Thursday, 8 August 2019

Europa League 2019/20 - Third Qualifying Round - Referee Appointments for first legs

The following officials will handle the first legs of 2019/20 Europa League Third Qualifying Round.
6 August 2019, 17:00 CET - Yerevan (Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht)
Ararat-Armenia FC (ARM) - FC Saburtalo (GEO)
Referee: Alain Bieri (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Köbeli (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Sertac Kurnazca (SUI)
Fourth Official: Urs Schnyder (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Aleksandra Ana Raspopović (MNE)

6 August 2019, 18:00 CET - Riga (Daugavas Stadions)
Riga FC (LVA) - HJK Helsinki (FIN)
Referee: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitriy Mosyakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Yegor Bolkhovitin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vasiliy Kazartsev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

6 August 2019, 20:15 CET - Podgorica (Gradski Stadion)
FK Sutjeska (MNE) - Linfield FC (NIR)
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Luke Portelli (MLT)
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Michel Schafroth (SUI)

7 August 2019, 20:15 CET - Bratislava (Národný Futbalový Štadión)
ŠK Slovan Bratislava (SVK) - Dundalk FC (IRL)
Referee: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Djemel Zitouni (FRA)
Fourth Official: Éric Wattellier (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Cristel Brorsson (SWE)

8 August 2019, 16:00 CET - Nur-Sultan (Astana Arena)
FC Astana (KAZ) - Valletta FC (MLT)
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksey Yes'kov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)

8 August 2019, 17:30 CET - Larnaca (AEK Arena - Geórgios Karapatákis)
AEK Larnaca FC (CYP) - KAA Gent (BEL)
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: David Malcolm (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Anastasiya Ryabova (RUS)

8 August 2019, 18:00 CET - Yerevan (Vazgen Sargsyan anvan Hanrapetakan Marzadasht)
FC Pyunik (ARM) - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG)
Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Galetto (ITA)
Fourth Official: Luca Pairetto (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Welander (SWE)

8 August 2019, 18:00 CET - Prague (Generali Arena)
AC Sparta Praha (CZE) - Trabzonspor (TUR)
Referee: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Íñigo Prieto López de Ceraín (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Alfonso Baena Espejo (ESP)
Fourth Official: Valentín Pizarro Gómez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lucílio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Mihail Kasabov (BUL)

8 August 2019, 18:15 CET - Craiova (Stadionul Ion Oblemenco)
FC Universitatea Craiova (ROU) - AEK Athens FC (GRE)
Referee: Dennis Johan Higler (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Johan Balder (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)
Security Officer: Stephen Grange (NIR)

8 August 2019, 18:30 CET - Brøndbyvester (Brøndby Stadion)
Brøndby IF (DEN) - SC Braga (POR)
Referee: Tamás Bognár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Péter Kóbor (HUN)
Fourth Official: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

8 August 2019, 18:45 CET - Riga (Daugavas Stadions)
FK Ventspils (LVA) - Vitória SC (POR)
Referee: Filip Glova (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: František Ferenc (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Miroslav Benko (SVK)
Fourth Official: Boris Marhefka (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kenneth William Clark (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Bos (NED)

8 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Molde (Aker Stadion)
Molde FK (NOR) - Áris Thessaloniki FC (GRE)
Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Valentino Fiorito (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Orhan Erdemir (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)

8 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Thun (Stockhorn Arena)
FC Thun (SUI) - FC Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Referee: Irfan Peljto (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Senad Ibrišimbegović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Davor Beljo (BIH)
Fourth Official: Admir Šehović (BIH)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Willem Wegereef (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Kari Iuell (NOR)
Delegate Trainee: Alex Miescher (SUI)

8 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Odessa (Stadion "Chornomorets'")
FC Mariupol (UKR) - AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Referee: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Christian Just Brixen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Elvis Boric (DEN)
Fourth Official: Mikkel Redder (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrković (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Daniel Zaharia (ROU)
Security Officer: Nico De Pauw (BEL)

8 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Haugesund (Haugesund Stadion)
FK Haugesund (NOR) - PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
Fourth Official: Nejc Kajtazovič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Hanna Bordyuhova (UKR)
Security Officer: Stephen John Thomas (ENG)

8 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Malmö (Swedbank Stadion)
Malmö FF (SWE) - HŠK Zrinjski (BIH)
Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Constantine Hatzidakis (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Cook (ENG)
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Fiona Pförtke (GER)
Security Officer: Nikolay Shiryayev (RUS)

8 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Baku (Dalğa Arena)
Neftçi PFK (AZE) - Bnei Yehuda Tel-Aviv FC (ISR)
Referee: Karim Abed (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikaël Berchebru (FRA)
Fourth Official: Florent Batta (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kjell Alseth (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

