Jeonbuk Hyundai - Al Ittihad Jeddah - 2011-10-26 - Andre El Haddad

AFC Champions League 2011, 1/2 final
Jeonbuk Hyundai - Al Ittihad Jeddah, 2 - 1

Fouls: 0-0
Penalties: 0-0
Yellow cards: 4-2
Red cards: 1-1
2011-10-26 by The ENG

In my opinion , El Heddad was not the best choice for this match, especially when you have referees like Nishimura, Irmatov and Subkheddin. His first match in the Champions League Knockout stage was a semi Final and he sure screwed it up.

First Red

It was very unfair to see the player from Al-ittihad be sent off after 12 minutes. Yes, he did deserve it for head butting the opponent but it was the Jeonbuk player who elbowed him in the face first. Both players should have been sent off but the referee made a huge mistake.

Second Red

The second red card of the match was a double yellow to a Joenbuk star who will now miss the Final because the referee made a mistake. A small tangle that happened in the 88th minute made the Referee show a second yellow to a Joenbuk player. Another big mistake by the officials. In this situation the Assistant Referee did not help the referee at all.


The better team won the match and went through to the Final. Despite the fact, that the referee made two big mistakes, the better team won both legs but they are missing their star player for the final.