Bologna’s Thiago Motta says penalty on Dybala was “non-existent” in Roma win

Bologna manager Thiago Motta was not pleased with his side’s defeat at the Stadio Olimpico after his men went down in the opening minutes following a penalty kick scored by Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini.

“I think we played a good game, we also improved in the second half. It’s a bitter pill to swallow, we have to remain calm because there are two episodes that I don’t know how to describe. I just can’t explain them,” Motta told DAZN after the game.

“We know the situation, we start off the new year with the same habits in terms of refereeing…” he added. “Dybala is clearly looking for contact, and it’s not a penalty. And then, to make matters worse, a glaring penalty was not called for us.”

“I’m satisfied with the performance and the attitude we showed, but these episodes need to be changed. Football is evolving,” he concluded.

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