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Lazio No2 Farris insists penalty calls decided Napoli triumph

Lazio assistant manager Massimiliano Farris insists their 5-2 defeat to Napoli was an unfair scoreline.

Farris insists VAR made the difference for Napoli.

After five minutes both teams had penalty appeals, with Napoli receiving the spot-kick for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic catching Kostas Manolas on the head with his studs.

“It cannot and must not compromise our journey, because we have a very important game coming up on Monday with Milan," Farris told Sky Italia.

“We can consider the game in hand against Torino as a 'bonus' we have on top of the others and another potential three points.

“There were two games today. The first lasted five minutes until the penalty, and it was different after that. Milinkovic gets the ball. There's another angle where you can see he gets the ball.

“In the football I played, which admittedly was not much in Serie A, when a defender put his head down like that, he was penalised. At most you could give an indirect free kick for dangerous play, but not a penalty.

“Ironically, the VAR should've looked at the incident that occurred at the other end moments later, when Lazzari was brought down."

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