|Universidad de Chile||-||Guadalajara|
After that dreadful image from the referee performance of the World Cup final, it was good to recover and see good refereeing again. Thanks to Pezzotta and his assistants, who did a very good work in this continental semi-final.
Great job in a cold night
It´s true: there weren´t many controversial actions during the game. In part, because the players intended to play and decided to leave excessive fouling or tricking outside the field (except for the winner team´s normal tendence to lose time). But also because the referee showed from the 1st minute that he was going to pay much attention to everything that could happen. The referee was always near the actions, well located, he tried to use the advantage (only once he needlesly cut the game), he didn´t decide silly booking but correctly showed a couple of yellows when it was necessary... It was clear that Pezzotta was feeling confortable doing his job, using his experience and without being influenced by the strong pressure down from the stands by Chilean fans. Another nice thing: linemen also had a very good night, doing it right in two or three "thin" off-side situations.
The game was really fun and exciting. Chivas de Guadalajara will play the Copa Libertadores final against the winner of the Brazilian semi to be played in two days between Sao Paulo and Internacional.