Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Champions League 2018/19 - Referee Appointments - Second Qualifying Round (II)

Thank to h_demboveac on Twitter we know the referees who will officiate second legs of 2018/19 UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round. 
Paolo Valeri (ITA) will officiate Basel - PAOK

31 July 2018, 19:00 CET - Beer-Sheva (Itztadion Turner)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (ISR) - GNK Dinamo (CRO)
Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Mugnier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Olivier Thual (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)

31 July 2018, 19:00 CET - Tiraspol (Stadionul Sheriff)
FC Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) - KF Shkëndija (MKD)
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Ville Koskiniemi (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mika Lamppu (FIN)
Fourth Official: Atte Jussila (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vítor Manuel Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Welander (SWE)

31 July 2018, 20:30 CET - Trnava (Štadión Antona Malatinského)
FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) - Legia Warszawa (POL)
Referee: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roy Hassan (ISR)
Fourth Official: Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

1 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Helsinki (Telia 5G Areena)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) - FC BATE Borisov (BLR)
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Godelaine (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Fourth Official: Jan Boterberg (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Camelia Nicolae (ROU)

1 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Herning (MCH Arena)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) - FC Astana (KAZ)
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: César Manuel Noval Font (ESP)
Fourth Official: Mario Melero López (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Þór Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Ádonis Prokopíou (CYP)

1 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Baku (Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika Stadionu)
Qarabağ FK (AZE) - FK Kukësi (ALB)
Referee: Peter Kráľovič (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Miroslav Benko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Weiss (SVK)
Fourth Official: Patrik Hrčka (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malžinskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: Antonio Talarico (ITA)

1 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Malmö (Swedbank Stadion)
Malmö FF (SWE) - CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
Referee: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)

1 August 2018, 19:30 CET - Marijampolė (ARVI Futbolo Arena)
FK Sūduva (LTU) - FK Crvena zvezda (SRB)
Referee: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luís André Ferreira Pinto Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Miguel Mota Almeida (POR)
Fourth Official: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

1 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Felcsút (Puskás Akadémia Pancho Aréna)
MOL Vidi FC (HUN) - PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Rothmann (AUT)
Fourth Official: René Eisner (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Gordon Pate (SCO)

1 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Basel (St. Jakob-Park)
FC Basel 1893 (SUI) - PAOK FC (GRE)
Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Tegoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimír Medveď (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-Paul Mievis (BEL)

1 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Graz (Merkur-Arena)
SK Sturm Graz (AUT) - AFC Ajax (NED)
Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Winkler (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Danijel Jošt (SVN)

1 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Trondheim (Lerkendal Stadion)
Rosenborg BK (NOR) - Celtic FC (SCO)
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jonas Erni (SUI)
Fourth Official: Lukas Fähndrich (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)


  1. Switched games between Frankowski and Lopes Martins. The reason is that in case of Legia Warszawa's advance (unlikely after first leg result but still...) their opponent in the third qualifying round would be a team from FK Sūduva vs FK Crvena zvezda that Frankowski was planned to handle.

  2. Kulbakov will officiate the first leg of Benfica - Fenerbahçe.
    I guess Buquet in second leg...

    1. Buquet could not referee second leg if Turpin have UEFA Super Cup.

  3. Completely OT, but maybe nice to know for some of you. The Dutch KNVB has opened their so-called 'Replay Center' yesterday, from which at max 5 simultaneous Eredivisie matches will be officiated by VARs. The Replay Center is located at the KNVB offices, so just as with the recent WC 2018 VARs will operate from a central location and not anymore in a van outside the stadium (which was the case before). Each Eredivisie match will have a VAR and an AVAR. There are 6 rooms in the Replay Center, of which one functions as backup. Some photos: https://www.knvb.nl/nieuws/themas/arbitrage-20/49356/zo-ziet-het-arag-knvb-replay-center-eruit
    The article is not so interesting, apart from the fact that the KNVB will extensively study how to optimally communicate VAR decisions inside the stadium and to viewers at home.

  4. PSV - Feyenoord:
    Referee: Gozobuyuk
    ARs: Schaap, Vd Ven
    4th: Higler.
    VAR: Makkelie

    Dutch super cup.

  5. Turkish Super Cup
    Referee: Cuneyt Cakir
    AR’s: Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun
    4th: Umit Ozturk

    1. Cup final Cakir, Super Cup Cakir... Do they have any other reliable name? :D

    2. Maybe the other referees are still on vacation :)

  6. Collina steps down as the UEFA head of referees... Rossetti replaces him :o

    1. https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/about-uefa/administration/communications/news/newsid=2565906.html

    2. Sorry for the extra 's' :D

  7. Basel - PAOK

    45+2'. IMO a missed penalty by Valeri for a blocking on an opponent.

    37' a weird management of the scene and a consequence of his missed prevention regarding holdings on corner-kicks. IMO, he should have shown at least a YC to the PAOK defender. Also possible foul? before 0-1.

    3 correct cautions but 1 missed to Pelkas around 20'.

    1. It would be very appreciated to have some videos of these incidents, I'm interested in Valeri's performance...

    2. 2 more incidents on min 57-58. First a back pass by a PAOK defender (deliberate?) and a few seconds later a fall inside PAOK's penalty area. Not clear scene since there wasn't a replay. Valeri waived play-on on both scenes.

      I will try for some videos, Chefren.

  8. Challenging game for Schüttengrüber tonight. IMO a completely wrong second yellow card for diving in the 40th minute which clearly influenced the outcome of the game...

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB3S8Z54-rE
      Video of the incident.

    2. Well for me just play on, it is really too hard (and wrong in my opinion) to give a second yellow for that...

  9. I saw Martinez Munuera and didnt like his performance. He didnt have to make any crucial decisions but lacked authority and didnt have good acceptance by the players and coaches at all. Similar impression i had about Letexier yesterday also

    1. Letexier made a good no penalty call + yellow card for simulation yesterday. He was not very well accepted by players (He still quite young) as you said but i found most of his decisions were good especially good advantages

  10. Yesterday Qarabag - Kukesi the referee Kralovic from Slovakia he gave 3 penalties and a red card for handball


    1. 1st and 2nd penalty fully correct. RC also correct without a doubt (DOGSO).

      3rd penalty 50/50.

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