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In or out? Controversial goal helps Roma to 1-0 at Udinese

Highlighting need for goal-line technology, controversial score gives Roma 1-0 win in Serie A

Udinese's Panagiotis Kone, left, and Roma's Maicon vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Roma at the Friuli Stadium in ...
Udinese's Allan, left, and Roma's Daniele De Rossi vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Roma at the Friuli Stadium in ...
Roma's Davide Astori, center, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Maicon, left, during a Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Roma at the F...

Italy Soccer Serie A

Udinese's Panagiotis Kone, left, and Roma's Maicon vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Roma at the Friuli Stadium in ...

Italy Soccer Serie A

Udinese's Allan, left, and Roma's Daniele De Rossi vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Roma at the Friuli Stadium in ...

Italy Soccer Serie A

Roma's Davide Astori, center, celebrates after scoring with his teammate Maicon, left, during a Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Roma at the F...

ROME (AP) -- A controversial goal helped Roma to a 1-0 win at Udinese in Serie A on Tuesday, highlighting the need for goal-line technology.

A header from Davide Astori in the 17th minute hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down near the goal line.

The goal-line official ruled that the ball did not entirely cross the line but after protests from Roma the referee overruled him, sparking outrage from Udinese.

Replays were inconclusive.

Roma moved provisionally level with leader Juventus, which was hosting Inter Milan later as the Italian league returned to full action after the winter break.

The win also put Roma nine points ahead of third-place Lazio ahead of Sunday's Rome derby.

Udinese remained in the middle of the table, 17 points behind.


Updated : 2021-09-27 15:09 GMT+08:00