Former referee Luca Marelli explained why Milan forward Rafael Leao’s record-breaking goal wasn’t disallowed. ‘VAR can’t intervene at kick-off’.
Milan scored the opener in the 2-1 win over Sassuolo after 6.76 seconds against, the fastest goal in the history of Serie A and Europe’s leading leagues.
Marelli insists the goal should have been disallowed and explained why VAR didn’t intervene.
“Let’s nip a possible controversy in the bud,” he said. “On Milan’s first goal, Leao has a foot in the other half of the pitch.
“In theory, the goal should have been disallowed, but VAR doesn’t have jurisdiction over kick-off.” 
Sfatiamo sul nascere una possibile polemica.Sul primo gol del Milan Leao ha un piede nell’altra metà campo.Teoricamente è irregolare ma non da VAR: non sono consentite review sulle riprese di gioco.
— Luca Marelli (@LucaMarelli72) December 20, 2020