At the end of the day, Grosso knew what he was doing. It was a penalty, but he could have easily stepped over Neill. He saw the defender slide in front of him, and knew immediately that if he ran ito his body and fell, it would be a penalty. So he did. Whether that is "cheating" or not is a bit subjective, but it is fairly dishonest, in my humble opinion.
i totally agree to that statement so far that it was a PK and Grosso knew that if he would let himself fall over the defender a PK would be rewarded.
I think it is a bit to much to say this is unfair play. You can always play on, when someone kicks/tackles you and try to score a goal. A fine situation .. someone fouls u and u play on, don't score the goal because u get illegaly pushed away or your feet do hurt so much u dont pull of a good shot... but well ... u do fair play ... the other one laughs at you, because he got through with his dirty tricks and you are the loser in this situation.
the only one who is to blame in this situation is neill. if he would not have acted like a C-grade soccer player there wouldn't have been a PK. Grosso surely thought that the chances of being awarded a pk and scoring that are greater than avoiding neills body and shooting, so he did what gave them the better opportunity to score.
I don'T think many players would have jumped over Neill and tried to score a goal.
I'm pretty impressed that a defender like Grosso is so skilled to use such opportunity to get a PK. I bet must defenders would have tried to shoot but would not score
And please try not to call other members "jealious fools" and people that cry. It's not very nice and I wouldn't want to have to get my Crunching 2-Footed Challenge of Post Deletion out on yo ass, if you continued being insulting to other members. A bit of light banter is fine, but there is no need to insult others.
that reads a bit biased ... so insulting people u don't even know (Players from Italy) and who don't read this is ok, but answering to those infantile postings where the person who is responded to can give his opinion is not ok .... well ... that may be your opinion .... think about it.