Sunday August 26 2012
Parma protest after defeat to Juve

Parma have expressed their irritation after contentious decisions in their 2-0 defeat to Juventus last night.

Stephan Lichtsteiner was brought down for a penalty – which Arturo Vidal saw saved – but had clearly been offside in the build-up.

Juve’s second goal scored by Andrea Pirlo was awarded by the new extra officials behind the goal, who ruled it had crossed the line.

“We will not stir up any controversy over this and hope everyone behaves like us this season,” general manager Pietro Leonardi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“However, I ask myself how a linesman cannot see such a clear offside by Lichtsteiner and yet the other official has not a single doubt with regards to Pirlo’s goal?

“Aside from the incidents, what I cannot accept is that Parma had six yellow cards. I don’t think our team played in a particularly rough way.”

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