Thursday, 1 August 2019

Europa League 2019/20 - Second Qualifying Round - Referee Appointments for second legs

The following officials will handle the second legs of 2019/20 Europa League Second Qualifying Round.
30 July 2019, 17:45 CET - Marijampolė (ARVI Futbolo Arena)
FK Sūduva (LTU) - SP Tre Penne (SMR) | 5-0
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Yevgeniy Belskiy (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergey Vasyutin (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Saken Bayymbet (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Róbert Barczi (HUN)

30 July 2019, 17:45 CET - Gibraltar (Victoria Stadium)
Lincoln Red Imps FC (GIB) - Ararat-Armenia FC (ARM) | 0-2
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Pieter Becquet (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kevin Van Damme (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: David Malcolm (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Olivier Chovaux (FRA)

30 July 2019, 17:55 CET - Luxembourg (Stade Josy Barthel)
F91 Dudelange (LUX) - FK Škendija (MKD) | 2-1
Referee: Iwan Arwel Griffith (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Beckett (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Lewiss Ross Edwards (WAL)
Fourth Official: Robert Jenkins (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Goran Mihaljević (MNE)
UEFA Delegate: Róbert Birgir Agnarsson (ISL)

30 July 2019, 18:00 CET - Pristina (Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri)
KF Feronikeli (KOS) - ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) | 1-2
Referee: Yigal Frid (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Matityahu Yakobov (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Omer Barbiro (ISR)
Fourth Official: Nael Odeh (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell Zor (SVN)

31 July 2019, 20:45 CET - Belgrade (Stadion FK Čukarički)
FK Čukarički (SRB) - Molde FK (NOR) | 0-0
Referee: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)

1 August 2019, 16:00 CET - Shymkent (Kazhymukan Munaytpasov Stadion)
FC Ordabasy Shymkent (KAZ) - FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE) | 1-1
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Wollenberg Rasmussen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Sandi Putros (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: João Francisco Lopes Ferreira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Nikola Kostov (MKD)

1 August 2019, 16:00 CET - Nur-Sultan (Astana Arena)
FC Astana (KAZ) - FC Santa Coloma (AND) | 0-0
Referee: Giorgi Kruashvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 1: Levan Varamishvili (GEO)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgi Elikashvili (GEO)
Fourth Official: Aleko Aptsiauri (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)
Delegate Trainee: Aigerim Jumayeva (KAZ)

1 August 2019, 16:30 CET - Almaty (Almatı Ortalıq Stadïonı)
FC Kayrat Almaty (KAZ) - Hapoel Be'er-Sheva FC (ISR) | 0-2
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: Michal Beneš (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Renáta Tomášová (SVK)

1 August 2019, 17:00 CET - Ovidiu (Stadionul Central din Complexul Academiei de Fotbal "Gheorghe Hagi")
FC Viitorul (ROU) - KAA Gent (BEL) | 3-6
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Íñigo Prieto López de Ceraín (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Alfonso Baena Espejo (ESP)
Fourth Official: Mario Melero López (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Könül Mehtiyeva (AZE)

1 August 2019, 18:00 CET - Kuopio (Savon Sanomat Areena)
KuPS Kuopio (FIN) - KS Legia Warszawa (POL) | 0-1
Referee: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Jo De Weirdt (BEL)
Fourth Official: Bram Van Driessche (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dejan Filipović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Raili Ellermaa (EST)
Security Officer: Henrik Kjær Jensen (DEN)

1 August 2019, 18:00 CET - Zaporizhia (Slavutych-Arena)
FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR) - FK Budućnost Podgorica (MNE) | 3-1
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Darren Carey (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Darragh Keegan (IRL)
Fourth Official: John McLoughlin (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pjetur Sigurðsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)
Delegate Trainee: Vitaliy Danylchenko (UKR)

1 August 2019, 18:15 CET - Craiova (Stadionul Ion Oblemenco)
FC Universitatea Craiova (ROU) - Budapest Honvéd FC (HUN) | 0-0
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Gareth Eakin (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgios Argyropoulos (NIR)
Fourth Official: James Robert Robinson (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Appleby (ENG)

1 August 2019, 18:30 CET - Sofia (Vivacom Arena - Georgi Asparuhov)
PFC Levski Sofia (BUL) - AEK Larnaca FC (CYP) | 0-3
Referee: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mahbod Beigi (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Söderkvist (SWE)
Fourth Official: Adam Ladebäck (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)

