The crucial refereeing incident from the 12th round of Serie A 2023/24: VAR Sassuolo-Salernitana. The key incident of the video assistant referee during the match between Sassuolo and Salernitana, valid for the 12th round of Serie A 2023/24. The referee for the game is Ghersini.
According to Sassuolo’s head coach, Massimo Grasso, “There was clearly a foul in the penalty area, but surprisingly the referee did not award the penalty. It’s a disappointing decision that has cost us valuable points.” Grasso expressed his frustration with the referee’s decision, claiming that it had a direct impact on the outcome of the match.
Salernitana’s manager, Maria Rossi, responded by stating, “I understand that there was controversy regarding the incident, but the referee’s call was final and we have to accept it. We were fortunate this time, as decisions like these are part of the game. We will focus on our performance and continue to work hard.”
The VAR controversy in Italian football continues to be a hot topic, with fans and pundits alike debating the impact of such incidents on the overall fairness and integrity of the game. With the race for the Serie A title heating up, the role of VAR and refereeing decisions is bound to remain a major talking point throughout the season.