Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Europa League 2018/19 - Referee Appointments - Third Qualifying Round (II)

Thank to h_demboveac on Twitter we know the referees who will officiate the second legs of 2018/19 UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round. 
Andrew Dallas (SCO) with Bordeaux - Mariupol, observed by Frank De Bleeckere


16 August 2018, 16:00 CET - Almaty (Ortalıq Stadion)
FC Kairat Almaty (KAZ) - SK Sigma Olomouc (CZE)
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Sladan Josipovic (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Fedayi San (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Mihail Kasabov (BUL)

16 August 2018, 17:30 CET - Larnaca (AEK Aréna - Geórgios Karapatákis)
AEK Larnaca FC (CYP) - SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz (AUT)
Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Giovanni Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Bindoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Goran Mihajlević (MNE)
UEFA Delegate: Edvin Libohova (ALB)

16 August 2018, 18:00 CET - Helsinki (Telia 5G Areena)
HJK Helsinki (FIN) - NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)
Referee: Yevheniy Aranovsʹkyy (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Serhiy Bekker (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleh Pluzhnyk (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ingi Jónsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Jenni Kennedy (ENG)

16 August 2018, 18:30 CET - Copenhagen (Telia Parken)
FC København (DEN) - PFC CSKA Sofia (BUL)
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: İbrahim Çağlar Uyarcan (TUR)
Fourth Official: Arda Kardeşler (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Willem Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Olivier Chovaux (FRA)

16 August 2018, 18:30 CET - Craiova (Stadionul Ion Oblemenco)
U Craiova 1948 CS (ROU) - RB Leipzig (GER)
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Paták (CZE)
Fourth Official: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - St Petersburg (Stadion Sankt-Peterburg)
FC Zenit (RUS) - FC Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Referee: Sébastien Delferière (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jo De Weirdt (BEL)
Fourth Official: Wim Smet (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Elmir Pilav (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Sərxan Hacıyev (AZE)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Molde (Aker Stadion)
Molde FK (NOR) - Hibernian FC (SCO)
Referee: Dennis Johan Higler (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Johan Balder (NED)
Fourth Official: Martin van den Kerkhof (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Patrik Filípek (CZE)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Vilnius (LFF stadionas)
FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU) - Sevilla FC (ESP)
Referee: Enea Jorgji (ALB)
Assistant Referee 1: Ridiger Çokaj (ALB)
Assistant Referee 2: Rejdi Avdo (ALB)
Fourth Official: Andi Koçi (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michális Argyroú (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Differdange (Stade Municipal de la Ville de Differdange)
FC Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) - FC Ufa (RUS)
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)
UEFA Delegate: Björn Fecker (GER)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Cluj-Napoca (Stadionul Dr. Constantin Rădulescu)
CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU) - Alashkert FC (ARM)
Referee: Vilhjálmur Alvar Þórarinsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Gylfi Már Sigurðsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Birkir Sigurðarson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Ívar Orri Kristjánsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Aleksandr Keplin (KAZ)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Marijampolė (ARVI futbolo arena)
FK Sūduva (LTU) - FK Spartaks Jūrmala (LVA)
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Tom Harald Grønevik (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Geir Oskar Isaksen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Kai Erik Steen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pavel Saliy (KAZ)
UEFA Delegate: Marko Simeunovič (SVN)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Herning (MCH Arena)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) - The New Saints FC (WAL)
Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Davor Beljo (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Amer Macić (BIH)
Fourth Official: Admir Šehović (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Vignir Már Þormóðsson (ISL)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Nicosia (Stádio GSP)
APOEL FC (CYP) - Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC (ISR)
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Fourth Official: Antti Munukka (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dejan Filipović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Radenko Mijatovič (SVN)

16 August 2018, 19:00 CET - Elbasan (Elbasan Arena)
FK Kukësi (ALB) - FC Torpedo Kutaisi (GEO)
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Heiniger (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthias Sbrissa (SUI)
Fourth Official: Pascal Erlachner (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Oskam (NED)

16 August 2018, 19:30 CET - Netanya (Itztadion Ha'Ironi Netanya)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - FC Pyunik (ARM)
Referee: Ville Nevalainen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Ville Koskiniemi (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mika Lamppu (FIN)
Fourth Official: Petri Viljanen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michális Koukoulákis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)

16 August 2018, 19:30 CET - Lucerne (Swissporarena)
FC Luzern (SUI) - Olympiakós FC (GRE)
Referee: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksey Vorontsov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aram Petrosyan (RUS)
Fourth Official: Roman Galimov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO)

16 August 2018, 19:45 CET - Linz (Stadion der Stadt Linz)
LASK Linz (AUT) - Beşiktaş JK (TUR)
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Jovica Tatar (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandar Đikanović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Vojin Vojinović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Michael Dahrup (DEN)

16 August 2018, 19:45 CET - Brest (Ablasny cpartyŭny komplieks Brescki)
FC Dinamo Brest (BLR) - Apollon Limassol FC (CYP)
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Joakim Amri Nilsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Patrik Eriksson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Petteri Kari (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Vilmos Szabó (HUN)

16 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Reggio Emilia (Mapei Stadium - Città del Tricolore)
Atalanta BC (ITA) - Hapoel Haifa FC (ISR)
Referee: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Johan Hamel (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Jim Stjerne Hansen (NOR)

16 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Basel (St. Jakob-Park)
FC Basel 1893 (SUI) - Vitesse (NED)
Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Seidel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Lasse Koslowski (GER)
Fourth Official: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Isabel Hochstöger (AUT)

16 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Brøndby (Brøndby Stadion)
Brøndby IF (DEN) - FK Spartak Subotica (SRB)
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Kemal Yılmaz (TUR)
Fourth Official: Ümit Öztürk (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paulius Malžinskas (LTU)
UEFA Delegate: David Delferière (BEL)

16 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Široki Brijeg (Stadion Pecara)
HŠK Zrinjski (BIH) - PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)

16 August 2018, 20:00 CET - Luxembourg (Stade Josy Barthel)
F91 Dudelange (LUX) - Legia Warszawa (POL)
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Venev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Volen Chinkov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lassin Isaksen (FRO)
UEFA Delegate: Clive Whitehead (ENG)

16 August 2018, 20:15 CET - Poznań (INEA Stadion)
KKS Lech Poznań (POL) - KRC Genk (BEL)
Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Vivenzi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Piero Giacomelli (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Muharrem Zihni Aksoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Andrey Medintsev (BUL)

