Eriksson belongs to a swedish generation of refs that make me miss a lot their recent golden boys Frisk and Frojdfelt. Today he had a big appointment, probably the only game in this 2nd leg with something to solve. Although he had an overall positive job he could be better, particularly in discipline.
a big mess with an almost very good solution
Minute 26 and the linesman marks an off-side. The Dynamo player continues running for a short period and Paulo Cesar do a violent tackle on Dk player. A big mess starts with pushing and kicking...4 mens of te ref team run to the scene. Decisions of the small summit they made: Ok red to Paulo Cesar, but Kacheridi, the DK player who kicked and pushed in a vigorous way other players just have a YC. For me the actions of this player are in the red card domain.
Almost in the end of first half Kacheridi stops a good attacking move from the portuguese team. His action should be punished with YC, and as result the red (late in my opinion). But Eriksson does nothing. He closes his eyes and says it's nothing, do not deserve disciplinary action. In the sequence of this foul we have probably the best goal chance in the game.
Was ok. Foul detection was good, he tried to make the game flow the better he could under that circumstances. The disciplnary judgment was not so good. He was not faithful to a line during the game. Sometimes very strict others a bit blind on purpose. This all together just makes the players more nervous and as consequence more fouls and nasty play happening. The group of assistants had an ok match, no off-side mistakes, no problems with goal line refs.