Thursday, 2 August 2018

Europa 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 Europa League Second Qualifying Round. 
Jérôme Brisard (FRA) will officiate AIK - Nordsjælland, being observed by Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)


31 July 2018, 18:00 CET - Yerevan (Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht)
FC Pyunik (ARM) - FC Tobol Kostanay (KAZ)
Referee: Petr Ardeleánu (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Jiří Moláček (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Hrabovský (CZE)
Fourth Official: Jiří Houdek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Joeri Van De Velde (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Wachowski (POL)

1 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Esch-sur-Alzette (Stade Émile Mayrisch)
CS Fola Esch (LUX) - KRC Genk (BEL)
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: František Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Ján Pozor (SVK)
Fourth Official: Martin Dohál (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Daniel Zaharia (ROU)

2 August 2018, 17:00 CET - Laç (Stadiumi Laçi)
KF Laçi (ALB) - Molde FK (NOR)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Neeme Neemlaid (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)
Fourth Official: Joonas Jaanovits (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

2 August 2018, 17:00 CET - Yerevan (Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht)
Alashkert FC (ARM) - FK Sutjeska (MNE)
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgi Doynov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikolay Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ferenc Székely (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Nikoloz Zhgarkava (GEO)

2 August 2018, 17:30 CET - Larnaca (AEK Aréna - Geórgios Karapatákis)
AEK Larnaca FC (CYP) - Dundalk FC (IRL)
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

2 August 2018, 17:30 CET - Myjava (Štadión Spartaka Myjava)
AS Trenčín (SVK) - Górnik Zabrze (POL)
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Øystein Simon Ytterland (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Isaak Elias Skjeseth Bashevkin (NOR)
Fourth Official: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michális Argyroú (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

2 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Vilnius (LFF stadionas)
FK Trakai (LTU) - FK Partizan (SRB)
Referee: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Remy Zgraggen (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Efe Kurnazca (SUI)
Fourth Official: Urs Schnyder (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ilkka Koho (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Loukás Siótropos (GRE)

2 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Minsk (Nacyjanaĺny Alimpijski stadyjon Dynama)
FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR) - FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda (SVK)
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Sami Nykänen (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kjell Alseth (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

2 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Sofia (Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski)
PFC Slavia Sofia (BUL) - HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
Referee: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Lo Cicero (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Artur Azaryan (ARM)

2 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Ta' Qali (Centenary Stadium)
Valletta FC (MLT) - HŠK Zrinjski (BIH)
Referee: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav Pospeh (SVN)
Fourth Official: Dragoslav Perič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Álvaro Albino (POR)

2 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Tallinn (A. Le Coq Arena)
FC Flora Tallinn (EST) - APOEL FC (CYP)
Referee: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Huseyin Ocak (FRA)
Fourth Official: Éric Wattellier (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Enrique Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Diana Andersen (DEN)

2 August 2018, 18:30 CET - Gothenburg (Bravida Arena)
BK Häcken (SWE) - RB Leipzig (GER)
Referee: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Esat Sancaktar (TUR)
Fourth Official: Yaşar Kemal Uğurlu (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrițiu Abrudan (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Volodymyr Heninson (UKR)

2 August 2018, 18:30 CET - Lillestrøm (Åråsen Stadion)
Lillestrøm SK (NOR) - LASK (AUT)
Referee: Vilhjálmur Alvar Þórarinsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Gylfi Már Sigurðsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Bryngeir Valdimarsson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Ívar Orri Kristjánsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Ilona Tkač (BLR)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Vaduz (Rheinpark Stadion)
FC Vaduz (LIE) - FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
Referee: Anastásios Papapétrou (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasílios Kamboúris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Trýfon Petrópoulos (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ioánnis Papadópoulos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Anastasiya Ryabova (RUS)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Stockholm (Friends Arena)
AIK (SWE) - FC Nordsjælland (DEN)
Referee: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: François Boudikian (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Hébrard (FRA)
Fourth Official: Willy Delajod (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Alojzije Šupraha (CRO)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Maria Enzersdorf (BSFZ-Arena)
FC Flyeralarm Admira (AUT) - PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL)
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Sanna Pirhonen (FIN)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Prague (Generali Arena)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - FK Spartak Subotica (SRB)
Referee: Sebastian Constantin Colțescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian Mircea Orbuleț (ROU)
Fourth Official: Iulian Călin (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Eilif Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Geir Þorsteinsson (ISL)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Differdange (Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange)
FC Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) - Budapest Honvéd FC (HUN)
Referee: Karim Abed (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikaël Berchebru (FRA)
Fourth Official: Salem Hakim Ben El Hadj (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Lennart Vestervall (SWE)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Nicosia (Stádio GSP)
Apollon Limassol FC (CYP) - FK Željezničar (BIH)
Referee: Nikola Popov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Veselin Dobriyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Petar Dzhuganski (BUL)
Fourth Official: Volen Chinkov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Odessa (Stadion Chornomoretsʹ)
FC Mariupol (UKR) - Djurgårdens IF (SWE)
Referee: Robert Harvey (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dermot Broughton (IRL)
Fourth Official: Bernard Connolly (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Florin Prunea (ROU)