1 August 2019, 18:30 CET - Debrecen (Nagyerdei Stadion)
Debreceni VSC (HUN) - Torino FC (ITA) | 0-3
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivan Vučković (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gerard Perry (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Artur Azaryan (ARM)

1 August 2019, 18:30 CET - Gothenburg (Bravida Arena)
BK Häcken (SWE) - AZ Alkmaar (NED) | 0-0
Referee: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehdi Rahmouni (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Éric Wattellier (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Vignir Már Þormóðsson (ISL)

1 August 2019, 18:30 CET - Riga (Skonto Stadions)
Riga FC (LVA) - GKS Piast Gliwice (POL) | 2-3
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Nati Dotan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Eliyahu Casapu (ISR)
Fourth Official: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Anu Jokela (FIN)
Mentor for Delegate: Sviatlana Hrynkievič (BLR)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Liepāja (Daugavas Stadions)
FK Liepāja (LVA) - IFK Norrköping (SWE) | 0-2
Referee: Ionuț Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian Mircea Orbuleț (ROU)
Fourth Official: Horațiu Mircea Feșnic (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Are Habicht (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Diana Andersen (DEN)
Delegate Trainee: Māris Verpakovskis (LVA)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Baku (Bakcell Arena)
Neftçi PFK (AZE) - FC Arsenal Tula (RUS) | 1-0
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Vella (MLT)
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mika Peltola (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Kuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Athens (Dimotikó Stádio Peristeríou)
Atrómitos FC (GRE) - FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda (SVK) | 2-1
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Fredrik Klyver (SWE)
Fourth Official: Victor Wolf (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Danijel Jošt (SVN)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Mostar (Stadion HŠK Zrinjski)
HŠK Zrinjski (BIH) - FC Utrecht (NED) | 1-1
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Turkka Joonas Valjakka (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jari Järvinen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alieh Čykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Bilbao (ESP)
Security Officer: Wayne Nash (WAL)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Jablonec nad Nisou (Stadion Střelnice)
FK Jablonec (CZE) - FC Pyunik (ARM) | 1-2
Referee: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averyanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandr Kudryavtsev (RUS)
Fourth Official: Yevgeniy Turbin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Iain Blair (SCO)
Mentor for Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Vaduz (Rheinpark Stadion)
FC Vaduz (LIE) - MOL Fehérvár FC (HUN) | 0-1
Referee: Manfredas Lukjančukas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radiuš (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Gerasimov (LTU)
Fourth Official: Jurij Paškovskij (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jari Maisonlahti (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Neil Morrow (NIR)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Tbilisi (Boris Paichadzis Dinamo Arena)
FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO) - Qəbələ İK (AZE) | 2-0
Referee: Petri Viljanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Riku Vihreävuori (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mika Lamppu (FIN)
Fourth Official: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jens Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Sergiu Lisnic (MDA)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Malmö (Swedbank Stadion)
Malmö FF (SWE) - NK Domžale (SVN) | 2-2
Referee: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Fourth Official: Olivier Thual (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: František Laurinec (SVK)
Mentor for Delegate: Barry Bright (ENG)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Toftir (Tofta Leikvøllur)
KÍ Klaksvík (FRO) - FC Luzern (SUI) | 0-1
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mikael Hallin (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Allheim (SWE)
Fourth Official: Patrik Eriksson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Attila Ábrahám (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Léon Schelings (BEL)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Haifa (Itztadion Sammy Ofer)
Maccabi Haifa FC (ISR) - RC Strasbourg (FRA) | 1-3
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Fabiano Preti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Vivenzi (ITA)
Fourth Official: Federico La Penna (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Nicosia (Stádio GSP)
Apóllon Limassol FC (CYP) - Shamrock Rovers FC (IRL) | 1-2
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Richardt Nørgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Fourth Official: Benjamin Willaume-Jantzen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Björn Fecker (GER)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Larnaca (AEK Aréna – Geórgios Karapatákis)
AEL Limassol FC (CYP) - Áris Thessaloniki FC (GRE) | 0-0
Referee: Manuel Jorge Neves Moreira de Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Álvaro Daniel de Carvalho Mesquita (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nuno Miguel da Silva Manso (POR)
Fourth Official: Cláudio Filipe Ruivo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)

