Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Champions League 2018/19 - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs (First legs, I)

The following referees will be in charge of the first set of games to be played on Tuesday, as first legs of 2018/19 UCL play-offs.
21 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Lisbon (Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
SL Benfica (POR) - PAOK FC (GRE)
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Đurđević (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Nenad Đokić (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Danilo Grujić (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vágner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

21 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Barysaw (Barysaŭ-Arena)
FC BATE Borisov (BLR) - PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Achmüller (GER)
Fourth Official: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Welz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Nils Øyvind Fisketjønn (NOR)

21 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Belgrade (Stadion Rajko Mitić)
FK Crvena zvezda (SRB) - FC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Guida (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Thibault De Gendt (BEL)

81 comments:

  1. Well, the remaining Elite Category officials without games in first and second UEL legs are: Taylor, Undiano Mallenco, Turpin, Brych, Rocchi, Kuipers, Marciniak, Skomina and Çakır.

    As for tomorrow's appointments we can exclude Brych (Lupp is fourth official in Zwayer's team), Skomina (Jug and Vinčič present in first legs of UEL) and Çakır (his AAR1 Göçek present in first legs of UEL). Most likely they will appear in UCL PO second legs

    Very likely we will see Rocchi's name as his AAR1 Massa is appointed to UEL second leg.

    So we are left with Rocchi as a safe candidate plus two from: Taylor, Undiano Mallenco, Turpin, Kuipers and Marciniak.

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    1. I think tomorrow we will see Rocchi, Turpin and Kuipers.

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    2. Are UEL second legs already published somewhere?

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    3. Then that list is not complete, is it? Oliver and Gil Manzano are missing from what I can remember… either that or you know more than we do.

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    4. List is not published yet, but they have it. Gil Manzano and Oliver are appointed for second legs of EL if I am correct.

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    5. Indeed, we have decided to wait before publishing EL second legs. So it's up to Vlad if he wants to reveal or not some names.

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    6. Kuipers didn’t had a match this weekend. His AR’s worked with Van Boekel on saturday.

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    7. Usually, Kuipers takes the first two matchdays off.

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  2. Sorry, can anybody tell me would uefa use AAR in uefa nations league ?

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  3. Kassai is missing ad well

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  4. I think it would much more honest for the committee to denote him rather than taking the mic out of him by being appointed on unimportant matches

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    1. I am pretty sure he will be given an unimportant match with the result being cleared in the first leg. Mr Pereira has destroyed Greek referees by threatening them constantly. It's a world record I think ; there are only 3 existing super league refs that were in the top divisions 3 years ago .

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    2. "Mr Pereira has destroyed Greek referees"

      The understatement of the year.

      In theory, there are 3 foreigners in charge of Greek refereeing but mr Pereira co-operates only with Tritsonis who isn't a member of the referee's committee.

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    3. How would Mr Rosetti trust Greek refs when the international list changes completely every 2 years. This season greek refs were appointed in less games than refs from Cyprus , Luxumburg and Lithuania . We deserve better treatment . We have better refs than they think we have .

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    4. Surely and there are also some who have good possibilities to go through (eg. Skoulas, Papapetrou)

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    5. Skoulas is a good ref , but not he is not that young . When refs from Poland , Slovenia, Sweeden and other countries start international careers at the age of 30 or below , Greeks start at 35 and 36. It's too late. Vassaras tried to change that but nobody would listen

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    6. Papapetrou is the future of Greek refereeing. As long as he keeps a low profile. IMO Sidiropoulos hasn't covinced the committee and his spot in the Elite is even in danger. You can't have Elite referees who reach R32 of EL.

      IMO the trio of foreigners (Pereira, Marin, Lindberg) is failed. There are many Greek FIFA ex referees who ae qualified for the job and understand Greek reality better.

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    7. Sidiropoulos is a much better ref than Papapetrou. Papapetrou would reach a EL group match, but nothing more sonorous. I cannot believe that Kominis (35) will be replaced in the international list by Zachariadis (38). What is the point of introducing a 38 year old ref to Europe when refs retire at the age of 45 and most refs need 4-5 years to climb up the categories. Another shocking decision by Mr Pereira who shows complete lack of understanding of the dynamics of international refereeing.

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  5. Those are the referees appointed to second legs of UEL play-off round. I will reveal games after the first legs though

    Kovács, Soares Dias, Gil Manzano, Hațegan, Oliver, Buquet, Stieler, Sidirópoulos, del Cerro Grande, Karasov, Mažeika, Kassai, Makkelie, Banti, Kehlet, Kuĺbakoŭ, Massa, Kabakov, Stavre, Gözübüyük, Gestranius

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    1. Vassaras is doing a great job in the committee on behalf of Romanian federation . Kovac will be an elite ref soon . It's a shame a Greek member of committee not to work for the benefit of Greek refs..

