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.