Thursday, 27 February 2020

Europa League 2019/20 - Round of 32 - Referee Appointments (II)

UEFA Referees Committee has chosen the following officials to handle the second leg games to be played for Round of 32 of 2019/20 Europa League.

26 February 2020, 18:00 CET - Braga (Estádio Municipal de Braga)
SC Braga (POR) - Rangers FC (SCO)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Glenn Nyberg (SWE)
Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Tanya Gravina (MLT)

27 February 2020, 18:55 CET - Barcelona (RCDE Stadium)
RCD Espanyol (ESP) - Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (ENG)
Referee: Marco Guida (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Giorgio Peretti (ITA)
Fourth Official: Fabio Maresca (ITA)
Video Assistant Referee: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Maurizio Mariani (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Matthew Paris (MLT)

27 February 2020, 18:55 CET - Istanbul (İstanbul Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu)
İstanbul Başakşehir FK (TUR) -  Sporting Clube de Portugal (POR)
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Iñigo Prieto López de Ceraín (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Marcin Stefanski (POL)

27 February 2020, 18:55 CET - Porto (Estádio do Dragão)
FC Porto (POR) - Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER)
Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Ionuț Marius Avram (ROU)
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Di Bello (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hațegan (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Lamprini Dimitriou (GRE)

27 February 2020, 18:55 CET - Basel (St. Jakob-Park)
FC Basel 1893 (SUI) - APOEL FC (CYP)
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomas Mokrusch (CZE)
Fourth Official: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Video Assistant Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Wachowski (POL)

27 February 2020, 18:55 CET - Linz (Stadion der Stadt Linz)
LASK (AUT) - AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojković (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Novak Simović (SRB)
Video Assistant Referee: Joao Pedro Silva Pinheiro (POR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Luís Miguel Branco Godinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

27 February 2020, 18:55 CET - Malmö (Malmö Stadion)
Malmö Fotbollförening (SWE) - VfL Wolfsburg (GER)
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Francis Connor (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: David McGeachie (SCO)
Fourth Official: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Video Assistant Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: David Pugh (ENG)

27 February 2020, 18:55 CET - Gent (KAA Gent Stadium)
KAA Gent (BEL) - AS Roma (ITA)
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pablo González Fuertes (ESP)
Video Assistant Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)

27 February 2020, 21:00 CET - Seville (Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán)
Sevilla FC (ESP) - CFR 1907 Cluj (ROU)
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Lee Betts (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Anthony Bloch (ENG)

27 February 2020, 21:00 CET - Glagsow (Celtic Park)
Celtic FC (SCO) - F.C. Copenhagen (DEN)
Referee: Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Licino Barbosa Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares (POR)
Fourth Official: Miguel Hugo Filipe Ferreira C. Moreira (POR)
Video Assistant Referee: Tiago Bruno Lopes Martins (POR)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Bruno Miguel Campos Rodrigues (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Petr Fousek (CZE)

27 February 2020, 21:00 CET - Amsterdam (Johan Cruijff ArenA)
AFC Ajax (NED) - Getafe CF (ESP)
Referee: Anastasios Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ioannis Papadopoulos (GRE)
Video Assistant Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer:  Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell Zor (SVN)

27 February 2020,21:00 CET - London (Emirates)
Arsenal FC (ENG) - Olympiacos FC (GRE)
Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alberto Tegoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Piero Giacomelli (ITA)
Video Assistant Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Stefano Alassio (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Damgaard (DEN)

27 February 2020, 21:00 CET - Manchester (Old Trafford)
Manchester United FC (ENG) - Club Brugge (BEL)
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan de Vries (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Video Assistant Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz Michael Fröhlich (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)

27 February 2020, 21:00 CET - Milano (Stadio Giuseppe Meazza)
FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) - PFC Ludogorets 1945 (BUL)
Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Seidel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Fourth Official: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Christian Gittelmann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

27 February 2020, 21:00 CET - Salzburg (Stadion Salzburg)
FC Salzburg (AUT) - Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Karim Abed (FRA)
Video Assistant Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)

27 February 2020, 21:00 CET - Lisbon (Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica)
SL Benfica (POR) - FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Jeroen Manschot (NED)
Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Dennis Higler (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Johny Vanspauwen (BEL)

139 comments:

  1. At least, TOP ELITE referee at Shakhtar Donetsk match:)

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  2. Based on the first legs, imo Sidiropoulos has the toughest match, huge test for him especially for the way that Getafe plays.

