At the end of tonight’s game in Naples, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis expressed his dissatisfaction at the performance of this evening’s officials through a series of tweets referring to an alleged offside in the build-up to Martin Caceres’ goal.
Manager Rafael Benitez and midfielder Christian Maggio also followed suit when speaking to the media after the final whistle.
In response to the statements made by the Partenopei trio, Giuseppe Marotta said: “It’s a pity that an educated and level-headed person like De Laurentiis has expressed such feelings about us without acknowledging our qualities. Every time we beat a big team we’re accused of stealing and it’s something I firmly reject because it’s unacceptable.
“We came here to win and the team produced a positive result. It’s easy to neglect the opposition’s merits and attack refereeing decisions. And instead tonight’s officials had an impeccable game.”