Inter Goalie Invited Sarri to Imitate Bielsa after Infamous Lazio Goal

The aftermath of Lazio-Inter is still ongoing. The goal scored by Felipe Anderson, who played on despite seeing an opponent on the ground, angered the guests. An all-out brawl ensued, with four players getting a yellow card.

While most Nerazzurri blamed the Brazilian winger, Samir Handanovic pointed his finger at Maurizio Sarri. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the goalkeeper asked the coach why they did not stop. The manager replied: “What more could I have done other than raising my hand towards my players?” The Inter captain replied: “You can have behaved like Marcelo Bielsa, do you remember that?”

In April 2019, Leeds hit the net in a similar situation in a match against Aston Villa. After the protests and a skirmish between the two sides, the Argentinian told his team to let the opponents score, and so they did. The contest ended with a 1-1 tie.

Luiz Felipe got a red card after the final whistle for teasing his friend Joaquin Correa while celebrating. Both tried to move on from the incident with appeasing posts on social media yesterday. He should receive a standard one-game ban. Moreover, there should not be further punishments against Inter players for the scuffle.

Referee Massimiliano Irrati took notice of everything, which should exclude sanctions by the sports judge, who generally rules when the official missed something that instead the TV cameras caught. Despite the heat of the battle, there were no problems while the two squads headed to the locker room after the game.