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    2. Vassaras in Romania is very good (see Hategan or Kovacs). In Greece he is a bit disastrous I dare to say. Papapetrou has good possibilities to go through. Sidiropoulos can handle some good matches also after the group stages.

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    3. During the reign of Vassaras in Greek refereeing , Koukoulakis and Kakkos were regular in Europa league, Sidiropoulos became an elite referee and a few others progressed although they disappeared soon. In the last 3 years , there Has been no progress .papapetrou is not doing Europa league groups yet . He does a couple of matches in the summer .

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  6. First VAR interventions in LaLiga.

    2 mistakes from Mateu Lahoz crew (goal wrongly disallowed for offside, PK situation Mateu wrongly called to be outside the penalty area). VAR is De Burgos Bengoetxea.

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    1. I had the feeling that the first VAR interventions would be in his match...

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    2. Minute 40 Real Madrid vs Getafe. Hand to the face deliberately and only a yellow despite VAR being available.

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    3. Not only not a clear and obvious mistake (thus an OFR can't take place), but, IMO, a correct decision. A few instants before, Carvajal makes what, also IMO, is a clear foul (charging an opponent without trying to play the ball, just displace him to gain advantage) but that I have noticed many referees don't whistle.

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    4. To those who are into Spanish refereeing . What do you think of Hernandez Hernandez ?

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  7. 22 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Berne (Stade de Suisse Wankdorf)
    BSC Young Boys (SUI) - FK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
    Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
    Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
    Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
    Additional Assistant Referee 1: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
    Additional Assistant Referee 2: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)
    UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

    22 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Budapest (Groupama Aréna)
    MOL Vidi FC (HUN) - AEK Athens FC (GRE)
    Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Giovanni Di Liberatore (ITA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
    Fourth Official: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
    Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luca Banti (ITA)
    Additional Assistant Referee 2: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
    UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

    22 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Amsterdam (Johan Cruijff ArenA)
    AFC Ajax (NED) - FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR)
    Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
    Fourth Official: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
    Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
    Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
    UEFA Delegate: Geir Þorsteinsson (ISL)

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    1. Thank You! Post Will follow soon. So now it is clear why Mateu has Been appointed in EL. Considering also Last season, at moment Undiano seems to be more liked by committee...

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    2. And deservedly so, IMHO. Lahoz hasn't been anything special in recent times. AndAnd Malle has always been a safe and steady choice for the Ref Comm.

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  8. Is the last season of Undiano, refereee more regular that
    Matéu. Matéu is more capricious.

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  9. Michael Oliver with penalty for Liverpool and RC for Crystal Palace. Probably will be lot of talk about penalty in 45' (oh, that penalties in the last seconds for Oliver). For me, clear foul on Salah, Oliver was perfectly positioned, saw tripping and gave PK. RC was also justified, fast counter attack, DOGSO ouside of the box, Oliver was also very fast, excellent position again and correct decision. Besides those two incidents, nothing important from this match.

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  10. Premier League Appointments (Matchday 3)
    Saturday 25 August
    12:30 Wolves v Man City
    Referee: Martin Atkinson
    Assistants: Stephen Child, Constantine Hatzidakis
    Fourth official: Stuart Attwell

    Arsenal v West Ham
    Referee: Graham Scott
    Assistants: Scott Ledger, Mick McDonough
    Fourth official: Kevin Friend

    AFC Bournemouth v Everton
    Referee: Lee Probert
    Assistants: Andy Garratt, Dan Robathan
    Fourth official: Andre Marriner

    Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
    Referee: Michael Oliver
    Assistants: Simon Bennett, Stuart Burt
    Fourth official: Oliver Langford

    Southampton v Leicester City
    Referee: Jonathan Moss
    Assistants: Harry Lennard, Andy Halliday
    Fourth official: David Coote

    17:30 Liverpool v Brighton
    Referee: Chris Kavanagh
    Assistants: Lee Betts, Simon Long
    Fourth official: Craig Pawson

    Sunday 26 August
    13:30 Watford v Crystal Palace
    Referee: Anthony Taylor
    Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
    Fourth official: Stuart Attwell

    16:00 Fulham v Burnley
    Referee: David Coote
    Assistants: Peter Kirkup, Matthew Perry
    Fourth official: Andre Marriner

    16:00 Newcastle v Chelsea
    Referee: Paul Tierrney
    Assistants: Ian Hussin, Darren Cann
    Fourth official: Martin Atkinson

    Monday 27 August
    20:00 Man Utd v Spurs
    Referee: Craig Pawson
    Assistants: Eddie Smart, Richard West
    Fourth official: Jonathan Moss

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  11. It should be said Michael Oliver was terrific yesterday his sprints were onto another level keeping in mind d wingers he was chasing especially d last attack of d game

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    1. Michael Oliver is by far the most fit ref in Europe. Michael Riley should get sacked asap. Again a terrible set of appointments. Out of form Pawson fo the big match, and the worst of all is Jon Moss at Southampton. Persona non grata in Southampton, his terrible refereeing against Everton last season nearly cost relegation for the Saints. At the moment, the way that PGMOL is being run is shocking. Excluding Oliver, Taylor, Kavanagh and Atkinson, the rest are below average.

