Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Champions League 2019/20 - Referee Appointments - Round of 16 (Second Leg, II)

Second legs of 2019-20 UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Referees in charge of Wednesday's games. 
11.03.2020, 21:00 CET
Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) - Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (ENG)
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Radenko Mijatović (SVN)

11.03.2020, 21:00 CET
Anfield, Liverpool (ENG)
Liverpool FC (ENG) - Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Video Assistant Referee: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lucílio Cardoso Cortez Batista (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

81 comments:

  1. Based on the observer, I can not think of any other name than Anthony Taylor in Paris.

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    1. Trentalange has been replaced by Hugh Dallas, but your guess is correct :)

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    2. Scottish observes Englishman?

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    3. It is a replacement, however I think there aren't problems in that, given also the role of Dallas :)

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    4. Ok:)
      So, Taylor can be a candidate for the one of the finals ?

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    5. Taylor is not candidate.

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    6. Seems like my statement that even Italian observers will be replaced, not only referees, is true.
      OT: Fabio Verissimo replaces Bastian Dankert in Youth League match Juventus-Real. Maybe Brych in Europa League?

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    7. Dankert has a domestic match today. So he was unlikely to take the YL match anyway.

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    8. I forgot to check domestic appointments. Thank Philipp S for the info :)

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  2. Both referees had both teams in the group stage.
    But otherwise suitable appointments, confirming once again that Makkelie and Taylor have arrived at the very top of UEFA refereeing (and therefore are final candidates IMO).

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  3. Still no Skomina😪😪😪

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  4. Both are sensible appointments.

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  5. People are still on the Taylor train but I urge you too watch his last 5 big matches in Premier League and Europe. There are mistakes in most of them, with the European games being corrected with the help of VAR.

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  6. Easy to lose sight of it, but what a CL KO stage debut for Taylor! I can't remember a better one than that.

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  7. Interested situation for Taylor but nice for Makkelie

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  8. Game in Paris will be played behind closed doors, police have confirmed.

    https://twitter.com/prefpolice/status/1236962316186419201

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  9. OT : Your opinion - penalty or not?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7SK0Oz4JhA

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    1. Ima kontakta ali ne svira se za ovo penal.

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    2. Penalty and yc.

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    3. easy PK and YC for reckless

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  10. Basel - Frankfurt will not be played in Basel. Source : Official Site by FC Basel

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    1. Piräus - Wolverhampton will be played on Thurday behind closed doors. UEFA have confirmed.

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  11. A video has became viral of a match in the 3rd Portuguese League (Toreense vs Anadia), where the referee Luís Reforço invented a penalty for the for the home team at the score of 0-1, and gave the away team a straight red card. Then the penalty was taken 3 times, until the Toreense player scored, as the first two penalties were missed by their player. The match ended 2-1 for the home team, Anadia ending the game in 9 players.

    https://www.record.pt/multimedia/videos/detalhe/conselho-de-arbitragem-afasta-arbitro-de-imediato-apos-estes-lances-estranhos-no-torreense-anadia?ref=HP_DestaquesPrincipais

    Any Portuguese readers can offer us some insights over Luís Reforço? Records show he was a ref in Primeira Liga between 2007-2010.

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  12. https://record.vsports.pt/vod/58038/m/567751/record/d91e7eb594a571f767cbfa377370d650

    Penalty or not!?

    Ref: Soares Dias (POR)
    VAR: Vasco Santos (POR)

    FC Porto - Rio Ave FC
    Liga NOS - Portugal

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    1. Yes, because this attack was reckless. Penalty kick + yellow card.

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  13. The situation is becoming very worrying in Italy.
    All sports have been stopped until further notice (very likely 3 April, but this date could be extended).
    Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has extended restrictions to whole country. People not allowed to travel if not for very extra-ordinary reasons. This will last for a quite long time. I don't know how it will be possible to play Europa League game on Thursday Inter - Getafe and I'm really curious about appointment.
    FC Internazionale already announced to withdraw from Youth League, game against Rennes planned for Wednesday has been annulled, Rennes will win 3-0 by walkover.
    Let's see how UEFA will manage this emergency. Given also that something is happening also in other European countries, the close future is not so much reassuring.