1 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Tiraspol (Stadionul Sheriff)
FC Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) - FK Partizani (ALB) | 1-0
Referee: Igor Pajač (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Bojan Zobenica (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Vedran Đurak (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dario Bel (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

1 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Brøndbyvester (Brøndby Stadion)
Brøndby IF (DEN) - KS Lechia Gdańsk (POL) | 1-2
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Paták (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Petr Caletka (CZE)
Fourth Official: Emanuel Marek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Veiko Soo (EST)
Mentor for Delegate: Myrsíni Psaropoúlou (GRE)

1 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Luxembourg (Stade Josy Barthel)
FC Progrès Niederkorn (LUX) - Rangers FC (SCO) | 0-2
Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Georgi Doynov (BUL)
Fourth Official: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Geórgios Bíkas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolphe Mannaerts (BEL)
Security Officer: Miroslav Marković (CRO)

1 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Razgrad (Ludogorets Arena)
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL) - Valur (ISL) | 1-1
Referee: Pavel Orel (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiří Kříž (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ondřej Berka (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleksey Spirin (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)

1 August 2019, 19:45 CET - Esbjerg (Blue Water Arena)
Esbjerg FB (DEN) - FC Šachcior Salihorsk (BLR) | 0-2
Referee: Duje Strukan (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Goran Perica (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Mario Pepur (CRO)
Fourth Official: Marin Vidulin (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Alina Capațina (MDA)
Mentor for Delegate: Aleksandra Pejkovska (MKD)

1 August 2019, 20:00 CET - Ljubljana (Stadion Stožice)
NK Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN) - Evkur Yeni Malatyaspor (TUR) | 2-2
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: František Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Kováč (SVK)
Fourth Official: Peter Ziemba (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marco Borg (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Attila Tömő (HUN)
Mentor for Delegate: Alan McRae (SCO)

1 August 2019, 20:00 CET - Ta' Qali (Centenary Stadium)
Gżira United FC (MLT) - FK Ventspils (LVA) | 0-4
Referee: Þorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Jóhann Gunnar Guðmundsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Birkir Sigurðarson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Ívar Orri Kristjánsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Chrístos Nikolaḯdis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)

1 August 2019, 20:30 CET - Graz (Merkur-Arena)
SK Sturm Graz (AUT) - FK Haugesund (NOR) | 0-2
Referee: Juri Frischer (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Veiko Mõtsnik (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Jaan Roos (EST)
Fourth Official: Joonas Jaanovits (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ján Fašung (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Alin Cioban (ROU)

1 August 2019, 20:30 CET - Frankfurt am Main (Commerzbank-Arena)
Eintracht Frankfurt (GER) - FC Flora Tallinn (EST) | 2-1
Referee: Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Niels Høg (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jens Grabski Maae (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oğuz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Anton Fagan (SCO)
Delegate Trainee: Jean-Pierre Cassagnes (FRA)

1 August 2019, 20:30 CET - Giurgiu (Stadionul Marin Anastasovici)
FCSB (ROU) - Alashkert FC (ARM) | 3-0
Referee: Peter Kráľovič (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Ján Pozor (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Erik Weiss (SVK)
Fourth Official: Pavel Ochotnický (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Maksimas Bechterevas (LTU)

1 August 2019, 20:45 CET - Aberdeen (Pittodrie Stadium)
Aberdeen FC (SCO) - FC Chikhura Sachkhere (GEO) | 1-1
Referee: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Grega Kordež (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomislav Pospeh (SVN)
Fourth Official: Asmir Sagrkovič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michaíl Koukoulákis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Álvaro Albino (POR)

1 August 2019, 20:45 CET - Osijek (Stadion Gradski Vrt)
NK Osijek (CRO) - PFC CSKA-Sofia (BUL) | 0-1
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Anel Beganovic (AUT)
Fourth Official: Felix Ouschan (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yuriy Baskakov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Eugène Westerink (NED)
Security Officer: Ilan Yablkovsky (ISR)

1 August 2019, 20:45 CET - Trnava (City Aréna - Štadión Antona Malatinského)
FC Spartak Trnava (SVK) - PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 (BUL) | 0-2
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Karel De Rocker (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mathias Hillaert (BEL)
Fourth Official: Wesley Alen (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kenneth William Clark (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Thura Win (ENG)

