ROME – The first half of Rome-Naples was characterized by two important slow motion episodes . The goal annulled by Milik for offside and the penalty awarded to Roma for a double irregularity in the Napoli area.
We begin our slow motion with the goal canceled to Milik. The referee Calvarese did not want to consult the var in the first person and trusted the decision of his assistants present in front of the monitors of the "var room".
Rome-Naples, the slow-motion episodes of the first half
The goal was canceled because Arek Milik, at the time of the winning touch in front of Robin Olsen on an assist by Dries Mertens, was effectively offside. Of course the offside was millimeter because Milik had only one foot offside but it was there for the purposes of the regulation.
At 48 ', during the recovery time of the first half, the other great episode of slow motion arrived. The referee Calvarese awarded the penalty kick that allowed Roma to take the momentary 1-1 (then Napoli will take the lead in the second half). The referee Calvarese punished Alex Meret's clear foul on Patrik Schick. In reality there was also another previous irregularity in the penalty area of Napoli because Mario Rui had hit the ball with his hand on Steven Nzonzi's head pass. So we can say that there were two irregularities in the same action so it was right to assign the penalty to Roma.
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Source: Blitz Quotidiano