Rio Ferdinand SLAMS referee for overturning 'stonewall penalty' for Inter Milan during 2-0 Champions League semi-final first-leg win over rivals AC Milan
2023/05/10

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Rio Ferdinand expressed shock at the decision to overturn a penalty awarded to Lautaro Martinez during Inter Milan's Champions League clash with AC Milan. The striker went down in the box following contact with Simon Kjaer, but after a VAR review, the referee rescinded the penalty and booked Kjaer instead. Steven Gerrard argued that while it was technically a penalty, Martinez exaggerated the level of contact from Kjaer.

Inter Milan won the match 2-0 with goals from Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, leaving AC Milan with a mountain to climb in the rest of the tie. Real Madrid and Manchester City are the other two sides in the last four.

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