Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Champions League 2017/18 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4 (II)

Referee appointments for 2017/18 Champions League group stage MD4, games to be played on Wednesday 01.11.2017.  German Felix Brych will handle the crucial clash between SSC Napoli and Manchester City, while Ivan Kružliak from Slovakia will make his debut in CL group stage.

E| 01.11.2017, 20:45 CET
Anfield, Liverpool (ENG)
Liverpool FC - NK Maribor 
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Balko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaš Somolani (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Peter Kralović (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Filip Glova (SVK)
Fourth Official: Branislav Hancko (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kóstas Kapitanís (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)

E| 01.11.2017, 20:45 CET
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP)
Sevilla FC - Spartak Moskva
Referee: Artur Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Soares (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tiago Martins (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: João Pinheiro (POR)
Fourth Official: Bruno Rodrigues (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)

F| 01.11.2017, 20:45 CET
Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
SSC Napoli - Manchester City FC
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Achmüller (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oğuz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)

F| 01.11.2017, 20:45 CET
Oblast Sports Complex Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Feyenoord
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexandros Aretopoulos (GRE)
Fourth Official: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: José Luis Astiazarán Iriondo (ESP)

G| 01.11.2017, 18:00 CET
Vodafone Arena, Istanbul (TUR)
Beşiktaş J. K. - AS Monaco
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)

G| 01.11.2017, 20:45 CET
Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
FC Porto - RB Leipzig 
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: István Kovács (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Sergei Ilyich (BLR)

H| 01.11.2017, 20:45 CET
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund (GER)
Borussia Dortmund - APOEL 
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Rade Obrenović (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Balažič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Tomislav Pospeh (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Jim Stjerne Hansen (DEN)

H| 01.11.2017, 20:45 CET
Wembley Stadium, London (ENG)
Tottenham Hotspur - Real Madrid CF
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Geir Þorsteinsson (ISL)

66 comments:

  1. No Atkinson again, so I assume, he has finished his international career with the Madrid derby in the CL SF.

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    1. ... and the Sweden-France qualifier ;)

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    2. Craig Thompson and Paolo Tagliavento will surpass 45 in 2018. Will they continue as Fifa referees?

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  2. 3rd appointment for Tagliavento in CL this season although it's more than clear that the appointment on MD3 was as a replacement of Orsato... But the question that arises to my mind now is that who has Mazic replaced?? Maybe is it Slavko Vincic?? He is the only one I can think of who is missing from the appointments!!

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  3. UEFA YOUTH LEAGUE

    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PATH - MATCHDAY 4

    31 October 2017

    Group A | 16:00 CET, Basel
    FC Basel 1893 - PFC CSKA Moskva
    Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (Luxembourg)
    Assistant Referee 1: David Mateus Santos (Luxembourg)
    Assistant Referee 2: Joaquim Da Silva (Luxembourg)
    Fourth Official: Alessandro Dudic (Luxembourg)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (Switzerland)
    UEFA Delegate: Lambrini Dimitríou (Greece)

    Group A | 16:00 CET, Leigh
    Manchester United FC - SL Benfica
    Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (Denmark)
    Assistant Referee 1: Dennis Wollenberg Rasmussen (Denmark)
    Assistant Referee 2: Victor Skytte (Denmark)
    Fourth Official: Anthony Backhouse (England)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (England)
    UEFA Delegate: Róbert Kispál (Hungary)

    Group B | 16:00 CET, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
    Paris Saint-Germain FC - RSC Anderlecht
    Referee: Irfan Peljto (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Assistant Referee 1: Senad Ibrišimbegović (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Assistant Referee 2: Davor Beljo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Fourth Official: Bastien Dechepy (France)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (France)
    UEFA Delegate: Vilmos Szabó (Hungary)

    Group B | 18:00 CET, Greenock
    Celtic FC - FC Bayern München
    Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (Norway)
    Assistant Referee 1: Anders Olav Dale (Norway)
    Assistant Referee 2: Isaak Elias Skjeseth Bashevkin (Norway)
    Fourth Official: Barry Cook (Scotland)
    UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (Scotland)
    UEFA Delegate: Claus Christensen (Denmark)

