Thursday, 6 May 2021

Europa League 2020/21 - Referee Appointments for Semifinals Second Legs

UEFA Referees Committee has chosen the following officials to handle 2020-21 Europa League's Semifinals Second Legs. 


06 May 2021

21:00 CET - Rome (Stadio Olimpico) 
AS Roma (ITA) - Manchester United FC (ENG) 
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Video Assistant Referee: Marco Fritz (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

21:00 CET - London (Arsenal Stadium) 
Arsenal FC (ENG)  - Villarreal CF (ESP) 
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Matej Jug (SVN) 
Video Assistant Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA) 

74 comments:

  1. Wow; Brych again: Do you think it is a replacement ? Anyway such management seems not so fair toward some elite referees. We can say that Elite category is composed ONLY by Kuipers, Makkelie, Orsato, Brych, Taylor and now Vincic :-)

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  2. Happy for Vincic, well deserved! But Brych doesn‘t make sense.. For sure they made appointments before the first leg.

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    1. Yeah but even before 1st leg it doesn't make sense to assign two matches to Brych

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  3. Really surprised by Brych but I think explanation is always the same, Rosetti doesn't want to take any risk with Italian teams, they have always a special focus by committee with very strong names, indeed before CL appointments for semifinals, I would have even predicted Brych and Kuipers for Manchester United - Roma. Now second leg seems less important, after first leg score, but still, in my opinion committee wants to be sure. This is made only in games with Italian teams, or at least this is what I can point out as external observer of the appointments. In the other game, that is by far more open and with a very interesting first leg score, we will have Vincic. Expected appointment, he can conclude an excellent season.

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  4. It's clear to me what final appointments will be.

    CL final will be for Mateu Lahoz, if Real Madrid doesn't reach the final. Otherwise it will be Turpin (if Man City wins) or Taylor (if PSG wins).

    Turpin will get EL final, unless CL final is MCI - RMA. Cakir is kept as reserve in that case.

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    1. Taylor cannot be in final.

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    2. Taylor is too bad for one Final.

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    3. I agree that Taylor is too bad for CL final, but it's just a prediction. Rosetti seems to be a fan of Taylor

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    4. I do not think Lahoz will get Champions League final with Man City after 2018. Equally, I do not think Cakir will get Europa League final with Man united after 2013.
      I think Turpin for CL final. Not sure about EL - Orsato perhaps?

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  5. Wow... this Brych appointment does not make any sense at all. This, seemingly already decided tie would have been a brilliant opportunity to give a chance to a less experienced referee like for example Grinfeld. If you do want to a appoint an experienced referee, why not appoint Cakir, since he didn´t get a match last week, while Brych did.

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  6. Now I can honestly understand, that some cakir fans are a bit angry. yesterday I did not really see the problem in the appointment of orsato, because in my opinion orsato deserved it the same as cakir. But now it is difficult to understand why Brych get's a second qf appointment and cakir no qf appointment. He is still one of the best referees and comitee should trust him to handle a game, which is nearly decided before it starts. Did I miss any crucial mistakes of him this season and that could be an explanation?

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  7. Well... I’m honestly very disappointed for Cüneyt. UEFA don’t even trust him for a second leg with 6-2 in the first leg. How disrespectful.

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    1. So UEFA didn't like his performance in UCL DOR-SEV and UEL SLV-ARS or political reasons inside UEFA surrounding Çeferin?

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    2. Or simply Cakir is preserved for UEL final

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    3. Or simply Cakir is now a poor referee. You should start thinking that.

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    4. Cakir is poor? What a joke it is......

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  8. Im sorry to say that after today I really lost all confidence and respect in Rosetti as a Ref chef. How on earth cant there be another option for such a "simple" 2nd leg EL SF than the usual suspects Brych/Kuipers/Makkelie and Orsato. The latter isnt even in top 5 elite performance wise IMO. What a disrespect to the many other good Elites UEFA has. (Cakir, Turpin, Mateu, Stieler and the New Kids on the block like Grinfeeld f.e.)Instead of using everyone equally and treating everyone fairly it is now clear that you can screw over really important games and still get CL SF because your Italian.... and when you are not you are in case of a bad performance dependant on the goodwill of Rosetti and Ceferin. How pathetic.

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    1. Rosetti is one true calamity...........

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    2. Stop thinking that Mr. Rosetti is the one deciding. The committee is based on observation reports in European and domestic matches before appointing. It is normal that the best referees lead matches of the highest level: Brych and Orsato have been part of them for many years for UEFA and FIFA (Orsato has led an intercontinental play-off in the past); throughout their careers, their level is excellent (as are Cakir, Kuipers, Mateu Lahoz). The others are good referees at the elite level who have yet to gain experience ...

