Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio on Adrien Rabiot handball incident: “There was no contact”

Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio believes that there was no contact with Adrien Rabiot’s hand, when Filip Kostic opened the scoring for the Bianconeri against Inter.

The Serbian’s first-half goal proved to be the match-winner yesterday, bringing Juve into the race for the top four once again. But footage showed that the ball did hit Rabiot’s arm before the Frenchman set up Kostic for the goal and Inter fans have been left enraged by the incident which cost the Nerazzurri the game.

Marchisio recently spoke to Domenica Sportiva about the incident and he believes that the ball never hit Rabiot’s arm. And he stated that Inter should be more concerned about what Matteo Darmian and Denzel Dumfries were doing for the goal in the first half.

He stated (via TMW): “Inter’s possession was sterile and slow. Lautaro Martinez was missing a lot between the lines. The Juventus goal? For me, the question is not that Rabiot’s handball was not a handball, but that there was absolutely no contact.

“It is important to look at how long it takes Kostic to block the ball and aim. The episode that should worry Inzaghi is the really slow reaction of both Dumfries and Darmian, not that whether it was handball or not.”

Kostic now has three goals and ten assists for Juve in the Serie A this season and he has shown what a reliable signing he has been for the club, since joining from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer.



Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN


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