Okay, too many cards, I agree. Undiano Mallenco seemed to need all those cards to establish his authority. Maybe he saw Jorge Larrionda and knew how he wanted to do it. but Undiano is no Larrionda. Still, in the line of those decisions, he was right to send off Klose. Kicks from behind are a booking, everyone knows that, even Miroslav Klose.
a good kid
I can't remember all the yellows but to me most of them felt all right. I even think that Undiano could have been a little stricter in the second half, when fouls from behind went unbooked.
He was right with the penalty, which was, off course, an easy call.
It looked to me as if Undiano thought he had to be more severe because this was a World Cup match, because he got his new instructions, because he wanted to be a good kid with FIFA watching.
In the last minute we saw a Serbian player kicking a German in the box. That didn't seem right.
Our German members cried biased and bought, but Germany can only blame itself here. With a team playing in defense (substituting two forward thinking players for defenders) like Serbia, they must have been able to score at least once. What I saw were some wide shots by Podolski. The Germans did an un-German thing: they gave up.
But then: you never know what you will read in years to come. A Serbian gangster emporium trading weapons with the Bulgarians who owe money to the Russians who traded with the Chinese triads who had a deal with the Spanish referee committee ....