Italian Press Satisfied With Referee Irrati’s Key Decisions in Lazio’s Win vs Inter

Referee Massimiliano Irrati made correct calls in the three decisive moments in Lazio’s win over Inter yesterday.

As reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the referee’s decision to give the two penalties and to allow Felipe Anderson’s goal to stand were all considered correct calls, although there are some doubts regarding Luiz Felipe’s red card.

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Inter defender Federico Dimarco was lying on the ground when Felipe Anderson scored Lazio’s second goal of the match, something that enraged the Nerazzurri.

Irrati, however, applied the rules correctly; play must continue if the player didn’t suffer a blow to the head or a serious injury. The decision to book the Brazilian winger in the ensuing aftermath, however, was a little more questionable.

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The decision to send off Luiz Felipe after the final whistle for hugging Joaquin Correa was also a controversial call, with the action being considered unsportsmanlike conduct. Irrati could have turned a blind eye considering that the pair are friends, and the suspension could be annulled.

The penalty given to Inter in the first half for Elseid Hysaj’s foul in Nicolo Barella was correct, as was the decision to award Lazio a penalty for Alessandro Bastoni’s handball. 

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