16 August 2018, 20:15 CET - Maribor (Stadion Ljudski vrt)
NK Maribor (SVN) - Rangers FC (SCO)
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Godelaine (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Florian Lemaire (BEL)
Fourth Official: Nathan Verboomen (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

16 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Belgrade (Stadion FK Partizan)
FK Partizan (SRB) - FC Nordsjælland (DEN)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Silver Kõiv (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Juri Frischer (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Evans (WAL)

16 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Bucharest (Arena Națională)
FC FCSB (ROU) - HNK Hajduk Split (CRO)
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: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)

16 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Vienna (Allianz Stadion)
SK Rapid Wien (AUT) - ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK)
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Vuoto (ITA)
Fourth Official: Fabio Maresca (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Draženko Kovačić (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Đukanović (MNE)

16 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Rotterdam (Stadion Feijenoord)
Feyenoord (NED) - AS Trenčín (SVK)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Grabski Maae (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Tarik Shamel (ENG)

16 August 2018, 20:30 CET - Ghent (Ghelamco Arena)
KAA Gent (BEL) - Jagiellonia Białystok (POL)
Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: René Rohde (GER)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Cortus (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Eilif Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)

16 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Rijeka (Stadion HNK Rijeka)
HNK Rijeka (CRO) - Sarpsborg 08 FF (NOR)
Referee: Donatas Rumšas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radiuš (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytis Snarskis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)

16 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Burnley (Turf Moor)
Burnley FC (ENG) - İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR)
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Ionuț Marius Avram (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)

16 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Bordeaux (Stade Matmut ATLANTIQUE)
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) - FC Mariupol (UKR)
Referee: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Jordan Stokoe (SCO)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Walsh (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Ronit Glasman (ISR)

16 August 2018, 20:45 CET - Trondheim (Lerkendal Stadion)
Rosenborg BK (NOR) - Cork City FC (IRL)
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Skytte (DEN)
Fourth Official: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kóstas Kapitanís (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Gabriel Weiss (SVK)

16 August 2018, 21:00 CET - Reykjavík (Hlíðarendi)
Valur Reykjavík (ISL) - FC Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
Referee: Marco Fritz (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduard Beitinger (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Dominik Schaal (GER)
Fourth Official: Martin Petersen (GER)UEFA
Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Kremer (LUX)

16 August 2018, 21:30 CET - Braga (Estádio Municipal de Braga)
SC Braga (POR) - FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Goce Petreski (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Þór Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

91 comments:

  1. Doubthful if Schüttengruber deserved an appointment so soon, the reward` could be for the future.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why do you think that it's too early for Manuel Schüttengruber? He has been an international referee for 4 1/2 years now and the home team is the lowest ranked out of all - on paper, he got the least attractive match.

      Delete
    2. Based on the last game performance, but that game maybe was planned a long time ago.

      Delete
    3. One period of his last game performance : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB3S8Z54-rE

      Delete
  2. OT

    Sorry but anyone know where i can find referee appointments for the asian olympic football games? Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Here: https://en.asiangames2018.id/sport/football/event/football-men/
      Just click on the match there.

      Delete
  3. Ot: VAR for today's super cup between Sevilla and Barcelona is Jesus gill mazano

    ReplyDelete
  4. And what I observed is that the assistant ref will follow the in manner at which the assistant ref did at the world cup... the very late flag until the attacking play is gone

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sorry for such emotional post, but...

    Outrageous refereeing in German Supercup today. Missed penalty, Hummels only booked for clearest DOGSO you'll see and Abraham only booked for SFP (arm clearly used as a weapon). What is Dankert doing behind the monitor?!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Waiting for some videos... I watched only screenshots of the DOGSO situation, only reason for which one can think to back referee is the presence of the other defender, but he is clearly behind and without any chance to intervene. It would be interesting to have some explanations about this choice...

      Delete
    2. I am already making the clips, they will be online soon.

      Delete
    3. So, there we are.

      27' - missing penalty for Bayern (no VAR review)
      https://streamable.com/j0wxa

      45' - missing RC for Hummels for DOGSO (no VAR review)
      https://streamable.com/dyx1a

      70' - missing RC for violent conduct (no VAR review)
      https://streamable.com/rzuqo

      Vlad is perfectly right, Fritz' performance was simply poor and German VAR continues just like last season: super clear mistakes, but no intervention at all...

      Delete
    4. For me also two clear RCs.
      In the DOGSO the other defender is no factor IMO. The only thing is, that one might discuss, whether the ball is played too far by the striker before the foul - but I think, no.

      Delete
    5. About the penalty, I am not completely sure. Looks like a foul, but from the perspective in the clip, the amount of contact is not totally clear to me.

      Delete
    6. Well, one can close the eyes about the penalty, indeed maybe not 100% clear, or not an obvious mistake to be analyzed by VAR, but both red cards... impossible to back referee there.
      Deliberate violent conduct (the player is absolutely aware that opponent is there, before hitting him) and the DOGSO is clear as well.

      Delete
    7. I beg to disagree with some points ;-)

      27' no penalty for me. Just look at Lewandowski. He stops walking trying to get hit by the defender. We cannot expect that the defender stops moving towards the ball, too. No foul for me, but definitely no clear and obvious mistake.

      45' DOGSO and RC. This one is clear. You cannot come to a different choice. An OFR should have been recommended.

      70' YC is supportable. IMO neither excessive force was used nor one can speak of "using the elbow as a weapon". It was borderline, but not a clear and obvious mistake for me. Another point against an OFR could be that Fritz was fully aware of the incident and in a perfect position to evaluate the severity of the usage.

      Dankert can be blamed for not recommending an OFR in 45'. Fritz was hesitating after the foul whistle and decided to award a YC. I think he would have changed his decision after a review.

      Delete
    8. Statements by DFB / Lutz Fröhlich:
      @45: The attacker is five meters before the penalty area with the ball at his foot and has a free way to the Munich goal. It is a clear foul. Hummels is the last defender. The other defenders clearly don't have a chance to intervene. Therefore it is a clear GSO. The correct decision would have been a RC. If the referee only issues a YC in such a clear situation, the VAR should tell the referee, that the pictures indicate a RC. The referee is expected to review the situation and then take a decision, which correctly would be a RC.

      @70: It is an interpretation of a duel. It is a air duel, where Abraham uses his arm for a striking movement - hard and in the border area. The referee shows the YC, because the countermovement/backswing was not extensive [probably meaning the arm did not come from far away]. The VAR doesn't intervene here, when the referee evaluated the situation himself based on a conclusive perception. If the referee shows a RC here, the VAR also doesn't intervene.

