Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic asked why Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri didn’t intervene after the brawl in Sunday’s match.
As reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the duo continued the dispute after the final whistle whilst walking down the tunnel, with the Nerazzurri goalkeeper questioning why the Biancocelesti coach did not intervene in the situation.
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The situation being referred to was Lazio’s controversial second goal, scored whilst Federico Dimarco was lying on the pitch injured.
Handanovic wasn’t satisfied with Sarri’s response and responded: “You could have done like Bielsa. Do you remember what Bielsa did?”
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The situation that the Inter goalkeeper is referring to took place in April 2019, in a match between Leeds and Aston Villa.
The hosts scored with 18 minutes to go and there were protests because an Aston Villa player was down on the pitch, with the Midlands side asking in vain for the ball to be kicked out. This is essentially an identical scenario to the one that took place on Sunday.
After the resulting ruckus, Bielsa ordered his team to let Aston Villa score after the kickoff in order to level things out.