8 August 2019, 19:00 CET - Tiraspol (Stadionul Sheriff)
FC Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA) - AIK (SWE)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Euan Anderson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Götz Bender (GER)

8 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Brussels (Koning Boudewijnstadion)
Royal Antwerp FC (BEL) - FC Viktoria Plzeň (CZE)
Referee: Jens Grabski Maae (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jesper Dahl (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Victor Skytte (DEN)
Fourth Official: Morten Krogh (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rien Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Tarik Shamel (ENG)
Delegate Trainee: Frédéric Veraghaenne (BEL)
Security Officer: Vincent Egbers (NED)

8 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Rotterdam (Stadion Feijenoord)
Feyenoord (NED) - FC Dinamo Tbilisi (GEO)
Referee: Serhiy Boyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andriy Skrypka (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
Fourth Official: Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michális Koukoulákis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Dempsey (IRL)
Mentor for Delegate: Pierino Lardi (SUI)

8 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Plovdiv (Stadion "Lokomotiv")
PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv 1926 (BUL) - RC Strasbourg (FRA)
Referee: João Pedro da Silva Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Licínio Barbosa Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Miguel de Campos Rodrigues (POR)
Fourth Official: Vítor Jorge Fernandes Ferreira (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kevin Azzopardi (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Oskam (NED)

8 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Sofia (Natsionalen Stadion "Vasil Levski")
PFC CSKA-Sofia (BUL) - FC Zorya Luhansk (UKR)
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Stéphane De Almeida (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: Lionel Tschudi (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sokol Jareci (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)

8 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Netanya (Itztadion Netanya)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (ISR) - FK Sūduva (LTU)
Referee: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Clarke (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Emmett Dynan (IRL)
Fourth Official: Robert Hennessy (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Are Habicht (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)

8 August 2019, 19:30 CET - Razgrad (Ludogorets Arena)
PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL) - The New Saints FC (WAL)
Referee: Ionuț Marius Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Cristian Mircea Orbuleț (ROU)
Fourth Official: Andrei Florin Chivulete (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karel Vidlák (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Olzhas Abrayev (KAZ)

8 August 2019, 19:45 CET - Zenica (Stadion Bilino Polje)
FK Sarajevo (BIH) - FC BATE Barysaŭ (BLR)
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Pieter Becquet (BEL)
Fourth Official: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

8 August 2019, 20:00 CET - Norrköping (Östgötaporten)
IFK Norrköping (SWE) - Hapoel Be'er-Sheva FC (ISR)
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Rens Bluemink (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Þórir Þormar Hákonarson (ISL)

8 August 2019, 20:00 CET - Herning (MCH Arena)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) - Rangers FC (SCO)
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Silver Kõiv (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Aron Härsing (EST)
Fourth Official: Juri Frischer (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Tsitovich (RUS)

8 August 2019, 20:00 CET - Rijeka (Stadion HNK Rijeka)
HNK Rijeka (CRO) - Aberdeen FC (SCO)
Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Núñez Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Luis González González (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Willem van Dop (NED)
Security Officer: Alfredo Lorenzo Mena (ESP)

8 August 2019, 20:00 CET - Luxembourg (Stade Josy Barthel)
F91 Dudelange (LUX) - Nõmme Kalju FC (EST)
Referee: Fábio José da Costa Veríssimo (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luís André Ferreira Pinto de Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Nuno de Sá Martins (POR)
Fourth Official: António Emanuel de Carvalho Nobre (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Hansson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Sonia Testaguzza (SUI)

8 August 2019, 20:30 CET - Vienna (Generali Arena)
FK Austria Wien (AUT) - Apóllon Limassol FC (CYP)
Referee:Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Assistant referee 1:Stefano Alassio (ITA)
Assistant referee 2:Salvatore Longo (ITA)
Fourth official:Gianluca Manganiello (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Helmut Fleischer (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Ginta Pēce (LVA)

8 August 2019, 20:30 CET - Giurgiu (Stadionul Marin Anastasovici)
FCSB (ROU) - FK Mladá Boleslav (CZE)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Vital Jobin (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Jonas Erni (SUI)
Fourth Official: Fedayi San (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eyjólfur Ólafsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)
Security Officer: Robert Marković (MKD)

8 August 2019, 20:30 CET - Vaduz (Rheinpark Stadion)
FC Vaduz (LIE) - Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward Smart (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Hussin (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
Security Officer: Marek Doliński (POL)

8 August 2019, 21:00 CET - Turin (Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino)
Torino FC (ITA) - FC Šachcior Salihorsk (BLR)
Referee: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Dawid Golis (POL)
Fourth Official: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)

8 August 2019, 21:00 CET - Warsaw (Stadion Miejski Legii Warszawa im. Marszałka Józefa Piłsudskiego)
Legia Warszawa (POL) - Atrómitos FC (GRE)
Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Christopher Jäger (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)