      I think, it's good, that they declared the DOGSO situation as clear error. So we know, what to expect now, if a similar situation occurs again - and that it is not some strange application of the LotG / the VAR protocol, but simply two mistakes.
      I am not convinced by the explanation, why a YC is supportable, however I can understand the reasons, why the VAR did not need to intervene here. If the pictures show, what the referee already saw, a review would probably change nothing.

      Delete
    9. To be clear: The last paragraph is my opinion, the two first are my translation of Fröhlich's statements (slightly shortened).

      Delete
  6. First intervention by VAR in Spain, goal by Sevilla had been disallowed by AR, attacker was in regular position. Well solved... this would have been already the first significant mistake of the season in Spain, because this goal by Sevilla will be very important.

    ReplyDelete
  7. OT There were some questions on the blog about that, here the answer:
    No special UEFA CL kit this season, referees will wear the standardad 2018 ADIDAS kit.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there, since you mention kits I thought I would ask if you know if it is possible to purchase the referee undergarments with the additional pockets to hold the communication system?

      Delete
  8. One change

    Valur Reykjavík (ISL) - FC Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
    Referee: Marco Fritz (GER)
    Assistant Referee 1: Eduard Beitinger (GER)
    Assistant Referee 2: Dominik Schaal (GER)
    Fourth Official: Martin Petersen (GER)

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  10. OT: French appointments

    Reims - Lyon ( 17/08 - 20h45 ) :
    Referee : BUQUET Ruddy (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : DEBART Guillaume (FIFA) - PACELLI Julien (FIFA)
    4th : PERREAU NIEL Alexandre
    VAR : LESAGE Mikael - Julien Dominique

    Guingamp - Paris ( 18/08 - 17h ):
    Referee : TURPIN Clément (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : DANOS Nicolas (FIFA) - GRINGORE Cyril (FIFA)
    4th : LEPAYSANT Benjamin
    VAR : GAUTIER Antony - GUILLARD Christian

    Caen - Nice ( 18/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : WATTELLIER Eric
    Assistant referee : BERTHOMIEU Aurelien - VIALA Alexandre
    4th : LISSORGUE Romain
    VAR : BATTA Florent - JAFFREDO Lionel

    Amiens - Montpellier ( 18/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : ABED Karim (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : BERCHEBRU Mikael - OCAK Huseyin
    4th : PERREAU NIEL Alexandre
    VAR : LESAGE Mikael - BRE Stephane

    Monaco - Lille ( 18/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : LEONARD Thomas
    Assistant referee : HEBRARD Frederic - LANG Gilles
    4th : GAZAGNES Yann
    VAR : RAINVILLE Nicolas (FIFA) - BENCHABANE Faouzi

    Dijon - Nantes ( 18/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : STINAT Jeremy
    Assistant referee : STIEN Laurent - BOUTRY Yannick
    4th : LAVIS William
    VAR : CASTRO Alexandre - GUENAOUI Hamid

    Rennes - Angers ( 18/08 - 20h ) :
    Referee : THUAL Olivier
    Assistant referee : BOUDIKIAN François - AUBE Julien
    4th : PIGNARD Jer
    VAR : HAMEL Johan - DECHEPY Bastien

    Strasbourg - Saint Etienne( 19/08 - 15h ) :
    Referee : MILLOT Benoît (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : LUZI Stephan - DROUET Aurelien
    4th : KHERRADJI Abdelatif
    VAR : BRISARD Jerome (FIFA) - MOKHTARI Mehdi

    Toulouse - Bordeaux ( 19/08 - 17h ) :
    Referee : LETEXIER François (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : MUGNIER Cyril (FIFA) - RAHMOUNI Mehdi (FIFA)
    4th : DOS SANTOS Cedric
    VAR : SCHNEIDER Frank (FIFA) - COUE Bruno

    Nîmes - Marseille ( 19/08 - 21h ) :
    Referee : BASTIEN Benoît (FIFA)
    Assistant referee : HAQUETTE Frederic (FIFA) - ZAKRANI Hicham (FIFA)
    4th : VARELA TELES Bartolomeu
    VAR : DELERUE Amaury (FIFA) - PETIT Aurelien

    ReplyDelete
  11. ARSENAL FC - MANCHESTER CITY (Michael Oliver)

    Two good advantages given, one of them resulting in a delayed YC
    => https://streamable.com/k05ad
    => https://streamable.com/ghzmc

    - Cautions for SPA
    => https://streamable.com/np6ku
    => https://streamable.com/1ntuo

    Penalty appeal 1: after a corner kick, Arsenal keeper Cech managed to touch the ball which rebounds to Aymeric Laporte, who is caught by the keeper. What is interesting here is whether the ball was outside or inside the field of play at the moment of the contact (if it's inside, this could be a penalty). I think the incident was missed by Oliver, he had no chance to spot this. I think, this would be stuff for VAR.
    => https://streamable.com/dv8jk

    Penalty appeal 2: after a corner, Mustafi is being held by Mendy inside the penalty area, with Mustafi going down and claiming for a penalty, whereas Oliver decided to play on.
    => https://streamable.com/lverb

    YC for de Bruyne: reckless tackle or SFP?
    => https://streamable.com/1g5xb

    Two goals by Arsenal correctly disallowed for offside by AR2
    => https://streamable.com/0coqo
    => https://streamable.com/fodvu

    Would be nice to read your thoughts on these situations.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, very interesting videos.
      About the crucial incidents: in my opinion penalty appeal #1 can be penalty if ball is still in play of corse, but at the same time I wouldn't be so sure about the need to assign it. In any case, there wasn't any chance for the attacker to play the ball. It stays as penalty on paper, but in reality... difficult to accept, and also impossible to be detected live.
      Penalty appeal 2: many doubts, even after having watched several times replays, about how mich effect had that holding. I'm not sure, maybe attacker exaggerated the contact and he fell down easily. In any case, without making such deep analysis, a penalty decision should have been accepted.

      YC de Bruyne: reckless, YC is OK. The classic reckless challenge by stepping on opponent's foot. Nothing more for me.

      Good job about the rest by Oliver and assistant referees.

      Delete
    2. Penalty appeal #2 would surely be a VAR review. It's basically a clothesline like in wrestling! And the defender is not looking at the ball - I'm sure there was a penalty awarded for that reason last season (Mike Dean?).