2 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Gibraltar (Victoria Stadium)
Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB) - The New Saints FC (WAL)
Referee: Petri Viljanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Riku Vihreävuori (FIN)
Fourth Official: Kaarlo Oskari Hämäläinen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gaetano De Gabriele (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

2 August 2018, 19:15 CET - Athens (Dimotikó Stádio Peristeríou)
Atromitos FC (GRE) - FC Dinamo Brest (BLR)
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Matityahu Yakobov (ISR)
Fourth Official: Shalom Ben Avraham (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: José Luis Astiazarán Iriondo (ESP)

2 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Niš (Gradski stadion Čair)
FK Radnički Niš (SRB) - Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Laurent Stien (FRA)
Fourth Official: Thomas Léonard (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yuriy Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Per Eliasson (SWE)

2 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Copenhagen (Telia Parken)
FC København (DEN) - Stjarnan (ISL)
Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Adam Nunn (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Wilkes (ENG)
Fourth Official: David Coote (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Șațkii (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)

2 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Istanbul (Vodafone Park)
Beşiktaş JK (TUR) - B36 Tórshavn (FRO)
Referee: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nuno Filipe dos Santos Tomás Pereira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Miguel da Silva Manso (POR)
Fourth Official: Vítor Jorge Fernandes Ferreira (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)

2 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Arnhem (GelreDome)
Vitesse (NED) - FC Viitorul (ROU)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Stokoe (SCO)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Walsh (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleksey Spirin (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Charles John Grundie (NIR)

2 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Tripoli (Stádio Theódoros Kolokotrónis)
Asteras Tripolis FC (GRE) - Hibernian FC (SCO)
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Jérémy Stinat (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Goran Mihaljević (MNE)
UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)

2 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Toftir (Tofta Leikvøllur)
Víkingur (FRO) - FC Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO)
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Lewiss Ross Edwards (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Johnathon Bryant (WAL)
Fourth Official: Huw Jones (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: David Pugh (ENG)

2 August 2018, 20:15 CET - Sarajevo (Olimpijski stadion Asim Ferhatović Hase)
FK Sarajevo (BIH) - Atalanta BC (ITA)
Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Matthew Smart (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Richard Cook (ENG)
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Tormod Larsen (NOR)

2 August 2018, 20:15 CET - Maribor (Stadion Ljudski vrt)
NK Maribor (SVN) - FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO)
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Arda Kardeşler (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Mirosław Ryszka (POL)

2 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Bratislava (Štadión Pasienky)
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - Balzan FC (MLT)
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Fourth Official: Bert Put (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: António Manuel Almeida Costa (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Iveta Bankova (BUL)

2 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Bucharest (Arena Națională)
FC FCSB (ROU) - NK Rudar Velenje (SVN)
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Roman Usachev (RUS)
Fourth Official: Yevgeniy Turbin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)

2 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Domžale (Športni park Domžale)
NK Domžale (SVN) - FC Ufa (RUS)
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Gareth Eakin (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paul Robinson (NIR)
Fourth Official: Steven Gregg (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasyl Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Alkmaar (AFAS Stadion)
AZ Alkmaar (NED) - FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ)
Referee: Dimitar Mečkarovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Dejan Nedelkoski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Goce Petreski (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Matthew Paris (MLT)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Burnley (Turf Moor)
Burnley FC (ENG) - Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergio Ranghetti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Manganiello (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Bernd Barutta (GER)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Glasgow (Ibrox Stadium)
Rangers FC (SCO) - NK Osijek (CRO)
Referee: Dennis Johan Higler (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Johan Balder (NED)
Fourth Official: Siemen Mulder (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Mikael Salzer (SWE)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Bordeaux (Matmut ATLANTIQUE)
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) - FK Ventspils (LVA)
Referee: Hugo Filipe Ferreira de Campos Moreira Miguel (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira dos Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: André Filipe Nogueira Dias (POR)
Fourth Official: Hélder Miguel Azevedo Malheiro (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Michal Mertinyák (SVK)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Sarpsborg (Sarpsborg stadion)
Sarpsborg 08 FF (NOR) - FC St. Gallen (SUI)
Referee: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mathieu Lombard (FRA)
Fourth Official: Florent Batta (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Léon Schelings (BEL)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Poznań (INEA Stadion)
KKS Lech Poznań (POL) - FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk (BLR)
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Häcker (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Tobias Christ (GER)
Fourth Official: Sven Jablonski (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pavel Saliy (KAZ)
UEFA Delegate: John Taylor (SCO)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Mitrovica (Stadiumi Olimpik Adem Jashari)
KF Drita (KOS) - F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Niels Høg (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Fourth Official: Michael Johansen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

