Saturday March 9 2019
Di Carlo: 'Piatek kung fu kick!'

Chievo Coach Domenico Di Carlo insists Krzysztof Piatek’s Milan winner didn’t even need VAR to be disallowed. “It was a kung fu kick, it’s impossible not to spot that.”

The incident was in the build-up to the decisive goal in the 2-1 result at the Stadio Bentegodi this evening.

Piatek forced a save from Stefano Sorrentino, then his attempt at an overhead kick saw him strike Mattia Bani in the six-yard box rather than the ball.

The move continued until eventually Piatek at full stretch redirected a Hakan Calhanoglu shot.

“This is the sixth game in a row that we have lost due to a strange situation,” Di Carlo told DAZN.

“We had an even match with Milan, but with VAR they decide whatever suits them at that moment. You didn’t even need VAR for that, it was a kung fu kick, it’s impossible not to spot that. We lost to Milan because of some kung fu.”

It is a recurring theme with Chievo, who put in strong and determined performances, but always emerge empty-handed.

“We have been bottom of the table since the first day, so it’s not always easy to find motivation, but this team is alive and kicking, it still tries to believe.

“If we had worn jerseys with different colours, we would’ve won 3-0 tonight, but I mustn’t say that, because otherwise the referees get annoyed.

“It’s incredible, both Milan goals should’ve been disallowed, as the first wasn’t even a free kick and the wall was miles back, how much room did Biglia need to score? The second is just ridiculous.

“The whole thing is scandalous. There are rules and they ought to be respected. We train hard, go out there to play and we deserve respect.”

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