Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic rued the the two penalties conceded against Napoli on Thursday. ‘Once you play in nine, once you concede two penalties. It’s impossible like this’.
The Rossoblu, who were reduced to nine men when Milan won 4-2 last time, were dominated at the Stadio Diego Maradona, but Mihajlovic was not happy with the referee’s decisions in Naples.
Gary Medel was initially given a free kick in a duel against Victor Osimhen, but VAR took a look at the situation and gave Napoli a chance to double their lead from the penalty spot.
In the second half, Osimhen went down in a battle for the ball with Ibrahima Mbaye and even if Mihajlovic was asked about the two decisive episodes.
“We lost against a stronger team, maybe we would have lost even without the two penalties,” Mihajlovic told Sky Sport Italia. “I don’t want to comment on the refereeing, it certainly seems strange to me that after the Bologna matches you always ask about the situations that go against us.
“I remember [Roberto] Soriano’s sending off for an elbow with a penalty against, today at 1-0, I saw an elbow from [Victor] Osimhen and no one said anything.
“Let’s continue. The lads tried to do what we had prepared, the first goal we conceded when we played out from the back.
“It becomes difficult, once you play in nine and once with two penalties against. They are already stronger, like this it becomes impossible.”