The Infamous Iuliano-Ronaldo incident (1 Viewer)

Zizou

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Apr 21, 2003
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I recently re-saw this incident, cos I wanted to see if after all these years, I would see the incident in a more objective way. Well I did see it in a more objective way, and my view is still the same as I had back then.....


It should have been awarded an indirect freekick! Back then the obstruction foul was still in existance, and that clearly was an obstruction, not a professional foul. Therefore no penalty. The ref screwed up in the way that he should have awarded the freekick, yet I'm sure Inter fans would have still moaned that it was a penalty.

I even checked with a friend of mine who was studying to become a ref back then, and on their rulebook it clearly stated that incidents like that are an obstruction, therefore an indirect free kick inside the penalty area, nothing more!

What is your opinion about it?
 

Jun-hide

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Dec 16, 2002
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I think what pissed off the Inter fan was not so much about the Iuliano incidence, but the one followed straight after, where Del Piero were given penalty for similar incidence. Personally, I think the matter was whether it was a foul or not but whether Juve were given "favoritism" by the refs.
Thinking about, it would have make sense to give indirect free-kick, and nice spot there Zizou.:). Its hard call, equally viable whether it is free-kick or penalty but it certainly wasn't "no" call.
 
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Zizou

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Apr 21, 2003
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Another point, even if the ref had given them a penalty and scored, they would still have been behind Juve by 2 points in the league, so they most probably would have lost the league anyhow ;)
 

mate

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Aug 28, 2002
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Onestly, yes it was a penalty or at list an indirect freekick.
And also the penalty who was given to Juve was ridicolous cause at that moment in which Del Piero runned alone to the Inter area all the Inter plyers weare fighting in the middle of the field and also the coach and the bench staff weare there and this not regolar, is not just a "fair play" think it is not regolar that the coach is in the field :D
Anycase... time passed by... but this think is mentioned every single time someone speack about refs mistakes.
 

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