It could be yet another friendly game just the one between Panathinaikos and Udinese or the one between AEK and Sevilla. However, the Olympiakos-Besiktas friendly seemed to be like the Greek Super League games because it took part in Greece, with Greek referees and with an opponent which plays in the Greek Super League. Therefore the game had nothing different from those of the Greek Super League actually.
Apart from the conclusions that both managers have drawn, there were many controversial decisions which have been not mentioned by the Greek media. And if the officials were not Greek, none would have paid attention, not even the Besiktas manager who was fuming against the referees after the final whistle. An it was just a friendly game.
Let's analyse the controversial refereeing decisions from Olympiakos-Besiktas friendly:
After 59 minutes on the clock Pardo provides a perfect assist to Finnbaogason who scores from a close range. None can be sure that Finnbogason is offside or not. It's a very close decision and you can not be sure even after watching it on the tv camera.
In the 69th minute a Besiktas player heads the ball which stops in the raised hand of Bouchalakis. The referee Tritsonis and the linesman deny a clear penalty.
In the 89th minute as the score is 1-1, Dossevi grabs the Turkish defender who falls over and then he brings Dossevi down. The linesman does not raise his flag for a foul against the Besiktas defender and the referee gives a penalty to Olympiakos.
So, does a friendly game against a Turkish club worth of analysing the refereeing decisions? No way...
But is this a strong message from the Greek Refereeing Association 12 days before the Greek Super League gets underway? This is where we'll see whether the referees will carry on imposing the wishes of the criminal organisation which has tarnished Greek football as always or the Greek fans will see something different...