Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Champions League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 3 (I)

The first set of referee appointments for 2020-21 UEFA Champions League Group Stage, Matchday 3.  Games to be played on 3 November 2020. 

3 November 2020

18:55 CET - Moscow (Stadion Lokomotiv)
FC Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS) - Club Atlético de Madrid (ESP)  | Group A
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Karim Abed (FRA)
Video Assistant Referee: Willy Delajod (FRA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Abdulkadir Bitigen (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mehmet Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Kuanysh Kanapyanov (KAZ)

18:55 CET - Kyiv (NSK Olimpiyskiy)
FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach (GER) | Group B
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Johan Balder (NED)
Fourth Official: Allard Lindhout (NED)
Video Assistant Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Dennis Higler (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Łukasz Wachowski (POL)

21:00 CET - Salzburg (Stadion Salzburg)
FC Salzburg (AUT) - FC Bayern München (GER)  | Group A
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR) Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR) Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleg Maslyanko (BLR) Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Viktor Shimusik (BLR) Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Video Assistant Referee: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

21:00 CET - Madrid (Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) - FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)  | Group B
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Fourth Official: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Video Assistant Referee: François Letexier (FRA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jérôme Brisard (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Medved (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Řepka (CZE)

21:00 CET - Manchester (City of Manchester Stadium)
Manchester City FC (ENG) - Olympiacos FC (GRE)  | Group C
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP) 
Assistant Referee 1:Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
Video Assistant Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Podeschi (SMR)
UEFA Delegate: Boris Stankov (BUL)

21:00 CET - Porto (Estádio do Dragão)
FC Porto (POR) - Olympique de Marseille (FRA)  | Group C
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Fourth Official: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoechea (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Scilla Gennaro (ITA)

21:00 CET - Herning (Arena Herning)
FC Midtjylland (DEN) - AFC Ajax (NED)  | Group D
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David Roome (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Ronald Zimmermann (GER)

21:00 CET - Bergamo (Stadio di Bergamo)
Atalanta BC (ITA) - Liverpool FC (ENG)  | Group D
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Video Assistant Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: István Kovács (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Myrsini Psarropoulou (GRE)

130 comments:

  1. Third game for Haţegan in three matchdays, remarkable. That's becuse he replaced Guida on MD2 but still excellent achievement because committee has trust in him. I hope he is now gaining more credits for next big games in future and of course also a possible appointment for a final.
    Gözübüyük with maybe a good report by observer in previous game and he finds regularity in CL with his second game this season.
    Some interesting appointments regarding AVARs, this seems to be a deliberate choice by committe, for example in Russia Turkish AVAR comes from the same nationality of observer, Murat Ilgaz, seems to have been made on purpose by committee.
    Bastian again in Russia with a big team on paper away from home, very similar game to previous one.
    Big credit as well for Stefano Podeschi, first observer from San Marino getting so high games at UEFA level.

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    1. Kovacs is also getting prepared to eventually become VAR for Hategan. In 1-2 years, all top referees will work with VARs from their country to avoid any possible language issues when it comes to details. The entire referee team should ideally be from the same country.

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    1. You are probably refering to Marciniak. Sorry, but based on his last performancea with several crucial mistakes he simply did not deserve to get some high profile Champions League match. And this is nothing new, referee to miss two matchday as due his performance, we all remember Cakir last year.

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    3. Wally, write your comments in English, otherwise they will be always deleted.

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  3. Based on standings IMO elite could be apppointed in Shakhtar-Monchengladbach and first category referee in Salzburg-Bayern. I know Spanish referees could only be appointed in four groups but I think Porto-Marseille also could be given to someone less experienced than Lahoz.
    Top clash for Turpin, expected and deserved IMO.

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  4. thank You Chefren is cancelled me coments

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    1. Hey wally, if your english is bad, you can translate your comment with DeepL and then post - works great with a lot of languages.

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  5. Appointments - Bundesliga Germany
    Matchday 6:

    1st November

    15:30 SC Freiburg - Bayer Leverkusen
    Benjamin Cortus - Florian Heft - Christian Dietz - Eduard Beitinger [Felix Zwayer - Michael Emmer]

    18:00 Hertha BSC - VfL Wolfsburg
    Martin Petersen - Alexander Sather - Christian Gittelmann - Sascha Thielert [Tobias Reichel - Christian Bandurski]

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    1. In addition, Harm Osmers is appointed as VAR for today's Würzburger Kickers - VfL Bochum in 2nd division.

