Lazio Manager, Simone Inzaghi described allowing Milan’s Patrick Cutrone’s goal to stand as simply “incredible” as it condemned his side to a 2-1 loss to rival, AC Milan.
Cutrone was well positioned to poach in Hakan Calhanoglu’s delivery into the box to break the deadlock. However, replays made it clear that the goal was scored through his arm rather than his head.
Giacomo Bonaventura headed in later to cancel out Lazio’s Adam Marusic equalizer to give the Rossoneri all three points thereby sealing their third Serie A victory in a row.
The former Italian footballer, Inzaghi has earlier protested in December that VAR had denied his side valuable seven points due to contentious decisions in their games with Inter Milan, Fiorentina, and Torino and now allowing Cutrone’s goal to stand is the latest of the 41-year old displeasure.
While speaking with Mediaset Premium, he said: “It’s incredible. Honestly, I didn’t notice it [at the time]. They’ll have to explain this one to us, too,”
“They told me on the touchline and I asked Cutrone after the final whistle. He said it was deflected but it obviously wasn’t.
“It’s a shame. Once again, we have to deal with this situation. The pictures speak for themselves.
“I saw a very good performance in the second half and one that merited at least a point, but that’s football, you have to put the ball in the net. Milan did, and we didn’t.”
When Milan’s Manager, Gennaro Gattuso was also questioned about the controversial goal, he said: “I’ll be honest, I thought it was a header at first glance. Seeing it again from that angle, it was a goal that should’ve been disallowed. Having said that, it’s reductive to talk only about one incident. There were many chances and we rode our luck at times.”