Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Champions League 2018/19 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 1 (II)

The following officials will control Wednesday's games of  MD1. CL debuts for Del Cerro Grande (ESP) and Kehlet (DEN). Thanks to H_demboveac on twitter for the appointments. 

Group E
19 September 2018, 18:55 CET - Amsterdam (Johan Cruijff ArenA)
AFC Ajax (NED) - AEK Athens FC (GRE)
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yusté Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Abrahám Álvarez Cantón (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Foster (ENG)

Group F
19 September 2018, 18:55 CET - Kharkiv (Oblasnyy Sportyvnyy Kompleks Metalist)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Niels Christian Brixen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jens Grabski Maae (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO)

Group E
19 September 2018, 21:00 CET - Lisbon (Estádio do SL Benfica)
SL Benfica (POR) - FC Bayern München (GER)
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)
Fourth Official: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Božinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prudhon (FRA)

Group F
19 September 2018, 21:00 CET - Manchester (Etihad Stadium)
Manchester City FC (ENG) - Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Guida (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Michael Dahrup (DEN)

Group G
19 September 2018, 21:00 CET - Madrid (Estadio Santiago Bernabéu)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) - AS Roma (ITA)
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dennis Johan Higler (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Pol van Boekel (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

Group G
19 September 2018, 21:00 CET - Plzeň (Doosan Arena)
FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE) - PFC CSKA Moskva (RUS)
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jérôme Miguelgorry (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: João Morais (POR)

Group H
19 September 2018, 21:00 CET - Bern (Stade de Suisse Wankdorf Bern)
BSC Young Boys (SUI) - Manchester United FC (ENG)
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Eduard Beitinger (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Fourth Official: Dominik Schaal (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Welz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Benjamin Cortus (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Andrey Medintsev (BUL)

Group H
19 September 2018, 21:00 CET - Valencia (Mestalla, Camp del València)
Valencia CF (ESP) - Juventus FC (ITA)
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Markus Häcker (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Sándor Berzi (HUN) 

127 comments:

  1. So, del Cerro Grande could replace Undiano as Elite referee in December.
    His path in recent years has been impressive, starting from 2016 Copa del Rey final, he climbed the mountain, and now he is there.

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    1. I don't expect a "replacement". I guess Undiano will continue as Elite until June, when he will retire. Whether del Cerro will be promoted in December or in June, I don't know. However, we must keep in mind that he is 42 already and will turn 43 in March. That will mean that he will only have 2.5 seasons in Elite if promoted in December. A shame he developed as much so late.

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  2. Surprising debut for Jakob Kehlet. I guess no one expected that.

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  3. Two debutants in Rosetti era (three when Grinfeld will be chosen next matchday)... We will see Gözübüyük and Göçek soon in UCL I think...

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    1. I have doubts about Göçek, given his age, I rather consider him as very experienced Category 1 referee, but nothing more than that. About Turkish refereeing, committee is clearly looking for Çakır's successor, but so far...

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    2. of course he won't be elite or even permanent UCL referee.. I think he deserves a chance in UCL, maybe a non-decisive match in matchday 5/6 or an 'easy' match in matchday 2/3...

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  4. http://kronikasedziowska.blogspot.com/p/esperance-de-tunis-etoiledusahel.html

    Report on Bamlak Tessema Weyesa controlling Tunisia's Derby in CAF Champions League

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  5. Surprising no ENG ref at all...

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  6. OT: RC after VAR intervention for stamping in Libertadores, referee was Roldán.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUdnGF6P2Ms

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    1. Clear red, despite the apology, looked like the player could have stamped with the other leg.

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  7. Is it possible for Bebek to get CL match this season?

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    1. Maybe,you see that Rosetti is not afraid to take chance with referees from 1st group so if Bebek gets a chance, that wouldn't be a surprise IMO.

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  8. Mattias Gestranius from Finland to handle PAOK vs AEK and as 4th official Athanasios Tzilos (who is a candidate for FIFA Badge in October). Observer is Juan Fernandez Marin from Greek Refereeing committee

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  9. OT

    Finnish Mattias Gestranius will be in charge of the derby PAOK-AEK on Sunday for the Greek SL.