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  3. Good match and important test for Massa after no CL group stage appointment.
    Otherwise more or less normal appointments. Nobody missing from the First Group referees, who were at the seminar, as far as I see.
    Mateu with a double appointment after CL last week - surely could have been avoided as there are Elite referees without a match.

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  4. Elite referees not appointed so far: Makkelie (NED), Hategan (ROU), Kruzliak (SVK), Skomina (SVN).
    All Category 1 called for Winter Course have been appointed.
    Mateu Lahoz game in Turkey, considering that he already appeared in CL and he will handle El Clasico on Sunday, sounds like a replacement, it could have been avoided but we know that RFEF-CTA doesn't care so much about that. He is the only referee with the second appointment in KO stage.

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    1. As a referee from Slovakia, I read some interview with Kruzliak, where he told he will not appear in CL KO stages because of injury he suffered some time ago. Maybe some EL appointment coming next round.

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  5. Big match for Sidiropoulos!

    Are there debutants for a ko stage game Chefren?

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  6. Wow, very big test for Sidiropoulos.

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    1. Indeed, but it is also important not to forget: these appointments were made before the 1Ls last week.

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    2. This reminds me of Sidiropoulos being appointed to England-Croatia in Nations League. He was the referee of the decisive match for 1st place because UEFA didn't expect Spain to lose against Croatia the previous days.

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    3. I guess most of the appointments were made before, but I'm quite sure on last Friday there were final changes / confirmations.
      As example, Guida as debut in EL KO stage, gets a game with a 4-0 score in first leg, I don't think this is a coincidence. Very soft game, at least on paper, and it suits for him.

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    4. It will be a tough match for the Greek crew. There's been a lot of controversy on the 1st leg about Getafe's style of play, lots of Ajax supporters arguing that they played very aggressive, about dissent and time wasting (IDK where I did read that in terms of actual playing-time, GET-AJA was the 'shortest' match in UEFA Europa League since 2009)...

      And Getafe holds a 2 goal advantage. If Ajax manages to score the 1-0, it might be very challenging. An excellent test though in terms of Euro 2020 selection.

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  7. If I'm not wrong, it should be the debut for Královec in a UEFA game with VAR, he skipped most of 2019 group stage due to an injury and he officiated only a game in Europa League.

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    1. But they have it domestically, so he has some experience with it.

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  8. Interested is that no Raczkowski

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  9. 44' in Braga - Rangers: penalty decision by Ekberg. Deliberate handball. Arm was open. Penalty confirmed by VAR.

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  10. 76' Goal correctly disallowed for offside to Rangers.

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  11. OT: Australian Referee Appointments
    Hyundai A-League Match-day 21 -

    Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers -
    Friday 28, February 2020
    Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
    Kick-Off: 8:00pm (Local) (8:00pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Alireza Faghani (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Kearney Robinson
    Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas
    VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

    Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory -
    Saturday, 29 February 2020
    McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle
    Kick-Off: 5:00pm (Local) (5:00pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Adam Fielding
    Assistant Referee 1: Andrej Giev
    Assistant Referee 2: Matthew McOrist
    Fourth Official: Kurt Ams (FIFA)
    VAR: Kate Jacewicz (FIFA)

    Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
    Saturday, 29 February 2020
    Marvel Stadium, Docklands
    Kick-Off: 7:30pm (Local) (7:30pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Chris Beath (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: George Lakrindis (FIFA)
    Fourth Official: Jack Morgan
    VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

