There is no veto from Inter or Juve: that's why Orsato will not referee on Sunday

There is no veto from Inter or Juve: that's why Orsato will not referee on Sunday

Not because of the unilateral choice of designer Gianluca Rocchi, who – as one can imagine – would be happy to entrust his best man with a very precise meeting.

Fabio Maresca is likely to be the coach for the big match that will take place on Sunday evening between Inter and Juventus. no Daniele OrsatoAs Repubblica wrote today, which also explains why: “Daniele Orsato officiated the last World Cup semi-final between Argentina and Croatia. He officiated the 2020 Champions League final, between Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain, without the slightest error. He finished 2023 as the second best referee in The world belongs to the institute that manages this type of classification, but in Italy we cannot entrust him with the most important match, the one that could decide the championship race in advance, because in that same match he made a mistake, not this season or even last season.

But six years ago. You'll remember this, given how much has been said about it: In 2018, the Bianconeri, with Napoli at their heels, lost 2-1 at San Siro when Pjanic, a Juventus player who had already been booked, made a mistake. Error in the midfield. A second yellow card could have been issued. Orsato was in charge of that match and made a mistake in not showing it. The VAR system was unable to intervene, according to protocol. In the end, Juve came back and won. All this costs Orsato physical threats and an open rant for fraud. For three seasons, Orsato no longer ruled Inter, then found it again 4 times in the last two seasons, and never before in the current season.

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Six years later, he still can't officiate this match. Not because of the unilateral choice of referee Gianluca Rocchi, who – as one can imagine – would be happy to assign a very delicate match to his best man. Not even a veto of one of the two parties. Simply put, it is a joint decision: the inflammatory atmosphere that has prevailed in recent weeks, as a result of internal conflicts in The Hague, does not allow for this.. I think in December he officiated the match between Juventus and Napoli, the match between the two teams that were playing for that title in 2018. But Inter Juventus is not like that because of the shadow cast by the Inquisition which (also) has political roots. Thus the best Italian referee is excluded from the most important match. Whatever it is, it will be a defeat: for Italian football and for the country’s system.”

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