      Delete
  12. PREMIER LEAGUE - MATCHWEEK 2

    Kick-offs 15:00 BST unless stated.

    Saturday 18 August
    12:30 Cardiff City v Newcastle United
    Referee: Craig Pawson
    Assistants: Eddie Smart, Andy Garratt
    Fourth official: Lee Probert

    Everton v Southampton
    Referee: Lee Mason
    Assistants: Darren Cann, Derek Eaton
    Fourth official: Andre Marriner

    Leicester City v Wolves
    Referee: Mike Dean
    Assistants: Ian Hussin, Mark Scholes
    Fourth official: Graham Scott

    Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham
    Referee: Anthony Taylor
    Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
    Fourth official: Simon Hooper

    West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth
    Referee: Stuart Attwell
    Assistants: Harry Lennard, Neil Davies
    Fourth official: Kevin Friend

    17:30 Chelsea v Arsenal
    Referee: Martin Atkinson (pictured)
    Assistants: Lee Betts, Stephen Child
    Fourth official: Jonathan Moss

    Sunday 19 August
    13:30 Burnley v Watford
    Referee: Paul Tierney
    Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Mick McDonough
    Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh

    13:30 Man City v Huddersfield Town
    Referee: Andre Marriner
    Assistants: Simon Long, Richard West
    Fourth official: Lee Mason

    16:00 Brighton v Man Utd
    Referee: Kevin Friend
    Assistants: Stuart Burt, Matthew Wilkes
    Fourth official: Graham Scott

    Monday 20 August
    20:00 Crystal Palace v Liverpool
    Referee: Michael Oliver
    Assistants: Simon Bennett, Scott Ledger
    Fourth official: Chris Kavanagh

    Source: https://www.premierleague.com/news/805998

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think we could see Oliver in a CL playoff and therefore in case of need, his appointment for Crystal Palace - Liverpool on Monday would be changed. I think appointments for play off are not still made because teams have still to qualify. For sure this beginning of season is very particular if compared to the recent ones, so many games and we are still on August.
      If this appointment for Premier League wil be confirmed, then I think we will see Oliver in a CL PLay off second leg.

      Delete
  13. LaLiga MD1 appointments:

    Girona Futbol Club SAD - Real Valladolid Club de Fútbol SAD (17/08/2018, 20:15)
    Referee: Cuadra Fernández, Guillermo
    Fourth Official: Ripoll Solano, Sebastián
    AR1: López Mir, Juan José
    AR2: García González, Gonzalo
    Referee observer: Téllez Sánchez, Jesús
    VAR: del Cerro Grande, Carlos
    AVAR 1: Yuste Jiménez, Juan Carlos

    Real Betis Balompié - Levante Unión Deportiva (17/08/2018, 22:15)
    Referee: Iglesias Villanueva, Ignacio
    Fourth Official: Hernández Maeso, Francisco José
    AR1: Costoya Rodríguez, Alfonso
    AR2: Villate Martínez, Aitor
    Referee observer: Ceballos Silva, Andrés Manuel
    VAR: Álvarez Izquierdo, Alfonso Javier
    AVAR 1: Martín García, Francisco Javier

    Real Club Celta de Vigo - Real Club Deportivo Espanyol de Barcelona (18/08/2018, 18:15)
    Referee: Jaime Latre, Santiago
    Fourth Official: Carbajales Gómez, Leandro
    AR1: Bueno Mateo, Jorge
    AR2: Tresaco Escabosa, Fernando
    Referee observer: Amoedo Chas, Julio
    VAR: González Fuertes, Pablo
    AVAR 1: García Fernández, César

    Villarreal Club de Fútbol - Real Sociedad de Fútbol (18/08/2018, 20:15)
    Referee: Melero López, Mario
    Fourth Official: Guzmán Mansilla, José Luis
    AR1: Torre Cimiano, Manuel Ángel
    AR2: Martínez Serrato, José Luis
    Referee observer: Enguix Sales, José
    VAR: Hernández Hernández, Alejandro José
    AVAR 1: Sobrino Magán, Teodoro

    Fútbol Club Barcelona - Deportivo Alavés SAD (18/08/2018, 22:15)
    Referee: Sánchez Martínez, José María
    Fourth Official: Campos Salinas, Juan Antonio
    AR1: Cabañero Martínez, Raúl
    AR2: Gallego García, José
    Referee observer: Artero Gallardo, Antonio
    VAR: González González, José Luis
    AVAR 1: Becerril Gómez, Rubén

    Sociedad Deportiva Eibar - SD Huesca SAD (19/08/2018, 18:15)
    Referee: Prieto Iglesias, Eduardo
    Fourth Official: Galech Apezteguía, Iosu
    AR1: Méndez Mateo, Joan
    AR2: Rubio Palomino, Ignacio
    Referee observer: Teixeira Vitienes, José Antonio
    VAR: Undiano Mallenco, Alberto
    AVAR 1: Alonso Fernández, Roberto

    Rayo Vallecano de Madrid - Sevilla Fútbol Club (19/08/2018, 20:15)
    Referee: Mateu Lahoz, Antonio Miguel
    Fourth Official: Bosch Doménech, Miguel
    AR1: Cebrián Devís, Pau
    AR2: de Francisco Grijalba, Iker
    Referee observer: Rodríguez Santiago, Julián
    VAR: de Burgos Bengoetxea, Ricardo
    AVAR 1: Díaz Pérez del Palomar, Roberto

    Real Madrid Club de Fútbol - Getafe Club de Fútbol (19/08/2018, 22:15)
    Referee: Estrada Fernández, Xavier
    Fourth Official: Subirats Matamoros, Josep
    AR1: Aguilar Rodríguez, Javier
    AR2: Matías Caballero, José Manuel
    Referee observer: Egido Rozas, Vicente
    VAR: Medié Jiménez, David
    AVAR 1: Barranco Trejo, Juan Carlos

    Valencia Club de Fútbol - Club Atlético de Madrid (20/08/2018, 20:00)
    Referee: Gil Manzano, Jesús
    Fourth Official: del Río Lozano, Sergio
    AR1: Nevado Rodríguez, Ángel
    AR2: Martínez Nicolás, Javier
    Referee observer: Medina Hernández, Pedro
    VAR: Munuera Montero, José Luis
    AVAR 1: Baena Espejo, Alfonso