2 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Forlì (Stadio Tullo Morgagni)
SP La Fiorita (SMR) - FK Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA)
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Jurgen Spiteri (MLT)
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Markku Lehtola (FIN)

2 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Vila do Conde (Estádio do Rio Ave FC)
Rio Ave FC (POR) - Jagiellonia Białystok (POL)
Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabrizio Posado (ITA)
Fourth Official: Rosario Abisso (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Riley (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Michális Mítas (CYP)

2 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Budapest (Szusza Ferenc Stadion)
Újpest FC (HUN) - Sevilla FC (ESP)
Referee: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Konstantin Shalamberidze (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Moskalev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Yariv Teper (ISR)

2 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Belfast (Seaview)
Crusaders FC (NIR) - NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kühr (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jiří Ulrich (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Mohamed Taa (FRA)

2 August 2018, 21:15 CET - Hafnarfjörður (Kaplakrikavöllur)
FH Hafnarfjörður (ISL) - Hapoel Haifa FC (ISR)
Referee: Siarhiej Cynkievič (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Vitaĺ Maliucin (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Jaŭhien Ramanaŭ (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Ščarbakoŭ (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Małek (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Maksimas Bechterevas (LTU)

2 August 2018, 22:00 CET - Reykjavík (Hlíðarendi)
Valur Reykjavík (ISL) - FC Santa Coloma (AND)
Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Senad Ibrišimbegović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Sreten Udovičić (BIH)
Fourth Official: Admir Šehović (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stávros Tritsónis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Barbara Moschini (ITA)

49 comments:

  1. Stuart Attwell moved from Lillestrøm SK vs LASK to FK Sarajevo vs Atalanta BC. Vilhjálmur Alvar Þórarinsson other way round.

    Siarhiej Cynkievič and Irfan Peljto also with switched games.

    Markus Häcker has replaced Mike Pickel. Any info about the reason for that from our German readers?

    Stefan Apostolov removed from fourth official duties in Alashkert FC vs FK Sutjeska. Possible consequence of disasterous performance in Rosenborg BK - Valur Reykjavík?

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    1. The switch between Attwell and Þórarinsson has been clearly decided after the unexpected 2-2 in first leg in Italy... I think even Collina was directly involved there, after having got many criticisms by Italian teams on last KO stage.
      I would have liked to see the Icelandic, but maybe this game became too much for him...

      About Apostolov, well, I don't remember a so poor performance by years, I must be honest there, with all the respect. But it was not so much a question of decisions in a way or another way, he looked too much unsure before whistling. This can't work at this level.

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    2. about the switch Attwell and Þórarinsson, maybee this has something to do with the observer..... in Serbia Kristinn Jakobsson is appointed, he can't observe an Icelandic referee.... maybee not beacause they didn't trust the referee enough

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  2. Massimiliano Irrati has a very good game too!

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  3. Good news for pita falta and the other spanish readers. The La Liga is coming on guesstheref.com!

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  4. We will see six (!) French Teams in the 2nd leg of the second qualifying round of the Europa League - maybe UEFA kept them all for the 2nd leg with regard to the domestic championship which starts only one week later. But most other major leagues even start one additional or even more weeks later ...

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  5. And a seven the same week for champions league !

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    1. I think, Chefren just found the reason for this in bis current post. 😉

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    2. The meeting in Nyon will all Category 1 referees busy.

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    3. But Letexier (CL), Abed, Brisard, Delerue, Millor, Rainville and Schneider (EL) are second category.

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  6. Bianchi for Higler, seems like important observer too?

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  7. Some small changes:

    AEK Larnaca FC (CYP) - Dundalk FC (IRL)
    UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

    Sarpsborg 08 FF (NOR) - FC St. Gallen (SUI)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mathieu Lombard (FRA)

    SP La Fiorita (SMR) - FK Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA)
    Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia (MLT)

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  8. Rainville is remplaced by Petrescu in Radnicki - Tel Aviv

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    1. Wow, last minute change. It was Rainville reported around 12:00 CET when I last checked... Thanks!

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    2. Reason for this replacement?

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    3. Rainville is often injured.

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  9. Szymon Marciniak has been appointed to take charge of the 2018 UEFA Super Cup

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  10. At the end this game in Sarajevo was more than easy... 0-5 in first half. Incredible that first leg ended 2-2.

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    1. All is possible in football. Remember last season.