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  6. Good appointment for Turpin.

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  7. It is possible that Marciniak is injured,because for two weeks he is only Var referee

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  8. Marciniak is not injured,in the Polish league referees regularly,i thint that Polish referees are needed Rosetti to patch holes in Var,and group Champions League insignificant matches

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    1. I dont think that he is punish because in last season he has been referee too many times and in this season he was referee in Euro play off, so maybe it is possible that Rosetti needs polish referees in Var, we will see

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    2. Marciniak received an interesting match to referee in the third round of the Champions League

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  9. Zwayer will be appointed for a match in Champions League on wednesday.
    I am not an expert, anyone has an idea which match it will be?

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    1. My prediction is Chelsea - Rennes

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    2. He can't officiate in groups F and H due to German teams involved, also, very unlikely to meet again Juventus.
      So, three possible games:
      Barcelona - Dynamo Kyiv
      Sevilla - Krasnodar
      Chelsea - Rennes

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  10. Turpin gets the big one of the day. Deservedly, I would say so.

    The appointments on Group C are expected. Not many options for Spanish referees.

    Finally, it seems that UEFA hasn't changed the appointments policy. MD 1-2 were appointed together and I guess we will have the same for 3-4. This means that most Elite referees will get 3 matches.

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  11. Interesting situation with VAR in La liga match Real Betis-Elche.

    First 3 min checking something after penalty save by Elche gk.

    Then in the 2nd half hardly explainable situation, because VAR called for OFR in situation which there was a pk that wasnt whistled, but before which was offside not registered by the AR. So, VAR didnt change anything except showing referees that they made 2 mistakes. Is this violating the protocol?

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    1. And the situation before Betis 3rd goal looked to me like milimetrical on/offside but VAR checking was super fast. I am not sure how they could check it that fast, especially considering previous situations where they were not so fast.

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  12. Kulbakov replaced by Makkelie in Salzburg, Italian fourth official Daniele Doveri will join the team (coming with VAR Irrati).
    Very particular situation now with Makkelie and Irrati in the same game, the meeting of the most known UEFA VARs :)
    Also, Miroslav Liba (CZE) removed as observer from Madden game, replacement not still made.

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    1. The first idea was that Kulbakov's "double" appointment was originally, as he was refereing on Thursday in Rome, and immediately after that the match on Tuesday to avoid unnecessary flights to and from Belarus. Is it possible that restrictions in Austria were imposed on citizenship?

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    2. Yes indeed very possible as he was coming from Italy (Rome) with Italian VAR (Irrati). Maybe for COVID restrictions he hasn't been accepted in Austria.

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    3. But as far as I understand in case you can provide negative PCR test not older than 48 hours you may enter Austria (just as majority of EU countries)? On case that his nationality is reason then I guess UEFA will appoint him in MD4 in some country he will be able to enter (maybe some non EU country as Turkey, Russia, Ukraine)...

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  13. Amazing finale for Figueroa Vázquez in Valencia-Getafe! Worth watching.

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    1. Yep, thats always the case when Getafe plays close matches.

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  14. Strange Sunday gor some refs.

    Lets start with Graham Scott.
    IMO, we have to talk his biggest mistake in TOT-BRI match and that is not calling foul right before Brighton goal.
    He even went to the monitor and confirmed his decision which is even more shocking.
    Luckily, Tottenham won the match.

    Next we have Ruddy Buquet and his penalty decision in favour of Monaco.
    Yes, opposing player did handle the ball and it is the oenalty by all laws but the oroblem is that ball went right into the goal!
    However it all turned out just fine as Monaco player scored penalty and MON won.

    And 3rd we had the privilege to watch Vazquez with very tough match that he handled pretty well.
    13 yellows, 2 red cards, 1 penalty in 96 min.in a very challenging match.

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    1. IMO Figueroa Vázquez would deserve a very high mark if it wasn't for the wrong RC for SFP downgraded to YC after OFR.

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    2. Graham Scott should not be refereeing in the Premier League. Disgraceful decision. He stuffed it up in real time when he was 5 metres away and to make things worse he looks at the monitor for another minute and still doesn't think it's a foul. Ridiculous!