    Athletic Club - Club Deportivo Leganés SAD (20/08/2018, 22:00)
    Referee: Cordero Vega, Adrián
    Fourth Official: Pardeiro Puente, José Alberto
    AR1: Escuela Melo, José Carlos
    AR2: Cerezo Parfenof, Antonio Luis
    Referee observer: Turienzo Álvarez, Javier
    VAR: Martínez Munuera, Juan
    AVAR 1: Barbero Sevilla, Diego

    ReplyDelete
  14. Interview with Lutz Michael Fröhlich about the crucial decisions in German Super Cup:
    - There were two much-discussed incidents in the game Eintracht Frankfurt-Bayern München in which the VAR did not intervene. In 45', it was Mats Hummels who tripped up his opponent, Mijat Gacinovic. Wasn't that an obvious goal-scoring opportunity and therefore worth a RC? Shouldn't the VAR have intervened?
    "Yes, and it is good to have incidents like this before the start of the new season. Thus we can state once again when there has to be an intervention and which conditions have to be fulfilled for that. In this incident we have to evaluate the attacker's position towards the goal. Was that a goal-scoring opportunity? Gacinovic is at an inside left attacking position five meters before the penalty area. He has got the ball close to his feet and is on the (vacant) way to the opponent's goal. Mats Hummels is too late, doesn't catch the ball and trips up Gacinovic. That's a clear foul. In addition, Mats Hummels commits the foul as Munich's last defender. Three more players from Munich obviously have no chance to interfere, so obvious that we have to speak of a clear goal-scoring opportunity. The correct decision was a sent-off for Mats Hummels. If the referee only shows a YC, considering the clear circumstances, the VAR has to tell the referee that the images speak in favour of a RC. In that case, we expect the referee to rewatch the monitor in order to come to the correct decision, which would be a RC. We need clear procedures and correct decisions in all relevant incidents. Indeed, the best scenario is a correct decision by the referee on the pitch without any need to get help by the VAR."

    - In 70' David Abraham banged his left underarm into Lewandowski's face. Was that worth a RC?
    "Now we have an interpretation of a duel. It's an aerial duel in which Abraham uses his left arm in a severe manner and borderline to a hit movement against Lewandowski. As the hit movement was done in a not so extensive way, the referee showed Abraham a YC. The VAR does not intervene if the referee evaluated the incident for himself on a basis of a comprehensible perception. If the referee shows a RC, the VAR does not intervene, too."

    So, as I expected, the only clear mistake was the missed RC for DOGSO. I support this evaluation by Fröhlich.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Philipp was faster, but this is a (free) translation of the whole interview.

      Delete
  15. After seeing the predictions in the Guess the Ref game for LaLiga, I would like to provide some tips for the participants regarding appointment rules.

    In Spain, we have 17 autonomous communities (like states), and each one has its local CTA (refereeing association). Appointment rules state that a referee from a given local association (which does not have to be the one in which the referee was born, as Cuadra Fernández was born in Madrid but is from the Balearic CTA) cannot referee a team from the same autonomous community. So I will leave here a list of the communities and their teams and referees.

    Andalucía
    - Referees: Mario Melero López, José Luis Munuera Montero.
    - Teams: Sevilla, Betis.

    Aragón
    - Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre
    - Team: Huesca

    Canarias
    - Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández

    Cantabria
    - Referee: Adrián Cordero Vega

    Castilla y León:
    - Referee: José Luis González González
    - Team: Valladolid

    Castilla - La Mancha
    - Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas

    Cataluña
    - Referees: Xavier Estrada Fernández, David Medié Jiménez
    - Teams: Barcelona, Espanyol, Girona

    Madrid
    - Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande
    - Teams: Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Leganés, Getafe, Rayo Vallecano

    Navarra
    - Referees: Alberto Undiano Mallenco, Eduardo Prieto Iglesias

    Comunidad Valenciana
    - Referees: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, Juan Martínez Munuera
    - Teams: Levante, Valencia, Villarreal

    Extremadura
    - Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano

    Galicia
    - Referee: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
    - Team: Celta de Vigo

    Islas Baleares
    - Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández

    País Vasco
    - Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
    - Teams: Alavés, Athletic Club, Eibar, Real Sociedad.

    Asturias
    - Referee: Pablo González Fuertes

    Murcia
    - Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez

    So maybe this information could be included in the predictions page to have it at hand.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The same counts for Germany. We have 21 football associations which are not the same as our Bundesländer. For example, Baden-Württemberg indeed has 3 football associations.

      Baden:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: TSG Hoffenheim

      Bayern (Bavaria):
      - Referees: Deniz Aytekin, Benjamin Brand, Felix Brych, Benjamin Cortus, Robert Hartmann
      - Teams: FC Bayern München, FC Augsburg, 1. FC Nürnberg

      Berlin:
      - Referees: Manuel Gräfe, Daniel Siebert, Felix Zwayer
      - Team: Hertha BSC

      Brandenburg:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: None

      Bremen:
      - Referee: Sven Jablonski
      - Team: SV Werder Bremen

      Hamburg:
      - Referee: Patrick Ittrich
      - Team: None

      Hessen:
      - Referees: Tobias Stieler, Tobias Welz
      - Team: Eintracht Frankfurt

      Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:
      - Referee: Bastian Dankert
      - Team: None

      Mittelrhein:
      - Referee: Sascha Stegemann
      - Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

      Niederrhein:
      - Referee: Guido Winkmann
      - Teams: Borussia Mönchengladbach, Fortuna Düsseldorf

      Niedersachsen:
      - Referees: Harm Osmers, Robert Schröder, Bibiana Steinhaus, Frank Willenborg
      - Teams: VfL Wolfsburg, Hannover 96

      Rheinland:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: None

      Saarland:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: None

      Sachsen:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: RB Leipzig

      Sachsen-Anhalt:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: None

      Schleswig-Holstein:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: None

      Südbaden:
      - Referee: Daniel Schlager
      - Team: SC Freiburg

      Südwest:
      - Referee: Christian Dingert
      - Team: 1. FSV Mainz 05

      Thüringen:
      - Referee: None
      - Team: None

      Westfalen:
      - Referee: Sören Storks
      - Teams: Borussia Dortmund, FC Schalke 04

      Württemberg:
      - Referees: Marco Fritz, Robert Kampka, Martin Petersen, Markus Schmidt
      - Team: VfB Stuttgart

      We have only two referees who could possibly get all the 18 teams, Dankert and Ittrich. If you make your predictions, you also have to mention that, for example, Stieler, who is a Referee for Hessen lives in Hamburg. As i mentioned above, Baden-Württemberg is split into three associations (Baden, Württemberg and Südbaden). The same counts for Nordrhein-Westfalen, which is split into Westfalen, Niederrhein and Mittelrhein and for Rheinland-Pfalz, which is split into Rheinland and Südwest. So, for example, Winkmann may get a game at Schalke, which happened last season, or Schmidt in Hoffenheim. So, its a bit tricky to predict the german appointments.