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  11. Extremly poor performance by Karim Abed in Pogres Niedercorn - Budapest Honvéd, it was a very challenging game with 1 crucial mistake, and a poor disciplinary control. Unbelivable performance from a top league referee. I can't understand how can be a referee from France in Luxemburg. ( Such as than yesterday Manuel Schüttengruber from Austria in Hungary, especially he live 100 km far from the Hungarian border... )

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    1. Can you say more about the performance? Lenient approach? What kind of crucial mistake?

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    2. Before 2-0 was a huge push in the air, he can't manage a simply confrontation. Lenient approach ?? I had never seen a same lenient approach than today ( IMO all questionable decision supported the Luxemburgian team ) What do you think that how it is possible that will be a referee from France in Luxemburg ?

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    3. To be honest, I don't see any problem with a referee from France officiating in Luxembourg. If he did mistakes, it was not for this reason, and not in favor of one side...
      I would like to see these incidents, if you have some clips when available, please post on the blog.

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    4. https://www.m4sport.hu/video/2018/08/02/luxemburgi-vereseggel-bucsuzott-az-europa-ligatol-a-honved/ the second goal from 02:17 i had found just this ( maybe handball ??? ) but the push was before the corner kick

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    5. There is no handball here...

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  12. Unbelievable ending on Atromitos - Dinamo Brest. 1-1 at 95'.

    Eitan Shemeulevitch had a generally good performance with very good disciplinary control. Some mistakes on foul detection and not so much consistency.

    But he made a crucial mistake which affected the qualification. At min. 74' he disallowed a goal by Atromitos for a push. Replay doesn't show anything so it's a perfectly legal goal.

    Definitely a 7.9.

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    1. How do you know that he disallowed the goal for a "push"??

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    2. Probably, a handball there? I would like to see a better replay.

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    3. He made a hand gesture pointing to a player. Since the goal was scored by a header, we can rule out handball.

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    4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUiNf-o293Q

      The disallowed goal.

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    5. I don't see any foul there, for me crucial mistake.

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    6. Sad to say it, but - typical Shmuelevich. He started as a ref with great potential, but... he can give a very solid performance, but almost always ruins it with a crucial mistake...

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  13. Arnold Hunter made a crucial mistake which affected the qualification, not appointed a penalty in the gate of FC Ufa (RUS). There was an obvious hand play at min. 35'.

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  14. Very poor Dingert in Lech vs Soligorsk. He missed Second YC for hand and missed PK in extra time for Lech.

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    1. But 3 RC for Soligorsk...

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axz8GBHTcFc
      Here you can find at least the three RCs:
      1) Probably for insulting the referee after a caution for dissent - strict dealing with protest in the tradition of German referees
      2) 2nd YC for a reckless foul - borderline to SFP
      3) VC in the following confrontation - we have to believe in Christ here ;)

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  15. FH Hafnarfjörður (ISL) - Hapoel Haifa FC (ISR)
    Referee: Siarhiej Cynkievič (BLR)
    According to the website of the UEFA in the match there were only 13 fouls. The result was opened until the last seconds.

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  16. Really not impressed by refereeing in past few days. I watched 1 game each day (Hapoel-Dinamo, Midtyiland-Astana(already mentioned these 2 yesterday)) and today Alashkert-Sutjeska. In all of the matches referees really werent able to stamp their authority on the game, werent accepted by the players on the pitch and coaching staff and near the end of each of these games there was at least some minor confrontation between players

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    1. I didn't like how Letexier solved a massive riot in HBS - DIN. Probably missed a foul on #24 HBS just before it.

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  17. Yesterday: AZ Alkmaar - Kairat Almaty. Referee Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD) gives a penalty to Kairat.
    https://fcvideo.nl/video/europa-league-penalty-kairat-tegen-az~QR6JJ6B/
    Supportable of (big) mistake?

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  18. Extended refereeing highlights of Christian Dingert in Lech Poznań - Shakhtyor Soligorsk

    https://ok.ru/video/928274647660

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    1. Wow, thanks. 20 minutes of refereeing highlights is something extra-ordinary in terms of work. Will watch and then I will give my opinions!

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    2. 18' could have been RC for SFP
      46' missed YC,close to AR1
      58' another YC for me but maybe in this case less mandatory than 46'
      In most of the situations leading to RC, as Philipp S. wrote, you must trust referee, of course, but 119' was in my opinion a SFP, should have been straight RC.
      Dingert tried to avoid card, but given the game he was forced, especially in extra time. I think if he had known that before, he would have officiated in a different way, but that's of course impossible.
      About the deliberate handball: people should understand the difference between a bookable handball and a "blatant" one, the only being blatant doesn't make it 100% bookable. That's difficult to explain, believe me, also here in Italy.
      About the penalty appeals in all situations I agree or at least I can support his decisions.
      Definitely not so bad, given the extremely difficult context.

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