Friday, 30 April 2021

UEFA Women's Champions League 2020/21 - Referee appointments for Semifinals

Referee appointments for 2020-21 UEFA Women's Champions League Semifinals, first and second legs. Games to be played on 25 April and 2 May 2021. 


First legs, 25 April 2021

15:00 CET - Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Stade Georges-Lefèvre)
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) - FC Barcelona (ESP)
Referee: Olga Zadinová (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Lucie Ratajová (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulina Baranowska (POL)
Fourth Official: Monika Mularczyk (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eleni Kyriou (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Camelia Nicolae (ROU)

17:00 CET - Munich (FC Bayern Campus)
FC Bayern München (GER) - Chelsea FC Women (ENG)
Referee: Sara Persson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Julia Magnusson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Almira Spahic (SWE)
Fourth Official: Pernilla Larsson (SWE) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslava Migaľová (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Emmanuelle Puttaert (BEL)

Second legs, 2 May 2021

12:00 CET - Sant Joan Despí (Estadi Johan Cruyff)
FC Barcelona (ESP) - Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) 
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoytova (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Ekaterina Kurochkina (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Karolin Kaivoja (EST)
Fourth Official: Sandra Braz Bastos (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Silvia Tea Spinelli (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Sviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)

13:30 CET - Kingston (Kingsmeadow)
Chelsea FC Women (ENG) - FC Bayern München (GER) 
Referee: Esther Staubli (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Susann Küng (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Francesca Di Monte (ITA)
Fourth Official: Maria Marotta (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ingrid Jonsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Outi Saarinen (FIN)

48 comments:

  1. Any predictions for the final?

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    1. If it's Paris-Bayern, Lehtovaara seems the best option.
      Otherwise Hussein and/or Frappart might be considered as well - but it still could be the Finn.

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    2. Without Paris I am almost 100% sure it will be Frappart.

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    3. with bayern not in the final i think hussein is in great form. she had euro playoff match and probably the best match in female football with france v usa in last international break. after last performances i think will be deserved. she is 40+ so she wont have many more years...it is sad to see such a final played on a sunday when all other male leagues play at the same time...

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    4. The second leg is about 2 months before the Olympics. Why would Staubli and Pustovoitova have a different AR2 in the UEFA semi-finals? Di Monte and Kaivoja will not go to Tokyo.

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  2. My referees for EURO :
    1 Anthony Taylor (ENG),
    2 Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP),
    3 Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP),
    4 Clement Turpin (FRA),
    5 Felix Brych (GER),
    6 Orel Grinfeeld (ISR),
    7 Daniele Orsato (ITA),
    8 Björn Kuipers (NED),
    9 Danny Makkelie (NED),
    10 Artur Soares Dias (POR),
    11 Istvan Kovacs (ROU),
    12 Slavko Vincic (SVN),
    13 Cüneyt Cakir (TUR)
    14 Sandro Schärer (SUI)
    15 Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
    16 Madame Frappart

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    1. I like your list, but you need two more refs. Number 18 was mentioned everywhere.

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    2. I do not think scharer will make Euro, not based off his appointments

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    3. Anthony Taylor is one very bad referee.

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  3. MY LIST

    Top Elite
    1. Anthony Taylor
    2. Carlos del Cerro Grande
    3. Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
    4. Clément Turpin
    5. Felix Brych
    6. Daniele Orsato
    7. Björn Kuipers
    8. Danny Makkelie
    9. Ovidiu Alin Hațegan
    10. Slavko Vinčič
    11. Cüneyt Çakır

    Will be there if fully recovered:
    12. Szymon Marciniak
    13. Damir Skomina

    Based on this season appointments:
    14. Stéphanie Frappart
    15. Orel Grinfeld
    16. Artur Soares Dias
    17. Istvan Kovacs
    18. Sergey Karasyov

    In case of unavailability of some names, this is my ranking of reserve officials
    R1: Andreas Ekberg
    R2: Michael Oliver
    R3: Daniel Siebert
    R4: Marco Guida
    R5: Aliaksiej Kulbakou

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  4. OT: Michael Oliver has been appointed to the second FA cup final of his career:

    Referee: Michael Oliver
    Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett
    Fourth Official: Paul Tierney
    Reserve Assistant Referee: Dan Cook
    VAR: Chris Kavanagh
    AVAR: Sian Massey-Ellis

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    1. Best of luck to the team!

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    2. Oliver's first FA Cup final was excellently refereed. You can find a video with his comms and VAR audio for the penalty decision he made online. I'm certain he will have another excellent performance.