      Delete
    2. Stieler is not the best example, but Kampka. He lives in Mainz but is a Referee for Württemberg, he won´t get any Mainz games.

      Delete
  16. Martin Strömbergsson is appointed for the first time since the end of 2016, could Swedish readers inform us of the reason for him skipping more than eighteen months internationally?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If I'm not wrong, he was injured for a long time...

      Delete
    2. Probably he had an inhury. During the 2017 season he had only 1 or 2 games in the swedish top division. No official confirmation that he was injured but when he was back this year he had running shoes instead of football shoes in the beginning of the season. Maybe it was an old problem he’s had with his achilles tendon, wich has made him miss 1 or 2 seasons earlier in his carrear

      Delete
  17. OT Serie A MD1 Appointments

    ATALANTA – FROSINONE Lunedì 20\08 h.20.30
    PICCININI
    PRETI – ROCCA
    IV: ABISSO
    VAR: FABBRI
    AVAR: LO CICERO

    BOLOGNA – SPAL
    GIACOMELLI
    PRENNA – BOTTEGONI
    IV: RAPUANO
    VAR: NASCA
    AVAR: VUOTO

    CHIEVO – JUVENTUS Sabato 18\08 h.18.00
    PASQUA
    COSTANZO – LIBERTI
    IV: SACCHI
    VAR: MAZZOLENI
    AVAR: MARRAZZO

    EMPOLI – CAGLIARI
    CHIFFI
    PASSERI – GALETTO
    IV: GHERSINI
    VAR: PAIRETTO
    AVAR: TOLFO

    LAZIO – NAPOLI Sabato 18\08 h.20.30
    BANTI
    MANGANELLI – VALERIANI
    IV: MANGANIELLO
    VAR: ROCCHI
    AVAR: DI LIBERATORE

    MILAN – GENOA
    MARESCA
    PAGANESSI – DI VUOLO
    IV: LA PENNA
    VAR: IRRATI
    AVAR: MONDIN

    PARMA – UDINESE
    CALVARESE
    SANTORO – BRESMES
    IV: DI MARTINO
    VAR: AURELIANO
    AVAR: SCHENONE

    SAMPDORIA - FIORENTINA
    DOVERI
    FIORITO – DI IORIO
    IV: FOURNEAU
    VAR: GUIDA
    AVAR: ALASSIO

    SASSUOLO – INTER
    MARIANI
    CARBONE – RANGHETTI
    IV: DI PAOLO
    VAR: VALERI
    AVAR: DEL GIOVANE

    TORINO – ROMA h.18.00
    DI BELLO
    POSADO – DE MEO
    IV: ABBATTISTA
    VAR: MASSA
    AVAR: TONOLINI

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Banti with the big match of MD1.
      Orsato the only serie A referee not appointed: very likely he has CL on Tuesday or Wednesday.

      Delete
    2. two matches have been cancelled and postponed to respect the vitcmis of the tragedy happened in Genova

      Delete
  18. https://talksport.com/football/411805/premier-league-referee-bobby-madley-quits/

    Bobby Madley has stunned the Premier League and the governing body for referees by quitting and ending his career in English football.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Huge shock! Big miss for English refereeing as he was expected to reach high level in UEFA. All the best for Bobby in whatever he chose to do.

      Delete
    2. To be honest, not one of my favourites referees in English football, but he is 32 years old and he had plenty of time fix any issues related to his refereeinng style.

      Delete
    3. Very surprising news, a shame for English refereeing.

      Bobby Madley was not a very 'English' referee, top-down authority rather than co-operative (of course relatively, it is prerequisite that PL referees must be good match managers). I think his style would have been excellent for UEFA competition (he wouldn't have had to 'adjust' like some others), and as Vlad said I saw him with a big potential in Europe. Indeed the last match he ever refereed, PAOK - Basel, suggests there were bigger plans for him.

      Also, together with East failing the fitness test (he is a good referee on his day, but 53 years old!!), there is only eighteen referees in PL. Names like, Brookes, Bankes, England, A Madley, Martin, Toner, I hope can be promoted in the next years.
      I missed Rob Jones on the list, I think he is a special case, I got to watch him live on the stadium recently, and he can be the big future of refereeing here in England.
      The best way to describe his style is "an English Pitana", I would really remember his name for the future.

      Good luck to Mr Madley wherever life takes him!

      Delete
    4. Rumours say that he will move to Norway where his wife is from, so he may continue refereeing there, who knows...

      Delete
  19. Replies
    1. The vitesse player with a high leg and the studs on the shoulder of the Basel player

      Delete
  20. Goal disallowed for offside 1' in Bordeaux, replay was not clear

    ReplyDelete
  21. Incredible game in St. Petersburg for Delferière... after a 4-0 win by Dinamo Minsk in first leg, now Zenit is leading 6-1, with an incredible comeback. Russian side is playing in 10 men, and so far the crucial goal has been scored following a penalty decision.
    This match can remember Barça - PSG with Aytekin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now 7-1 with another penalty and a second YC with RC.

      Delete
  22. Strange PK for handball whistled by Martínez Munuera. Not a mistake at all for me, but debatable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 70' Clear dive in front of him,no yc given.

      Delete
  23. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Dudelange vs Legia Stoyanov add 4 minutes. Effective time 60 maybe 90 seconds. In last action home GK striked ball for 30 seconds and Bulgarian end 94:02

    ReplyDelete
  25. I was interested in how Ivaylo Stoyanov will handle the game with a favoured team that have lost the first leg 1-2 at their own stadium. To be fair, he is able to reach the First Group although he is 37 yo already. Very firm body language, trying to stay in the background as long as possible (paid for that with missed mandatory YC for blatant holding; not a SPA but UEFA clearly instruct referees to caution players for lack of respect in such cases).

