Referee Antonio Rapuano has been closely criticised for his calls in Inter’s Supercoppa Italiana last win over Napoli.
The Nerazzurri secured their third consecutive Supercoppa Italiana in Monday night’s last in Riyadh, choosing up a 1-0 win after a 91st minute objective from captain Lautaro Martinez. Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri was livid and refused to attend the ceremony after the match.
Inter’s victory has awarded them €8m in prize cash and given them a key enhance in confidence within the early levels of the second half of this season. Napoli picked up €5m for ending second and are clearly in a state of transition after final time period’s Scudetto success.
The work of referee Rapuano did not impress the Italian media, who have been notably dissatisfied along with his choice to offer Napoli’s Giovanni Simeone two yellow playing cards.
Former referee Graziano Cesari informed Sport Mediaset through TMW that he didn’t agree with the 2 bookings for the Argentine striker.
“I don’t assume the primary foul was a yellow card. There’s a connection to Calhanoglu, however Inter have simply began a counter and it’s not a harmful motion.
“On the stomp, there’s a suggestion from the fourth official, Rapuano most likely didn’t perceive that it was Simeone who he had simply booked. I didn’t just like the utilization of the playing cards.”
Corriere dello Sport have been even much less impressed with Rapuano’s work, closely criticising the Italian official and the choice to nominate him to the match.
“He misplaced the match with loopy technical disciplinary behaviour, beneath the eyes of Rocchi (who needed to cope with the post-match criticism himself).
“There was a have to deliver a referee from Italy, whoever was already in Riyadh wasn’t ok? If this is likely one of the finest, we’re in horrible form. Zero acceptance, recreation affected (ruined?) by him. Very dangerous.”