Malesani: ‘Justice was served’

Posted on 24/10/2010

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Bologna boss Alberto Malesani feels Milos Krasic “should’ve told the referee it wasn’t a penalty, but justice was done anyway.”

The 0-0 draw with Juventus was only kept with that scoreline because Emiliano Viviano saved an extremely dubious Vincenzo Iaquinta spot-kick.

“I saw straight away it wasn’t a penalty,” shrugged the Coach. “A similar incident against Juve nearly cost me my career.

“Fabio Cannavaro’s equaliser was disallowed at the last minute when I was in charge of Parma and because of that we lost out on a Champions League place.

“These incidents change football for you, but today was proof that somebody up there is looking down on us and brings justice to the sport. It doesn’t matter, at least Viviano saved the penalty and it went well.”

Krasic blatantly dived to earn the spot-kick without any real contact with Daniele Portanova.

“It’s a shame, as looking at his face and the way he plays, Krasic seems like a nice guy. Perhaps he should’ve told the referee it wasn’t a penalty and brought the justice on to himself, but thankfully Viviano saved it.”

It was an important point for Bologna, who were fresh from a 4-1 hammering at the hands of Palermo.

“We thought that we could hurt Juve more today, but perhaps after the thrashing in Palermo we lost a bit of self-confidence and that carefree attitude.

“You’ll see after today that we will get back on track quickly. From next week you’ll see the same old Bologna.”


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