    His assistants will be Mikko Alakare and Riku Vihreavvuori. FO will be Athanasios Tzilos (soon to be FIFA) and referee's observer mr Fernandez Marin (member of the Greek referee committee).

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    1. After todays appointments it's clear that Sidiropoulos is suspended for a 3rd consecutive Matchday.

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    2. I don't find logical, of course this is not Sidiropoulos fault, that a referee is suspended for a so long time in his domestic league, but at the same time he officiates in CL, the best European competition for clubs... well!

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  10. SAUDI PRO LEAGUE - MATCHDAY 3

    Al-Qadisiyah - An-Nassr // Artur Soares Dias (POR)
    Ash-Shabab - Al-Fatah // Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
    At-Ta'awoun - Al-Ittihad // Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
    Al-Hilal - Al-Batin // Damir Skomina (SVN)
    Al-Ittifaq - Al-Faiha // Pavel Královec (CZE)
    Al-Faisali - Uhud // Kevin Blom (NED)
    Al-Ahli - Al-Hazim // Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Al-Wahda - Ar-Raid // Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

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    1. Saudi referees have been removed forever?

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    2. Allegedly, they train under Clattenburg's observation... So far, the appointments look like UCL/UEL ones :D

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  11. No comments at HT, seems Del Cerro and Kehlet are not having a busy afternoon.

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  12. Correct onside from AR1 in Ajax goal.

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  13. Excellent NO FLAG by AR1 for Ajax goal. A defender kept ONSIDE all the opponents.

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  14. 3 YC in the same play. De Jong for SPA, Mantalos and Ziyech for inmediate mutual confrontation.

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  15. Should’ve been a RC for Rakitsky IMO

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    1. Yes, but a yellow card could at least be supportable (no control of ball)

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  16. In my opinion the Spanish ref misses a lof off small fouls, and missed 2 clear yellow cards for aek in first half, this leads to frustrations and behavior wat lead to the moment 3 players are booked, weak performance

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  17. Another big foul missed by Kehlet...

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  18. 77' - YC Rakits'kyy
    Very borderline SPA vs DOGSO, reckless vs SFP. I would opt for a RC but don't think it was sooo clear mistake to issue only YC

    90+2' - Play-on call
    Hoffenheim defender's tackle doesn't hit the ball and makes Shakhtar attacker's fall. Screenshot suggests it should have been a free kick and also RC for DOGSO.

    Too laidback style for my taste. No real contact with players, lacks in alertness and awareness.

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    1. Agreed. For me stonewall RCs, especially in the first case, where he at first pointed at the ball! Overall, I felt like he was never really "in" the match, little communication and his body language was awkward. Maybe this debut came too early.

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    2. You mentioned a screenshot, but I don't see it :)

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  19. Ughhhh i dont know about that RC

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  20. Red card against Ronaldo. We had no good pictures. Could be a VC...

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    1. It's a pity but there's no proper camera shot.

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    2. https://streamja.com/l70Z

      as you said, no clear camera angle, but not a red card from the view in the video in my opinin

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    3. Don't think we can opine based on practically no clear decent camera shot, gotta trust Fritz. Although that is tough sometimes.

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  21. I didn't understand what happened, even after having watched many replays. Decision taken by AAR2 Fritz, hopefully it was a correct one, but I have no evidence.

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  22. I totally dislike CR7 but this red card is a joke...just when you thought Brych cannot get any lower than he was at Serbia vs Switzerland in the WC.

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    1. He was not low at WC. Ridiculous Fifa cost him more matches.
      The cause of the red card here is not clear yet. Let's wait before we judge.

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    2. And brych was Totaly oblivious of d incident so any blame if there is should go to AAR2. He had no choice but to believe his assistant

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  23. If last game was best Brych in Paok-Benfica,then this is unrecognizable Brych.
    He should have calmed the game way before Ronaldo incident.

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  24. Crucial mistake by Aytekin in Bern: absolutely phantom handball penalty whistled.

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    1. Watching Young Boys - Man United as well... Aytekin was doing everything right, letting the game flow and only significant contact whistled, until minute 42. The penalty seems indeed wrong and a crucial mistake. However, interestingly, protest by the Swiss team was very soft and composed.