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  15. Clips from Jorge Figueroa Vázquez's performance in Valencia-Getafe. It was an interesting appointment for a referee in his LaLiga debut season as since a couple of years and specially 2019 Copa del Rey SF 2nd leg Valencia-Getafe is considered a hot and difficult match to handle.

    2nd YC for VAL2 in 56' (SPA/unsporting behaviour)

    https://streamable.com/799pv5

    RC for SFP for GET18 in 72' downgraded to YC after OFR.

    https://streamable.com/q7r02t

    Decisive PK call for Valencia's equalizer in 90+6' - Getafe had scored the 1-2 in 90+4'. YC for GET2 for the PK offence (SPA-holding) + YC for GET22 (2nd one, so RC) and GET9, both for dissent.

    https://streamable.com/wzw4kz

    Management of confrontation between players after VAL8 scores the equalizer.

    https://streamable.com/wg9k6d

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    1. I just watched the incident in 72nd minute. Can anyone see a contact at all? I can understand the caution for a reckless tackle but the reaction of the "fouled" valencia layer is worth a caution for simulation as well. in my opinion. what do you think?

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    2. I can't understand why he was giving a yellow card????? I can't see any contact

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    3. That seems as a quite difficult match to me.
      As far as I can judge after seeing those clips, I would say that it was a good performance.

      IMO
      56' - Absolutely correc.
      72' - Correct decision in the end, but he could've spot it himself.
      90+6' - Correct decision and well handeled.

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    4. 56: Correct.
      72: Horrible decision. You can clearly see that it's a blatant simulation on the replay.
      96: Chaos.

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    5. Agree with Anonymous here. No good impresion for me

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  16. Nijhuis appointed for Leicester- Braga. Europa league. Source KNVB

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    1. The appointments for Europa League will be revealed tomorrow... so another mistake by KNVB in announcing so early the referee.

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    2. I think UEFA did not inform associations that appointments for EL will be publishes on Tuesday now. Last week Slovenian FA announced their Europa league appointments also on Monday (ok only Darko Ceferin was appointed as observer) but certanly indicates that there is possibility UEFA did not inform FAs about change.

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    3. Complete appointment:
      21:00 CET - Leicester (King Power Stadium)
      Leicester City (ENG) - SC Braga (POR) | Group G
      Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
      Assistant Referee 1: Charles Schaap (NED)
      Assistant Referee 2: Rogier Honig (NED)
      Fourth Official: Sander van der Eijk (NED)

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    4. Maybe it is UEFA's choice to post them 48 hours before the matches, while national FAs have the freedom to make their own choice with respect to Europa League and other competitions, with the exception of Champions League and European Qualifiers.

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  17. UEFA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE - First Qualifying Round

    Tuesday 3 November 2020

    14:00 - Cluj-Napoca (Cluj Arena)
    Olimpia Cluj-Napoca (ROU) - Birkirkara FC (MLT)
    Referee: Alexándra Deligiánni (GRE)
    Assistant Referee 1: Yordanka Korcheva (BUL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Sofía Athanasopoúlou (GRE)
    Fourth Official: Andromáchi Tsioflíki (GRE)
    UEFA Referee Observer: ?
    UEFA Delegate: Mirosław Ryszka (POL)

    14:00 - Shkodër (Stadiumi Loro Boriçi)
    KS Vllaznia (ALB) - ALG Spor (TUR)
    Referee: Meitar Shemesh (ISR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Mai Moalem (ISR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Nofar Chava Skorka (ISR)
    Fourth Official: Rachel Shkuri (ISR)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Irina Mîrț (ROU)
    UEFA Delegate: Nermina Hadžibajrić (BIH)

    14:00 - Zenica (Trening centar N/FS BiH)
    SFK 2000 Sarajevo (BIH) - WFC Ramat HaSharon (ISR)
    Referee: Irena Velevačkoska (MKD)
    Assistant Referee 1: Biljana Milanova (MKD)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mirela Ivanova (BUL)
    Fourth Official: Ivana Projkovska (MKD)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Carolina De Boeck (BEL)
    UEFA Delegate: Ani Gevorgyan (RUS)

    17:00 - Budapest (Groupama Aréna)
    Ferencvárosi TC (HUN) - Racing FC Union Luxembourg (LUX)
    Referee: Dimitrina Milkova (BUL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Koleta Prenga (ALB)
    Assistant Referee 2: Mirjeta Salla (ALB)
    Fourth Official: Mirela Çemeri (ALB)
    UEFA Referee Observer: Wendy Toms (ENG)
    UEFA Delegate: Svitlana Shkil (UKR)

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    1. Thank you, keep on posting such appointments if you want / can!
      I was informed that for women games in some cases it is possible that there wont be at all an observer at stadium, maybe this is the circumstance for the game in Romania.

