15:14  ,  October 18, 2021

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Why couldn't the referee blow the whistle after the move?

Midfielder for Roma and the Armenia national football team Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he’s discontent with the match against Juventus in the eighth round of the Italian football championship. The referee blew the whistle too early to award Roma a penalty kick against Juventus, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan passed the ball to his teammate with a hand.

“Why couldn’t the referee blow the whistle until the move was completed. The referee always waits 5-8 seconds before blowing the whistle. Why didn’t he do the same during the penalty kick? Everyone saw what happened. I have nothing else to say. We’re obviously disappointed,” Mkhitaryan said, football-italia.net reports.

French midfielder Jordan Vereto failed to make the penalty kick. Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made a save. Juventus defeated Roma 1-0 thanks to the goal scored by Szczesny.

Roma are in fourth place with 15 points, while Juventus have 14 points and are in seventh place. In the next round, Roma will play against Napoli on Oct. 24.

Italian football championship, 8th round

Juventus-Roma: 1-0

Moise Kean, 16

Failed penalty kick: Jordan Vereto (Roma), 44

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