    Group C | 15:00 CET, Majadahonda
    Club Atlético de Madrid - Qarabağ FK
    Referee: Stephan Klossner (Switzerland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Remy Zgraggen (Switzerland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Efe Kurnazca (Switzerland)
    Fourth Official: Valentín Pizarro Gómez (Spain)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Díaz Vega (Spain)
    UEFA Delegate: Neil Morrow (Northern Ireland)

    Group C | 15:00 CET, Rome
    AS Roma - Chelsea FC
    Referee: Srđan Jovanović (Serbia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (Serbia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (Serbia)
    Fourth Official: Livio Marinelli (Italy)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (Italy)
    UEFA Delegate: Rudolphe Mannaerts (Belgium)

    Group D | 15:00 CET, Alcochete
    Sporting CP - Juventus FC
    Referee: Sandro Schärer (Switzerland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane De Almeida (Switzerland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (Switzerland)
    Fourth Official: Rui Jorge Piteira Rodrigues (Portugal)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Edward Foley (Republic of Ireland)
    UEFA Delegate: Jenni Kennedy (England)

    Group D | 17:00 CET, Piraeus
    Olympiakós FC - FC Barcelona
    Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (Israel)
    Assistant Referee 1: Matityahu Yakobov (Israel)
    Assistant Referee 2: Omer Barbiro (Israel)
    Fourth Official: Ioánnis Neofytiádis (Greece)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Ioánnis Tsachilídis (Greece)
    UEFA Delegate: Ivan Tsitovich (Russia)

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      Group E | 13:30 CET, Birkenhead
      Liverpool FC - NK Maribor
      Referee: Andrew Dallas (Scotland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Paul O'Neill (Scotland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Daniel McFarlane (Scotland)
      Fourth Official: Scott Oldham (England)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (Republic of Ireland)
      UEFA Delegate: Dépy Koxénoglou (Greece)

      Group E | 14:00 CET, Seville
      Sevilla FC - FC Spartak Moskva
      Referee: Duje Strukan (Croatia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Goran Perica (Croatia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Mario Pepur (Croatia)
      Fourth Official: Jorge Figueroa Vázquez (Spain)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Antonio Fernández Marín (Spain)
      UEFA Delegate: Aurel Ionescu (Romania)

      Group F | 13:00 CET, Vysokyy
      FC Shakhtar Donetsk - Feyenoord
      Referee: Zbyněk Proske (Czech Republic)
      Assistant Referee 1: Radek Kotík (Czech Republic)
      Assistant Referee 2: Kamil Hájek (Czech Republic)
      Fourth Official: Vitaliy Romanov (Ukraine)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Vasyl Melnychuk (Ukraine)
      UEFA Delegate: Aristídis Stavrópoulos (Greece)

      Group F | 14:00 CET, Frattamaggiore
      SSC Napoli - Manchester City FC
      Referee: Christian Dingert (Germany)
      Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Christ (Germany)
      Assistant Referee 2: Timo Gerach (Germany)
      Fourth Official: Eugenio Abbattista (Italy)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (San Marino)
      UEFA Delegate: Haris Gvozden (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

      Group G | 12:00 CET, Istanbul
      Beşiktaş JK - AS Monaco FC
      Referee: Nikola Popov (Bulgaria)
      Assistant Referee 1: Georgi Todorov (Bulgaria)
      Assistant Referee 2: Petar Dzhuganski (Bulgaria)
      Fourth Official: Oğuzhan Uğurlu (Turkey)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Muharrem Zihni Aksoy (Turkey)
      UEFA Delegate: Michał Listkiewicz (Poland)

      Group G | 15:00 CET, Vila Nova de Gaia
      FC Porto - RB Leipzig
      Referee: Robert Madley (England)
      Assistant Referee 1: Edward Smart (England)
      Assistant Referee 2: Adrian Holmes (England)
      Fourth Official: João Borlido de Matos (Portugal)
      UEFA Referee Observer: António Manuel Almeida Costa (Portugal)
      UEFA Delegate: Peter Oskam (Netherlands)