8 August 2019, 21:00 CET - Belgrade (Stadion FK Partizan)
FK Partizan (SRB) - Yeni Malatyaspor (TUR)
Referee: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Usachev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitriy Safyan (RUS)
Fourth Official: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

8 August 2019, 21:00 CET - Lucerne (Swissporarena)
FC Luzern (SUI) - RCD Espanyol (ESP)
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Igor Pajač (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Augustus Viorel Constantin (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Siarhiej Iĺič (BLR)

47 comments:

  1. So, as long as the game is confirmed, it seems as FC Universitatea Craiova wont be punished for what happened. I can't believe that.
    It is also true that there is a short time (only one week) and maybe we could get some news on next days before that game...
    Good luck to Dennis Johan Higler, the game is also sonorous for this context (Romanian side against a big Greek team).

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    1. According the hungarian media, UEFA accept Budapest Honvéd's plaint and they will make decision tomorrow after negotiation.

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    2. @chefren by not punished, you mean not expelled from competition this moment? Of course they will be punished severely.
      It is true that terrible and completely unacceptable thing happened, but everything should be considered from different perspectives. Would it be fair for the club, players, normal fans and romanian football that they are punished so hard because of some idiot? I think maybe 3 home games with empty stadium and big financial sanction is enough this time. But just my opinion, we shall see...

      p. s. Fourth referee, according to the rules, can change main referee in case of injury, so it isnt so strange that game continued.

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  2. I expected a more experienced referee for the Craiova - AEK match. Anyway, good luck to mr Higler. He will need it.

    It's sad to read 46 matches so far (10 CL and 36 EL) without a Greek referee.

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    1. A swap between Higler and Van Boekel, for example.

      However, Higler is not a referee who is easily impressed.

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    2. That is true, however, Higler is also a referee who loses control quickly

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    3. You think so? I don't agree. If you'd say he has not much charisma, I agree.

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    4. I get the impression that Higler likes to 'let the game flow' and therefore 'misses' some fouls. He doesn't seem to have the ability to deal with the following protests and that's where he loses control, so it does have to do with his lack of charisma. It also seems to me as if he is afraid of making big decisions (Supercup: sending off Hendrix, disallowing 2-0), which does of course not help. For me, a better approach for a referee who lacks charisma / natural authority (like Higler) would be to be quite strict to keep everything under control.

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    5. Higler even almost lost control in the friendly between Feijenoord and Southampton a few weeks ago... No material for a match like this and I’ll hold my breath.

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    6. Unfortunately, fake news from Jan here. Serdar Gözübüyük was in charge of Feyenoord vs Southampton.

      I also think that it is unfair to say Higler is afraid of making big decisions. In both cases brought forward by anonymous, the referee made the decision which was consistent with his own (disciplinary) line, but not in line with most other referees. You can call them wrong decisions, but I think it shows a referee not afraid to make his own decisions.

      To the wider point about Higler: I think he is a relatively young referee who is still developing his soft skills. IMO he has made good progress in the past couple of years. I would hope he continues his progress and wish him good luck.

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    7. Ah my dear Thomas, evidently a slip of the pen. Of course I meant Feijenoord playing Scottish Angers handled by Higler, my bad.
      The heart of the message however stays upright, so no fake news whatsoever.

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    8. French Angers of course, French!

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    9. Just in time, or I would have had your head ;-)

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    10. @Thomas
      Well, those decisions did lead to him losing control because he was not able to manage protests.
      Also, it wasn't consistent with his line because shortly after possible 2YC he gave YC for an almost identical foul.

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  3. Anything for the FA community shield??

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  4. Ot:

    Guardiola got yellow carded for his protests after Gomez dangerous challenge on Silva not being punished.

    Other than that,pretty calm game for Atkinson with 1 booking for De Bruyne.

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  5. OT

    It seems that VAR is being used in Bolivia......

    https://t.co/LyoJCyVncZ

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    1. The penalty had to be retaken, just look at defender position...

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  6. What is the story with Hungarian referees? Tamás Bognár no more good for UEFA? Nobody after Kassai?

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    1. Brondby - Braga is a good game for Bognar I think

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  7. I would like to congratulate the owners of this site for publishing with excellent accuracy all appointments. Well done! Is there any Greek ref that has been appointed for a return fixture next week? I find strange that Papapetrou has been on the list yet. Kominis is also a category two ref.

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  8. Admins, is there any chance to find the LoTG questions test in Zagreb for Elite referees?

