a foul after a collision between Lautaro Martinez and Stanislav Lobotka in the build-up to Hakan Calhanoglu’s opener and not giving a penalty after a challenge on Victor Osimhen upset the home side.

This is not the first time Massa has been at the centre of controversy. On March 13 2022, he was in the VAR room for a 1-1 draw between Torino and Inter, where he failed to highlight an Andrea Belotti penalty after an apparent foul from Andrea Ranocchia. He was suspended for four rounds as a result.
Media riding the wave for sure.
 
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To be honest the ref would have been covered should he award a penalty on that Acerbi challenge.

What was even stranger is that VAR remained silent. How do you explain this? No penalty check...

Massa may face punishment after controversy in Napoli-Inter​


Media riding the wave for sure.
There is always a check. VAR check doesn't always mean ref goes to the TV screen. It can be "silent" check.

That Lautaro foul BS is ridiculous. That play was way far from the eventual goal. Ref let it pass, it's done. There's no checking to be made at that point anymore, or at least shouldn't. You could argue Lobotka obstructed Lautaro from advancing with his body/ass, then Lautaro grabbed him. Ref let it pass both ways.
 

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Are you fucking serious, you are putting these three pics and not rest of it. Stop manipulating with this. Napoli player was clearly fouled and stopped to try to reposses the ball. It was illegal tacle by Lautaro. You and your oponent dont need to have a fucking ball at all and you can still make a foul.

If there is fault there you have a hundred free kick every match, do you really want football to become even softer then it already is… Seriously I dream back to the days where to get cards, penalties etc. actually required you did something more then just push them with a feather
 

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So the last time we won Napoli away before this, we had Vecino and Gagliardini starting, i can't believe how much better we are without this 2.
 

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So the last time we won Napoli away before this, we had Vecino and Gagliardini starting, i can't believe how much better we are without this 2.
I had to check to call out your bullshit, but man. It wasn't bullshit. :D
 

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To be honest the ref would have been covered should he award a penalty on that Acerbi challenge.

What was even stranger is that VAR remained silent. How do you explain this? No penalty check...

Massa may face punishment after controversy in Napoli-Inter​


Media riding the wave for sure.
So this guy's gonna get suspend but hey, that was not foul from Lautaro and not penalty at all. So why is he gonna get burned?? Lol to some people here and their double standards.
 

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If there is fault there you have a hundred free kick every match, do you really want football to become even softer then it already is… Seriously I dream back to the days where to get cards, penalties etc. actually required you did something more then just push them with a feather
But when Thuram gets soft penalty then its ok right?
 

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But when Thuram gets soft penalty then its ok right?
im not sure about which penalty youre talking but if you mean that against benfica: for me it was a clear foul, the player stept on his foot. Acerbi´s "foul" was only a soft touch, thats never a pen.
 

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I try to always be neutral when looking at situations, whether they benefit us or not.

Imo, the Acerbi one is not a foul. I think what saves Acerbi is that he doesn't step on Osimhen's foot but more grazes it at that point. I have seen penalties given for that but imo it would have been way too soft. Football is a contact sport. When Meret made the save on Lautaro's shot in the first half, if you look closely Di Lorenzo slightly grabs Lautaro's arm prior to the shot to 'slow him' down. No one thinks that's a penalty because that type of contact (minimal) is generally allowed.

Regarding the Lobotka incident, I can see that being a foul. But at the same time, would you not also argue that Lookman holding on to Dimarco was even more clear of a foul, given Dimarco had possession of the ball? In this scenario Lautaro makes the pass to Barella and the contact happens after. Or even going back to Milan's scudetto season, Giroud's foul on Sanchez was a lot more obvious that this one.

Suspending Massa would be a little ridiculous imo. He's actually one of the better refs in Italy. The problem with Italy is also about how much noise one team makes. If Atalanta had beat us or made it 2-2, our management would have made a fuss in the media and Sozza would probably get suspended. However we won the game, so the Dimarco/Lookman incident didn't get talked about as much.
 

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Hakan's goal brought me back to the crazy Inter Sampdoria game when Recoba won it in the last minute - not the trajectory/technique of the shot but Barella laying it off similarly to Stankovic for Recoba's goal.
 

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We're positive this guy supports Inter?
He tends to randomly troll and stir shit up here for whatever reason he can get. It seems he just enjoys doing that.
 

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We're positive this guy supports Inter?
So speaking loud about some issues that concerns referee decisions which were bad and benefited us means now you are not a supporter? Really??So we should not talk about thank? Well if thats what you think than you are not better than any of rube supporter my friend.
 

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He tends to randomly troll and stir shit up here for whatever reason he can get. It seems he just enjoys doing that.
I am not a troll I just say the things that you obviously dont wanna hear. Was it a penalty on DiMaria in the final on WC? Say yes or no. If it was how the fuck you can say that Osimhen mom wouldnt say that Acerbi didnt fouled Osimhen? Sorry but thats double standard I am talking about.
 

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This is the moment when he passes that ball to Barella. The rest is in my previous posted video, where he grabs an opponent when falling down.
I have few questions for you?
1) Who is in ball's possession?
2) Does Lautaro do a foul at the moment of the pass?
3) Does the Napol's player have a chance to possess/control/get the ball in the moment when Lautaro grabs him?
Man, you obviously don't know the rules of the game. Because you are asking totally irrelevant questions.
1) Why does it matter? You can foul a player who has no ball in possession too. What Lautaro did, even, he had possession before he fouled a player.
2) Why does it matter? You can foul a player at any moment of the game, not just in key ones. And Lauti made it after pass.
3) Why does it matter? You can foul a player even if he isn't near the ball. We don't know what would happen if Lauti didn't make that foul, maybe he could get the ball, or Barella would have had havier time to get that ball, or he could just make a foul on Barella and stop that action. But "what if" was not an valid argument in any serious situation.

C'mon, we are all Interests here, you don't have to "defend" Inter, and make up things like that.
 

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Man, you obviously don't know the rules of the game. Because you are asking totally irrelevant questions.
1) Why does it matter? You can foul a player who has no ball in possession too. What Lautaro did, even, he had possession before he fouled a player.
2) Why does it matter? You can foul a player at any moment of the game, not just in key ones. And Lauti made it after pass.
3) Why does it matter? You can foul a player even if he isn't near the ball. We don't know what would happen if Lauti didn't make that foul, maybe he could get the ball, or Barella would have had havier time to get that ball, or he could just make a foul on Barella and stop that action. But "what if" was not an valid argument in any serious situation.

C'mon, we are all Interests here, you don't have to "defend" Inter, and make up things like that.
Yes, you can foul whoever you want, but I'm commenting that particular situation where his 'foul' does not affect the outcome and the flow of the match at all. This kind of grabbing, pulling, pushing is happening in every corner.and in numerous other situations where players are in close contact. I haven't seen so far in every corner to have a foul reward or penalty. Following that logic, Tonali's every duel should have been a foul, because he used his hands every time. Giroud smashed Sanchez as a train, when they won 2 -1 and that was 10 times more a foul that Lautaro's.
If there are clear rules what should be given as a foul, and to be strictly followed by the referees, I wouldn't complain.
But as you see in many of the occasions the referees interpret and read every situation in a different way, and the most common reason is how that situation affects the flow of the match.
If let's say on the other side of the pitch Acerbi sticks his finger in the ass of Oshimen, the referee won't interrupt the goalscoring attack to give him a foul. If is something more serious like a fight for instance, it could be. But, in Lautaro's specific situation wasn't like that.
 
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