      Group H | 16:00 CET, Enfield
      Tottenham Hotspur FC - Real Madrid CF
      Referee: Peter Kjærsgaard Andersen (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 1: Christian Brixen (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Richardt Krogstrup Nørgaard (Denmark)
      Fourth Official: John Brooks (England)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Freeland (Scotland)
      UEFA Delegate: Luca Zorzi (Switzerland)

      Group H | 18:00 CET, Dortmund
      Borussia Dortmund - APOEL FC
      Referee: Antti Munukka (Finland)
      Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (Finland)
      Assistant Referee 2: Turkka Joonas Valjakka (Finland)
      Fourth Official: Thorben Siewer (Germany)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz Michael Fröhlich (Germany)
      UEFA Delegate: Marcin Stefański (Poland)

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    2. DOMESTIC CHAMPIONS PATH - ROUND OF 16

      29 October 2017

      14:00 CET, Salihorsk
      FC Shakhtsior Salihorsk (BLR) - FC Nitra (SVK)
      Referee: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 1: Jesper Dahl (Denmark)
      Assistant Referee 2: Jakob Lodal Lynge Mastrup (Denmark)
      Fourth Official: Anton Lashuk (Belarus)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (Belarus)
      UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (Russia)

      31 October 2017

      14:00 CET, Lučko
      NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (CRO) - FK Željezničar (BIH)
      Referee: Oleksandr Derdo (Ukraine)
      Assistant Referee 1: Ihor Alʹokhin (Ukraine)
      Assistant Referee 2: Oleksandr Zhukov (Ukraine)
      Fourth Official: Ivan Vučković (Croatia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (Croatia)
      UEFA Delegate: Tarik Shamel (England)

      18:00 CET, Warsaw
      Legia Warszawa (POL) - AFC Ajax (NED)
      Referee: Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (Romania)
      Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Cerei (Romania)
      Assistant Referee 2: Valentin Gabriel Avram (Romania)
      Fourth Official: Zbigniew Dobrynin (Poland)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Małek (Poland)
      UEFA Delegate: Paul Lyon (Gibraltar)

      1 November 2017

      14:30 CET, San Giovanni
      FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) - Esbjerg fB (DEN)
      Referee: Mario Zebec (Croatia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Borut Križarić (Croatia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Jerko Crnčić (Croatia)
      Fourth Official: Daniele Minelli (Italy)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (Switzerland)
      UEFA Delegate: Mohamed Taa (France)

      15:00 CET, Krasnodar
      FC Krasnodar (RUS) - Budapest Honvéd FC (HUN)
      Referee: Suren Baliyan (Armenia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Mesrop Ghazaryan (Armenia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Atom Sevgulyan (Armenia)
      Fourth Official: Artem Chistyakov (Russia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Aleksandr Gvardis (Russia)
      UEFA Delegate: Olzhas Abrayev (Kazakhstan)

      16:00 CET, Chișinău
      FC Zimbru Chișinău (MDA) - Molde FK (NOR)
      Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (Hungary)
      Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Szert (Hungary)
      Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szalai (Hungary)
      Fourth Official: Ion Orlic (Moldova)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Șațchi (Moldova)
      UEFA Delegate: Antonio Talarico (Italy)

      17:00 CET, Prague
      AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - FC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
      Referee: Bojan Nikolić (Serbia)
      Assistant Referee 1: Nikola Đorović (Serbia)
      Assistant Referee 2: Miloje Milićević (Serbia)
      Fourth Official: Ondřej Berka (Czech Republic)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Karel Bohuněk (Czech Republic)
      UEFA Delegate: Thura Win (England)

      17:00 CET, Stara Pazova
      FK Brodarac (SRB) - FC Saburtalo (GEO)
      Referee: Luca Barbeno (San Marino)
      Assistant Referee 1: Gian Marco Ercolani (San Marino)
      Assistant Referee 2: Laurentiu Ilie (San Marino)
      Fourth Official: Andrija Stojanović (Serbia)
      UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (Serbia)
      UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (Estonia)

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  4. In Youth leagues can the team and observer be from the same country?
    FK Brodarac and Zoran Petrovic (observer) both from Serbia in the same game?