1 August 2019, 20:45 CET - Belfast (Windsor Park)
Linfield FC (NIR) - HB Tórshavn (FRO) | 2-2
Referee: Halil Umut Meler (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: İbrahim Çağlar Uyarcan (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Bahattin Şimşek (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Antonio Fernández Marín (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Lennart Vestervall (SWE)

1 August 2019, 21:00 CET - Belfast (Seaview)
Crusaders FC (NIR) - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG) | 0-2
Referee: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandar Kasapovič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Gabrovec (SVN)
Fourth Official: Dejan Balažič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Vilmos Szabó (HUN)

1 August 2019, 21:00 CET - Guimarães (Estádio D. Afonso Henriques)
Vitória SC (POR) - AS Jeunesse Esch (LUX) | 1-0
Referee: Vitaliy Meshkov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Nikolay Bogach (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksey Sukhoy (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Déspina Koxénoglou (GRE)

1 August 2019, 21:00 CET - Belgrade (Stadion FK Partizan)
FK Partizan (SRB) - Connah's Quay Nomads FC (WAL) | 1-0
Referee: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Miguel Martins Teixeira (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Miguel de Almeida Mota (POR)
Fourth Official: Hélder Miguel de Azevedo Malheiro (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Michael Dahrup (DEN)

1 August 2019, 21:15 CET - Garðabær (Samsung völlurinn)
Stjarnan (ISL) - RCD Espanyol (ESP) | 0-4
Referee: Dumitru Muntean (MDA)
Assistant Referee 1: Vladislav Lifciu (MDA)
Assistant Referee 2: Vadim Vicol (MDA)
Fourth Official: Veaceslav Banari (MDA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Milan Karadžić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Jeannette Good (FIN)

66 comments:

  1. Nice to see Balakin with Borbalan as observer! First appointment for him in this stage! Goog luck!

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  2. My eyes will be on Aberdeen match.

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    1. Why are you so interested? Is there something we should know about the referee?

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  3. Correct me if I am wrong, but after 'significant' number of first category referees in first legs, not even one in second legs.

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    1. Reason is that Summer Course for UEFA referees is planned from 31/07 to 02/08. A detailed post about this event will follow soon.

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  4. In what football universe isn't Ajax 2nd goal against PSV an offensive foul?

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKIleLMRqvU
      Incident can be seen at 4:10.
      Also, should either 1:45 or 2:05 be a 2nd YC?
      Lots of discussion in the Netherlands, not a convincing performance by Higler.

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    2. Who was VAR at Dutch Super Cup?

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    3. VAR: Jochem Kamphuis

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    4. Can't access to video from my country.
      Any link for outside Netherlands?

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    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Nsnzwn6poY&t=195s
      I hope this one works
      2YC (?) at 1:00 and 1:25
      2nd goal and VAR (foul?) at 2:00

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    6. Thanks, it works.
      Both 01:00 and 01:25 clear YC. Referee didn't want to send off a player in first half in a so important game, I can't think different.
      Second goal is irregular, clear foul. VAR did its work, referee confirmed his idea. You can say that he has great personality for doing that (resisting to pressure without changing idea), but actually this was a mistake.

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  5. 3 croatian referees appointed +Bebek for the first leg. I think its the first time ever that this happened.

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    1. Second appointment for Strukan after CL in first round. Very important appointment for Pajac now since Trentalange is probably one of the most important observers you may get.

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  6. Some videos from Szymon Marciniak's game today

    Two handball penalty incidents:
    1) https://streamable.com/bprlh
    2) https://streamable.com/cjcca

    Anticipating or preventing quick free kick execution?
    https://streamable.com/q73ub

    Two (accidental?) stamp incidents
    1) https://streamable.com/ccrwm
    2) https://streamable.com/qx56b

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    1. At the 2nd handball incident, his hand is not touching the ground at the moment of contact, so it's not supporting. Penalty kick

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    2. IMO, it is sufficient that the arm is there to support. Touching the ground is not necessary and therefore no penalty is correct.

      Handball 1) no penalty is the better decision, but penalty would not be completely wrong, if you argue, that it was deliberate.

      For the free kick execution, play on is OK, because the opponent is moving away from the ball.

      Both stamps are accidental IMO, but the second one should be a YC for a reckless foul (and maybe SPA anyway).

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    3. Thanks for the opinions. The calls regarding handballs were: 1) play-on, 2) penalty. None of the stamps was deemed as deliberate and no card was shown.

