Thursday, 8 November 2018

Europa League 2018/19 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4

UEFA Referees Committee has chosen the following referees to  officiate 2018/19 Europa League group stage MD4. Thanks to h_demboveac on Twitter for the appointments. 

Group D
8 November 2018, 16:50 CET - Istanbul (Ülker Stadyumu Fenerbahçe Şükrü Saracoğlu Spor Kompleksi)
Fenerbahçe SK (TUR) - RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)

Group K
8 November 2018, 16:50 CET - Astana (Astana Arena)
FC Astana (KAZ) - FK Jablonec (CZE)
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szert (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ferenc Karakó (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: József Erdős (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yuriy Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Maksimas Bechterevas (LTU)

Group G
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Moscow (Otkrytiye Arena)
FC Spartak Moskva (RUS) - Rangers FC (SCO)
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Goran Pataki (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mario Zebec (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ioánnis Tsachilídis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Velid Imamović (BIH)

Group G
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Vienna (Allianz-Stadion)
SK Rapid Wien (AUT) - Villarreal CF (ESP)
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Dragan Bogićević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Lazar Lukić (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Zoran Široki (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Armen Minasyan (ARM)

Group H
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Nicosia (Stádio GSP)
Apóllon Limassol FC (CYP) - Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
Referee: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luís André Ferreira Pinto Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira dos Santos (POR)
Fourth Official: António Manuel Albino Godinho (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: João Carlos dos Santos Capela (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Piraux (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Róbert Kispál (HUN)

Group H
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Rome (Stadio Olimpico)
SS Lazio (ITA) - Olympique de Marseille (FRA)
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksey Lunev (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

Group I
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Malmö (Swedbank Stadion)
Malmö FF (SWE) - Sarpsborg 08 FF (NOR)
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Paták (CZE)
Fourth Official: Jakub Hrabovský (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Radek Příhoda (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)

Group I
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Genk (Luminus Arena)
KRC Genk (BEL) - Beşiktaş JK (TUR)
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Seidel (GER)
Fourth Official: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Patrick Ittrich (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Harm Osmers (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL)

Group J
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Krasnodar (Stadion "Krasnodar")
FC Krasnodar (RUS) - Royal Standard de Liège (BEL)
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Goce Petreski (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dimitar Mečkarovski (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Șațchii (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Orxan Hüseynzadə (AZE)

Group J
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Akhisar/Manisa (Spor Toto Akhisar Stadyumu)
Akhisarspor (TUR) - Sevilla FC (ESP)
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Pagès (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Karim Abed (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)

Group K
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Kyiv (Natsionalnyy Sportyvnyy Kompleks "Olimpiys'kyy")
FC Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) - Stade Rennais FC (FRA)
Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Potter (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Donald Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

Group L
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Barysaŭ (Barysaŭ-Arena)
FC BATE Barysaŭ (BLR) - Chelsea FC (ENG)
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Milutin Đukić (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Veselin Radunović (MNE)
Fourth Official: Vladan Todorović (MNE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Miloš Bošković (MNE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Predrag Radovanović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Bakar Zhordania (GEO)

Group L
8 November 2018, 18:55 CET - Budapest (Groupama Aréna)
MOL Vidi FC (HUN) - PAOK FC (GRE)
Referee: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ceyhun Sesigüzel (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Serkan Olguncan (TUR)
Fourth Official: İbrahim Çağlar Uyarcan (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alper Ulusoy (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Yaşar Kemal Uğurlu (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Willem van Dop (NED)

Group A
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Leverkusen (BayArena)
Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) - FC Zürich (SUI)
Referee: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Adam Kupsik (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Piotr Lasyk (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (LUX)

Group A
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Razgrad (Ludogorets Arena)
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL) - AEK Larnaca FC (CYP)
Referee: Ola Hobber Nilsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Øystein Simon Ytterland (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tore Hansen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Espen Andreas Eskås (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Florin Prunea (ROU)

Group B
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Trondheim (Lerkendal Stadion)
Rosenborg BK (NOR) - FC Red Bull Salzburg (AUT)
Referee: Aleksey Yes'kov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitriy Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Roman Galimov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Eamon Naughton (IRL)

Group B
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Glasgow (Celtic Park)
Celtic FC (SCO) - RB Leipzig (GER)
Referee: Xavier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Willem Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Vignir Már Þormóðsson (ISL)

Group C
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Bordeaux (Matmut Atlantique)
FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA) - FC Zenit (RUS)
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Fívos Konstantinídis (CYP)

Group C
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Prague (Eden Aréna)
SK Slavia Praha (CZE) - FC København (DEN)
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Anton Fagan (SCO)