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    2. https://streamable.com/1uhmd

      replay at 33 seconds

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    3. Not sure there is a mistake here. Stopped the stream at time of contact and indeed there is a chance that this was a handball. Punishable...maybe, probably not, but I wouldn't dare to say crucial mistake.
      Gutsy by Aytekin to call this given that he had absolutely no clear angle, and neither did the assistants.

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    4. The defender's hand is in a natural position just off his hip, and the ball is hit from about 2-3m away. How is he meant to avoid it? Should all defenders run about with hands behind their backs in the penalty area?

      And you might say gutsy but it seems to me like he's just guessed incorrectly!

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    5. Agree with Michael here.

      The hand is in a natural position and the distance between the ball and the hand is too small. Plus the ball goes to the hand and not otherwise.

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    6. Clearly everyone can see it hit the arm. But clearly it's not handling. In no way was that deliberate. No time to react and natural position.

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  26. Now correct penalty and YC

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  27. Didnt see it clearly but seems like a harsh decision by brych

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  28. Replays clearly show Ronaldo tries to grab the opponent's hair while he's sitting on the ground. For me, at least acceptable RC.

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  29. Some reports say that the RC is for pulling Murillo's hair. TBH, not a single good replay so far.

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    1. can see something at 8 seconds into this replay
      https://streamable.com/16k36

      but still harsh in my opinion

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  30. My feeling is that the red card to Cristiano Ronaldo was issued for the push in the head when Valencia player was laying on the ground.

    In addition, I would consider a RC for SFP at the penalty whistled. Studs in the cheek...

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  31. Close replay

    https://twitter.com/pendrak123/status/1042503305786798086

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    1. Thanks for that. Pulling an opponent's hair? Really? Crazy man.
      I do like the signal this RC sends to the football community, particularly after the "forgotten" RC for Ronaldo against Iran despite video ref.
      German refs have some balls tonight.

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  32. The handball for me a soft call but still Aytekin with arguments on his side.
    In German TV it looks like there was a rude foul by CR away from the ball. Brych was watching the game and Fritz called/told him. A typical CR7-frustration foul which he was so often allowed to committ and everyone here was shouting out that he should not have those privileges. Now Brych is consequent and you blame him for destroying a monument??? Come on. Let's wait until we know more.
    And by the way, all the blaming of del Cerro Grande here is completely wrong in my view. He had a soft but clear line, did not make any relevant mistake, was fully accepted, perfect positioning, good communication - he remembered me to Kuipers! A convincing performance and Kehlet was not so bad, too - good average...

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    1. About Aytekin, I had the perception that player had touched the ball by body (not arm), but indeed this is not clear. In any case, arm is close to body and playing on would be the correct decision here.

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  33. Now another sequence of the incident has been shown, in my opinion RC is a crucial mistake by AAR2 Fritz. Nothing worthy of RC. Cristiano Ronaldo had very often such behavior against opponents... he should be sent off in every game.
    He put his hand on the head of the opponent but withou any force or pulling hair...

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    1. Well, perhaps he should be sent off in every game if he has behaviour like pulling opponents' hair in every game...

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    2. Agree. Pulling opponents' hair cant be allowed by a referee who wants to control the match. Classic Ronaldo, Classic Brych.

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    3. +1. Regardless of force, if indeed he pulled hair its a clear RC

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    4. Only a violent person who can't control himself puts his hand on someones hair.

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    5. Chefren, Ronaldo should have been sent off in many more games than he has actually been. That was a violent conduct and deserved the RC.

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    6. That was defintely NOT violent conduct lol.. there was no pulling or pushing. That was a laughable decision.

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  34. Another penalty by Brych, correct decision. Very challenging game in Valencia.

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  35. YC s against Kimmich and especially Hummels by Mateu Lahoz a bad joke! He has everything: Experience, charisma, 110% self-consciousness - just a big problem with his eyes...

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  37. Watched the handball-PK by Aytekin again. Crucial mistake in deed. Not even a try to play the ball. It is really tragic with Aytekin. Week by week absolutely brilliant in Bundesliga, but whenever he enters the CL-stage: Bad star rising...

