Genoa-Sassuolo penalty, Obiang’s foul on Sanabria or dive?

Rigore Genoa-Sassuolo, fallo di Obiang su Sanabria o tuffo?

Penalty awarded to Genoa for this contact between Sanabria and Obiang (freeze Sky Sky from social networks)

GENOA – 2020 began with a rather controversial slow-motion episode. During Genoa-Sassuolo, on the result stopped at zero to zero, the referee Irrati assigned a penalty kick to the rossoblù for a really dubious contact between Sanabria and Obiang in the Sassuolo penalty area.

At normal speed, it seems like a sensational dive. Reviewing the episode via Sky Sport replays, the impression still seems the same. Reviewing him again, one can notice an imperceptible touch of Obiang on Sanabria.

On social networks, ninety percent of users cry out to the rigor given. It would have been interesting to hear the opinion of the referee's assistants who reviewed the episode in the var room but the referees cannot be interviewed after the games. We just have to wait for the opinion of Nicola Rizzoli, chief of the referees who is always consulted on the slow-motion episodes that make us discuss the most.

Nicola's Genoa, making their seasonal debut on the rossoblù's bench after Thiago Motta's exoneration, took the field with Perin; Biraschi, Romero, Criscito; Ankersen, Jagiello, Radovanovic, Sturaro, Pajac; Pandev and Sanabria.

De Zerbi's Sassuolo replied with Consiglio; Toljan, Ferrari, Romagna, Kyriakopoulos; Obiang, Locatelli; Boga, Duncan, Traorè and Caputo.

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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