Group D
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Zagreb (Stadion Maksimir)
GNK Dinamo (CRO) - FC Spartak Trnava (SVK)
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleh Pluzhnyk (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Yevhen Aranovs'kyy (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Ádonis Prokopíou (CYP)

Group E
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Poltava (Stadion "Vorskla" imeni Oleksiya Butovs'koho)
FC Vorskla Poltava (UKR) - Qarabağ FK (AZE)
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Raffael Zeder (SUI)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lukas Fähndrich (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Claus Christensen (DEN)

Group E
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - London (Emirates Stadium)
Arsenal FC (ENG) - Sporting CP (POR)
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Fourth Official: Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Manfredas Lukjančukas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robertas Valikonis (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz Michael Fröhlich (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Jeannette Good (FIN)

Group F
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Seville (Estadio Benito Villamarín)
Real Betis Balompié (ESP) - AC Milan (ITA)
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Lee Betts (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Hussin (ENG)
Fourth Official: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)

Group F
8 November 2018, 21:00 CET - Piraeus (Stádio Geórgios Karaïskákis)
Olympiakós FC (GRE) - F91 Dudelange (LUX)
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Nádvorník (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiří Moláček (CZE)
Fourth Official: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Zbyněk Proske (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Karel Hrubeš (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)

95 comments:

  1. EL-debuts for Millot, Schärer and Ardeleanu. The latter with committee member.

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    1. Not realy a debut for Schärer, this is his fourth match in EL. He had 2 last season and 1 season before.

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    2. For Schärer, it is not a debut. However, he has been appointed after the injury this time without a committee member. I really don't understand that.

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    3. But if I see right, no Karasev in Europa League. Very strange....

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    4. EL-Debut for Martins, too, I think?

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    5. Nope. He handled Hertha - Östersund last season.

      https://worldreferee.com/site/copy.php?linkType=referee&contextType=stats&linkID=8462

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  2. Bad signals for Karasev: he has been ruled out from all appointments this time. One could have guessed him in Rome for a quite interesting Lazio - Marseille, but Bezborodov will be there. Maybe the last performance in Frankfurt as AAR with a crucial mistake was not liked by committee. Definitely too many errors in his games.

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  3. IMO top assignment for Ekberg in a very tough clash between Fenerbache and Anderlecht.
    Do you see any chance for Mazeika to be promoted into elite ?

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  4. Another interesting topic is Stieler. After CL appearance one year ago, he seems now "back" as regular Category 1 with only Europa League assignments. I don't know what happened, but maybe Siebert debut in Champions League can be also read under this point of view. Otherwise, with already 4 referees officiating in the major competition, this debut couldhave been at least delayed. Really sorry for Stieler who is in my opinion a quite good referee.

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    1. For sure he is a lot better than Siebert.

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    2. I see Siebert definitely better, when I consider their performances in German Bundesliga!

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  5. Interesting appointment on Vidi-PAOK: Palabiyik. A Turkish referee on a greek team right after Gocek handled Dudelange - Olympiakos.

    I can't remember any such case in the past with a Turkish referee for a Greek team. There were a couple of observers and delegates but, IIRC, no refereeing team.

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    1. They seem to be less worried about these things now. Also Dutch referees can whistle teams from Belgium now and there seem to be no more restrictions regarding the former Soviet Union (e.g. Eskov with Azerbaijan in Nations League). Not sure, whether that also counts for former Yugoslavia, e.g. whether Slovenian referees are possible for Serbian teams - I don't remember an example yet.
      Also Skandinavian appointments like Ekberg for Iceland were avoided in the past, I think.

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  6. I don't like Stieler at all, too fussy and card-happy in my view.

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  7. Chefren, have you watched Ufa Rangers match refereed by Stieler?

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    1. Also Crvena Zvezda- Krasnodar last season ...

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    2. No, I didn't watch this game. Can you say more about his performance?

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    3. He showed Morelos 2 yelllow cards in successsion. After a soft foul (50/50) Morelos kicked the ball in frustration, that was a first yellow. Then he continued to show dissent but nothing dramatic... in my view confident ref would say "calm down or you 'll go" but showing second yellow for protests in 20 seconds is not good refereeing.
      Morelos is stupid but it wasn't a dirty game at all, Stieler spoiled it.

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    4. Here's the video as a reminder: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6svloc

      Morelos trips the player, kicks the ball away. Referee comes over with a YC but Morelos keeps walking away despite Stieler whistling, then gestures at him.

      Maybe if more referees were like this players would learn to behave better...

