Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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

The following referees will be in charge of the second set of games to be played on Wednesday, as first legs of 2018/19 UCL play-offs.
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)

78 comments:

  1. Chefren, will Davide Massa be no longer in Rocchi's team as AAR1?

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    1. I don't know, I can say that basically Rocchi should be removed from the list at the end of this year due to age limits, so we are talking only about a few games. Possible that he could be kept on the list in case of derogation for next season, but this must be still decided.

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  2. The only Elite Category referees left without appointment so far are Brych, Skomina, Çakır, Taylor, Kuipers and Marciniak. Six names for six UCL second legs games, unless UEFA surprise us and appoint Aytekin, Mateu Lahoz, Královec, Collum or Bastien although they have been appointed to UEL first legs.

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  3. The observer for the return leg between Dinamo Zagreb and Young Boys will be Manuel Díaz Vega (ESP).

    Also note that what I posted yesterday might not be completely irrelevant as I thought it could be: Undiano has been appointed for one of the only two matches that don't have an impact on the spanish team for group stage drawing chances, the other one being Vidi-AEK.

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  4. Adding up clubs' coefficients from club ranking
    https://kassiesa.home.xs4all.nl/bert/uefa/data/method5/trank2019.html

    we receive the following results:
    103,50 - Ajax vs Dynamo Kyiv (Turpin)
    77,50 - Benfica vs PAOK (Mažić)
    56,50 - BATE Borisov vs PSV (Zwayer)
    54,25 - Crvena zvezda vs Salzburg (Orsato)
    42,00 - Young Boys vs Dynamo Kiev (Undiano Mallenco)
    20,00 - MOL Vidi vs AEK Athens (Rocchi)

    So, on paper, Turpin with the biggest game.

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  5. OT: French appointments

    Lyon - Strasbourg( 24/08 - 20h45 ) :
    Referee : Amaury Delerue (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : Bertrand Jouannaud (FIFA) - Nicolas Danos (FIFA)
    4th : Mathieu Vernice
    VAR : Karim Abed (FIFA)
    AVAR : Jeremy Stinat

    Paris - Angers( 25/08 - 17h ):
    Referee : Jerome Miguelgorry
    Assistant referee : Eric Danizan - Christophe Mouysset
    4th : Romain Delpech
    VAR : Mikael Lesage
    AVAR : Lionel Jaffredo

    Amiens - Reims ( 25/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : Florent Batta
    Assistant referee : Mehdi Rahmouni (FIFA) - Julien Aube
    4th : Yohann Rouinsard
    VAR : Olivier Thual
    AVAR : Hamid Guenaoui

    Montpellier - Saint Etienne ( 25/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : Jérôme Brisard (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : Yannick Boutry - Aurelien Drouet
    4th : Thierry Bouille
    VAR : Benoît Millot (FIFA)
    AVAR : Bruno Coue

    Nantes - Caen ( 25/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : Hakim Ben El Hadj Salem
    Assistant referee : Gwenael Pasqualotti - Frederic Hebrard
    4th : Julien Rouquette
    VAR : François Letexier (FIFA)
    AVAR : Dominique Julien

    Nice - Dijon ( 25/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : Willy Delajod
    Assistant referee : Cyril Mugnier (FIFA) - Gilles Lang
    4th : Sylvain Palhies
    VAR : Thomas Leonard
    AVAR : Abdelali Chaoui

    Toulouse - Nîmes ( 25/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : Franck Schneider (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : Djemel Zitouni - Matthieu Lombard
    4th : Mickael Leleu
    VAR : Alexandre Castro
    AVAR : Wilfried Bien

    Lille - Guingamp ( 26/08 - 15h ) :
    Referee : Johan Hamel
    Assistant referee : Mathieu Grosbost - Stephan Pignatelli
    4th : Romain Lissorque
    VAR : Benoît Bastien (FIFA)
    AVAR : Arnaud Baert

    Bordeaux - Monaco ( 26/08 - 17h ) :
    Referee : Clément Turpin (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : Cyril Gringore (FIFA) - Hicham Zakrani (FIFA)
    4th : Bertolomeu Varela Teles
    VAR : François Letexier (FIFA)
    AVAR : Eric Wattellier

    Marseille - Rennes ( 26/08 - 21h ) :
    Referee : Antony Gautier
    Assistant referee : Michael Annonier - Philippe Jeanne
    4th : Syslvain Palhies
    VAR : Thomas Leonard
    AVAR : Alexandre Perreau Niel

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  6. OT: Spanish Appointments


    Getafe-Eibar
    Friday 24, 20:15 CET
    Referee: David MEDIÉ JIMÉNEZ
    AR1: Juan Carlos BARRANCO TREJO
    AR2: Joan MÉNDEZ MATEO
    4th: Víctor GARCÍA VERDURA
    VAR: José María SÁNCHEZ MARTÍNEZ
    AVAR: Raúl CABAÑERO MARTÍNEZ

