Chievo Coach Rolando Maran said “it hurts so much to lose like this on an incredible dive” for Fiorentina’s late penalty in the Coppa Italia.
Both sides went down to 10 men at the Stadio Franchi, but the 1-0 result was decided when Federico Bernardeschi won and converted a spot-kick in stoppages.
“It hurts so much to lose like this, because we fought them blow for blow and actually had the better chances late on,” said Maran.
“There was an incredible dive for the penalty, as Massimo Gobbi just grazed him. And two minutes before that there was a foul on Nicolas Spolli that was so bad his shin-pad broke.
“Admittedly we have to take the blame for not converting our scoring opportunities. We had the chances and should’ve been more clinical to finish them off.”
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