Monday February 27 2012
Thiago Silva calls for more assistance

Thiago Silva says three match officials are not enough for the big games after the events of Milan-Juventus on Saturday evening.

The fiery Scudetto clash at San Siro ended 1-1, but the Rossoneri should have gone 2-0 up in the first half after a Sulley Muntari goal was not awarded – despite the ball clearly being over the line.

“I’m disappointed with what happened against Juventus,” the Brazilian international told Sky Sport Italia.

“I’m stunned by the mistake of the linesman. I saw the ball go in from where I was in the middle of the pitch and he was in a position where he could see everything…

“I’m in favour of the use of TV replays or officials behind the goals – we have to have them in the big matches.”

Although the centre-back criticised the referee and his assistants, he refused to blast Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon who clawed the ball away.

The Rossoneri have reacted angrily to the Juve No 1’s post-match claims that even if he thought the ball had crossed the line, he wouldn’t have told the referee.

“Had I been him, I would have done the same,” Thiago Silva continued.

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