    Western United v Central Coast Mariners -
    Sunday 1 March 2020
    GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
    Kick-Off: 4:00pm (Local) (4:00pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Ben Abraham
    Assistant Referee 1: Wilson Brown
    Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Meimarakis
    Fourth Official: Adam Bavcar
    VAR: Chris Beath (FIFA)

    Melbourne City v Brisbane Roar -
    Sunday, 1 March 2020
    AAMI Park, Melbourne
    Kick-Off: 6:30pm (Local) (6:30pm (AEDT))
    Referee: Shaun Evans (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski
    Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers
    VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

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  12. Salzburg - Frankfurt is today postponed because gusts of wind above 120 km / h

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    1. Salzburg - Frankfurt will be played tomorrow, 18:00 CET.

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  13. I ask information to German Readers ,can you tell me how Sören Storks' career is progressing? Do you know when he might become FIFA?
    Thanks a lot.

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    1. Who will be Brych replacement next year?

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    2. His current season is not good. He only had 5 matches in 1. Bundesliga so far and some bad performances among them.
      Therefore he should be no FIFA candidate at the moment.
      The clear favourite for the next German FIFA referee is Sven Jablonski.
      But Storks is only 31, so he could still improve and get a place in some years.

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  14. 10' in Porto - Leverkusen, crucial mistake by AR1, he disallowed a goal by Leverkusen, VAR changed decision. Regular goal.

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  15. Penalty after VAR review in Basel. Wasn't one for me and also I don't see an argument to ask for an OFR

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  16. Crucial mistake by AR2 between Malmö - Wolfsburg because before offside. VAR changed decision. No offside and Goal for Wolfsburg

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    1. Good by Collum to not get stressed and blow the whistle too early.

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  17. 43' Correct penalty by Jovanovic in Linz. Maybe a YC missing.

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  18. 55' Correct PK + YC by Guida.

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  19. Great RC decision by Kovács: RC for violent conduct (deliberate elbow).

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  20. RC against Porto for violent conduct.
    Great decision by Kovacs.

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  21. 85' Excellent RC for SFP (excessive force, use of elbow) by Kovács in Porto.

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  22. Extra time in Istanbul. Can anybody tell me how was Mateu before minute 69 (when I joined)? Thanks!

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  23. Extra time in Istanbul. Poor Mateu, he can arrive quite tired for Clásico on Sunday :D

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    1. The appointment of Mateu Lahoz was an excellent reading of this game by committee :)

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  24. It will be interesting to check the penalty incident in Basel with VAR intervention. Given the OFR called by Gil, it should have been something very blatant. I only watched second penalty given by Kralovec, correct decision, he had a very good positioning and view. VAR confirmed that it was ONSIDE.
    So far (hopefully I didn't miss anything) three interventions by VAR for correcting decisions: two offsides (Collum and Kovacs games) and the penalty by Kralovec in Basel.

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  25. For me incorrect intervention. Contact was made by the attacker, a different view was shown which confirms this was only shown after penalty was awarded. Any other views

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    1. For me also no penalty and of course never VAR stuff.
      Gil did not show good performances as VAR in the last time.

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    2. No penalty. Attacker is the one who makes the foul.

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  26. Lahoz masterclass in Istanbul until now.

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  27. Mateu Lahoz with a crucial penalty for Istanbul in the last minutes of the game! Correct decision!

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  28. Interesting SPA vs DOGSO situation in London.

    Massa decided YC.

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    1. I think what makes this interesting is both players attempting to make the foul which leads to questions about covering defenders as they're both on the ground.

      I'm not sure of possession if there was no foul but that was just on a quick viewing so may be wrong. If one defender had stayed up I wouldn't doubt SPA, but still an interesting situation.

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  29. 117' in ISB vs SPO - Lahoz with an absolutely correct penalty.

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  30. PK + RC for handball in Manchester.

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  31. 21' MUN vs BRU correct penalty and a red card for DOGSO-H for BRU #77, VAR recommend OFR, I disagree with this OFR as imo this is an obvious goal scoring opportunity denied by handling.