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    1. Yes it's such a pity, because in terms of presence, calmness, disciplinary control he is excellent. Let's hope he will get other chances anyway. I did not watch 2nd half but apparently there was a penalty appeal by YB around minute 50

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    2. There was a penalty appeal for deliberate handball, but I think that ball touched shoulder / chest in this case.
      However, it should be rewatched as well...

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  38. 74. Orsato - missed YC and even missed foul - rude attack by Sterling...

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  39. 84': crucial decision in Bastien game, disallowed 2-2 goal.
    To be checked.

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    1. Correct decision. Foul on the defender.

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    2. Why this is a foul? CSKA player touched the ball first.

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    3. Because, after playing the Ball he fouled him :D

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    4. JR +1
      Good communication between Bastien and Miguelgorry, top level Bastien tonight

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  40. A clear video what happened with Ronaldo.

    http://www.nemzetisport.hu/bajnokok_ligaja/bl-uj-video-kerult-elo-de-miert-kapott-piros-lapot-cristiano-ronaldo-2658961?utm_content=buffer70f04&utm_medium=page&utm_source=nsofb&utm_campaign=nsofb

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  41. Correct offside from AR2 in Bastien game

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  42. And correct PK from Bastien
    Great match from the French

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  43. Top class Bastien if he got everything right.

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  44. Really difficult game for Orsato and he did not well but maybe at an expected level

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    1. I agree. Wasn’t really accepted on the field by the Man City players If anyone can make a clip of the incident in the 89th minute where Ederson pulled Lyon player back outside of the box that would be great.

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    2. I think Orsato missed a penalty (handball) by city player in first half

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  45. Next PK Brych. Ellbowfoul. Excellent call!

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  46. Well, for sure Brych will remember this game...

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    1. Great and exciting game for him and his team.

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    2. Mouth read. Fritz says to Brych, "He's pulling his hair, yes, yes."

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  47. What a difficult evening for all the referees. And Brych especially. Every match with his participation becomes difficult, but today he was the conductor.

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  48. The only referee not mentioned this evening in our comments has been Kuipers, well, a few months ago in any case this wouldn't have happened, somebody is missing here :(
    BTW based on what I have read, I can report an expected level performance without problems!

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  49. Extremely difficult game for Brych. I had a feeling he never 'caught the rhythm' in that game. He whistled everything at the beginning, then allowed too much what was surely a bad choice that indirectly led to the incident with Ronaldo's red card. No consistent line through the whole game. The same fouls were whistled once and let go seconds later. Also the same as with Kehlet - no rapport with players, no warnings, talks, etc. No management!

    All that gave the impression of a too hectic game with the referee who didn't fully control that.

    My views regarding key match incidents:
    1) Ronaldo's RC is fully correct. It's catching an opponent's head with significant force. I'm full of praise for Marco Fritz who a) was extremely alert and aware and caught the incident, b) had guts to inform Brych what happened, advice him to send off the most valuable player on the field
    2) First penalty is a stonewaller. Kick in the face. As mentioned before, I would have strongly opt for a red card. Studs in the cheek usually, almost always, mean a SFP.
    3) Second penalty is a very good spot by Brych. No hesitation, no 'buts'. Holding, penalty, yellow card for UB. Well done.
    4) Valencia's penalty appeal. There was a holding in 81st minute that should be punished. Not consistent with Juventus' second penalty. Crucial mistake.
    5) Valencia's penalty appeal. Undeliberate handball by Juventus player. Correct play-on call.
    6) Juventus' penalty appeal. Douglas Costa is tackled after having taken a shot on goal. According to instructions, it should be minimum reckless tackle to award a penalty. Unfortunately for Brych, it was very reckless. Costa's standing leg was strongly hit by the sliding opponent's knee. Penalty should have been awarded and YC issued. Crucial mistake.
    7) Valencia's penalty. Well spotted reckless use of arm. Penalty and YC. Again, no hesitation, no 'buts'. Great reaction.

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    1. I definitely disagree about 4) and 6)! Both 50/50 sit. and Brych only wanted to give PK in crystalclear situations after he had given 2PK before. That happened in the end. An extremely challenging game and a very good RCcall by Fritz. For every other player we would not even discuss that. Thanks to Brych that he was consequent!
      My only criticism on his performance is the missing clear line in his foul detection. In that point he changed his line 2 times... and that did not convince me. But still 8.3 for me!

