Pioli: Inter should have had two penalties

Inter Milan manager Stefano Pioli believes his team should have been awarded two penalties during their 1-0 defeat to Juventus on Sunday.

Pioli claimed after the game that striker Mauro Icardi was impeded in the Bianconeri box on two occasions in the first half. The first was an elbow from Giorgio Chiellini that hit Icardi, and the second a tackle from Mario Mandzukic which prevented Icardi from getting to a rebound.

However, neither of the incidents resulted in spot-kicks, and Juan Cuadrado's solitary strike led Juve to victory.

"There was some tension at the final whistle, certainly, because of the Perisic red card, but also the two penalties in the first half," Pioli told Sky Sport Italia.

"We played on level terms with Juventus and created the chances, but the incidents did not favour us. The images are clear, Mandzukic's tackle was a penalty and it should've been awarded.

"I used to be a defender, so I can tell Chiellini lost his man and lifted his elbow on Icardi. That's the regret, that we lost because of a distraction on their goal and for mistakes that were not our own. These were important incidents and all those decisions went one way.

"It was an entertaining game with two teams who fought hard and gave their all. It's not easy to score against Juventus and we had situations where we didn't make the right decisions."

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