Fonseca unhappy about referee's decisions in the game against Sassuolo

Sun 06 December 2020 | 17:46

Roma head manager Paulo Fonseca 'did not understand' the official's choices in a 0-0 stalemate with Sassuolo, especially Pedro's red card

Pedro was shipped off in the 40th minute, while the two sides scored a goal each but canceled via VAR. 

In any case, the


had pleaded for the penalty due to handball and felt

Pedro Obiang

was lucky to just get a yellow card for his dangerous challenge on Lorenzo Pellegrini's lower leg. 

“I am very proud of the lads, as we played very well, had the better scoring opportunities, were organised in defence and stopped a great team like Sassuolo from creating chances,” Fonseca told Sky Sport Italia.

“I didn’t like the refereeing, though. I don’t understand why Pedro’s first foul was a yellow card. After that, I saw the situation with Pellegrini, how is that a yellow? I know the referee might not see it well, but VAR ought to see that.

“There was also potentially a penalty for us with the handball, but again VAR did not intervene.”

The Mozambican manager was shipped off during the half-time break for his disapproval and protest, only minutes after Pedro's excusal.


“I was talking about the first yellow card incident for Pedro, I just said we had very few fouls and yet got all the cards. That’s all.”

Edin Dzeko

is still trying to find his best form after COVID-19 treatment and he wasn't exactly sharp enough to find the net.

“Playing Dzeko and Borja Mayoral together could be an option. We changed our style a little today, putting Pedro behind Dzeko to prevent Sassuolo playing centrally, but that is a possibility.” 



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