Moggi: Juventus referee should have been locked in the dressing room

The ex-Italian football administrator has claimed his former club were victims on Sunday, despite having won the controversial match
Luciano Moggi has attacked referee Nicola Rizzoli for disallowing a Catania goal against Juventus in Sunday's Serie A encounter.

The Old Lady secured a 1-0 win over the Rossazzurri at the Stadio Angelo Massimino, leaving the hosts empty-handed after a 'goal' by striker Gonzalo Bergessio was wrongly ruled out for offside.

"The refeeres didn't act in bad faith, they just made mistakes. The assistant, [Luca] Maggiani, validated the goal and then Rizzoli confused him," the Italian told Radio Kiss Kiss.

Much controversy has followed the clash and Moggi has given his full support to Catania chairman Antonio Pulvirenti, who claimed after the game he had just witnessed "the death of football".

"Catania chairman Pulvirenti should have locked Rizzoli in the locker room," he blasted.

"The real problem is that the referees are now insufficient and want to do more than usual and this is the case with Rizzoli. The goal that was disallowed is something that has no real logic. Rizzoli should be punished."

Moggi concluded his assessment of the afternoon by defending the Bianconeri, stating that they did nothing to influence the decisions made.

"Juventus didn't ask for favours. They are victims."

Meanwhile, Juve chairman Andrea Agnelli agrees with former football administrator Moggi that the Old Lady did nothing wrong during the match.

"Yesterday Juventus showed absolute professionalism recognising immediately the errors of the referee. It makes you think there's a conspiracy against us. Yesterday our executives were insulted and forced to leave the Massimino Stadium almost in a state of siege," he said.

"It's unpleasant having to be involved in the matter concerning referee nominator Enzo Braschi. At this point, the same pressure should be put on every mistake in every match."