Torino cry foul in Turin Derby

16 December 2018 12:05 GMT

Torino boss Walter Mazzarri questioned the lack of intervention from VAR over two Torino penalty appeals in the 1-0 loss against Juventus.

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“I have to compliment my lads, because they put in a strong performance and played on a par with a tank like Juventus,”  Torino boss Mazzarri told DAZN via Football Italia.

“An unfortunate incident proved decisive. Perhaps there could’ve been a penalty or two in our favour, we certainly got that impression… In other games, VAR went back to look at this sort of situation.

“Belotti was jumping to head the ball, which is his specialty, and he has a good chance of scoring if he connects with it cleanly. If you are pushed when mid-air, in my view that is a clear penalty.

“People say we complain, but since the last time there was a meeting about VAR, they have generally gone to check on incidents. Belotti and Zaza appealed and asked for it to be viewed on VAR.”

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