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    1. It will be intresting to see how will this affect Champions and Europa league matches involving Italian teams.
      Italian match officilas appointments have been canceled, now the first match was canceled (I really hope UEFA will show emphaty and not punish Inter for withdrawal from Youth League despite the regulation say so).
      Tomorrow will be interesting day when we may found out what will happened with all those matches involving Italian teams.

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    2. "Money over purpose. That is the key."

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  14. Manchester City-Real Madrid: Skomina
    Juventus-Lyon: Zwayer

    Barcelona-Napoli: Kuipers
    Bayern-Chelsea: Sidiropoulos

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  15. No appointment for Turpin on the next Ligue 1 matchday and he was only VAR last week. I think we will see him in EL on Thursday.

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  16. Personal source from Finnish FA: UEFA is considering to play Euro 2020 closed door, no spectators.
    I cannot verify the authenticity of this news.

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    1. May be it will be better to change city?
      For example Lisboa/Warsaw/Istanbul instead of Rome ?

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    2. COVID-19 has spread all across Europe. Changing the city doesn't solve the problem.

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    1. Seems that the ARs are using regular flags instead of buzzers. Is this usually happening in CL/EL?

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  18. Pavel Královec (Karel Hrubeš), Mattias Gestranius (Sultan Al Harbi), Muhammad Al-Howaish (Khaled Al Teris), Srđan Jovanović (Marc Nagtegaal), Tamás Bognár (Aliaksiej Kuĺbakoŭ) and István Kovács (Ingmar Oostrom) are the referees for today's games in the Saudi Professional League.

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  19. Qatari officials invited to Copa America 2020 by CONMEBOL.
    https://twitter.com/alkassdigital/status/1237712828418732033

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    1. Interesting, but no invitation for Australian match officials?? Qatar and Australia are the two guest teams for this years Copa America.

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  20. How long Makkelie will keep this game without cards? So far, OK. But...

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    1. Yep, same issue I have with him. But so far, he has control.

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  21. Difficult task for Makkelie to keep control while being so often crowded by players but he was top level in the first half!

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  22. he's got the match in hand, for now the players are playing and not making fun of him. Good job Makke

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  23. If I counted right, three time Atletico's players crowded Makkelie requesting yellow card, all three times he did not show yellow card, all three time correct IMO. I am fascinated by his level of self control and calmness in those situations, I am sure some other referees would fall under the pressure and would show those cards.
    Now that Liverpool scored, second half will probably be more difficult, both teams will now want to score the goal and I think we will see some cards in second half.
    But as Anonymous said top level in the first hal

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    1. Quite harsh for me but not wrong. A (light) push of which Neymar made the most out of it.

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    2. Correct? Any detailed info about this game?

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    3. Red Card is harsh . But for me is yellow card because of light push

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    4. No problems at all for Taylor. Without any fans there is no hot atmosphere logically. Quite remarkable that there was this small fight which resulted in the red card. Nobody expected that after a calm game

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  25. Excellent call by AR2 in the last second of the game in Liverpool! Very crucial. Now extra time will be played.

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  26. Terrible management by Taylor. I haven't seen such a passive approach in a mass confrontation since a long time.

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  27. What a decission to overrule that goal of Atletico in 93rd minute. Great decission by Steegstra confirmed by VAR.
    I must say that I would never guess that any referee would be able to control this match for 90 minutes without single yellow card.

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  28. It was a very obvious offside but good call.
    Feel sorry for Makkelie for having extra time cause that was just perfect 92 mins, and unbelievable to handle this game so far without cards and still with such a big authority. I am simply amazed by him.

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    1. I fully agree, let's see whether he will manage extra time without cards as well, very difficult, but not impossible.
      Game is now very open with the goal scored by Atlético.
      The call by AR2 in 92' was not extremely difficult, right, but the momentum of the decision was very crucial here. Must be underlined. AR2 was alert until the last second of game.
      As long as VAR is not needed and nobody talks about referee, it is a big success.