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  18. Italy Serie A
    Matchweek 3 recovery game

    Wednesday 4th November

    17:00 Genoa - Torino
    Paolo Valeri - Valerio Colarossi - Giovanni Baccini - Francesco Fourneau
    [Gianluca Aureliano - Giacomo Paganessi]

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  19. Appointments - DFB-Pokal Germany (German Cup)
    1st round:

    3rd November

    16:30 FC Schweinfurt - Schalke
    Sven Jablonski - Eric Müller - Justus Zorn - Oliver Lossius

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  20. Missed deliberate handball by Gözübüyük (8')

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  21. I don't think that it was a PK...

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  22. Is it not a rule that if the ball comes of a body part (like leg, chest) and hits the arm, it is not considered a handball? Or am I wrong?

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    1. Not always a rule, sometimes can be penalty.
      Only situation in which a first touch makes the subsequent handball as not punishable, is a deliberate play by the same player (header, shot), this wasn't the case.
      However, given that it wasn't a "direct" handball, but the ball touched at first another part of the body maybe the situation was less clear and obivous mistake.

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    2. It is not always a rule, penalty are given dispite deflection of your own body or team mate if you hand is clearly outstretched and made unnaturally bigger, having your hand in such position makes the deflection of your body inadmissible because the hand is out of position but deliberate are usually not considered any more because you might not deliberately use your hand to stop the ball but referee tend to take it as reckless to have your arm in such manner and hence there by running the risk and also I forgot to add if the ball is traveling from a long distance as well. I hope this helps a little with how interpretation of the handball rule holds in respect to deflection from your own body part or team mate

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  23. I don’t know what to think of this PK whistled after OFR by Bastien in LMO-ATM...
    The handball is obvious and far from the body, but the ball directly comes from the player’s head/torso... This is a case in which the LotG contradict themselves IMO.
    Probably Bastien missed it (weird though, he had a clear view) otherwise he wouldn’t have been invited to rewatch it. IMO the notion of obvious mistake is debatable as there are arguments against it. However a frozen image was shown to Bastien, so he couldn’t take the bounce on the head into account, and was a bit "forced" to whistle the PK.
    BTW Suarez booked during the process for entering the review area, first time I see that.

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    1. https://streamable.com/y2jgwk

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    2. Rosseti spoke about this kinds of penalty late last year and gave the example of a penalty awarded to Liverpool against Tottenham in the ucl final and said those kinds of penalty will be given. If the hands is made larger and not in an unnatural position a foul is given irrespective of it deflecting off any part of your body.. it's been up for debate through out this season and it has often been given for example in machweek 1 of the epl this season between Liverpool and Leeds

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    3. Suarez tries his luck alot, I am sure if it was Mateo Lahoz he continued like that he would have gotten his second yellow card but Bastien worked away from Suarez after repeatedly telling him to leave

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    4. Completely agree with Chiagozie. The most important fact i think is the UNNATURAL position of spanish arm in this action. So PK is supportable even correct IMO. And brave and charismatic YC for Suarez.

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    5. @Chiagozie OK I didn’t know about this instruction by Rosetti, therefore correct PK I assume.
      IMO he should’ve seen it live, but correct decision in the end.

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    6. Suarez could have been sent off without doubts for his behavior.
      Very lucky.

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    7. Agree Chefren too. But with penalty, it should be a bit harsh. So intelligent to go away and ignore him IMO.

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    8. Well that is what UEFA wants but if it was in spain he would have gotten his second year no doubt and it won't be the first time for him he should ask Jesus Gill Manzano he will know to well. Lol

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    9. Seeing that, I'm only more convinced that current handball rules are absolute trash. The change they made makes football more unfair.

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    10. @George Fully agree. Hard to understand for the players and impossible to evaluate for the referee.