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  8. Your opinion on this one: Penalty? Play-on?

    https://streamable.com/6ha6j

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    1. Pro-penalty: the contact with attacker's knee is clearly careless, the ball seems to be still on the field of play at the moment of contact

      Against penalty: the attacker wouldn't have reached the ball anymore.

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  9. Interesting not to see Gozoboyuk appointed in Mds 3 and 4, or I missed something. And he is not appointed as AAR to Kuipers or Makellie. Anybody any info? Is he injired maybe?

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    1. He had a game in Eredivisie on last Saturday, PSV - Vitesse, so he is not injured. Maybe Eintracht - Lazio performance was not liked by committee...

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    2. No, he isn't injured. He took charge of the most sonorous match in Holland this weekend.

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  10. Observer for Krasnodar-Standard - Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE) who replaced Igor Satkii (MDA)

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  11. Can someone tell me who are the FIFA Referees from Germany?

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    1. You will find everything on this page ;)

      https://www.fifa.com/development/education-and-technical/referees/association=ger/index.html

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  12. Bebek (finally)gets interesting match.

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    1. 3 years ago, he was elite referee and unfortunately made a mistake in Madrid. Then he had a nightmare in Braga-Fener. After that his UEL matches were very good, but still there is no new chance in UCL.
      I feel sad for him, 3 years without UCL match is too much...

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    2. Well,that mistake in Madrid wad product of Ronaldo's authority and presence.
      And night in Braga is just sad,as his fellow Croat I wish him all the best.

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  13. No Kehlet either after CL debut.

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    1. He got a game in Europa League on last MD, 25 October. This is still the same set of appointments.

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  14. Good appointment for Dabanovic. If he does well he will be on a good path for promotion in january or june

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  15. Petr Ardleanu handled (his first) Prague Derby between Sparta Praha - Slavia Praha at the weekend, ahead of his EL group stage debut in Piraeus, which will be observed by UEFA Referees Committee member Mr Levnikov.

    I made a highlights about his performance,
    https://ok.ru/video/886307555875

    => In 1H he showed a near faultless performance IMO; Czech fully convinced me.
    Only mistake was missing the foul at 28' (01:45), which could have been a 2nd YC, but personally I can accept the argument that the foul was "careless".
    I really liked his rigorous card selection, especially the YC at 15' (01:04) for a studs tackle, which was a point for improvement after Latvia-Georgia under the eyes of Mr Uilenberg.
    Penalty was at least acceptable, and fully correct if you judge the action as enlarging body surface and not protecting the face.

    => 2H wasn't on such a high level, my feeling was he was missing a little bit of mental strength for the full ninety-minutes, but still no big disaster (à la Lannoy in BEN-FEN, if you will). No defective performance, but it was not on such a high level like the first half.
    Perhaps he missed a penalty at 73' (08:20) for handling also, I would be interested in everyone's views on that (reminded me on Pitana OFR situation in SWE-MEX a little).

    I watched Ardeleanu twice in recent times and both times he impressed me in different ways. He managed to avoid bigger problems with an alert performance in Latvia - Georgia, and then showed a (half) faultless performance in the biggest match of his life in Czechia. Okay, 2H wasn't so good, but the POTENTIAL that he showed here was quite high in my opinion, and he has time to work on his mental fortitude.

    I wish him well for his (deserved) EL debut in Piraeus.

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  16. Adrien Jacottet from Suisse (sorry if I didn't write it correctly) will be the referee in Olympiakos Vs Panathinaikos

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  17. A few days ago, Melo Pereira issued a statement and says that the foreign referees appointed to 5 greek matches, satisfied the referee's committee.

    However on another part, he claims that all decisions regarding appointments, making of the lists and anything else is the responsibility of the foreign members of the ref. committee.

    Obviously such statement is useless since such things are self-evident so there is no need for that. Unless that's not the truth and as we hear in Greece, Tritsonis is working closely with Melo Pereira.

    In my many years on refereeing, it's the first time that I see such a statement. It's not only shocking but ridiculous.

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    1. Here

      https://www.epo.gr/News.aspx?a_id=48404&NewsType=21

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  18. UPDATE: Sean Carr has replaced Douglas Potter, Jan Köbeli has replaced Raffael Zeder, Șațchii and Tsachilídis switched games.

