Italian referee Marco Piccinini did a satisfactory job managing last night’s 4-4 draw between Lazio and Udinese.
As reported by Italian newspapers Corriere dello Sport and Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 38-year-old Forli-born referee had a decent performance last night, earning himself either a 5.5 or 6 rating after successfully managing a tense match at the Stadio Olimpico.
Piccinini did well regarding all the major decisions, including the final contact between Mattia Zaccagni and Brandon Soppy in the lead up to Udinese’s late equaliser, which was not whistled for a foul.
The only thing that Piccinini was ‘guilty’ of, according to the reports, was failing to efficiently manage the tension and nervousness of the match, allowing things to spill over in the dying seconds of the game.
Lazio cannot look to blame Piccinini for last night’s result, as his decisions were justifiable, especially considering that the contact between Zaccagni and Soppy is open to interpretation.