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    2. There is an art to these appointments. You can’t put Oliver on the big game every week or, eventually, he will encounter a controversy that renders him unavailable precisely when it matters at the end of the season.

      All referees see every time and most go to every ground. No surprise to see Oliver in Huddersfield in August.

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    3. what is exactly the art of the appointments? Moss doing Southampton every other game? Ridiculous. Premier League urgently needs new blood. There are a few good refs in Championship like Jones, Langford, England or Robinson but they would not be given a premier league match. What is the point of appointing the same ref 10 times a season to a certain club without giving the opportunity to newcomers to show what they deserve. Pawson and all average refs like Pawson is a result of a failing appointment system which recycles the same names.

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  12. Huge offside call early in the game for mazic's team. Replays not clear if benficas player touches the ball

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  13. Disallowed goal on Benfica - PAOK for offside.

    It would be nice to have a video.

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    1. Not clear whether player from Benfica touched the ball or not, otherwise no offside...

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    2. If you have a minute I can make the clip after the match

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    3. Thank you, find then mentioned clip and the Benfica penalty underneath.

      5' Disallowed goal BEN
      https://streamable.com/740x3

      45' Penalty BEN
      https://streamable.com/fwhpt

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    4. 5' this is VAR stuff. Maybe AAR1 told AR2 that he touched the ball? Not clear even on replay..

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    5. Difficult to say it was/not an offside, as we did not clearly see whether the red player touched the ball or not. But I am sure there was a good communication within the refereeing team and I praise them for that.
      PK a bit soft for my taste, but again, no clear camera view.

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    6. Overall, Mazic had a good game. I did not like his ways on showing cards though. He was too abrupt with players, taking the card out of the pocket as he was running and showing it to the player even when the player did not have a clear view of him. He needs to give himself and the player a bit of time to recover from the challenge and then exercise disciplinary action.

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  14. Zwayer with a correct YC for simulation to PSV.

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  15. Now a correct penalty to PSV for deliberate handball.
    Very good performance by Zwayer so far.

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    1. The PSV handball penalty:

      https://streamable.com/iilz0

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    2. Disagree with that call. Ball to hand then reflex after that. Distance less than 0.5 meters so no way to react

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    3. Wrong penalty for my taste as well.

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    4. And what was the violation of the rules?

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    5. For me not deliberate. Wrong decision to be honest.

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    6. A Completely wrong decision against the running of the play.

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    7. Wrong penalty for me too. The "strange" movement he makes with the arms happens after the initial touch in which the hand is in a natural position and it's too close to the ball to be retired.

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    8. Zwayer's decision affected the course of the game, BATE players began to fear unpredictable decisions ...

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    9. I see two ball-arm contacts. If there was only one, the first one, than no PK, but ih the second one the yellow player "carries" the ball and that is the one which, in my opinion, should be penalized.

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  16. 45' Penalty for Benfica. Correct.

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  17. Penalty to benfica by mazic, seems correct

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    1. Bjorn Cuipers for Paok-Benfica. It is now certain...

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    2. Antony Taylor at the Philips Stadium...

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    3. Marciniak or Cakir in Austria...

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  19. The Polish commentator Mateusz Borek knew well what he was saying at the Super Cup :)

    https://twitter.com/TimesSport/status/1032154149725634561

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  20. Refereeing highlights from the FC BATE Borisov vs PSV game

    https://ok.ru/video/949489896044

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    1. Vlad, I do not like Zwayer's style. He is too arrogant with players and would jump to a decision that would kill a match. Tobias Stieler has a much better attitude towards man management and decision making.

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    2. Absolutely agree. But probably under a technical point of view Zwayer is a bit better.

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  21. Refereeing highlights from the FK Crvena zvezda vs FC Red Bull Salzburg

    https://ok.ru/video/949745289836

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    1. As always, I can only say thank you, Vlad.

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    2. Thanks Vlad!

      I got to watch the whole match (before I saw this video posted) and I have to say I was very impressed with Orsato. His 100% concentration from first whistle to last, and his relations with the players were both excellent IMO.
      A very good step on the road to EURO 2020 for the Italian.

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