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  19. Champions League videos:
    Valencia v Young Boys - Kovacs
    Reckless or SFP?
    https://streamable.com/ouht9
    Others
    https://streamable.com/0fs85
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    https://streamable.com/t6129
    Schalke v Galatasaray - Collum
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    https://streamable.com/ji7ud
    Manchester City v Shakhtar - Kassai
    Sterling penalty;
    https://streamable.com/4g8pw
    Napoli v PSG - Bjorn Kuipers
    https://streamable.com/414xs
    https://streamable.com/l5i4g
    CSKA Moscow v Roma - Cakir
    https://streamable.com/j4qzf
    https://streamable.com/2fj2r
    Benfica v Ajax - Rochi
    https://streamable.com/9d8r8
    https://streamable.com/ph0rt
    Lyon v Hoffenheim - Makkelie
    https://streamable.com/4m2l0

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    1. Kovács:
      1) Reckless, YC for me is enough.
      2) Reckless as well, YC correct.
      3) YC for this dissenting gesture is a good decision, this should be seen more often.
      4) 100% SFP, RC is the fully correct decision.
      5) In my view very borderline, high speed of this challenge would justify another RC.

      Collum:
      1) In my view SFP: high leg, touches the chest of the opponent. I think Collum gave YC only because of the low intensity.
      2) Correct decision.

      Kassai:
      1) I don't think we need further development on there, shocking decision.

      Kuipers:
      1) Correct penalty given here, and also the cooperation between Van Roekel and Kuipers must be praised, Thiago Silva's touch is clearly deliberate, meaning that the offside position is no longer punishable.
      2) Kuipers and Neymar: a never-ending hate story. ;) But that sarcastic applause was worth a 2nd YC in my opinion.

      Çakir:
      1) Hand is in an unnatural position, blocking the way of the ball. YC for SPA is correct.
      2) IMO this is DOGSO. Roma attacker had possession of the ball and no one could intervene there. Çakir was sort of lucky that the player was already booked, this is a clear straight RC for me.

      Rocchi:
      1) Correct YC, reckless.
      2) Also a correct YC, reckless.

      Makkelie
      1) Absolutely spot-on 2nd YC for SPA there.

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    2. Cakir 2. No foul. Ball first in a fair way. Look closely. Ball before opponent.

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  20. Manuel Gräfe has been appointed on a Saturday in top clash between Borussia Dortmund against Bayern Munich.

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    1. Regarding Bundesliga: I see Steinhaus is appointed in Third League, if I am not wrong, her first match this season, she was appointed only as VAR. Any info why? Injured, failed fitness test?

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    2. Steinhaus was injured after U20 World Cup Women

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    3. About Bundesliga: Any idea why Benjamin Brand got no appointments for long time, is he seriously injured? In my eyes I would like him to get the next free FIFA place.

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  21. Does Ekberg has the same type of "disease"that Moen has?
    They are both way too lenient,it'a like they dont want any cards to show.

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  22. Ekberg is very calm and self-confident

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  23. I'm watching the second half in Istanbul, expected level for Ekberg with a clear second YC.

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  24. I see it for the first time...Nikola Dabanović from Montenegro, very very good!!! very athletic, very intelligent movements on the field, he enters the box a lot.

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    1. Can some Montenegrin friends tell me about him ?

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    2. He is very good referee, definitely our best. I didnt like him earlier because six years ago he made crucial mistake by missing to give clear penalty in title decisive match which most probably decided who became champion that year. Besides that very good performances, especially on international level. What i dont like is the fact that in every match he has different pair of assistant referees. In Montenegro it is practice to assign assistants on match to match basis and not have permanent teams. But i am not sure who is responsible for assigning assistant referees in european competitions. I think would be good for Dabanovic if, at least on international level, he had permanent team of assistants

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    3. Just to add, i expect him in category 1 already in january

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    4. For UEFA competitons, national FA assisgn ARs.
      Good luck for our Montenegrin neighbour!

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  25. OT:
    I heard some news that VAR could be introduced for CL round of 16 in 2019. A decision could be announced in early December when next Uefa executive committee meets

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    1. I wouldn't be surprised... even more after some mistakes we saw yesterday. For sure the time of additional assistant referees is going to end.

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    2. Still cant belive that AAR nor AR didnt spot that clear no penalty or even would be catasrophic if AAR said its penalty..

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    3. @Jovan the AAR pointed his stick at the penalty spot just after the referee awarded the penalty. He'd have been more useful if he was allowed to look at his mobile phone and watch a replay.

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  26. Big call in Spartak-Rangers match,77 min.,Spartak player was on a run and fell into the penalty area.
    Bebek gave yc for diving,looked like very close call.
    What others think?

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    1. More penalty than simulation. However, the fall of the player is quite unnatural.

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    2. Well in this match were 3-4 penalty appeals,Bebek didnt gave any,he gave 2 yc's for diving and 1 handball was there if I can remember.
      Needs to be rewatched.

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    3. Three penalty decisions - first half was YC simulation, IMO correct. Second half - same player already booked, Rangers player stood on his toes, maybe not enough for a foul.