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    1. Yes, in 90% of youth league matches, observer is from home team country.

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  5. Tagliavento: missed RC in 88th minute? VC or just UB? He went for UB.

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    1. Gave a penalty to Besiktas earlier... 7 YCs issued in the match!!

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    2. Text commentary however reports a good performance by the Italian. I tend more towards RC, but it wasn’t as intense as Nasri on Neymar.

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    3. The Italian has been in good form in this season!!

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  6. For me clear violent conduct and intention to hurt. RC missed.

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  7. TOT vs RMA: Missed offside before the 1:0 in 26' from AR2 Ongun. Tight, but offside.

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    1. Mistake was made by AR1 Duran, I think.

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    2. The coaches, substitutes and AR1 Duran are on the other side of the pitch in Wembley Stadium. Quite unusual. But the one who made the mistake was Ongun.

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    3. It is just a matter of TV cameras, David. They are on the other side than the usual one. :)

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    4. You are right.
      I tried to explain it but chose the more difficult option :)

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    5. Tagliavento is still a top referee. He seems to have lost pace, and relies on a less friendly face and more on authoritarianism and, certainly, on experience. And that works well for him. However, he doesn't deviate from a strict diagonal path, and that cost a lot of trouble in the middle of the pitch (some 20-25 metres into each half). He tended to get into the way of players, to be too close to action and ball, and the latter hit him twice, giving advantage to the opposite side of the one having control of the ball. Giallatini (ar1) had some difficult situations to decide upon. He looks like "old school" raising the flag even if the the player in the offside position is neither playing the ball nor interfering with an opponent. For me, Meli (ar2) had a better game though he faced less challenging situations.

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  8. 26min crucial mistake by AR in TOT - RMA, offside ?

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  9. Beşiktaş - Monaco

    88' - unsporting behaviour vs violent conduct
    https://streamable.com/06mz6

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    1. No intention to play the ball, it is clear that player wanted only to hurt the opponent, in my opinion RC.

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    2. Agreed. Very surprised not to see red for VC. I suppose Istanbul is an intimidating venue that makes referees think twice about such decisions.

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  10. Felix Brych first half: overall, a not challenging game. Expected level performance so far.
    Some situations worthy of being mentioned:
    19' important offside by AR1, denying a goal scoring opportunity, correct decision, it was tight so very well seen.
    30' / 31' some moments of tension between players from both teams, luckily there wasn't an escalation and it ended after a few seconds by itself but I think Brych could have spent some words there, at least to show more his presence.
    43': (minor) penalty appeal right in front of AAR2, correct decision to play on, definitely not a penalty (however, not a challenging decision)
    44': foul by Fernandinho in the midfield: this was in my opinion the only situation in which a YC could have been given in first half, by using a strict approach (reckless challenge), however, still absolutely OK to whistle without issuing it.

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    1. Good performance so far. He took the backseat. However, I'm missing more prevention in his performance so far.

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  11. 61' Awkward but clear penalty commited by Sané to Albiol. Right appeal for Brych

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    1. Seconds later MCI's penalty appeal. Correct play on. Undeliberate handball.

      And second later rather wrong offside call from AR2.

      Tense minutes for German team.

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  12. Crucial minutes for Brych...
    64': correct penalty whistled to Napoli, good detection by Brych who was exactly looking there, this penalty could have been easily missed.
    A few later at first a penalty appeal by Manchester City for deliberate handball (replay showed that Brych took a correct decision playing on) and then a very controversial offside flag by AR2, stopping a very promising attack by home-team, I think this time it was ONSIDE... but the action was really quick

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    1. Nonetheless, some excellent on- and offside calls from both assistants in Naples. One of them in 68' (AR2).