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  5. BREAKING: Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games referees according to Árbitro Internacional:

    CONMEBOL:

    Edina Alves Batista (BRA, 1980 f)
    María Laura Fortunato (ARG, 1985, f)
    Leodán González (URU, 1983, m)
    Kevin Ortega (PER, 1992, m)
    Jesús Valenzuela (VEN, 1983, m)

    AFC:

    Kate Jacewicz (AUS, 1985, f)
    Yoshimi Yamashita (JPN, 1986, f)
    Christopher Beath (AUS, 1984, m)
    Adham Makhadmeh (JOR, 1987, m)

    CONCACAF:

    Melissa Borjas (HON, 1986, f)
    Lucila Venegas (MEX, 1981, f)
    Iván Bartón (SLV, 1991)
    Ismail Elfath (USA, 1982)

    CAF:

    Salima Mukansanga (RWA, 1988, f)
    Victor Gomes (RSA, 1982, m)
    Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (ETH, 1980, m)

    OFC:

    Matthew Conger (NZL, 1978, m)

    UEFA:

    Stéphanie Frappart (FRA, 1983, f)
    Kateryna Monzul (UKR, 1981, f)
    Anastasia Pustovoytova (RUS, 1981, f)
    Esther Staubli (SUI, 1981, f)
    Orel Grinfeld (ISR, 1981, m)
    Georgi Kabakov (BUL, 1986, m)
    Artur Dias (POR, 1979, m)
    Srdjan Jovanovic (SRB, 1986, m)

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    1. CONMEBOL:

      Assistant referees: Mónica Aboya (ECU, f), Neuza Back (BRA, f), Mary Blanco (COL, f), Mariana de Almeida (ARG, f); Tulio Moreno (VEN), Lubin Torrealba (VEN, m), Michael Orue (PER, m), Nicolás Tarán (URU, m) & Richard Trinidad (URU, m)

      VARs: Andrés Cunha (URU), Mauro Vigliano (ARG), Nicolás Gallo (COL) & Wagner Reway (BRA)


      AFC:

      Assistant referees: Ashley Beecham (AUS, f), Naomi Teshirogi (JPN, f), Makoto Bozono (JPN, f), Kyong Min Kim (KOR, f), Seul Gi Lee (KOR, f), Mohammad Alkalaf (JOR, m), Ahmad Alroalle (JOR, m), Anton Schetinin (AUS, m)

      VARs: Khamis Al-Marri (QAT), Muhammad Taqi (SIN), Fu Ming (CHN)

      Reserve referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (JPN)


      CONCACAF:

      Assistant referees: Chantal Boudreau (CAN, f), Enedina Caudillo (MEX, f), Mayte Chávez (MEX, f), Shirley Perello (HON, f); Kyle Atkins (USA, m), Corey Parker (USA, m), David Morán (SLV, m), Zachari Zeegelaar (SUR, m)

      VARs: Edvin Jurisevic (USA), Chris Penso (USA), Erick Miranda (MEX)


      CAF:

      Assistant referees: Bernadette Kwimbira (MWI, f), Mary Njorge (KEN, f), Gilbert Cheruiyot (KEN, m), Mohammed Ibrahim (SDN, m), Arsenio Marengula (MOZ, m), Souru Phatsoane (LES, m)

      VARs: Mahmoud Mohamed Ashour (EGY), Adil Zourak (MAR)

      Reserve referees: Dahane Beida (MTN), Ndidi Patience Madu (NGA, f), Maria Rivet (MRI, f)


      OFC:

      Assistant referees: Tevita Makasini (TAH), Mark Rule (NZL)


      UEFA:

      Assistant referees: Susanne Küng (SUI, f), Ekaterina Kurochkina (RUS, f), Manuela Nicolosi (FRA, f), Michelle O'Neill (IRL, f), Katrin Rafalski (GER, f), Lucie Ratajová (CZE, f), Sanja Rodak (CRO, f), Maryna Striletska (UKR, f); Roy Hassan (ISR, m), Idan Yarkoni (ISR, m), Diyan Valkov (BUL, m), Martin Margaritov (BUL, m), Rui Barbosa (POR, m), Paulo Santos (POR, m), Uros Stojkovic (SRB, m), Milan Mihajlovic (SRB, m)

      VARs: Abdulkadir Bitigen (TUR), Guillermo Cuadra Fernández (ESP), Marco Guida (ITA), Tiago Martins (POR), Benoît Millot (FRA), Pawel Raczkowski (POL), Roi Reinshreiber (ISR), Bibiana Steinhaus (GER, f)

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    2. don't overuse the word ''breaking''. That's used when some extreme event has occured. It's not breaking news that a list has been official for a tournament that's months away.