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  24. In Ukraine an easy going 1. half for the refereeing team. Apart from a missed caution for Lars Stindl for a stamp on opponent’s achilles tendon (41. minute) nothing to report.

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  25. https://twitter.com/ESPNFC/status/1323697479880237057?s=19 look at this...it is to funny

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    1. Even straight red card possible for him, because after that he also disturbed referee. A very disgraceful behavior from this player.

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  26. It seems as Bastien watched only different frames of the exact moment of the handball, but not videos. Isn't that strange?

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    1. I don't think he got to finish the review, he got interrupted by suarez then told suarez to leave then instead of returning back to the review he left and made the decision! Maybe he just wanted to see if it struck an arm or to fulfil all protocols of OFR because with the way handball is going, it is becoming a factual decision of maybe it struck the arm or not

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    2. Yes, that is strange. VAR wanted to show him more, but after the Suarez incident, he didn't continue the review. Not ideal in my opinion.

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  27. 63' possible SFP in Gozubuyuk game, he gave YC.

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    1. For me clearly only reckless. The point of contact is not everything, and here we had neither a straight leg nor high intensity.
      I would only go for RC, if it was a deliberate frustration kick, but that's also not clear there.

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  28. Challenging game in Moscow, 8 YC already. Most of them absolutely correct.

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    1. Agree. 9 YC now. Another one absolutely deserved. Full control by Bastien.

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  29. 71' possible deliberate backpass, it was a clear deliberate action, but maybe not targeted to keeper who had to reach the ball.
    Bastien whistled a previous foul in favor of defending team before that.

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  30. Overall good performance by Bastien in a quite challenging match. Interesting situation on the PK after OFR. Good disciplinary control and very fit movements as usual for him. Calm and confident. Good impression. Perhaps foul forgotten at the end and consequently YC for russian coach.

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  31. I think the caution in 63. minute can still be considered sufficient. In 78. minute after VAR-intervention a German goal was awarded after VAR-intervention, when initially the goal was ruled out for offside. Apart from that no problems in a quite easy match.
    8.3 performance (clear missed caution in 41.) if the caution in 63. is assessed as correct.

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  32. Correct VAR intervention in Salzburg

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    1. PK converted to a foul by the attacker. I don’t know if Makkelie can be blamed for the call, could be difficult from his perspective

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  33. Penalty given by Makkelie in Salzburg. After OFR he overturned his decision into a defensive freekick.IMO (I am from Munich) absolutely correct by Makkelie, foul by attacker

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  34. Very good intervention by VAR in Salzburg, it was foul by attacker, Makkelie had wrong perception.

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  35. Next penalty in Salzburg, another one in favour of Bayern, this time correct call by Makkelie, no intervention

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  36. Penalty appeal now by Salzburg, possible handball in the box, no intervention; doubtful, that was more penalty than the one by Bastien in the early games

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    1. Yes, at the moment I don't see the argument against penalty in that situation.

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    2. Probably because it was shot to his hand by his teammate, but if you consider the absolutely unnatural stretched off arm position by Tolisso, this should habe been a penalty IMO. Makkelie waved off immediately so I think he was 100% sure about no penalty

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    3. I didn't watch situation, but if ball came from teammate, strong argument in favor of play on. For very clear penalties, ball must come always from opponents... but I need to watch situation.

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    4. It was a punishable handball, therefore a penalty should have been given. Ball was not shot to defender's hand by his teammate but by the opponent, distance was far, hand far away from body. As some of you have already said: I don't see arguments against a penalty.

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    5. Although I agree this should be a penalty, the ball came from a teammate, 100%! Checking the replay one can clearly see it’s a white leg kicking the ball away.

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    6. Second match in a row in the Champions League and another huge mistake. Last week also the controversial decision to award Barcelona a penalty in stoppage time.

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    7. Excellent performance last week in the Juve-Barca game, nothing controversial about that penalty. Spot on!

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    8. Realy YoungRef? Makkelie's performance in Juvr-Barca was one of the best referee performances I have ever seen. An if I am not wrong, everybody (but you obiously) agreed last week with that.