    Leganés-Real Sociedad
    Friday 24, 22:15 CET
    Referee: José Luis MUNUERA MONTERO (FIFA 2nd in 2019)
    AR1: Alfonso BAENA ESPEJO
    AR2: José ALCOBA RODRÍGUEZ
    4th: Manuel Jesús ORELLANA CID
    VAR: Ignacio IGLESIAS VILLANUEVA
    AVAR1: Alfonso COSTOYA RODRÍGUEZ

    Alavés-Betis
    Saturday 25, 18:15 CET
    Referee: Pablo GONZÁLEZ FUERTES
    AR1: César GARCÍA FERNÁNDEZ
    AR2: Alfredo RODRÍGUEZ MORENO
    4th: Diego VALDÉS DÍAZ
    VAR: Xavier ESTRADA FERNÁNDEZ
    AVAR1: Javier AGUILAR RODRÍGUEZ

    Atlético de Madrid-Rayo Vallecano
    Saturday 25, 20:15 CET
    Referee: José Luis GONZÁLEZ GONZÁLEZ
    AR1: Rubén BECERRIL GÓMEZ
    AR2: Francisco Javier MARTÍN GARCÍA
    4th: Carlos PÉREZ FERNÁNDEZ
    VAR: José María SÁNCHEZ MARTÍNEZ (2 matches as VAR)
    AVAR: Eduardo PRIETO IGLESIAS

    Valladolid-Barcelona
    Saturday 25, 22:15 CET
    Referee: Ricardo DE BURGOS BENGOETXEA (FIFA 2nd)
    AR1: Pau CEBRIÁN DEVÍS
    AR2: Jon NÚÑEZ FERNÁNDEZ
    4th: Jon Ander GONZÁLEZ ESTEBAN
    VAR: Antonio Miguel MATEU LAHOZ
    AVAR: Iker DE FRANCISCO GRIJALBA

    Espanyol-Valencia
    Sunday 26, 18:15 CET
    Referee: Carlos DEL CERRO GRANDE (FIFA 1st)
    AR1: Juan Carlos YUSTE JIMÉNEZ
    AR2: Abraham ÁLVAREZ CANTÓN
    4th: Sergio PÉREZ MULEY
    VAR: Mario MELERO LÓPEZ
    AVAR: Manuel Ángel TORRE CIMIANO

    Sevilla-Villarreal
    Sunday 26, 20:15 CET
    Referee: Alberto UNDIANO MALLENCO (FIFA Elite)
    AR1: Roberto ALONSO FERNÁNDEZ
    AR2: Iñigo PRIETO LÓPEZ DE CERAIN
    4th: Ricardo ESCUDERO MARÍN
    VAR: Xavier ESTRADA FERNÁNDEZ (2 matches as VAR)
    AVAR: Guillermo CUADRA FERNÁNDEZ

    Girona-Real Madrid
    Referee: Juan MARTÍNEZ MUNUERA (FIFA 2nd)
    AR1: Diego BARBERO SEVILLA
    AR2: César Manuel NOVAL FONT
    4th: Iván MUÑOZ PÉREZ
    VAR: Santiago JAIME LATRE
    AVAR: Adrián CORDERO VEGA

    Levante-Celta
    Monday 27, 20:15 CET
    Referee: Alejandro José HERNÁNDEZ HERNÁNDEZ (FIFA 2nd)
    AR1: Teodoro SOBRINO MAGÁN
    AR2: José Enrique NARANJO PÉREZ
    4th: Alexis Carlos PULIDO SANTANA
    VAR: Jesús GIL MANZANO
    AVAR: Ángel NEVADO RODRÍGUEZ

    Athletic-Huesca
    Monday 27, 22:00 CET
    Referee: Javier ALBEROLA ROJAS
    AR1: Iván HERNÁNDEZ RAMOS
    AR2: Marcos CERDÁN AGUILAR
    4th: Álvaro LÓPEZ PARRA
    VAR: Alfonso Javier ÁLVAREZ IZQUIERDO
    AVAR: Miguel MARTÍNEZ MUNUERA

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  7. Good first half by Gil Manzano in Valencia - Atletico. Match was pretty calm, only one correct YC for Costa. I am always impressed with how well players respond to him in the Primera, his optic surely lends itself towards a modest approach, presenting himself on a level with the players (and Simeone). Excellent onside by AR2 for the 0-1, good performance by the whole team in the first half.