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  9. OT: IFAB published the following in their web regarding situation we all have seen here:

    There has been much debate about whether, at a goal kick, the goalkeeper is permitted to ‘lift’ the ball to a team mate to head or chest it back to the goalkeeper to catch and then put into play. The views of technical and refereeing experts about whether this is within the ‘spirit’ of the Laws is divided so the matter will be discussed by The IFAB. Until then, this practice should not be permitted nor should it be penalised. If it occurs the referee should order the goal kick to be re-taken (but without any disciplinary action).

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  10. 2 interesting situations in Molde-Aris (30-32'). A head of one Molde player was bleeding and he got a bandage on his head. Then he entered the pitch obviously without permission from the ref and got a YC. One minute later Aris GK made crucial mistake and created a chance for Molde. The two players (and not the GK) were nearest to goal line, so the goal was confirmed. Very good concentration by AR1, although Greeks protested.

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  11. Torino - Shakhter minute 15' very controversial goal allowed by Stefański. Player jumped on the opponent to score by head following a corner kick action. I think quite clear irregular action... protests by Belarusan side.

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    1. Indeed
      https://www.eredmenyek.com/merkozes/plvFtm2q/#video

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    2. 43' a penalty appeal by Torino for handball, it must be checked.

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  12. Generally very good refereeing for José Luis Munuera Montero at Sparta Praha - Trabzonspor game. Good control and nice approach to the players. Promising Spanish referee.

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  13. Generally so bad refereeing for Alexandre Boucaut at Sarajevo-Bate game. He was out of control. Very controversial first goal for Bate (ball in/out) and penalty in this situation (awful decision): https://twitter.com/i/status/1159543976480903168.

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    1. holding continuing inside the penalty area, correct penalty but it should also be a RC

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    2. I think that ball is in and penalty is incorrect.

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    3. Fully correct penalty as the holding indeed continued inside the penalty area but a big technical mistake that a YC instead of a RC was shown as that was DOGSO and there was no attempt to play the ball.

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    4. @Unknown How can you say that it's an incorrect penalty? Clear holding and DOGSO that continued inside the penalty area. The only (big) mistake in that situation was to show a YC instead of a RC. What are your arguments against the PK?

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    5. Penalty is correct, the holding ends inside the box.
      However this was a DOGSO without a genuine attempt to play ball, so RC to be issued (crucial mistake). I think referee made an assessment based on the chances to control the ball, but for sure attacker would have reached it before keeper.

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  14. Martin Schüttengruber with an okayish performance in Warsaw. Greek players committed a lot of fouls. 4 YC given all for Atromitos' players and all correctly given. Referee shouted a lot of times during the game. Generally players were aggressive against the referee all the time.

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  15. Sergey Ivanov (Partizan-Malatia) I would say 8,5. Good approach, good management, all bookings correct (7 or 8), always close but not too close. Very fast game, both teams have fast players, heavy rain - lot of things that made his job not easy, but he dealt with all of them excellent. He showed that is in an very good form. 3 penalty appeals for home side correctly denied (maybe one yellow card for simulation could be issued), and one penalty for partizan correctly given for punishable handball (not tough decision, though).
    If we compare him and Martins who was also in Belgrade two days ago, I can only say that I am very sad and disappointing that he didn't whistle game Crvena zvezda-Kobenhavn. He is undoubtedly much better referee than Portuguese. Also i have to add that, if I am not wrong, his ARs didn't make any mistake and they had several very close decisions to make in, again, one very fast match.

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  16. Any reports about Higler's performance??

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    1. He had a good performance on an easy-going match. No harsh tackles, no protests, no penalty area incidents. Good foul detection and disciplinary control (2 cautions at 81', 90+3').

      Both AR's with correct offside calls.

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  17. Did somebody watch Neftci vs Bnei-Yehuda?
    The guest team complained that the late equaliser was scored at '97, two minutes after the end of additional time. Unfortunately, I can't find any link to this game...

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wOBA60aSRA
      Goal was scored at 96:05.

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  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFY6uF05rvo
    01:07
    Do you agree if I say that 2-0 goal (01:07 in the video) should be stuff for VAR in CL games? In my opinion a clear foul.

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  19. Dinamo Tiflis - Feyenoord Rotterdam: Stegemann - Achmüller, Gittelmann - Schröder
    Wolverhampton Wanderers - Pjunik Jerewan: Dankert - Häcker, Rohde - Ittrich


    Source : DFB.de

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  20. Honvéd fans yesterday in Budapest. They can't accept UEFA's decision. http://www.csakfoci.hu/magyar-foci/nb-i/honved/uefamafia-budapesti-hidon-tiltakoztak-a-honved-szurkoloi-a-botranyos-dontes-ellen-foto?fbclid=IwAR3TT9kRk6Rf-XGBzl5cfHGxu4_0bEprp51DKD3YcdiUSwK-VOL6Wb5Pr-Q

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