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    4. Btw, interesting incident regarding the new LoTG - indirect free kick for not keeping required distance from defensive wall

      https://streamable.com/rwyjz

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    5. Handball situations:
      1/ Play on
      2/ Penalty kick. Meanwhile, any defending player should know that it is a real risk for handball offence if you tackle in such a manner

      Stamp incidents:
      Both YC.

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  7. 1st international club appointment for José Luis Munuera Montero.

    Buena suerte, good luck!

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  8. OT: Serdar Gözübüyük contacted a Dutch author (Robert Vuijsje) to work on a biography to be released in early spring 2020. Dutch newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported that Vuijsje in a radio interview on Saturday spoke about this biography.

    "This week I started to work on a new non-fiction book together with Serdar Gözübüyük, the only non-authochthon referee in the Netherlands."

    Gözübüyük asked the author to write a book about him. "This season he expects to become the youngest referee in Champions League. He already was the youngest referee in Eredivisie and there's an interesting story there."

    "He's of Turkish origin - and the players all are of different origins. However the authorities in the top, such as referees, chairmen and other managers are not. For that reason he is like a pioneer."

    The book will be worked on in the next period. "We will meet a number of times and I join him to his matches several times. He said I'll have the opportunity to accompany him anywhere."

    For all readers understanding Dutch, here's the link to the newspaper article:

    https://www.ad.nl/show/arbiter-gozubuyuk-vraagt-schrijver-robert-vuijsje-boek-over-hem-te-maken~ac90f913/

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    1. Is it me or are Dutch referees more busy writing books than focussing on their refereeing these days...?
      Remarkable also that Serdar seems to have appointed himself more or less to a Champions League match this season, while his most recent performances would hardly allow for a Champions League debut.
      I can’t see how committee appreciates these kinds of statements.

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  9. Interesting to see that a referee comes with a biography when you are just at the beginning of your career and not yet at the top. It's common to do this at the end of a (long) career. I don't think this is a clever idea. Besides this, with his age of 33 years old he will definitely not be the youngest in the UCL. There were some other referees who were younger when they made their UCL debut.

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    1. These current referees were younger:

      Hategan 31
      Oliver 31
      Makkelie 31

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    2. Probably he won't even be the youngest in this season with Kabakov and Jovanovic being younger (and more likely to be appointed...)

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    3. If I'm not wrong, Kabakov had already his CL debut.

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    4. Yes, he did have it - but I don't see the contradiction to my statement.

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  10. Interesting refereeing in Lokomotiv Plovdiv-Spartak Trnava. Excellent moving, crucial decisions. The game was up and down.I was at the stadium. 4 appeals for penalty. correct disciplinary actions. good level of fouls. The team was from cyprus.I can't find full highlights of the match. If anyone can help

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  11. I agree with you.Very difficult decisions for the referee from cyprus.
    Penalty or no penalty for you?

    https://streamable.com/xnq57

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    1. IMO penalty should've been given as there seems to be a contact with attacker's left knee.

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    2. I agree with Mhmd S. AlKhalifi, penalty to be given. I have the feeling that Christofí detected the careless trip (he is about to whistle it), but then doubts his perception and awards a goalkick.

      Did he have a good match? I saw him as a referee with a quite big potential.

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    3. yes, that's a clear penalty. maybe hard to spot but since he awarded a goal kick, he must have seen that attacker played the ball and not the defender. so probably for him it wasnt just enough for a penalty.

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    4. I believe simulation, small contact but the aim of the attacker is clearly known as exaggeration and PK researched. I would preferred very strong body language rather than a yellow card for simulation. You can see the player's arms on the air which is clear sign of simulation. I saw 8 minutes highlights. i will make another post with minutes on video.

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    5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDNgGTwiMUs

      0:32(correct no offside call)
      3:10- 37' minute penalty-IMO correct NO YC
      5:47 - PENALTY-SIMULATION- IMO play on the better choice
      6:12 - penalty awarded -IMO correct YC since it is pushing on a SPA
      6:42 - YC missed -IMO Assistant's responsibility- HAND in the face

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  12. Dudelange - Škendija three red cards for visitors by referee Iwan Arwel Griffith (WAL). Let's wait for some highlights.
    https://www.livescore.com/soccer/europa-league/qualification/f91-dudelange-vs-kf-shkendija/1-3064796/

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  13. Kairat vs Hapoel Beer-Sheva
    Seems like Hobber Nielsen lost it at last minutes. Kairat's #7 received a second YC but wasn't sent off, and a few minutes after clear goal was disallowed for HBS.