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  8. Before tomorrow's games you can watch refereeing highlights of the Qarabağ FK vs FC BATE Borisov game refereed by Andreas Ekberg (UCL 3rd Quali, first leg)

    https://ok.ru/video/945449863788

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    1. Very impressive in terms of alertness! Maybe sometimes a bit too aggressive while managing players, but for sure he was mentally in the game for the whole 90 minutes... see the gesture he made in 47', just for playing on after a possible foul in the midfield. I would define him a "hungry" referee. This of course shouldn't turn into aggressiveness, but basically I would say a very good skill for a young referee who seems to be at moment the future for Sweden.

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    2. Maybe he get’s his aggrevsivness from being used to handle hot games and that he’s an former police officer(they some times are verry aggresive while handling confrontations).

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  9. Very well Gil Manzano in Valencia today.

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    1. Excellent performance , perfect athletic training as well.

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  10. There was a blatant holding in 46 minute from Garay (Valencia) to Costa (Atletico) that it would have been the second yellow card to the defender, and it was missed by Gil Manzano, in fact, he didn´t give the foul. VAR couldn´t intervine because it was outside the penalty area.

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  11. 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 Tierney
    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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    1. Pawson with the top clash of the matchday, I think he's actually refereeing well but he's being appointed for lots of matches, considering domestic league and EL Playoffs, always two matches per week. The risk is that he may get to the match a bit tired, hopefully he will recover well.

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    2. 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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    3. Andre marriner is as a top ref although age will Soon catch up with him as well as Martin Atkinson

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  12. English referees are too old generally.

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  13. OT ''Uefa is aiming to introduce video assistant referees from the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season after being impressed by its use during the World Cup in Russia.''

    ''Uefa’s club competitions committee is expected to recommend approval for the system when it meets in Monaco next week and a final decision should be made by Uefa’s executive committee at the end of next month.''

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/champions-league-plans-to-use-var-rml8z72r0

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  14. Bundesliga opening match on Friday
    Bayern München - 1899 Hoffenheim
    Referee: Bastian Dankert
    Assistants: Rene Rohde, Markus Häcker
    4th Official: Thorsten Schiffner
    VAR: Sascha Stegemann
    AVAR: Benedikt Kempkes

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  15. Unbelivable red card from Rocchi. Huge mistake. I search a video soon...

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  16. I had some doubts about this RC for SFP, a better replay is needed there...

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  17. Brave call by Rocchi. On first view, I agree with his decision.

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    1. You need to check some clips from UEFA RAP 2018. All of same situation is 5-6th category, so clear yellow card. I dont understand this decision, Rocchi made himself a hard match...IMO

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    2. In your opinion it's a YC, in mine NO.

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    3. Of course becuase you are Greek :D

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    4. Please, don't go there. I am a referee above all.

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    1. And in orange situations Rocchi tends to give the RC. For me supportable decision.

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  19. 33': penalty appeal by Dinamo Zagreb. Turpin played on.

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    1. Sorry I meant Dynamo Kyiv, of course.

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    2. And 36' another penalty appeal by Ukranian team.

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    3. I think the 33' situation was a penalty. There was contact with the leg of the defender. He tripped him.

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  20. Clear red card, excellent spot:

    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6sfspr

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    1. https://www.eredmenyek.com/merkozes/ClRcahrF/#video
      This is an other view why is not...

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    2. Excellent call, if you ask me.

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    3. Difficult situation: The first impression is, that the RC is quite harsh, because Huszti can not really avoid it.
      Then you see the angle at 00:35 in the first video, where it seems, that he wents for the shin and not the ball, which would make it a clear RC - then again the slow-motion could be deceiving here.
      So I think, both decisions would be supportable.

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    4. Excellent analysis Phillip, and most important, it's objective.
      Brave decision!
      Few mins later Nego was booked...could be RC for SFP.

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    5. IMO that's a correct RC.

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  21. 1-1 by Dinamo Zagreb, very good ONSIDE by AR1 but there were protests for a possible foul in build-up of the action.

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  22. Very demanding game for Alberto Undiano Mallenco. Many cynical fouls including elbow offences (YC Sanogo; mandatory YC to Hoarau not issued but I understand that call as that foul occurred in the phase of DZG's really aggressive way of playing).

    It looked like a good call to let the play continue after the alleged foul on YB player plus very good onside call from Roberto Alonso Fernández leading to equalizer.

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  23. What are u doing Mr Rocchi ? No words...

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    1. Only you are talking bad about Rocchi. Maybe because you are Hungarian?

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    2. If i am Hungarian why i say that the Greek red card is wrong for me ? Please respect my opinion. And i am not alone... Chefren had some doubts...

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  24. 53' in Vidi - AEK. Another RC.

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  25. Another RC in Hungary by Rocchi.

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  26. Correct RC again from Rocchi. Clear SFP! What a challenging game..

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  27. For me is correct decision by Rocchi.

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  28. IMO Turpin missed a penalty in favor of Ajax in 52'.

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  29. OT : french referee Stéphanie Frappart is appointed by fifa commitee to WC u20 final ! Congratulations for French ref with her countrywoman Manuela Nicolosi and irish assistant Michelle O’Neil.

