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26 Jan 2013

Marotta comments on refereeing decision

The club CEO offers his opinion on the late controversy at Juventus Stadium

Giuseppe Marotta was quick to provide his opinion on the controversy which denied Juventus a penalty in the dying stages of tonight’s 1-1 home draw with Genoa.

Speaking to Sky Sport Italia, the Bianconeri CEO said: “Granqvist got his timing wrong and the ball struck him on the arm, so he gained an advantage from his error. But he wasn’t punished. The goal-line official was in a perfect position but he wasn’t consulted and Guida said “I didn’t feel I could give it”.

“Evidently, I don’t think that the selection of Guida was the right decision. We’re talking about a young referee who is from Torre Annunziata, the region of Naples. Making him officiate Juve isn’t putting him in the best possible conditions. Furthermore, I ask myself what is the point of having six officials if the referee and goal-line official are not on the same wavelength?”