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  9. I think Del Cerro's crucial mistake in the first leg was decisive for Brych to referee the second leg. Rosetti does not want risks.
    On the other hand, they may have wanted to reserve Çakir as a possible option for one of the finals, who knows. We cannot think so lightly, we are missing a lot of things. I'm happy for Vincic

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    1. Even if... then Mateu would have been a solution (he still might miss out on everything now if RM and Villareal both go through...

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    2. Which crucial mistake? The crucial decisions were at least supportable.

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    3. I am Del Cerro's big fan, but IMO the second penalty was an awful decision

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  10. What exactly recommend Vincic for a semifinal? Is Damir Skomina`s injury the best thing happened to Vincic? 3 UCL in 2019/2020, 2 in 2018-2019, 2 in 2017-2018, 1 in 2016-2017 all only in group stage and maximum 1/8 in Europa League in last years. So he was just an average referee. Plus law problems. Now he became an UEFA`s favourite? There are a lot of referees that would deserve this game instead.

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    1. IMO Vincic is completely deserved this appointment. I do not know what you mean by "there are a lot of referees". If you mean those top names like Kuipers/Makkelie, yes but they are already appointed in CL semi-final. If you mean other names like Kovacs/Siebert, I disagree because IMO Vincic's performance is more convincing than these two. My ideal appointment for EL semi-final would be Vincic and Cakir, and the final would be Turpin. Now at least Cakir or Turpin may get the EL final, but I feel sorry to one of them who will not get anything.

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    2. Short answer on the first question: He had a CL R16 and CL QF this season and did not disappoint there.

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  11. Well, this years performances (except weak Bulgaria-Italy)! Of course, this would have never happened without Skominas injury, but now he is in the focus and shows good performances.

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  12. First, congratulations on Vincic, wonderful appointment for him!

    Brych's appointment is "crazy" for me. Like many others, I am also disappointed with the Brych's appointment this time, and more importantly, I really can't understand this. Brych is completely deserved to get CL semifinal or EL semifinal, but two together in the same season? I do not think so. This is simply unfair to other referees, especially there are many other names can be appointed for this game.

    If the appointment is made before the 1st leg, why not appoint Turpin or Cakir for 2nd leg? If the appointment is made after the 1st leg, why not appoint Grinfeld or Siebert or Kovacs? Appointments like EL semi-final would be a very good opportunity for them, especially for the last two who are chosen for EURO.

    If Cakir is reserved for final, I would feel sorry for Turpin who IMO completely deserved to get EL semi-final. If Turpin will get the final, I also feel very sorry for Cakir, who IMO is still the top 5 referees in UEFA, based on performance and consistency.

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  13. What happened to felix zwayer no more uefa appointments? He had taken a center stage in huge games

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    1. He will be fourth official here. This is actually the most interesting part: he will work again with Brych for the first time after the big WC2018 incident.

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    2. Is he a replacement?
      I don't know why Stieler didn't get further games after Atalanta Real Madrid?

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    3. Because UEFA would have preferred a practical yellow card instead of the by the book red card DOGSO. If there is a smallest doubt, they want yellow.

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  14. Stieler ia one disaster as referee.

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  15. Rosetti appointments are all over the place.

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  16. Being an arsenal fan, and watching a lot of Vinčić this season in Europe, doesnt give me the greatest of confidence. Especially after the first leg last week with Dias, who I think is a better referee. Surely Vinčić can gain expirence in a "easier game" which looks to be done, and Felix can handle the "difficult" game.
    Best of luck to Vinčić and his crew.

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  17. Fun fact: In all of Brych's 5 KO matches this season, the away team came from England.

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    1. So he should be prepared for the possible ENG-SCO :)

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  18. Here I see many stating Roma-Manchester is an easy match. First of all, appointments were already decided before the first match. Second, don’t forget what happened with Skomina and Roma-Liverpool three years ago. It had to be an easy match and ended to be extremely challenging with a lot of wrong decision against Roma which could’ve decided the “easy” match on the way round

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  19. Surprised to see Brych in a tie that is already pretty much decided, especially when Cakir hasn’t had a semifinal yet. Only thing I can think: if Madrid makes the CL final, Turpin will replace Mateu Lahoz in that game, and Cakir is kept as a reserve for the EL final if needed.

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  20. No Cakir in Champions League and Europa League semi finals. That is a snub!

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    1. Referees who make bigger mistakes than cakir can easily get new matches. But Çakir has been mobbing for two years because slo-aus match by Ceferin. In other words the problem is personal

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  21. Nigeria - Bulgaria (Mario Sánchez Yantén) and Spain - Paraguay (Ian McLeod) are today's games from FIFA World Cup 1998.

    wc98refs.blogspot.com

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  22. OT:Tough match for Soares Dias,he is in charge of Portuguese Classico Benfica-Porto.
    So far 10 bookings, not enough consistency in them.,especially missed 2nd YC for Pepe.