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  32. Sidirópoulos already booked both Getafe and Ajax trainers hahaha

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  33. OFR in Manchester: clear penalty for handball, Gozubuyuk gave RC for DOGSO. Keeper was behind, one must understand whether ball would have entered the net. I think YC would have been better decision, but at the same time no clear and obvious mistake, OFR was not needed. Indeed Gozubyuk after a long time watching monitor, confirmed everything. I think VAR shouldn't have called him, but before that, better for him to give YC on the pitch as original decision.

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    1. Me too, better to give a YC but OFR was not needed :)

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    2. Wasn’t it good for selling the decision to everybody in the stadium?

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    3. While I understand YC reasoning I do think RC myself, I get the thinking about the keeper, but even if it's not an obvious goal, I would consider it an obvious goal scoring opportunity, as the shot is goalbound and without the deliberate handling would definitely be an OGSO.

      I don't think this is the sort of decision to be 'sold', it's not really contentious, it's a clear offence, the temperature of the game isn't in doubt and it doesn't really justify an OFR for that.

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  34. For me PK and YC. RC is wrong in my opinion. Intervention not correct as for intervention it should be really clear and obvious. Important mistake of both officials, referee and VAR (7.9).

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  35. Sidiropoulus with a good first half. Active and trying to calm small potential fires. 4YC already, all correct. 2 for Getafe because of delaying play. 2 for SFP. And 2 bonus cards YC for both coaches.

    Tense 2nd half to be expected because of the getafe way of play and the score.

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    1. SFP can only be a RC. I guess you mean 'reckless challenge'.

      Btw, the YC in 28' was borderline, Zwayer decided not to suggest a review.

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    2. You’re right with the sfp. The 28min one was YC with a red edge as we say in Holland. :) A OFR wouldn’t have surprised me. But YC was defendable.

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    3. That's maybe why it was not VAR material and Zwayer abstained.

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  36. It has been said many times here in Spain, but I will say it once more: the way Getafe play is disgusting and unsporting.

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    1. David Soria already with a YC for time-wasting in 10' (after Ajax goal).

      If Ajax manages to score again, he is very likely to make more YC worthy time-wasting offences. I hope Sidirópoulos has the courage to send him off if that's the case.

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    2. I hope so. In the last situation of the first half, he had arguments to send Mata off for the same thing he booked Nyom. Luckily for Mata, Olivera ran for the ball thus preventing much dissent.

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    3. I will be surprised when getafe ends with 11. Lot’s of players are in the race for a 2nd YC or direct sending off.

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  37. 5 YC at HT in Amsterdam, all of them for Getafe. 2 for time-wasting/anti-fair play, 1 for reckless challenge and 1 for dissent. Plus, both managers are also booked.

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    1. Correction AJA #47 also has a YC In the situation after the goal he scored in ‘10

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  38. Basel - APOEL:
    https://streamable.com/zlyun
    In my opinion this was not VAR stuff. I think mistake by Gil in calling referee to OFR. I don't have the perception of a clear and obvious mistake. Play on would have been possible. I can speculate that Gil asked Kralovec about the real perception of the incident, but still, I'm not convinced that this was a clear penalty. Attacker puts leg there, and then of course you have a contact...

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    1. I agree . There was a replay after the penalty had been awarded clearly showing the attacker made the contact. Poor VAR intervention

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    2. One can make arguments for either play on or penalty. And for that reason there should not be a VAR intervention as this is not a clear and obvious error.

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  39. BTW, I hope some of you have recognized Mejuto González as Getafe's delegate!

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  40. Ajax-Getafe looks really like a Regional/Kreisliga/Sunday League game lol

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  41. 3 reckless fouls missed in the same attack. Not what I'd expect from an Elite referee.

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  42. And Ajax scored. Tense game...

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  43. ‘65 correct YC for dangerous play of AHA #17

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  44. A special wish to Sidiropoulos for the last 30 minutes of this very hot game...