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    2. Yes you are right, now another very good one (82', AR2).

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  13. Good performance of team Cakir in London. 2 YC in the last few minutes, both absolutely deserved. The only issue is the missed offside before the first goal.

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    1. What about missed handball from Modric prior Real's goal? Hard to see, not deliberate, but...
      I think the biggest mistake is YC for Dembele in 89'. Cakir totally missed Demebele's studs on Kross (orange card), and just a second after that for SFP on Ramos he gave only YC to Dembele. At least two YCs in two seconds, IMO.

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    2. You are right with the situation in 89'. Cakir chose the easiest option IMO, this also was the first card in the match. But technically you are right, I also thought about two YC. But I never expected that they would be issued. For sure a situation which isn't easy to handle.

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    3. 89' is more RC but I can accept YC.
      About handball, it's never punishable IMO.

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    4. 89' incident
      https://streamable.com/4v8kl

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    5. In my opinion, YC is OK.

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    6. Wait a second. Some of you think Dembele's "foul" on Kroos was an orange card?! I watch that on replay and I can't really tell if he even fouled him.

      On the Ramos-Dembele incident in 89', I think yellow for Dembele is fine. In fact, I notice how Ramos also goes into the challenge by showing his studs--he's no angel in all of this. A red card for Dembele in this situation would have been a terrible decision.

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  14. 90'+1: mandatory YC issued by Brych, this time it was impossible to avoid it...
    90'+4: frustration by Mertens (Napoli), violent conduct? Brych decided for YC.

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  15. Does anybody saw Hategan? Because a commentary said that Leipzig's coach wasn't satisfied with his performance, would be nice if somebody have some info about it. But I don't know if we can trust the commentary, maybe everything had been alright.

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    1. I saw that one of the three goals scored by Porto looks offside. Three players seem to be in (tight) offside at the moment of a free kick's execution.

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    2. If there was an offside on the second Porto goal, it was a really tight one, nearly impossible to detect that (need to review that again though).

      I thought that Hategan did a good job, we can discuss about a missing YC in the first half for SPA (holding), otherwise his line was clear and predictable in terms of punishing other SPA cases and foul detection.

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    3. Okay thank you! So nothing 'serious' happenend.

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  16. Hategan is realy very good referee.
    He did a very good job in Porto.

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  17. It seems as there were two penalty appeals by Borussia Dortmund for alleged deliberate handballs. It woule be nice to know more about that...

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    1. 23' - penalty incident
      https://streamable.com/d4lpv

      36' - handball
      https://streamable.com/er92m

      69' - handball
      https://streamable.com/do3xg

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    2. Thanks as always, Ray :)

      23': AAR1 looked to be sure there, supportable decision to play on.
      36': Very difficult decision, I think that a penalty was possible there, given the position of both arms, but at the same time the "hitting point" of the ball on the arm maybe gives a chance to back referee, indeed even in case of arms in natural position, the ball would have hit the same point... supportable, but to me a bit more penalty than play on. At any rate, difficult to say that Jug had the exact perception of the incident, given the position where it occurred.
      69': it seems as the touch happens close to shoulder, one can't be sure about the handball, but in case of touch by arm, in this case I would punish it without doubts, it would be a clear penalty.

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  18. CHANGE

    10/11/2017, London
    England - Germany
    Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (Poland)
    Assistant Referee 1: Michał Obukowicz (Poland)
    Assistant Referee 2: Radosław Siejka (Poland)
    Fourth Official: Daniel Stefański (Poland)
    Video Assistant Referee: Paweł Gil (Poland)
    Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Marcin Borkowski (Poland)

    Szymon Marciniak will handle a play-off for WC 2018!

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    1. More than strange, wasn't already planned that Marciniak was a candidate for a WC play off? I don't think that something changed in last times... well, at any rate, excellent news for the Polish, of course. It was expected!

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    2. Any news on which match he's handling??

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  19. 14 November 2017, Cologne
    Germany - France
    Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)
    Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
    Fourth Official: Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)

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    1. What does this imply? No playoff for Çakir?