    Three Legia's penalty appeals. In 30' there was a clear trip but the fouled player was positioned back to the goal and his teammate was about to give a shot on goal at the moment of foul. Common sense won with the LoTG once again. Then, two handballs in second half, first of them being fully undeliberate (stuck to the chest) but the second one was more tricky. Dudelange player jumped for the ball, didn't reached that and he was shot in slightly outstretched hand while landing onto the ground. Undeliberate for me and good YC for dissent shortly afterward.

    Fourth official following play all the time was nice to see and it immediately recalled me Pedro Proença's fourth official some years ago!

    Good, expected level. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. To add, Paweł M is right about weak lost time compensation. There were huge dissents after the final whistle but come on, it was just a big club being mad after being knocked out from UEFA competitions by well played opponents from Luxembourg!

      Delete
  26. No relationship with refereeing, but amazing evening full of dramatic finales. Steaua scores in 90+2' and advances to the next round.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Very solid Davide Massa in Vienna. Busy game including 8 YC but he did really well. Firm body language, excellent disciplinary control, good player's management. Look forward to see him in UEL Group Stage again.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Zenit - Dinamo Minsk review

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaJHrSA8Q3c

    Key incidents:

    29:33 Dinamo goal is disallowed for offside

    57:35 Zenit PK appeal for a foul on Kuzyaev. Delferière decided play on.

    70:30 Zenit PK appeal for a foul on Driussi. Delferière decided play on.

    70:38 2nd YC for Paredes

    114:07 PK for Zenit for a foul on Mak

    120:15 PK for Zenit and 2nd YC for a DOGSO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Geoblocked for me, even using a Russian VPN.

      Delete
    2. Quilava, please try these links:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz-hNE_x70E
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWnnLUwws9E

      Delete
    3. It works! Many thanks :)

      Delete
    4. Thanks, the first link was blocked for me as well.

      Delete
    5. 29:33 absolutely excellent call by AR1, no matter whether the attacker in offside touched the ball or not, he tried to play it in front of keeper, in clear offside position, that's enough, this goal could have changed the outcome of the game. AR1 must be praised.

      57:35 looks like a very paticular situation, in my opinion impossible to detect for referee. The last replay is clear: player from Zenit kicked the ball and then he was hit by opponent. But everything happened in a while and at first glance I had the impression that attacker had made the foul by putting his leg... referee should be backed because really impossible to see as it exactly happened.

      70:30 In this case referee thinks the contact is not enough for a whistle and plays on. Still some reasons for referee if you ask me, but I would have liked to see a YC for simulation, if not penalty, because attacker falls theatrically and he asks for a penalty. So: either penalty or simulation in my opinion.

      70:38 Reasons for second YC are not clearly shown, it looks like an unsporting behavior against the opponent, I think referee can be backed.

      This is link for Extra Time:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sJTS1z5m9M

      114:07 Soft call, especially if compared to the previous decisions, still supportable, but I would have prefered play on, to be honest. I don't see a clear foul / push from defender's side...

      120:15 Clear foul, correct penalty, in this case no doubts. Referee assessed it as genuine attempt to play the ball. One can have doubts but for sure the decision is supportable. We can't be 100% sure that defender was not interested in playing the ball.

      Well, a very challenging game for the Belgian, some positive notes, but there are points for improvement as well. I would say satisfactory performance if we want to back him regarding all crucial incidents...

      Delete
  29. https://youtu.be/eGmfkO65jHk

    2 Red cards for Kairat Almaty. 2nd YC at 3:00 and straight red at 3:57. IMO two correct decisions by Sandro Schärer. What do you think?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Straight RC is fully correct, I don't understand the decision about second YC and the reason.

      Delete
  30. BATE (BEL) - PSV (NED) Collum / Brych
    Benfica (POR) - PAOK (GRE)Zwayer / Makkelie
    Rode Ster (SRB) - Salzburg (AUT) Sidiropoulos / Turpin
    Ajax (NED) - Dinamo Kiev (UKR) Hategan / Kralovec
    YOung Boys (SUI) - Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) Gill Manzano / Oliver
    Videoton (HUN) - AEK Athene (GRE) Bastien / Undiano Mallenco

    Trencin - Larnaca Bezborov / Welz
    Limassol - Basel Vincic / Bebek
    Ljubljana - Sp. Trnava Treimanis /
    Apoel - Astana Strömbergsson / Kassai
    Rosenborg - Skendija Banti / Vad
    Dudelange - Cluj Blom / Boyko
    Suduva - Celtic Agayev Soesa / Stefanski
    Sheriff - Qarabag Stavrev / Undiano Mallenco
    Malmö - Mytjylland Soarez Dias / Orsato
    Kutaisisi - Loedogorets Jovanovic / Siebert
    Olomouc - Sevilla Grinfeld Jug / Bognar
    Sarpsborg - Maccabi tel Aviv Pawson / Schörgenhöfer
    Gent - Bordeaux Aytekin delCerro Grande / Taylor
    Partizan Belgrado - Besiktas Bastien / Rocchi
    Rapid Wien - FCSB Buquet Estrada Fernandez / Gözübüyük
    Rangers - Oefa Ekberg Göcek / Rackzowkski
    Atalanta - Kopenhagen Gil / Nijhuis
    Zenit - Molde Kehlet / Kovacs
    Racing Genk - Brondby Kruzliak / Kulbakov
    Olympiakos - Burnley Mazzoleni / Moen
    Zorja - Leipzig Mazeika / Massa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't think so. Very difficult for Undiano Mallenco to handle two matches in 1/2 days!

      Delete
    2. For all readers, if you write predictions, please make clear it in the post, thanks :)

      Delete
    3. Oh, sorry. Prediction, yes.

      Delete
  31. LASK Linz - Beşiktaş JK
    Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
    Tatar, Đikanović, Vojinović
    Obs: Young (SCO)

    (NB I missed the first fourteen minutes of this match, if anyone saw them and I missed anything a comment below would be much appreciated).

    I am not sure how Mr Young will receive this performance. Through one pair of glasses we can see the composed referee that managed to control this match by arousing calmness with other good facets to the performance, through other eyes we can see a passive referee that was limited in the variety of 'tools' he could use to control the match and was fortunate to hold onto the match until the end.

    Some points to consider:

    => I saw a good level of 'base' skills from Dabanović.
    * It was always predictable when he was going to whistle a foul- good. The players trusted his ability to find the difference between fair and unfair tackles.
    * He had a good recognition when players who were down were not 'injured', and resisted to stop the match
    * He could punish unsporting behaviour (44', 83', 85'), and breaking technical facets of LOTG eg removing the shirt (69', +92') with YCs.
    * Ability to take brave and unpopular decisions, sending off BES09 for a second caution for his excessive celebration in 92'. Montenegrin showed a solid level of base skills in this match.
    * He also showed some other finer, more refined skills that I will elaborate on below.

