Balbo: Rocchi ruined the game

Abel Balbo, former Roma striker, admitted to TuttomercatoWeb this morning that yesterday’s match was ruined by referee Gianluca Rocchi:

“The match? It’s been ruined by the referee. Really, (he was) a very bad director for the most important match of the season. Roma played on par with Juventus with great personality on the field, and good organization¬†and showed they’re even stronger than Juventus this year. They have a more important bench. The game in Manchester? They played up to par with City and made a big leap in terms of maturity.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.