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    2. Maybe he has a game on 10 November. Then, a friendly 4 days later woule be more than OK. Impossible to think that the Turkish wont handle a play off, he is loved by Busacca ;)

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    3. Exactly so... The name of Çakir is enough for a playoff appointment actually... However sure he may it's difficult not to appoint him for a playoff... Still I would have preferred him in the more important 2nd legs rather than 1st legs!!

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    4. Waiting for the play off appointment for the Turkish, and I'm sure that he has it, we can say that at moment Cüneyt Çakır, among the UEFA Elite referees, after Rizzoli's retirement, is surely the most considered and highly rated by both UEFA and FIFA. How many top clashes, how many important games, how many FIFA tournaments... I must say, apart from EURO 2016, which was not so good, and a few performance before and after that, starting from 2010 until today, he has been one of the best UEFA referee ever. Turkey can be absolutely proud... no doubts...

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    5. I think it will be more fair to say one of the most considered... I don't think there's much to separate Brych, Çakir and Kuipers based on palmares, current form and overall reputation... Brych maybe slightly behind on the palmares side but based on reliability the German, the Turkish and the Dutch are at par surely!!

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  20. 10/11/2017, Warsaw
    Poland - Uruguay
    Referee: István Vad (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (Hungary)
    Assistant Referee 2: Péter Berettyán (Hungary)
    Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (Poland)

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  21. Early MD5 predictions:

    A) CSKA - Benfica: Bastien (FRA)
    A) Basel - ManU: Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
    B) Anderlecht - Bayern: Oliver (ENG)
    B) Paris - Celtic: Soares Dias (POR)
    C) Qarabag - Chelsea: Královec (CZE)
    C) Atlético - Roma: Collum (SCO)
    D) Juventus - Barcelona: Brych (GER)
    D) Sporting - Olympiacos: Karasev (RUS)
    E) Spartak - Maribor: Stieler (GER)
    E) Sevilla - Liverpool: Çakir (TUR)
    F) City - Feyenoord: Gil Manzano (ESP)
    F) Napoli - Donetsk: Thomson (SCO)
    G) Besiktas - Porto: Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
    G) Monaco - Leipzig: Orsato (ITA)
    H) Dortmund - Tottenham: Kassai (HUN)
    H) APOEL - Real: De Sousa (POR)

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  22. Mine are
    A) CSKA - Benfica: Tagliavento
    A) Basel - ManU: Rocchi
    B) Anderlecht - Bayern: Taylor
    B) Paris - Celtic: Vincic
    C) Qarabag - Chelsea: de Sousa
    C) Atlético - Roma: Turpin
    D) Juventus - Barcelona: Cakir
    D) Sporting - Olympiacos: Zwayer
    E) Spartak - Maribor: Collum
    E) Sevilla - Liverpool: Brych
    F) City - Feyenoord: Kulbakov
    F) Napoli - Donetsk: F. Borbalan
    G) Besiktas - Porto: Undiano
    G) Monaco - Leipzig: Gil Manzano
    H) Dortmund - Tottenham: Mazic
    H) APOEL - Real: Eriksson

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    1. I dont think Mazic will get another game but we'll see..

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    2. Why not?? Surely he can get another game in MD 6 maybe!!

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    3. Ye, in MD6 maybe, but i was talking about MD5..

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  23. Damir Skomina with a game on Saturday with both of his usual assistants Praprotnik and Vukan and also with Jug as his AAR1. This can maybe indicate that Skomina has one of the 1st leg playoffs next week.
    http://www.nzs.si/tekmovanja/?action=delegiranjeSodnikov&id_menu=79
    Interesting thing tho Vinčič without a game this week.