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    2. Reckless character of the tackle on Douglas Costa is cristal clear.

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    3. Sorry this is not Champions League but...
      https://streamable.com/zmkc6
      Similar foul to penalty by Brych, YC or RC in your opinion?

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  50. Ronaldo also kicked an opponent

    https://twitter.com/ClassicMessi10/status/1042506816318590977

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    1. https://twitter.com/muhammetselman7/status/1042511416517963777?s=21

      Lool I can’t believe this

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  51. And a big problem with determining the handball. Yesterday Gil Manzano and Rocchi, today Orsato and Aytekin. There is no single interpretation in similar situations.

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    1. The handball-problem is happening everywhere again and again and that got worse after the last new interpretations of the rules. Better make it easier, just giving handball only, when there was a clear intention to play the ball would make it at least a bit easier.

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    2. Arms next to body ok. Anything making the body bigger or arms sticking out should be handball regardless of situation. I think rule should be simplified to this

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    3. Too many PKs - what you describe is just what we see now. Let zs go back to a visible intention to pmay the ball!

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  52. Valencia - Juventus videos

    1) RC Cristiano Ronaldo
    https://streamable.com/quuty
    https://streamable.com/hbhl6

    2) Penalty, kick in the face
    https://streamable.com/zaq12

    3) Penalty, holding
    https://streamable.com/o2z8d

    4) Penalty appeal, holding
    https://streamable.com/fe9le

    5) Penalty appeal, trailing leg tackle (replay of handball incident included)
    https://streamable.com/jyhqx

    6) Penalty, reckless use of arm
    https://streamable.com/m1mgi

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    1. 4) a 50% PK - it is not clear whether player goes down cause holding or just why he feels the oppon.arm on his shoulders. For me correct to.play on
      5) correct decision, no foul, just a clash after sit is cleared.

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    3. Andrasch, let's just agree to disagree. :)

      5) is a trailing leg tackle, very dangerous to an opponent's safety. The injury only strengthen this impression, but such tackles should be always punished (as Zwayer and Makkelie showed in Nation League games!, Zwayer missed a 2nd YC though).

      As it was not careless, just reckless, it should have been a penalty and YC.

      And regarding 4). Not clear mistake isolatedly, but after penalty whistled in 49' one can expect consistency and whistling that one too.

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    4. 2) crystal clear penalty. should be red card, not yellow (last re-play is very clear), because Parejo saw very well Cancelo. On the other hand, an offensive foul prior to Parejo's foul in not out of question.

      4) you can't give penalty for something like that

      5) this kind of fouls, after the ball left from forward's foot, is not given by the referees. But this kind of intervention, when the ball is still in-play, shoul be a foul (last example: penalty in Salzburg- Crvena Zvezda awarded by Cakir)

      6) "forced" penalty (after 2 penalties for Juve, sunch uninfluential penalty can be whistled... :) )

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    5. About the first penalty for Juventus, well, if studs up on a leg are considered very often (and I agree) RC, this is a milestone RC as well, and one should not look at the intensity, no reason to raise the studs in that way, hitting opponent in face. UEFA should find more consistency in that.

      Penalty to Valencia is for me very soft but I admit that such situations are whistled outside the box and nobody questions. For me YC is in any case too harsh. I consider it careless.

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    6. 1) Correct RC.
      2) Wrong penalty. There is a previous foul on Murillo. However, if the foul had not happened, the penalty would have been OK. YC is still supportable because of the low intensity, but RC would have not been wrong. There is an obvious reason, Chefren, which is to clear the ball. Obviously, using his head would have been far better, but it is not unusual to see players clearing the ball with such a movement. So RC is probably the best option, but YC is not wrong, IMO.

      3) Clear penalty. One wonders how a player can do that while being so close to the referee and knowing it is a punishable offense.


      4) If 3 is given, and it has to be given, 4 has to be given too. Paraphrasing Chefren, no reason to hold an opponent by his neck with your arm.


      5) Not a crucial mistake, IMO, but a penalty could be given. I don't think it is "very" reckless as Ray said, but of course there is a contact and the player is brought to the ground.