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  45. 72' Own-goal correctly disallowed by AR2.

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  46. 75' Correct YC for Ajax #21, who could have easily earned a 2nd one if Sidirópoulos had spotted him clapping ironically in the distance.

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  47. IMO bad performance of sidiropolous, not always in control of all the unsporting behaviour by getafe players

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  48. I'm eager to know how much time will be added in Amsterdam.

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  49. Sidiropoulus for me the man of the match! Quite challenging with strong leadership and always in control. Of course we can discuss some disciplinary decisions, but in this kind of matches that's less important. I only hope he will add a least 6/7 minutes according time waisting.

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    1. Especially in this kind of match it is really important take the correct disciplinary actions.

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    2. Of course it's important, but with war on the field and the referee how is trying to do everything can't be blamed to miss a card or to show one to much. This is surviving.

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    3. Sure but we don’t talk about one card but about a game which started with unsporting behaviour from the 1. minute. If someone like mata runs to the ref after every whistle, such a person can not only be booked once.

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    4. When al the unsporting actions would be cautioned with a card than the match had to be stopped. It’s annoying the style of play of Getafe bbut sidiropoulus with a good balance in management and issueing cards sofar.

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    5. That’s where we have different views. A top ref would have managed the game in a way that these unsporting actions would stop either by booking players or by personality. Therefore, sidiropoulus is not a top ref (it’s not his first game having issues with this kind of players and style)

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    6. Sidiropoulus is a top ref. I am very interested in how you would have done it. Its about the bigger picture here. For me he was great!

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    7. What bigger picture? I already said how two options to manage this can look like. And i Never Said i am better but top refs like lahoz, skomina, Bruch, Cakir wouldn’t have these problems because of their raffinesse to manage the game. But sure, personal views and I think we’re both not the only ones with contrasting sights:)

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    8. The only thing i am wondering is how the 2 matches would have been when top elite refs of the northern part would’ve been the ref. There is a big cultural difference and less tolerance in the northern than in the southern part of europe in relation to this theatre or acting.

      2nd half wasn’t as challenging as the first. Sidiropoulus had to stay focussed since one moment could heat up the match straight away.

      Over the two matches was the performance of the ref team in match 1 the most of influence on the outcome of the two matches.

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  50. VAR in action in Glasgow, missed deliberate handball by Soares Dias. Penalty to Celtic after OFR.

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  51. Dimitriadis should really report those dissents to the referee, Onana had to stop Blind of running towards him.

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  52. Goal disallowed after VAR intervention in Sevilla.

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  53. Sevilla - Cluj: a goal was disallowed by VAR for deliberate handball, but Treimanis didn't go to make an OFR. That's a clear procedure mistake by the Latvian. Should have been rewatched. However, final decision was correct.

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    1. Attacker handball is not OFR, because its factual with a goal.

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    2. The handball in my opinion is not something factual but it must be detected by referee.

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    3. I don't think Treimanis could make such a simple procedural mistake. I am quite sure it is a recommendation from the committee that VAR-only reviews should be made in situations like this (and I fully agree with that), so I think the Latvian did everything correctly and the final decision was correct. Also, can't blame the referee too much for not spotting it live because it's hard in such situations.

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    4. The referee go to look to see if it was deliberate. Hitting the arm is factual. Scoring a goal has not to be delibarate. So factual.

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    5. I can make an example, sometimes it is not clear whether the touch occurs by shoulder / arm or another part of body. This creates the need of an assessment by referee. For this reason, I disagree that it is a factual decision like offside. Must pass through the eyes of referee.

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    6. But it is only my point of view and if this is an instruction by committee, I accept that ;)

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    7. But if it's clear, that the ball touched the arm immediately before a goal, the VAR can take this decision on his own. There would be no advantage in using an OFR.
      In Germany, we e.g. had a goal disallowed for handball without OFR just last Saturday (Hamburg derby, Manuel Gräfe).

