An example of wrong decision of refereeing, with the clear intention to help Spain. Sistematically, in the situations as the photo shows, the spanish players always bend down putting in risk the portuguese players, such as the case of Bruno Alves. According to the rules, this is fault against the spanish. However, these faults were systematically taken against Portugal.
Semi-final PORTUGAL-SPAIN at EURO 2012. 0-0 after 120 min of game.
Firstly, during the normal game time, the refereeing influence was subtle, but evident and scandalous. Yellow cards to almost all portuguese players, trying forcing some possible expulsion that did not happen by mere hazard; excuse of a clear penalty against Spain by hand ball inside the great area of Spain, but worst, the subtle cuts of the dangerous strikes of the Portuguese team. Precisely, the best characteristic of the portuguese team. We already assisted to this kind of help to Spain before. In fact, as already had happened during the Worldcup in South Africa 2010, we cannot forget that Spain won Portugal with a scandalous offside goal. In this EURO2012 also Croatia was severely robbed by the refereeing, precisely in the game against Spain. Secondly, during the extra-time against Portugal, what they gave to the spanish players?!? They had two days less than the portugueses to rest and they played the whole extra-time with, as I can say, super man skills? Red Bull gave wings to them? It really works?! Coca juice? Or what else? I'm sure that no doping control has been requested after the extra-time of the game! Shame on you!