Icardi misses open goal, foiled by VAR in Milan derby draw

Reuters , Wednesday 4 Apr 2018

Inter Milan's Captain Argentinian forward Mauro Icardi (R) misses a goal opportunity as AC Milan's Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma looks on during the Italian Serie A football match AC Milan vs Inter Milan at the San Siro stadium in Milan on April 4, 2018 AFP

Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi had a goal disallowed by the video replay system (VAR) and was guilty of an extraordinary second-half miss in a 0-0 Serie A draw with neighbours AC Milan on Wednesday.

Icardi thought he had put Inter ahead in the 38th minute when he broke clear of the Milan defence and slotted the ball past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Inter celebrated and the ball was returned to the centre circle before the referee indicated a video review and then disallowed the goal for offside, prompting wild celebrations among the AC Milan fans.

The Argentine, Inter's leading scorer with 25 league goals this season, also contrived to miss an open goal from six metres early in the second half. Antonio Candreva got behind the Inter defence and passed to Icardi who swept the ball wide.

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