      If the part of the body is not clear or it needs interpretation, whether it is immediate enough, an OFR should be done though (or no VAR intervention).

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    8. Chefren, your example has a point but I think the best solution to that is the one described by Philipp S.

      Philipp S, I fully agree with every single word you said. I think that on the topic of 'handballs before goals' our opinions are as similar as they can be. ;)

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    9. Correct procedure here and handballs by attackers are see as factual decisions. If not clear, VAR can always ask the ref to go to the screen.

      What the handbook says:

       For factual decisions e.g. position of an offence or player (offside), point of contact (handball/foul), location (inside or outside the penalty area), ball out of play etc. a VAR-only review is usually appropriate but an ‘on-field review’ (OFR) can be used for a factual decision if it will help manage the players/ match or ‘sell’ the decision (e.g. a crucial match-deciding decision late in the game)

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  54. 90+3' Correct YC for a reckless challenge happened a minute earlier, Sidirópoulos had given a good advantage.

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  55. Getafe players were acting on the pitch all 97 minutes - from the beginning till the last seconds. Awful to watch. Lot of time delay, they changed players who will take corner, out, free kick... UEFA has to find the way to sanction this behavior - referee doesn't have much possibilities. For me, they should get 10 YCs for that.

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  56. Well, considering the circumstances, very good performance by Sidiropoulos, IMO. Some things to improve, of course, but this match was more about survival than anything else, and he achieved that.

    Rosetti should appoint experienced Elite referee for the next matches of Getafe.

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  57. Mejuto González conserves his signalling and management skills...XD

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ER0GobGX0AgmXdb?format=jpg&name=large

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    2. I am not sure whether it was a DOGSO, another Oly defender was close to Arsenal attacker. So no red card can be supportable. And what 3 pens you are talking about?)
      Overall it was a good match by Massa, he was always in control and no crucial mistakes in my view.

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  59. First ever use of VAR in Scotland: https://streamja.com/AOPd

    Copenhagen player given a YC but could it have been a RC for DOGSO-H with the Celtic striker ready to score?

    Otherwise a decent enough performance by Artur Soares Dias.

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  60. Europa League predictions?

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    1. İstanbul Başakşehir (TUR) v Copenhagen (DEN) Kavanah

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  61. MY GUESS / PREDICTION FOR EL

    INTER - GETAFE STIELER - MADDEN
    SIVIGLIA - ROMA KRUZLIAK - BUQUET
    INSTANBUL - COPENHAGEN EKBERG - KABAKOV
    RANGERS - BAYER L. ESTRADA FERNANDEZ - SIDIROPOLUS
    WOLFSBURG - SHAKTHAR COLLUM - JOVANOVIC
    SALISBURGO/FRANCOFORTE - BASILEA MAZEIKA - TREIMANIS
    OLYMPIAKOS - WOLVES BASTIEN - AYTEKIN
    LASK - M. UTD KRALOVEC - SIEBERT

    RETURN LEG CL

    JUVENTUS - LIONE D. MAKKELIE (IV KIHUJIS - VAR GUZUBUYUK)
    M CITY - REAL M. B. KUIPERS (IV MULDER - VAR VAN BOECKEL)
    LIVERPOOL - ATL M.S. KARASEV (IV MESHKOV - VAR GIL)
    BAYERN M. - CHELSEA C. DEL CERRO GRANDE (IV: SANCHEZ - VAR: HERNANDEZ)
    BARCA - NAPOLI A TAYLOR (IV PAWSON - VAR KAVANAGH)
    LIPSIA - TOTT. F. ZWAYER (IV FRITZ - VAR: STAGEMANN)
    PSG - BORUSSIA D. D. SKOMINA (IV JUG - VAR: VINCIC)
    VALENCIA - ATALANTA A. SOARES DIAS (IV HUGO MIGUEL - VAR LOPES MARTINS)

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    1. I think Inter - Getafe will need at least one elite referee.

