Djamel Haimoundi with a second and big match, the home team quarter final. The match was easy to referee but... For some time we all assumed that a Graham Poll double yellow event would happen but considering the match report only one yellow was shown to Maiga. Of course we still need visual confirmation, but let's hope Djamel was correct.
the match and the pitch.
well.. the match was very good. Both teams reminded me of the beauty of football. Both teams fighting for a score with some brilliant play, there were some some moments and there was African passion.
In the other hand we got an awful pitch. That's not good for the show and for the players' well being.
He is experienced and the game was easy to control. However I believe he can deliver a better performance if he improves his physical condition; is more close to play and more important his position in the field. The last aspect is really poor. About advantage rule he tried to make the game flow most of the times, but could be better. About card policy I believe he missed a YC at 72min the rest was fine (assuming that Maiga took only one yc). Foul detection not the best but good enough for this match.
both assistants with a decent work today.