Hellas Verona coach Andrea Mandorlini felt his side were denied a victory when Lazio were controversially awarded a penalty in stoppage time which concluded a thrilling 3-3 match at the Stadio Olimpico.
The Gialloblu had twice come back from one goal deficits and scored the go ahead goal in the 83rd minute when Romulo put the Mastini ahead in a match which would have seen the winner level on points with sixth place Torino for the last Europa League spot.
“In whatever minute they occur, a penalty kick must be clear to be awarded,” Mandorlini said in a post-match interview with Sky Sport Italia.
“It is unfortunate because they did not deserve the draw.”
The referee awarded Lazio a stoppage-time penalty when Michelangelo Albertazzi saw red for a foul on Miroslav Klose who fell easily in the box and earned the Aquile a penalty in the match’s closing moments.
“We deserved to win the match but instead we wind up with a draw on a dubious penalty. Now we’ll have to see what happens these last two matches and try to do our part.”