    => The most interesting topic is the approach of Dabanović. He really tried to stay in the background and only intervene when explicitly necessary. There are some positives to this approach:
    + He picked the right moments (30ish', 44', 83', 85') to become active. Considering his approach, this was crucial to keeping control.
    + He aroused calmness from the players, and didn't inflame the match. He never overreacted to one incident, even a tactical foul in front of the benches (63', good YC), didn't force him to abandon his calmness. This gave the players the impression that protesting would not make a difference to his decision making, good.
    + The biggest positive here in my opinion is that he showed a good ability to read a match on a sophisticated level. He showed a lot of 'smartness' on the pitch, and seemed to have a deep feeling for what were the hotter moments as they happened, solving them with the appropriate level of reaction.
    This skill together with his foul recognition and excellent fitness are the qualities that surely took him to being a candidate for ascending to First Category.

    => However there were quite a few problems that this match revealed for Dabanović, in the field of disciplinary control/personality/managing the players.
    - The most obviously self-evident problem is that he always used the same gesture, this one (https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/readings-james-harper-is-told-to-calm-down-by-referee-martin-atkinson-picture-id834189522)
    This is a good gesture, and it was really coherent with his approach. However, ALWAYS using the same gesture makes the referee look weak. It would have helped if the referee sometimes showed a big confidence in his decision, or at least to vary his gestures.
    - Around 30ish', he issued a verbal warning for a SPA-like foul to a BES player. This is good prevention, but instead of calling the player over to him he ran over to the player, this is bad for two reasons. 1) Calling him over would assure your authority on the pitch. 2) It would help to allow the match to return to calm by slowing it down, especially as the match was entering a hotter moment.
    - The verbal warning was good and appropriate at 30ish', but he was missing a stepped approach. Another (more) SPA-like foul occured at 40', and he only whistled the foul, not even walking over to the situation. This is because no players reacted, and the match was still at calm, so Dabanović wasn't really interested to manage the situation. This was the most worrying facet of the performance for my taste.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you cannot be bothered to read all these words, then this is my summary:
      Dabanović showed to be a good REactive referee, but not a good PROactive referee. My big point for improvement would be, don't just manage the 'temperature', also act in prevention for the offences on the pitch.

      => His fitness and positioning was generally excellent, he was always close the evaluate duels and this surely helped his good foul detection. However at one moment this wasn't the case: BES hit a long ball from behind the halfway line, to the penalty area where the referee had to evaluate a crucial decision. He decided correctly to play on, but started using a dynamic sprint too late, and he was far away from the situation.

      => He seems to have a good pair of assistants in Tatar and Đikanović, and they formed a coherent team on the pitch, taking a lot of correct on/off-side decisions. Being from a 'small' association, Dabanović has a good argument on his side for his progression.

      In summary, I saw a referee with a good potential, but a referee that needs more time to develop his personality/self-presentation to be a top class referee in UEFA. He is very good at the correct reactive action, but needs to become better at being a proactive referee. Willie Young was a referee with a big personality, so hopefully he can give Dabanović some tips how to improve on the pitch.
      But he did a decent job tonight, and kept this tense match under control, the Montenegrin team should be content with how they performed in a not-so-easy match.

      Delete
    2. Thank you so much for your analysis, be sure that we are not bothered while reading :)

      Delete
    3. Thank you for this post. Just to notice, because you mentioned assistants , he has different pair of assistants in every match. In his previous match in cl qualifiers he had completely different team with him.

      Delete

  32. Very bad Marco Fritz in German SuperCup.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Very bad Alberto M. P.

      Delete
    2. @Sale:
      Please do not abbreviate real names: "Alberto M. P." has the right to be called by his complete name "Alberto Monty Python".

      Delete
  33. Europa League Play Off - First Leg
    23/08
    AS Trenčín - AEK Larnaca FC
    Referee: ANTONIO MIGUEL MATEU LAHOZ
    AR1: PAU NORBERT CEBRIÁN DEVIS
    AR2: JAVIER AGUILAR RODRÍGUEZ
    FO: RICARDO DE BURGOS BENGOECHEA
    Observer: STEPHEN LODGE (ENG)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What do you think? Seems like a rather low-profile game, right? Maybe second leg CL play-off also or just this game?

      Delete
    2. This season we have "only" 12 CL play off so I don't expect Mateu in another game. At the same time he could have handled a more interesting match in EL play offs... but for sure it is early to make judgments about the consideration by committee, let's wait for group stage.

      Delete
    3. Yes, indeed it is early, but seems "strange" to see one of the top-10 Elite (at least in terms of previous appointments including WC list) in a 1st leg of an EL match which a priori doesn't seem too hot. Maybe it is, I don't know.

      But all in all, it is an unexpected appointment for me.

      Delete
    4. Don't forget that these appointments were made well in advance.

      So, UEFA could expect a Feyenoord - Sturm Gratz duel.

      Delete
  34. OT : A very interesting situation from a Hungarian Division I. because a ring: I had never seen before. http://www.kisalfold.hu/sport/egy_gyuru_miatt_nem_indult_siman_a_meccs_de_aztan_dontetlent_jatszott_a_dvsc_az_mtk-val_-_video/2570646/

    ReplyDelete
  35. Some anticipations of EL appointments:

    Sigma - Sevilla Madden
    Sarpsborg - M. Tel-Aviv Bezborodov
    Gent - Bordeaux Agayev
    Rapid - FCSB Collum
    Zenit - Molde Aytekin
    Zorya - Leipzig Bastien
    Dudelange - Cluj Ekberg
    Suduva - Celtic Bebek
    Torpedo Kutaisi - Ludogorets Gocek

    We have some Elite referees here, in my opinion big game for Agayev, who was recently promoted, a Belgian - French duel, among the most interesting matches.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. RANGERS FC (SCO) - FK UFA (RUS)
      Daniel Stefański

      Delete
  36. Wetten wie noch nie bei Tipico Sportwetten. Profitieren Sie von hohen Wettquoten, bis zu 100 Euro gratis Wettbonus, umfangreiches Wettprogramm für Europa League Sportarten wie Fußball,Tennis,Eishockey uvm

    ReplyDelete