I have tried to read your comments about the match (via google translate of course ) Most of you are very angry for the refree about the red card. I see but i must notice that the decision of the redcard was a very brave decision, but nobody can say the decision was wrong or out of rules. Everybody knows that a refree can punısh a footballer with yellow card if the footballer cheats himself. But i notice again, the decision was very brave for a team playing at home and surprised us too.
With that decision, 60 minutes of the game was played as 11 to 10 at Braga. But you must know that the game at Istanbul will start as 12 to 11 with the tremendous support of our fans. You can see from the video:
Under the pressure of Inonu stadium, a very difficult match is waiting you. But i suggest that; if you have the opportunity, come and see our great atmosphere for once a time.
Regards from Istanbul!
I'm sorry but I have to disagree. You may say that he was very brave, but then why didn't he give a red card to Besiktas players, who where in the exact same position as Hélder Barbosa. He wasn't exempt in his actions. In fact, what he did was to give yellow cards freely in the first half and in the process seriously harmed Braga. But when Besiktas players that already had a yellow card simulated faults or deliberately kicked the ball out of the field while the referee already made the call, he kept the yellow for himself.
You are right Ibrahim Toraman must be punıshed with a red card in the second half but i dont remember the minute. It may between 70th or 80th minutes. No matter friend, we played 11 to 11 in the first 30 minutes and Braga could not even perform one organised attack. I dont think that decision will affect the scoreboard.
Wellcome to istanbul guys! Come and see our lovely city and amazing atmosphere in stadium. We will do our best to host you kindly in our town like as we do in the other international matches.
I know it´s difficult for people like us,who love our clubs,to ever admit that the referee has benefited our team.But in this case I think it was evident.I don´t know if you already had the chance to see that move where Hélder is shown the red card.It wasn´t a foul,but it clearly wasn´t a simulation either.He just falls due to the small touch that your defender gives him.Again,it wasn´t foul,but it also wasn´t simulation.And a good referee would simply warn him,instead of ruining the game.
Also,Quaresma did the same thing two or three times,as your nummber 8 also did and they didn´t receive a yellow card.The ref simply told them to get up.And your captains did enough fouls to be expelled twice but he remained in the game for the whole 90 minutes.It´s not your fault that he did that but it was a huge help fou your team.
As for the game,I don´t agree with your view.In the first 30 minutes there was only one team tryong to win and that was Braga.Yes,we didn´t create many chances to score due to your good defensive organization,but we were clearly in control of the game.If it weren´t for Hélder being sent off,the final result would probably be0-0 or 1-0 for us,which would leave the roun completely open for both teams.Of coures,with one man down and suffering a goal almost immediately,it was very difficult for us to do something.You were already defending well,so from then on it was even easier for your team to defend and block our main players.The fact that your coack knows our team extremely well was a huge advantage for you.
Know for the second game,we´ll try to do our best.We´re a brave team,taht´s why we´re called the Minho Warriors.I´m sure the atmosphere in your stadium will be fabulous,but we´re already used to play in those type of atmospheres.We´ver already won on England 3-1 this season,we could do it again in Turkey.It will be very difficult but you never know.