      6) One can only laugh when comments like "it was a forced penalty which you don't whistle 'in normal circumstances'". If you don't whistle such penalty, you're making a crucial mistake, because it is a clear one. The player jumps with the arm in a quite unnatural position for such an action (do you jump with one arm fully extended?), but also hits an opponent in the face recklessly. It is a stonewall foul and YC (not harsh at all, Chefren. Here in Spain, not a foul like that goes without its correspondent YC). As it is inside the penalty area, penalty. Uninfluential given the minute? Yes. Clear and mandatory? Yes. One can only praise Brych for being so attentive in such a moment of the match.

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    7. 6) for me a correct penalty, as the defender uses his arm/ellbow as a tool against his opponent, so a reckless challenge.

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    8. First juve pen cakir would have given RC for sure :)

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  53. Watched Brych's match again. Every colleague will be happy he wasn't in charge... but no crucial mistake at all and a brave referee. Compliments to Brych and his team!!!

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  54. If CR7 deserved a red card than Parejo deserved 3 red cards for the foul against Cancelo (at 1st penalty). Honestly, only a german referee (Fritz in this case) could send off a player for what CR7 did (I already told you that actual generation of german referees is a disaster, excepting Brych). Anyway, it seems that CR7 is not protected anymore by the referees, he doesn't play anymore for Real...
    PS the 3rd penalty was a "forced" penalty, in normal circumstances you don't whistle such a penalty...

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  55. FC Shakhtar Donetsk - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

    1) SPA vs DOGSO, reckless vs SFP
    https://streamable.com/p3ujx

    2) foul? DOGSO?
    https://streamable.com/jwfty

    3) reckless vs excessive force, confused AR
    https://streamable.com/83dlr

    4) dying stages
    https://streamable.com/d9rxq

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    1. 1) For me: RC. In the replay it seems as if Kehlet wanted to play on (signalled for the ball), but then decided to whistle the foul. So it maybe could've been a misconception of the incident.

      2) Clear foul, not sure about the DOGSO though. There are arguments in favor of DOGSO, but I'd prefer a YC here because the attacker never controlled the ball.

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    2. 1) It is in my opinion DOGSO and RC. But RC also for SFP (excessive force from behind). I would say YC in any case is too soft and a mistake.

      2) Foul, but maybe attacker wouldn't have reached the ball. One can give YC for SPA because not sure about the outcome of the attack, buty you must whistle. In this case I find very strange that referee played on.

      3) It seems as the foul happens after the ball is out, so only YC to be issued and then throw-in. Small arguments for a SFP as well, but in this case YC is the best solution.

      4) Some missed fouls here and there...

      My impression based on these highlights is not positive, I consider the missed foul of situation #2 very clear, and for sure the most significant mistake there, even though YC could have been enough. I can't see any reason for playing on.

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    3. 1) RC for me, excessive force from behind and i would say DOGSO too as the player was well placed to shoot straight away
      2) Foul and YC in my opinion because the attacker was not in control of the ball and i also think the goalkeeper could have take it
      3) YC at least

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  56. OT
    https://www.clippituser.tv/c/qvbglx - This was a Red Card for Dede in Copa Libertadores. Thoughts?

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    1. Terrible accident with two players going for the ball in a fair way. Free kick no card...

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    2. Aquino has taken a lot of heat for this VAR-supported very bad RC decision. Even the Argentinean press was apalled.
      Free kick, no card. And this RC was a game changer. Aquino had VAR, used It, and came up with the red card out of nowhere. Sad indeed.

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  57. No much comments on Del Cerro Grande but is saw him Wednesday. It was not a bad performance but a lot things can be improved. He was afraid to take big decisions. And he missed a couple yellow card. For example https://twitter.com/SjorsvVeen/status/1042727049406947330 This should be yellow without a question. It was also a promising attack. Any other people here who watched this game?

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    1. Agree Hans.... lot off small mistakes by the ref.....not a bad referee......butt in more difficult games i wouldn't trust him....missed 2/3 clear yellow cards.....and a lot of small things wich mere making special the AJAX players frustrated.... wich i can understand....

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