The decision of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) has become a subject of discussion after the four goals scored by Sassuolo against Napoli were cancelled by the technology.
This has been described as cruel due to marginal offside, which has now come into being since the use of the technology.
Napoli were lucky to go ahead in the clash but constant attacks from Sassuolo saw there defence line crumble four times but the VAR had to come to their aid.
Meanwhile, some of the decisions questionable as Napoli scored before and after the four disallowed goals to win the game 2-0.
How VAR came helped Napoli against Sassuolo
Napoli went ahead in the game after eight minutes through Elseid Hysaj but Sassuolo then replied with four strikes they believed to be legitimate goals taken away by the video technology.
The referee Gianluca Aureliano nor his linesmen, didn’t spot thee out of the four offside, but the technology did.
The hosts later scored their second to kill off the game through midfielder Allan in second-half stoppage time.
The VAR controversy began in the 32nd minute when Sassuolo midfielder Filip Duricic poked home at the near post past David Ospina after he was put through on goal by Francesco Caputo. The goal was marginally offside.
The Serbian was later denied another five minutes later when he crashed home a rebound after Hamed Junior Traore’s shot had been parried by Ospina to his path. The refreee ruled that Traore was through VAR call in the build-up.
They were also denied four minutes after the break, Sassuolo. Caputo crashed in an effort at the near post, but he was found to be inches offside despite Napoli’s Giovanni Di Lorenzo’s best efforts to keep him onside.
Ten minutes later, Domenico Berardi curled home a fabulous goal past Ospina from Caputo’s laid pass. But the Italian striker was a yard offside when the ball was played to him.
Courtesy of the win, Napoli is now two points behind fifth-placed Roma, who have played a game less.
The Pertonopei also move a point behind in-form AC Milan, who is in sixth. The Rosonneri dropped points a San Siro against high-flying Atalanta on Friday night.
Courtsey of their Coppa Italia win, Napoli have already qualified for Europe.
Sassuolo, on the other hand is a place adrift of Napoli in eighth after a fantastic season under coach Roberto De Zerbi. They are eleven points behind Gattuso’s side with two league games remaining.