Craig Thomson matches

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Date
2011-04-28
Match
Benfica-Braga
 
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Result
2 - 1
Referee decisions
Yellow
1 - 3
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
8.2
6.8
Members:
7.8
6.2
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
9.0
Control: Indeed very good.
8.0
Calls: In general was good, normally very correct in decisions. Apart from AR1 bad assistant work was a nice job.
8.0
Neutrality: No prob. No home influence.
8.0
Style: Is ok. But a bit more of authority some times would make him perfect.
8.3
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (4)
1) report by RSBR
8.0
Control:
7.0
Calls:
7.0
Neutrality:
8.0
Style:
7.5
General assessment
Thomson shows us that he is a very good referee. He does not look very confident but he is. Great fitness als good card management. I like him
Craig Thomson matches
'17-03-09 Celta de Vigo - Kuban Krasnodar (2 - 1)'16-12-06 Dynamo Kyiv - Besiktas (6 - 0)'16-11-01 Atlético de Madrid - Rostov (2 - 1)'16-10-07 Netherlands - Belarus (4 - 1)'16-09-27 Kobenhavn - Club Brugge (4 - 0)'16-08-24 Salzburg - Dinamo Zagreb (1 - 2)'16-03-29 France - Russia (4 - 2)'16-02-18 Marseille - Athletic Bilbao (0 - 1)'15-12-08 Galatasaray - Astana (1 - 1)'15-10-21 Juventus - Borussia Mönchengladbach (0 - 0)'15-10-08 Romania - Finland (1 - 1)'15-09-16 Valencia - Zenit (2 - 3)'15-08-18 BATE - Partizan (1 - 0)'15-06-14 Lithuania - Switzerland (1 - 2)'15-03-12 Club Brugge - Besiktas (2 - 1)'14-11-25 Sporting - Maribor (3 - 1)'14-11-06 Feyenoord - Rijeka (2 - 0)'14-10-01 Ludogorets Razgrad - Real Madrid (1 - 2)'14-09-08 Ukraine - Slovakia (0 - 1)'14-08-20 Standard - Zenit (0 - 1)'14-03-20 Anzhi - AZ (0 - 0)'14-02-20 Chornomorets - Lyon (0 - 0)'13-11-27 PSG - Olympiakos (2 - 1)'13-11-08 Nigeria u17 - Mexico u17 (3 - 0)'13-10-29 Morocco u17 - Cote d'Ivoire u17 (1 - 2)'13-10-20 Uruguay u17 - Cote d'Ivoire u17 (1 - 1)'13-09-18 Austria Wien - Porto (0 - 1)'13-08-29 Pasching - Estoril (1 - 2)'13-08-14 Belgium - France (0 - 0)'13-04-09 Dortmund - Malaga (3 - 2)'13-02-20 AC Milan - Barcelona (2 - 0)'12-12-04 PSG - Porto (2 - 1)'12-11-08 Kobenhavn - VfB Stuttgart (0 - 2)'12-10-23 BATE - Valencia (0 - 3)'12-10-16 Romania - Netherlands (1 - 4)'12-09-07 Finland - France (0 - 1)'12-08-29 Dynamo Kyiv - Borussia Mönchengladbach (1 - 2)'12-06-16 Czech Republic - Poland (1 - 0)'12-06-13 Denmark - Portugal (2 - 3)'12-04-19 Atlético de Madrid - Valencia (4 - 2)'12-03-08 Twente - Schalke 04 (1 - 0)'12-02-14 Leverkusen - Barcelona (1 - 3)'11-11-23 Shakhtar - Porto (0 - 2)'11-10-19 Leverkusen - Valencia (2 - 1)'11-10-11 France - Bosnia-Herzegovina (1 - 1)'11-09-27 CSKA Moskva - Internazionale (2 - 3)'11-09-02 Israel - Greece (0 - 1)'11-08-23 Villarreal - OB (3 - 0)'11-05-25 Wales - Scotland (1 - 3)'11-05-24 Ireland - Northern Ireland (5 - 0)• '11-04-28 Benfica - Braga (2 - 1)'11-04-06 Barcelona - Shakhtar (5 - 1)'11-03-26 Armenia - Russia (0 - 0)'11-03-20 Celtic - Glasgow Rangers (1 - 2)'11-02-17 Sevilla FC - Porto (1 - 2)'11-01-02 Glasgow Rangers - Celtic (0 - 2)'10-11-23 Ajax - Real Madrid (0 - 4)'10-11-02 Benfica - Lyon (4 - 3)'10-10-12 Italy - Serbia (- - -)'10-09-28 Basel - Bayern Munich (1 - 2)'10-08-24 Anderlecht - Partizan (2 - 2)'10-04-01 Valencia - Atlético de Madrid (2 - 2)'10-03-11 Panathinaikos - Standard (1 - 3)'10-03-03 France - Spain (0 - 2)'09-11-25 Bayern Munich - Maccabi Haifa (1 - 0)'09-11-03 Marseille - Zurich (6 - 1)'09-10-20 Debrecen - Fiorentina (3 - 4)'09-10-14 Andorra - Ukraine (0 - 6)'09-10-04 Glasgow Rangers - Celtic (2 - 1)'09-09-15 Atlético de Madrid - APOEL (0 - 0)'09-08-27 Villarreal - NAC (6 - 1)'09-07-28 Anderlecht - Sivasspor (5 - 0)'09-04-01 Austria - Romania (2 - 1)'09-03-19 Braga - PSG (0 - 1)'09-02-26 Galatasaray - Bordeaux (4 - 3)'08-12-04 Lech Poznan - Deportivo La Coruna (1 - 1)'08-10-23 Kobenhavn - Saint-Etienne (1 - 3)'08-09-16 Werder Bremen - Anorthosis (0 - 0)'08-09-06 Spain - Bosnia-Herzegovina (1 - 0)'08-08-13 Partizan - Fenerbahce SK (2 - 2)'08-03-06 Leverkusen - Hamburger SV (1 - 0)'07-11-29 AEK - Fiorentina (1 - 1)'07-10-24 Rosenborg - Valencia (2 - 0)'07-10-04 Standard - Zenit (1 - 1)'07-08-30 Germany u17 - USA u17 (2 - 1)'07-08-26 Colombia u17 - Ghana u17 (1 - 2)'07-08-22 Syria u17 - Spain u17 (1 - 2)'07-08-19 Nigeria u17 - France u17 (2 - 1)'07-06-17 Italy u21 - Czech Republic u21 (3 - 1)'07-06-13 Israel u21 - Belgium u21 (0 - 1)'07-06-02 Latvia - Spain (0 - 2)'07-02-14 AEK - PSG (0 - 2)'06-12-13 Palermo - Celta de Vigo (1 - 1)'06-10-15 Finland - Armenia (1 - 0)'06-10-07 Belgium u21 - Bulgaria u21 (1 - 1)'06-09-14 Liberec - Crvena Zvezda (2 - 0)'06-09-05 Portugal u21 - Poland u21 (2 - 0)'06-08-02 Vålerenga - Mlada Boleslav (2 - 2)'06-03-01 France - Slovakia (1 - 2)'05-10-22 Ukraine u19 - Serbia u19 (0 - 2)'05-07-27 Dudelange F91 - Rapid Wien (1 - 6)'05-07-16 Young Boys - Marseille (2 - 3)'04-10-08 Israel u21 - Switzerland u21 (1 - 1)'04-09-08 Faroe Islands - France (0 - 2)'04-07-24 Spartak Moskva - Villarreal (2 - 2)'04-07-14 Flora Tallinn - Gorica (2 - 4)'04-02-18 Northern Ireland - Norway (1 - 4)'03-09-09 Luxembourg u21 - Bosnia-Herzegovina u21 (0 - 1)
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Other Encounters