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  6. Euro 2020 list:

    My list:

    Locks:
    Taylor
    Turpin
    Brych
    Orsato
    Kuipers
    Makkelie
    Vinčič
    del Cerro Grande
    Mateu Lahoz
    Çakir
    Grinfeld
    Dias
    Hategan
    Karasev
    Vinčič
    Frappart
    Ekberg
    Oliver

    VAR duos:
    van Boekel/Higler
    Blom/Kamphuis
    Attwell/Tierney
    Hernández/de Burgos Bengoetxea
    Sánchez/Martínez Munuera
    Irrati/Guida
    Valeri/Di Bello
    Dankert/Fritz
    Steinhaus-Webb/Stegemann
    Bitigen/Kalkavan
    Letexier/Delajod
    Gil/Kwiatkowski
    Meshkov/Moskalev

    Fourth officials:
    Massa
    Schärer
    Jovanović
    Siebert

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  7. Romania - Colombia (Lim Kee Chong) and Germany - United States (Said Belqola) are today's games from FIFA World Cup 1998.

    wc98refs.blogspot.com

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  8. Ekberg with a low profile game in Sweden on Monday. Maybe EL on thursday

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    1. There really isn't such a thing in Sweden or such a system. Especially now with no fans all games in Sweden are completely normal and the same.

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  9. In today's German Cup semifinal (Referee: Gräfe, VAR: Steinhaus) a good example (43'), that VAR can intervene for given penalties even if there is some contact. In this case, the contact was clearly initiated by the attacker.
    I mention this because of the discussion regarding the penalty by Soares Dias yesterday.

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    1. Of course they can intervene if there is contact. Because it was simulation. He tried to deceive the referee. I can understand a no call but the correct call should be a yellow card for simulation.

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    2. Yes, a YC would be nice here.
      However they are rarely given for such situations, because there seems to be an unwritten law, that YCs for simulation are only possible, if there was no contact.

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  10. I saw that tonight Gianluca Aureliano, Italian top league referee, was the host of a transmission on the TV. Chefren, did u see it?
    Many thanks

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    1. Yes! He was excellent if you ask me, he answered many questions, even very difficult ones, about his refereeing career and VAR, he gave a human vision referee's role and figure, I think that he is the most cultured and competent among the Serie A referees to go and talk on TV, trying to explain to fans and football lovers how things work in the world of refereeing. A pleasant surprise off the pitch, definitely. There hadn't been an occasion to know him more before today.
      The new course of Trentalange is definitely having a big impact on AIA and I'm really happy for that.

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  11. The red card from the Southampton v Leicester game is an interesting one. Thoughts?
    https://streamable.com/zz3pdm

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    1. Both arguments: DOGSO and SFP.

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    2. The defender offered both DOGSO and SFP to the referee

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  12. An overview of the first round of group matches from World Cup 1998.

    https://twitter.com/MikaelReferee/status/1388502101173616644

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  13. Second leg : chelsea vs mad = refree vincic(siebert,stegeman)

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  14. Manc vs psg=refree kuiper( orsato ,valeri

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  15. Uel second leg:villar vs ars= refree tomas bogar( cakir,scharer

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  16. Roma vs manud= refree pawel gil ( zwayer, sidroupoules)

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    1. Good joke :)

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    2. Unknown, pls stop making a fool of yourself.

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  17. Just an update on something from North America: last season there were some rumors centered around a tweet from Ireland that was claiming that Alan Kelly was retiring. This can now be completely confirmed to have been a false rumor, as he makes his MLS season debut tonight in Dallas.

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    1. Or he changed his mind after not being nominated by USSF as FIFA VMO?

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  18. Anonymous is a prediction

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  19. Any other name than Kuipers or maybe Cakir would be a huge surprise today...

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    1. Cakir is poor for this game

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  20. Did anyone watch the UWCL semi-finals? Anything interesting?

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  21. It will be the first Women's CL final without a French team since a very long time. We can give for sure the appointment of Stéphanie Frappart!

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    1. 99.99%... unless UEFA has plans to involve her in some capacity in the men's UCL final:)

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  22. Katerina monzul could be a outside bet with frappart as 4th official

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    1. Frappart will never be Monzul's 4th official in a single match. Only in a major tournament maybe, where referees do FO duties by rotation.

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  23. Olga Zadinova, one disaster in PSG-Barcelona.

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