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    9. Well, if you report only the "controversial decision to award penalty" in Juventus - Barcelona, you are not objective. In my opinion it was a correct decision in an excellent context by Makkelie.
      Regarding yesterday, first penalty decision is clear mistake and VAR intervention is correct, but then after that I agree with all the rest. The second penalty call is correct, simulation as well. No penalty for handball (I checked the video online, maybe I will be able to post it later) is definitely OK because ball comes from a teammate who tries to make a save and therefore is absolutely unexpected. This decision would be accepted also in Italy, and we had a similar case on last season in a game. Regarding the offside we must trust VAR. So, apart from first incident, it can be 7.9 but after that 8.5 for the rest of the performance.

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    10. I would really like to know which passage in the LOTG is an argument to accept yesterday’s handball as not punishable. The arm is far out of the body, almost outstretched. Penalties were called and by UEFA deemed as correct for far less. Do we for example remember the penalty Skomina called in Champions League Play-offs (Midtjylland-Prague)?

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  37. Interesting position of Mateu Lahoz in the penalty kick in favour of FC Porto at 28'. Jumping...

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  38. Mateu Lahoz with already three penalties whistled, now after this whistled he screamed to all players in Spanish "mano clara, mano clara" (clear handball), but sorry, it wasn't... he is definitely a very particular referee!

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    1. Mentioned his character earlier, has a slight touch of arrogance to be honest, works well for him but when he makes a mistake makes him seem quite a bullish felliw

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  39. Does anyone have the picture of the potential offside position by Lewandowski before Bayern's 2nd goal? It looked like offside but I guess we have to trust VAR on that.

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    1. For sure the assessment was made by VAR but indeed it wasn't an easy situation. If you remember the frame, I think that a defender below kept onside attacker, while the one above made it look like a clear offside.

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    2. Yeah that's what I thought as well, would have been nice to see the calibrated lines in that situation though.

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    3. German TV drew a line which showed that Lewandowski was in an offside position. If they got the right point of contact, the picture confirmes my first impression. Today, I'm not convinced by the work of the VAR team in Salzburg. Missed OFR for a punishable handball and possibly an offside position prior Munich's 1-2 in first half.

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    4. Found that on Twitter. It's obviously from a TV station but yeah. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/El7Y-JzXUAAaFtT

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    5. Sorry that's the correct one: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/El7Y-JzXUAAaFtT?format=jpg&name=large

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    6. I saw the line too but it was not accurate, I am not convinced by both VAR and German TV

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    7. But there was no 'break' to wait for VAR's confirmation or am I wrong? In case of VAR checking a possible offside position prior 1-2, we would have had to wait at least a minute until VAR could have drawn lines.

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    8. I think it is quite impossible that a so experienced VAR like Irrati, has missed to check offside? No explanations. We must assume that it was regularly allowed.

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    9. there is an obvious offside on the stop of the frame, it is good that this situation did not determine the allocation of points for this match

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    10. Could be offside, could be onside. Without the official VAR-lines we will never know. Considering this obvious honestly is quite ridiculous.

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    11. Is the situation with the handball in the penalty area by a Bayern player also funny? VAR did not intervene in this situation and it was necessary, Salzburg deserved a penalty !!!

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    12. Ah my mistake, I thought this was about the offside situation. Stupid me!

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  40. Correct YC for simulation by Makkelie in 68', clear dive by Gnabry

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  41. Excellent Turpin tonight, once again. Flawless foul detection, and especially remarkable card management.
    Well done, I hope something important will come for him this season, it would be more than deserved.

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  42. Well mention of Hategan and his team not so challenging yellow cards and one being for the Liverpool head coach, really didn't like his call tho, any small challenge which referees tend to allow he blew for all, I will say he didn't take risk lol but okay all around and his assistants who are often prone to offiside misharp got all correct decision even a very late goal scored by atlanta.

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  43. Robert Made with a correcly accessed IDK for Ajax prior to their second goal

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    1. Overall a good game from Madden. Last minute rejecting penalty call was also a good decision. Only foul detection is a point of improvement

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  44. Danny Makkeli's second week in the Champions League seems to have surpassed his ability to decide in such important matches. The first half with four bugs, or rather camels.

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  45. Very good game by Serdar Gözübüyük between Shakthar Donezk against Borussia Mönchengladbach.

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  46. Any explanation why Turpin always wear long sleeve jersey?

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  47. No issues for Carlos del Cerro Grande last night, normal game with no challenges. Interesting that Carlos did not take the knee before KO !!

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