Calvarese explained Coppa penalty decision

Referee Gianpaolo Calvarese told Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic why it was a ‘clear penalty’ for Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final.

The incident occurred during the first half at San Siro, with the Nerazzurri 1-0 up.

Juan Cuadrado went down in the box after a tussle with Ashley Young, although Federico Bernardeschi’s cross was already flying into the stands.

Advised to have an on-field review by his VAR, Calvarese went to look at the replay and opted for a penalty.

RAI sport reported that the referee went to goalkeeper Handanovic to explain his decision.

“It’s a clear penalty, he held on to his arm.”


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