Jose Mourinho was sent off as Roma held Torino to a 1-1 draw in Serie A on Sunday.
The hosts missed a penalty in a frenzied last few minutes.
Mourinho was already irritated by a decision in the first half not to award his team a penalty for a handball that the VAR judged was involuntary. He was sent off for protesting a minute before stoppage time, with Torino winning 1-0.
“It was the right decision, my words to the referee deserved a red card,” Mourinho told DAZN.
“I spoke to him after the game and apologised. But I don’t want to talk about his performance. I was humble enough to apologise but I will leave his performance and the hypothetical influence on the match to you.
“I don’t want to talk about what we said, that was private. My words deserved a red card but I will not judge the referee’s performance.”
Three minutes later, Andrea Belotti’s penalty hit the post after a foul by Koffi Djidji on Paulo Dybala.
Matic saved a point for Roma four minutes into stoppage time with a long shot from outside the box.
Karol Linetty, left out of the Polish World Cup squad bound for Qatar, had scored for Torino in the 55th minute, jumping for Wilfried Singo’s cross and heading into the net.
Roma are in seventh place with 27 points after 15 games as the league goes into the World Cup break. Torino are on ninth with 21 points.