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    1. I think Vincic is unavailable for some reason (injury in India maybe?) as he missed the UCL MD 4 as well

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  24. Serie A appointments:

    ATALANTA – SPAL h.18.00
    CHIFFI
    VUOTO – BOTTEGONI
    IV: GAVILLUCCI
    VAR: VALERI
    AVAR: GIALLATINI

    BOLOGNA – CROTONE Sabato 04/11 h.18.00
    PASQUA
    SCHENONE – LA ROCCA
    IV: FOURNEAU
    VAR: MAZZOLENI
    AVAR: TEGONI

    CAGLIARI – H. VERONA
    GUIDA
    MELI – COLAROSSI
    IV: MARINI
    VAR: MARESCA
    AVAR: CARBONE

    CHIEVO – NAPOLI
    MASSA
    LO CICERO – FIORITO
    IV: MINELLI
    VAR: MARIANI
    AVAR: MARTINELLI

    FIORENTINA – ROMA
    DI BELLO
    PASSERI – RANGHETTI
    IV: CALVARESE
    VAR: FABBRI
    AVAR: AURELIANO

    GENOA – SAMPDORIA Sabato 04/11 h.20.45
    IRRATI
    DOBOSZ – MARRAZZO
    IV: GIACOMELLI
    VAR: ROCCHI
    AVAR: PINZANI

    INTER – TORINO h.12.30
    ORSATO
    DI FIORE – MANGANELLI
    IV: ABBATTISTA
    VAR: TAGLIAVENTO
    AVAR: ALASSIO

    JUVENTUS – BENEVENTO
    ABISSO
    TASSO – TOLFO
    IV: PICCININI
    VAR: DOVERI
    AVAR: ROS

    LAZIO – UDINESE
    BANTI
    DEL GIOVANE – GORI
    IV: SERRA
    VAR: MANGANIELLO
    AVAR: DI MARTINO

    SASSUOLO – MILAN h.20.45
    DAMATO
    PAGANESSI – LIBERTI
    IV: RAPUANO
    VAR: PAIRETTO
    AVAR: VIVENZI

    Di Bello has a very interesting game in Florence. Given the two clubs involved, it is similar to a big match, but clearly a step below due to standings. The ideal game for starting with such appointments, waiting for the FIFA badge on next months.
    And, you can see, Orsato will officiate on Sunday at 12:30 pm Inter - Torino. Rizzoli has appointed him with Di Fiore and Manganelli, with Tagliavento as VAR. All of them will be involved, as you all know, on next week, in a very important game in Honduras, World Cup play off. However, to be honest, given the long travel and the need to spend some days in Honduras due to jet lag, I expected that they would have left Italy many days before the game. But at the end they wont go before (at least) Sunday evening...

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  25. Bundesliga appointments (Ref, AR1, AR2, 4th, VAR)

    Frankfurt-Bremen: Benjamin BRAND, Robert Schröder, Frederick Assmuth, Marco Fritz, Patrick Ittrich
    Leipzig-Hannover: Martin PETERSEN, Michael Emmer, Tobias Reichel, Thomas Stein, Markus Schmidt
    Freiburg-Schalke: Felix BRYCH, Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp, Benjamin Cortus, Sascha Stegemann
    Gladbach-Mainz: Sven JABLONSKI, Holger Henschel, Sascha Thielert, Arne Aarnink, Wolfgang Stark
    Augsburg-Leverkusen: Christian DINGERT, Tobias Christ, Timo Gerach, Thorsten Schiffner, Tobias Welz
    Hamburg-Stuttgart: Guido WINKMANN, Christian Bandurski, Jan Seidel, Daniel Siebert, Günter Perl
    Dortmund-Bayern: Tobias STIELER, Matthias Jöllenbeck, Christian Gittelmann, Bibiana Steinhaus, Harm Osmers
    Köln-Hoffenheim: Deniz AYTEKIN, Christian Dietz, Eduard Beitinger, Arne Aarnink, Daniel Siebert
    Wolfsburg-Hertha: Robert KAMPKA, Robert Kempter, Benedikt Kempkes, Christian Fischer, Jochen Drees

    The big match (quite expected) for Stieler, who has the "German clasico" for the third time in the last four BL matches between those teams.
    Petersen with his second BL game overall after a bad debut in September.

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