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  30. WOW now a replay before 0-2 at Vidi-AEK was a penalty situation..???

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  31. Wrong decision by Undiano Mallenco. He should have given corner kick.

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  32. It seems as Di Liberatore was more active than FO Preti in managing the benches. I saw him talking to Mol Vidi coach at least twice.

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    1. because of one of the last sub. AEK players didnt knows who need go off.

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  33. Good game from Turpin, he helped to let the game flow
    For me play on for penalty appeal at 33', 36' and 52' are good

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  34. Austrian FIFA-Referee Robert Schörgenhofer has been appointed dir the Friendly Match (Sunday, 9th September 2018 in Sinsheim) between Germany against Peru.

    Referee : Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
    AR1 : Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
    AR2 : Stefan Kühr (AUT)
    FO : Christopher Jäger (AUT)

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    1. I think he'll have a shorter journey to this international friendly than to some Austrian matches :)
      From Dornbirn to Sinsheim is IMO more comfortable than to Mattersburg.

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  35. The three penalty incidents from AFC Ajax vs FC Dynamo Kyiv

    1) https://streamable.com/zd2hz
    2) https://streamable.com/hgdxc
    3) https://streamable.com/wxmz7

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    1. To my point of view
      1) it`s a controversial episode! DK player was hooked by himself
      2) play on
      3) PK

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    2. 1) the contact was, but weak, the DK player decided to strengthen the impression.
      2) it is difficult to see the details.
      3) DK player was the first on the ball, there is not foul.

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    3. 1)DK player was hooked by himself, the contact is weak
      2)Play on
      3)There is contact but it seems weak again
      I think the most important here is the consistency

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    4. 1) When you look very carefully, the attacker doesn’t trip himself but is being tripped by the defenders left foot. As he doesn’t exaggerate the contact but simply cannot stay on his feet in my opinion a penalty should have been awarded to Kiev.
      2) No penalty, correct play on
      3) A fifty-fifty situation to my taste. KIEV23 clearly lifts his leg when the attacker wants to pass by. I have doubts however whether the contact is enough to make him fall to the ground, or if he exaggerates and creates his on fall. Play on is an acceptable decision for me.

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  36. Agree with Dutch ref but can add that on the first one, impossible for referees to have a careful vision as we see on replays. So agree with Nathan about consistency and play on acceptable on all actions mentioned.

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    1. Overall, those contacts seems acceptable to me because Turpin let the game flow during the whole game. he contributed to the high pace in the first half in particular.

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  37. @Dutch ref : did you see Turpin’s performance ? What do you think ?

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    1. I only saw saw second half, but good and relaxed performance.

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    2. I’m sorry, I was not able to watch the entire match. I only saw the three penalty incident videos Vlad posted here.

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  38. OT Serie A MD2 Assignments:
    CAGLIARI – SASSUOLO
    PAIRETTO
    DI LIBERATORE – TOLFO
    IV: GIUA
    VAR: PASQUA
    AVAR: RANGHETTI

    FIORENTINA – CHIEVO
    ABISSO
    MELI – MONDIN
    IV: AURELIANO
    VAR: GHERSINI
    AVAR: PRETI

    FROSINONE – BOLOGNA A Torino
    MANGANIELLO
    GORI – FIORE
    IV: ILLUZZI
    VAR: CHIFFI
    AVAR: DI IORIO

    GENOA – EMPOLI
    MARINELLI
    TONOLINI – CALIARI
    IV: PISCOPO
    VAR: BANTI
    AVAR: LIBERTI

    INTER – TORINO
    MAZZOLENI
    VIVENZI – BINDONI
    IV: MARESCA
    VAR: ROCCHI
    AVAR: PAGANESSI

    JUVENTUS – LAZIO Sabato 25\08 h.18.00
    IRRATI
    TEGONI – PERETTI
    IV: MARIANI
    VAR: GUIDA
    AVAR: CARBONE

    NAPOLI – MILAN Sabato 25\08 h.20.30
    VALERI
    VUOTO – DEL GIOVANE
    IV: DOVERI
    VAR: MASSA
    AVAR: POSADO

    ROMA – ATALANTA Lunedì 27\08 h.20.30
    FABBRI
    ALASSIO – LO CICERO
    IV: CALVARESE
    VAR: DI BELLO
    AVAR: PASSERI

    SPAL – PARMA A Bologna h.18.00
    ORSATO
    SCHENONE – CECCONI
    IV: NASCA
    VAR: SERRA
    AVAR: VALERIANI

    UDINESE – SAMPDORIA
    LA PENNA
    LONGO – TASSO
    IV: MINELLI
    VAR: GIACOMELLI
    AVAR: DE MEO

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  39. I agree with what was written above, good performance from Undiano.

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