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  14. Interesting and difficult match for Hunter in Romania. He has been quite busy in the first half.

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  15. Fights in the stadium, caused by fans of Honved Budapest.

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  16. Horrific scenes in Romania, where Arnold Hunter has been hit byfirework, after a massconfrontation.

    Really terrible to see. Ambulanceon the pitch for him. He is bleeding. This is really, really terrible.

    For the rest, he did a very good job in a very difficult match.

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  17. Really terrible scenes, but Hunter has been forced to go on, handed out 2 cards (without having seen it) and fourth official seems to have tk take over, but he is reluctant. Makes sense, its a terrible match and he is young and unexperienced.

    Now unbelievable scenes with the Hungarians complaining.

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  18. Some images of Hunter incident. Shocking to see after last year Swedish AR Fredrik Klyver being hurt by a bottle in Sturm Graz-AEK Larnaca.

    In normal conditions the match should have been terminated, but you know, 2nd leg, not enough free days to resume it...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA6C1KPW4AAbygA?format=png&name=small
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA6C1KcW4AAOCRB?format=png&name=360x360
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA6C1KQWwAA6bUF?format=png&name=900x900

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  19. To be honest, I don't understand UEFA. Similar situation to what happened one year ago with the Swedish assistant referee, game had to be resumed, now it seems the same must happen?
    Is that so difficult to stop the game and give a 3-0 win to the other team? Can we accept that? I really don't understand.
    But also I'm astonished in front of such situations many calls, observers and delegates don't know what to do, is that a so difficult decision? Isn't safety of referees and players the first and most important thing? Still, I renounced to understand. This is a story going on by years, you will remember Aytekin in Montenegro. Why games should always continue is a big mystery.

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  20. José Luis Munuera Montero called 2 PK, for careless challenge and handball.

    https://streamable.com/hny9j

    https://streamable.com/t9mzd

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    1. First penalty doubtful (I would have accepted it), second incorrect.

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  21. Some clarifications about the Craiova - Honved incidents

    - the referee was hit by a lighter. The firecracker did not hit him, it exploded about 2 meters behind him
    - no one looked to force Hunter to go on, it looked like it was his decision. He showed 2 yellow cards, then ran away to the locker room after a couple of minutes of no play.
    - The referee Observer came down on the pitch and was filmed talking on the phone for several minutes - presumably informing someone from UEFA about the incidents and possibly waiting for instructions.

    Game has been finally resumed after a 20 minute break, with the Fourth official replacing Hunter, and it will conclude with a penalty shoot-out.

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    1. Still unacceptable to continue this game if you ask me...

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    2. I think they decided to continue for the safety of the referees. With a packed stadium in Craiova (who are known as one of the fiercest crowds in Romania), it would been very difficult for the refs to leave the stadium safely, if they had terminated the game.

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    3. From the Budapest Honvéd's head of media, said for the TV channel, if Hunter not continue the game and away team will win 3-0, the romanian police cant to guarantee that everybody will be safe... UNACCEPTABLE

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    4. Then it is simple: the club should never play European football ever again.

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  22. So, at the end Craiova-Honvéd continued with 4th official, with a the home team winning at penalty shootout.

    (Btw, a flagrant encroachment from Craiova GK was allowed on the first PK)

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  23. It seems Peter Kráľovič had a very challenging game in Giurgiu.

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    1. Indeed it was, here are some highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrzVm6jgljc

      → 3:05 - penalty for FCSB, I think it's a soft penalty, contact is minimal and FCSB striker had already crossed the ball;

      → 6:56 - 100% correct red card, but the foul for me is clearly outside the box. RC and free-kick would have been the correct decision;

      → 12:05 - RC for Alashkert for elbowing, looks to be a correct decision

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    2. 3:05 late tackle on the attacker Achilles
      6:56 from this side camera,you can see and judge only left hands(arm)of both players,but what you can say about right hands of both players?I saw a picture and there is holding of defender finishing in PA with his right hand(camera from behind of steaua goal)
      12:05 crystal clear red card

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    3. 12.05 no red card no brutality or excessive force

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  24. Burchardt with an easy and very good game in Frankfurt...apart from the decisive handball penalty.