      Third one I think the referee got it wrong, although from some angles on the replays it looked like the player went down unnaturally as you say.

      Crucial mistake in the first half by the AR to deny a goal for offside, which would have made it 4-2 Rangers.

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    4. In last situation attacker clearly tried to find some contact with defender's leg and that's why his movement when he went down is so unnatural.

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  27. Bebek with many crucial decisions today. Honestly, I feel several crucial mistakes to both sides. Have to rewatch this crazy match.

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  28. Excellent performance of Dabanovic.

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  29. Very good decision to allow Stade Rennais' goal due to deliberate play by defender. Good cooperation between Beaton and Ross.

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  30. Correct PK whistled by Schärer.

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  31. Any news from Millot’s match ? Must’ve been quite challenging with one red card and one PK whistled in the last minutes

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  32. PK for Zenit whistled by Lechner, after clear AAR advice.

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  33. Sandro Schärer left the stadium. Game is stopped in Vorskla-Qarabağ

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    1. Fireworks into the stadium. Match resumed after 10 minutes interruption by Schärer.

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  34. Correct RC for DOGSO issued by Mažeika.

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  35. Martins didn’t impress me today. Plenty of very soft foul calls, highly questionable penalty, excessive YC. I wouldn’t be surprised if this remains his only EL match this season.

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  36. Pawson with 7' of added time in Betis (he whistled at 7:20).

    Anyone can tell if it's justified?

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    1. It was. He gave 6' of added time for 5 subs and a quite serious injury of a MIL player. Then another minor injury in the added time, he pointed at his watch when the doctors entered the pitch and he played for all the time that had been lost. Great management.

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  37. I watched Mažeika live in the stadium.
    In my opinion, good performance by the Lithuanian. Very good disciplinary control (including warnings and stepped approach). Correct RC:DOGSO, not the easiest decision. Maybe he missed a RC for ARL#29, but my feeling is that YC was acceptable.

    I think he made good arguments for a CL inset in Round 5/6, well done to Lithuanian team.

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    1. Has he chance to be promoted into elite in December ?

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  38. Just to report good performance by Serbian team in Rapid-Villareal

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  39. SAUDI PRO LEAGUE

    08/11/2018

    Al-Batin v Al-Fatah
    REF: Matthew Conger (NZL)
    AR1: Tevita Makasini (TGA)
    AR2: Simon Lount (NZL)
    4OF: Ahmad Al-Ali (KUW)
    VAR: Zbigniew Dobrynin (POL)

    Al-Faisali v Ash-Shabab
    REF: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
    AR1: Milovan Ristić (SRB)
    AR2: Dalibor Đurđević (SRB)
    4OF: Nenad Đokić (SRB)
    VAR: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)

    Uhud v Al-Hazm
    REF: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    AR1: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL)
    AR2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
    4OF: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
    VAR: Tomasz Musiał (POL)

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    1. Fascinating to see Clattenburg as a fourth official.

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    2. 09/11/2018

      Al-Ahli - Al-Qadisiyah
      REF: Damir Skomina (SVN)
      AR1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
      AR2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
      4OF: Matthew Conger (NZL)
      VAR: Tomasz Musiał (POL)

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    3. 10/11/2018

      Al-Faiha v Al-Ittihad
      REF: Matthew Conger (NZL)
      AR1: Tevita Makasini (TGA)
      AR2: Simon Lount (NZL)
      4OF: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
      VAR: Paweł Gil (POL)

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    4. Saudi League looks like a FIFA tournament with referees from all over the world. It seems as after Al Mirdasi case of corruption, it has been the end for local referees.

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    5. 11/11/2018

      Al-Wahda v Al-Hilal
      REF: Paweł Gil (POL)
      AR1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
      AR2: Dawid Golis (POL)
      4OF: Fran Jović (CRO)
      VAR: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)

      Al-Ittifaq v An-Nassr
      REF: Damir Skomina (SVN)
      AR1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
      AR2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
      4OF: Ammar Ashkanani (KUW)
      VAR: Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU)

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    6. Ok, two weeks in a row, three Croatian referees, serving only as fourth officials. I really do not understand how is logical...

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    7. They are paid to stay there even with nothing to do.

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  40. Stavrev with two crucial decisions today.

    43' Highly likely a penalty kick could have been whistled for shirt pulling

    87' Missed a DOGSO foul on 87' just before the penalty area.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1aC0QS6hMQ

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  41. Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (ETH) with CAF Champions League final, second leg, to be played today. A very important assignment in a more than hot context, following first leg facts. I wish the best.

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