Thomson, the teacher

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE 2010 - 2011 1/2 finals:
Benfica - Braga, 2 - 1. Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal, 2011-04-28

In a "Portuguese League" duel a Scottish ref today and he did a very good job. It was interesting to compare the difference of a British style and the Portuguese style of referee in handling a game with Portuguese teams. The results were as expected. Although the number of fouls were similar, Thomson used a teaching way where normally a Portuguese ref would chose a card discipline way.

the game
the teams were a bit reluctant to go all out and did not use their best football. However there were some good scoring chances, Cardozo was the man of big opportunities and that BIG second free kick goal. The most important is that there were no ref errors and in the second leg we can predict a very good match with two anxious teams, they will do their best to get to go to Dublin.

the ref..good
I liked Thomson's job. It was obvious that he studied the teams before the game. He knew some of the players' tricks already and he had previous games with both teams. Proof of that was the early YC that controlled the players very well. I also liked his teaching way: he was always very calm and disciplinarian, avoiding the card solution. His card management was good and consistent during the match.

and not so good
For the negative aspects: not that much to say. Thomson needs to improve in a more authoritarian way when the teaching way isn't working. A situation with Maxi Pereira who appeared to act a "small aggression" when a Braga player was on the ground was solved with a hearty talk by the ref but no disciplinary action. That was only a provocative action by Benfica's player but disciplinary action was plausible in this situation.

About assistants.
In general good. The only one who was below the others, with a negative performance for me was AR1 (Andrews). Many times too late and with bad positioning. This resulted in some bad off-side calls.

2nd leg
With a total Portuguese domination of the EL the game in Municipal Braga will be funny to watch. Who will be in Dublin with Portuguese champions Porto? And the ref? Will UEFA repeat the British recipe with Atkinson on the lead? Or Kassai? or Skomina? A lot of valid options, I hope the men in charge can do just as good a job as Thomson.

From our reporter: fctav