Inter Verona match: Fabbri’s refereeing not without controversy

In a heated 19th round of Serie A action, Inter faced off against Verona. The match was meticulously officiated by the referee, Fabbri, who left no controversial incidents unchecked.

In the 22nd minute, a potential handball by Carlos Augusto in the box was brought into question. VAR officials conducted a “silent check,” but found no evidence worthy of penalisation, and the game continued.

During the 48th minute, Inter’s forward Lautaro scored a goal that was subsequently disallowed for offside positioning by Acerbi. Following another silent check with VAR officials, the decision to disallow the goal was upheld.

The 75th minute saw Henry netting the ball. Inter players protested an unnoticed foul at the start of the play, where Magnani appeared to have brought down Arnautovic. The referee let the game play on and VAR did not intervene. The contentious goal was subsequently validated.

The 77th minute witnessed Inter’s counter-attack led by Lautaro. However, he was fouled by Coppola characterised by a sliding tackle from behind. This resulted in the first yellow card of the match.

Just a minute later, Verona picked up another yellow card as Suslov brought down Barella.

Massive protests engulfed San Siro in the 90th minute when Arnautovic was penalised for a shoulder charge at midfield during a promising counter-attack.

The drama escalated even further in the 5th minute of stoppage time when Lazovic was sent off for protesting. The following three minutes resulted in Fabbri being called to VAR for a contact incident in the box between Darmian and Henry, leading to a penalty kick for Hellas. All of this contributed to the lively and contentious match that defined the Serie A round 19 encounter between Inter and Verona.

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