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    2. Definitely it was a huge call under huge pressure, but expected one.
      Very well done by the team so far. I know many times it was written here, but in the Netherlands they really develop extremely talented refs.

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  29. Makke potential final ref for USA 2026

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  30. Perfect Makkelie whole 120mints. Every decision was right. Maybe 2 missed YCs but that was tactical choice. 3 correct YCs, 2 for confrotation and 1 for SPA. Soon big final for him !

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  31. Makkelie - what a guy, what a performance, what a ref!

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  32. Absolutely fantastic Makkelie, this was refereeing masterclass!

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  33. One of the best performances of this year.

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    1. Makkelie tonight and Mateu in El Clasicco - best two performances I ahve seen this year :)

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  34. Makkelie has had the best performance of his life. Should he be thought about for the final???

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  35. Extraordinary performance of Makkelie. He is contender for Cl final for me before Mateu. What an authority, what an decision maker. Great!!!

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    1. Wait, for CL there are Orsato and Mateu before him

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    2. Mateu in el clasico was also brilliant.

      Anyway, I am happy that we moved forward from Cakir, Brych and Kuipers. Also Turpin and Hategan are top class at the moment.

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  36. Makkelie won thank to the way he handled the first half. He unnecessarily wanted to keep the cards in his pocket at all cost at the end of second half and during the extra time but the control gained in the first half was always there. Players respected him all the time and he wasn't eaten by them what could have been a case quite early if other referee was in charge.

    Well, if the choice is merithoric one, Makkelie should get a CL final immediately after this performance but following UEFA's pattern last years, he can get the EL final. He deserves any final for sure.

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    1. Imagine Aytekin in this game :)))

      my guess: 10 cards, 2 rc and simeone on the stands (just because of his ego, not because of any incident in particular)

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  37. For sure, the red card against BVB was no case for VAR, but it was a mistake and should have been avoided - simply no VC.
    An average performance destroyed by one moment.

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    1. Agreed. I still don't understand what the red card was for? A push that was reckless at most??

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  38. Two contrasting performances tonight. Makkelie with a superb performance that was all class. Full control from start to finish in a hot atmosphere with a packed stadium. Atletico are known to be a team that is difficult for referees and he went the first 90 minutes without needing a yellow card. Compare that to Taylor where there is an empty stadium with no crowd pressure where the game is pretty much done. But still has a melee which was managed pretty bad with the referee very passive and a red card. I'm still not quite sure what the red is for. Did he give 2 yellows or did he deem a reckless push to be violent conduct?? Would like to know what was put on the match report.

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  39. I write this as a disappointed Liverpool fan.

    Absolute masterclass from Makkelie. The contrast between this performance and Marciniak in the first leg was staggering. I would call it faultless and he has to be among the favourites for the big final in May.

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    1. Agree with you as Liverpool support too...

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  40. Just checked the RC by Taylor, surely wrong according to last UEFA guidelines in recent RAPs, but not 100% wrong by LotG. Indeed, correct decision by VAR to support. It can be seen a violent conduct in the "old" meaning of the term, but nowadays we know the new trend.
    Also, very passive approach, it looked like he didn't realize what was about to happen. I don't know about the rest of the game, but given that there weren't almost comments on the blog, it was an expected level more or less...

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    1. Yes, expected level. No real difficulties.

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    2. Taylor missed a Second Yellow Card (striking) for DOR no.17, 43'.

      I think DOR no.27 was sent off for holding the throat an opponent in the big confrontation - we don't really get an insight into what happened in that 'mêlée' though as the camera pans and no replays are shown. I agree with Chefren in his analysis of the push: Taylor was reaching for a Yellow Card after that.

      If anyone with information from inside UEFA could communicate why Taylor issued a Red Card, that would be interesting :)

      I disagree that Taylor was very passive in that scene. The mass confrontation was one of the most aggressive I have seen at a UEFA level for a long time - you cannot expect Taylor to act as a 'bouncer' and pull players away. This 'passive' approach is the modus operandi for confrontations in England (unlike, eg., Scotland). I don't think you can ask more of the match officials here than to be in a good position to perceive any offences and then punish them after the players have returned to calm.

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