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    2. Dear man, Zwayer with Leipzig?

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    3. Sorry for my crucial mistake. Let me swap Zwayer with Karasev

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    4. Predicition CL :

      Juventus - Lyon : Zwayer VAR : Stegemann
      Manchester City - Real Madrid : Skomina VAR : Marciniak
      Liverpool - Atletico Madrid : Makkelie VAR : Kamphuis
      Bayern Munich - Chelsea : Del Cerro Grande VAR : Martinez Sanchez
      Barcelona - Napoli : Taylor VAR : Attwell
      Leipzig - Tottenham : Karasev VAR : Meshkov
      Paris SG - Borussia Dortmund : Kuipers VAR : van Boekel
      Valencia - Atalanta : Soares Dias VAR : Martins


      EL

      Inter Milano - Getafe : Cakir VAR : Kalkavan

      Sevilla - Roma : Grinfeeld VAR : Pinheiro

      Basakehir - Copenhagen : Buquet VAR : Millot

      Rangers - Leverkusen : Kabakov VAR : Fabbri

      Wolfsburg - Donezk : Kruzliak VAR : Irrati

      Salzburg/Frankfurt - Basel : Collum VAR : Kavanagh

      Olympiakos Piräus - Wolves : Ekberg VAR : Gil Manzano

      LASK Linz - Manchester United : Stieler VAR : Dankert

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  62. Mine are (VAR in brackets)
    Valencia - Atalanta: Soares Dias (Martins)
    Leipzig - Tottenham: Makkelie (Kamphuis)
    Liverpool - Atlético Madrid: Kuipers (van Boekel)
    PSG - Borussia Dortmund: Hategan (Marciniak)
    Juventus - Lyon: Zwayer (Stegemann)
    Manchester City - Real Madrid: Skomina (Makkelie)
    Barcelona - Napoli: Taylor (Attwell)
    Bayern Munchen - Chelsea: del Cerro Grande (Gil Manzano)

    Inter Milano - Getafe: Aytekin (Dingert) / Turpin (Letexier)
    Sevilla - Roma: Vincic (Kalkavan) / Karasev (Meshkov)
    Basakehir - Copenhagen: Stieler (Dankert) / Collum (Kavanagh)
    Rangers - Leverkusen: Jovanovic (Pinheiro) / Orsato (Irrati)
    Wolfsburg - Donezk: Kovacs (Fabbri) / Marciniak (Gil)
    Salzburg/Frankfurt - Basel: Ekberg (Hernandez) / Kulbakov (Soares Dias)
    Olympiakos Piräus - Wolves: Gil Manzano (Martinez) / Kralovec (Millot)
    LASK Linz - Manchester United: Grinfeeld (Valeri) / Bastien (Buquet)

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  63. Correct early YC by Bastien for dissent (4’).

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    1. And correct YC for studs (15’). Very good start by the French.

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  64. Very good performance by Benoît Bastien in Salzburg - Frankfurt. IMO the first 25 minutes of the game can be seen as a textbook example of great refereeing. Disciplinary control is very good (YC after 4 minutes must have been the earliest that I’ve seen given for dissent, and I love it), two further reckless challenges were also correctly cautioned.
    Great personality also shown by the Frenchman, he can be very authoritarian and firm (as seen in 4’ and 16’), but also very calm and composed (see 43’) with players. Well balanced relationship with players.

    However, I’m having doubts about the penalty appeal for Salzburg in 3’. In the replay, it looked like a clear foul for me (stamp), Bastien waved play-on. Millot checked it and sticked with the original decision. If anyone had a clip, I’d be grateful.

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    1. https://streamable.com/lzu44

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    2. Seems like I got it completely wrong. More the attacker who stamps on the opponent, 7.9 for me, Bastien got it right in the end. :D

      Looks a bit like the penalty awarded by Marciniak last year in Barcelona-Lyon.

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    3. Absolutely excellent match by Benoît Bastien. He simply got everything right and read the match well. 8.6+

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