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  25. Some matches with a lot of cards yesterday:

    Ljubljana-Yeni (Filip Glova) 13 YC / 1 RC - 7 YC in first half
    Karint-Hapoel (Ola Hobber) 11 YC / 3 RC
    Craiova-Budapest (Hunter) 10 YC
    AEL Limassol-Aris (Manuel de Sousa) 12 YC / 1 RC - 8 YC in first half
    Esbjerg-Soligorsk (Duje Strukan) 10 YC
    Sheriff-Partizani (Igor Pajač) 10 YC
    Vaduz-Videoton (Lukjančukas)10 YC / 1 RC
    Apollon Limassol-Shamrock (Michael Tykgaard) 10 YC / 2 RC
    Spartak Trajava-Plovdiv (Erik Lambrechts) 9 YC / 1 RC

    Of course, some of the games went into extra time. It could though be interesting to get some videoclip and comments.

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    1. For Ljubljana-Yeni Turkish team start from 5.minute with extreme protesting of 5-6 players pushing referee, arguing, gesticulating, overall totally unacceptable. But referee did not card for that so the game unfortunately went to war on the field with no fair play and compensation decisions from Glova. I was really surprised with such provocative behavior. Next round game Partizan vs . Yeni will needed really experience referee team.

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  26. PROGRÈS NIEDERKORN - RANGERS FC
    Referee: Ivaylo Stoyanov (Bulgaria)

    Overall a good performance in a normal match by the Bulgarian refereeing team, led by Ivaylo Stoyanov. Some moments should be taken under consideration:

    => Two situations in the penalty area to be watched: in 38’, Rangers were claiming for a penalty, but Stoyanov waved play on. No further protest by the Scottish confirms the decision made by the Bulgarian referee. In 89’ another penalty appeal by Rangers is correctly waved away, since the ball was clearly played. The firm and strong body language used by Stoyanov to decide for a corner kick was the perfect way to sell this (correct) decision.

    => Disciplinary action was good: Stoyanov decided to open the cards quite early at 9’, by booking RAN31 for an SPA-esque foul. The whistle was delayed, and only came once AR1 flagged (foul happened in front of him). Caution was not mandatory IMO, as the fouled player had no control of the ball (ball still in the air, coming from a long pass), making it not really a promising attack, but rather more a simple careless challenge. Card was supportable though, I understand the decision made by Stoyanov: once the fouled player would control the ball, the foul would automatically be a mandatory SPA:YC decision. Two other cautions were correctly issued in 49’ for PRO31 (SPA) and in 62’ for RAN37.

    => Self-presentation: Stoyanov presented himself as pretty distant from the players (keeping constantly a certain amount of space between him and players e.g. at set pieces). That approach succeeded as the referee was respected and accepted by both sides. He proved as well to be VERY preventive, he sprinted towards the players which he felt were about to start a confrontation. This shows that Stoyanov is not a referee who is reacting, since sprinting at a scene helped him to dismantle a potential confrontation before it could even start. Very much appreciated!

    => Both assistant referees and fourth official executed their duties on expected level.

    Overall, the Bulgarian refereeing team can be satisfied with their work in this match, having met all the requirements needed. Good job!

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  27. Well, THREE of four penalties of Budapest Honvéd FC should've been repeated due to GK's encroachment. Possible fear of AR1 after the previous incident? IMO, the Romanian club should've been dismissed from UEFA competitions but as the game was finished...

    http://www.csakfoci.hu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2craiova.png

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  28. Please judge the below offside no offside action
    https://youtu.be/Lm66a5mwQCU

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    1. For me no offside.. great call by assistant

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    2. No offside.. very tight.. This is top call!!

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  29. Some scenes from the AEL (CYP) - ARIS (GRE) match.

    The whistled penalty for ARIS.

    https://streamable.com/8ecm9

    A penalty appeal by AEL.

    https://streamable.com/em05y

    Disciplinary control.

    https://streamable.com/azz62
    https://streamable.com/zt65k
    https://streamable.com/g7kek
    https://streamable.com/u9u5z
    https://streamable.com/kruba
    https://streamable.com/km1a5
    https://streamable.com/swanc
    https://streamable.com/qt5br

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    1. Very soft penalty whistled to ARIS, attacker was very clever here, however not a crucial mistake. The last replay is the best to judge the contact. I think that referee would have taken a different decision in case of video analysis.
      But then in 59', if the previous situation was penalty, this must be penalty as well. Defender makes a similar movement to the one made by keeper in 12'...

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