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  23. Nothing to report from Vincic. The match is very fair and calm, no problems for the Slovenian, who had the control over the match throughout the whole half.
    He issued no YC so far - and rightly so.

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  24. Sensational athletic performance by Vincic in a very well controlled match.

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  25. I like the performance of Vincic. Deserved YC for Pino after making gestures and complaining about cards for Arsenal players.

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  26. Few comments today. This is usually a good sign. Seems like both referees did well or had a calm match.

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  27. As usual, a good performance for Brych.
    As for Vincic, I'm all the more surprised. Nothing to say. Good distribution of YCs, a calm match, well managed, contact with the players correct. High level athletic performance. A masterful performance. Deserved designation. He proved he was up to it.

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  28. UCL Manchester City - Chelsea FC
    Antonio Mateu Lahoz
    Pau Cebrian Devís
    Roberto Días Peréz Del Palomar
    Danny Makkelie
    VAR Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
    Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea
    Íñigo Prieto López de Ceraín
    Reserve Hessel Steegstra

    UEL Villarreal - Clement Turpin
    Clement Turpin
    Nicolas Danos
    Cyrile Gringore
    Slavko Vincic
    François Letexier
    Jérôme Brisard
    Benjamin Pages
    Reserve Tomaz Klancnik

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    1. I hope the UEL final won’t be Villarreal playing Clément Turpin. In that case the Spaniards will experience a hard evening ;p

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    2. We can see again a surprise name by Rosettti :)

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  29. Brych is a fantastic referee. And Vincic is the biggest surprise this season for me. Well done!!!

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    1. Agree with you Xabi, with ISTVAN KOVACS.
      Vincic/Kovacs.

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  30. OT: Anthony Taylor whistle the CL Final in the Premier League on Saturday.

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    1. Anthony Taylor is one thousand worse that Oliver.
      And I am anti Rosetti.

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    2. It's the other way around, Anonymous.

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    3. Oliver is poor, see Real Madrid Juventus.

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    4. You are so boring with this Taylor vs. Oliver nonsense ...

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    5. Rumours say that both Taylor and Oliver excel themselves by an above-average command of English.

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  31. I think we saw a slightly below average-performance by Brych. The missed red card to Wan-Bissaka is a mistake imho, that foul was more than reckless. About Roma's PK request on Maguire, the arm is quite large honestly, but he kicks the ball on his own hand

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    1. IMO a straight 8.4 performance for Felix Brych. I disagree on the Wan-Bissaka tackle, YC for a reckless tackle is still sufficient for me. Concerning the handball, a very clear case of a not-punishable handball as Maguire (deliberately) heels the ball which then hits the own arm. This is a situation which is literally described in the LotG.

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  32. Videos ARSENAL-VILLARREAL

    https://we.tl/t-52SgpxDXl2

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  33. OT: Cüneyt Çakir is in charge for top game between Galatasaray Istanbul (3) and Besiktas Istanbul (1) at Saturday, 08 May at 19:30.
    This game can be decisive for the title and the CL Qualification.

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    1. It's a normal designation.
      Cakir is the best referee in Turkey!

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  34. OT: This week there was a media workshop about refereeing in Germany with for example Lutz Michael Fröhlich, Jochen Drees and Peter Sippel with some interesting informations.
    I will sum up it shortly now.

    1.Bundesliga
    88×VAR interventions
    from that
    80×right intervention and right final decision
    3×right intervention, but wrong final decision
    5×wrong intervention, but right final decision
    8×missing intervention

    The Interventions concerned:
    42×goal (especially offsides)
    37×penalty
    9×red Card

    2.Bundesliga
    65×VAR
    from that
    61×right intervention and right final decision
    2×right intervention, but wrong final decision
    1×wrong intervention, but right final decision
    1×wrong intervention and wrong final decision
    7×missing intervention

    Duration of the Reviews (factual decisions, e.g. offside)
    International Leagues: 88 sec
    UEFA-Competitions: 77 sec
    Bundesliga: 75 sec

    Duration of the Reviews (subjective decisions, e.g. foul, handball)
    International Leagues: 133 sec
    UEFA-Competitions: 117 sec
    Bundesliga: 91 sec

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  35. https://t.me/REF_EX/312

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  36. ISTVAN KOVACS is the referee of today's AL-SHABAB RIYADH - AL-HILAL RIYADH clash in SAUDI ARABIA. It's 1st against 2nd, both teams on the same amount of points. KEVIN BLOM is the video assistant referee.

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