September 12, 2011

UEFA CL: Matchday 1 Referee Appointments

UEFA has published the first eight referee appointments for the 1st matchday of this season's UEFA Champions-League. A complete pdf document will probably follow on Tuesday (perhaps 16:00 UTC).

Tuesday, 13/09/2011, 20:45

Group E, Stamford Bridge (London)
Chelsea vs Leverkusen
Referee Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1 Eric Dansault (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2 Frédéric Cano (FRA)
4th Official Hervé Piccirillo (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Olivier Thual (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
UEFA Delegate Ainar Leppänen (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)

Group E, Cristal Arena (Genk)
KRC Genk vs Valencia
Referee Thomas Einwaller (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1 Norbert Schwab (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2 Armin Eder (AUT)
4th Official Gerhard Grobelnik (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Harald Lechner (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Oliver Drachta (AUT)
UEFA Delegate Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer Jörn West Larsen (DEN)

Group F, Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
Dortmund vs Arsenal
Referee Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1 Luca Maggiani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2 Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)
4th Official Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Paolo Valeri (ITA)
UEFA Delegate Trygve Bornö (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer Christer Fallström (SWE)

Group F, Georgios Karaiskakis (Piraeus)
Olympiacos vs O. Marseille
Referee Pedro Proenca (POR)
Assistant Referee 1 José Tiago Garcias Bolinhas Trigo (POR)
Assistant Referee 2 Ricardo Jorge Ferreira Santos (POR)
4th Official Hugo Miguel (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Joao Ferreira (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Joao Capela (POR)
UEFA Delegate Danilo Filacchione (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer Donald Mc Vicar (SCO)

Group G, Estadio do Dragao (Porto)
Porto vs Shakhtar
Referee Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1 Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Assistant Referee 2 Mark Borsch (GER)
4th Official Günter Perl (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Peter Sippel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Christian Dingert (GER)
UEFA Delegate Alan Mc Rae (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer Josef Krula (CZE)

Group G, GSP Stadium (Nicosia)
APOEL vs Zenit
Referee Eduardo Iturralde González (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1 Roberto Díaz Pérez-del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2 Javier Aguilar Rodriguez (ESP)
4th Official Javier Turienzo Alvarez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 César Muniz Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate Márton Esterházy (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer Siegfried Kirschen (GER)

Group H, Camp Nou (Barcelona)
Barcelona vs AC Milan
Referee Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1 Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2 Peter Kirkup (ENG)
4th Official Michael Jones (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Andre Marriner (ENG)
UEFA Delegate Sándor Berzi (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer Zoran Petrovic (SRB)

Group H, Eden (Prague)
Plzen vs BATE
Referee Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1 Mikhael Annonier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2 Christophe Capelli (FRA)
4th Official Pascal Vileo (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Wilfried Bien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
UEFA Delegate Panagiotis Chatzialexiou (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer Herbert Fandel (GER)

Tuesday, 13/09/2011, 20:45

Group A, City of Manchester Stadium (Manchester)
Man. City vs SSC Napoli
Referee Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1 Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2 Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
4th Official Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Tobias Mattsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate
UEFA Referee Observer

Group A, El Madrigal (Villarreal)
Villarreal vs Bayern München
Referee Cuneyt Cakir (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1 Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2 Tarik Ongun (TUR)
4th Official Halis Ozkhaya (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Suleyman Abay (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Tolga Ozkalfa (TUR)
UEFA Delegate
UEFA Referee Observer

Group B, Métropole (Lille)
Lille vs CSKA Moskva
Referee Olegário Manuel Bartolo Faustino Benquerenca (POR)
Assistant Referee 1 Bertino Cunha Míranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2 Joao Ferreira dos Santos (POR)
4th Official Rui Manuel Costa (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
UEFA Delegate Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer Vaclav Krondl (CZE)

Group B, Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Internazionale vs Trabzonspor
Referee Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1 Stefan Wittberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2 Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)
4th Official Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Daniel Stalhammar (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Johan Hamlin (SWE)
UEFA Delegate
UEFA Referee Observer

Group C, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica (Lisbon)
Benfica vs Man.United
Referee Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1 Primoz Arhar (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2 Marko Stancin (SVN)
4th Official Dragoslav Peric (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Slavko Vincic (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Roberto Ponis (SVN)
UEFA Delegate
UEFA Referee Observer

Group C,St.-Jakob-Park (Basel)
FC Basel vs Otelul Galati
Referee William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1 Graham Chambers (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2 Martin Cryans (SCO)
4th Official Ian Brines (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Alan Muir (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Stephen O'Reilly (SCO)
UEFA Delegate
UEFA Referee Observer

Group D, Maksimir (Zagreb)
Dinamo Zagreb vs Real Madrid
Referee Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1 Dag Roger Nebben (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2 Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
4th Official Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Dag Vidar Hafsas (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Brage Sandmoen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate
UEFA Referee Observer

Group D, Amsterdam ArenA (Amsterdam)
Ajax vs Lyon
Referee Wolfgang Stark (GER)
Assistant Referee 1 Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)
Assistant Referee 2 Mike Pickel (GER)
4th Official Marco Fritz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Babak Rafati (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Robert Hartmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate
UEFA Referee Observer


  1. Anonymous12/9/11 13:27

    Skomina with Benfica-United and Benquerença will bw in Lille-CSKA

  2. Deniz Aytekin will become the first category 2 referee in group faze match in Europa League. Congratulations to Aytekin, who is great referee in my opinion.

  3. Yesterday's perfomance of Aytekin was a disaster..

  4. Oh dear, Koukoulakis for Schalke, I hope he will do well :S
    The appointments in CL are quite odd.
    Why should Fandel observe Duhamel?

  5. Maybe UEFA wants to understand (it's just my opinion) if Duhamel is still an affidable Elite Ref or not, in the last times, he wasn't appointed so much. All in all, I think he doesn't have so much to envy to Lannoy.

  6. yep that is right.
    I like the appointments UEFA made, although I am still surprised about Itturalde's appointment..Atkinson, well, he was good last season, had a poor evening last week, we have to see what he can show.
    But I really have to say that I am not content with the EL appointments. Most of them are ok, but hm..

  7. UPDATE: The pdf is complete for 90%, I estimate that the download will be available this evening.

  8. Last week we talked about UEFA underestimating matches or groups.
    I am afraid that they underestimated BVB:ARS..a hot match before nearly 80.000 supporters. Always a special atmosphere, would have wished perhaps another referee, but this is a great chance for Rocchi, he should use it as Tagliavento could have overtaken him in the last matches.

  9. Anonymous12/9/11 18:46

    In matchday 1 Lannoy and Rocchi will be under fire they have the two greater games (in my opinion). my opinion is that rocchi doesn't belong to the elite group...but ok..lest's wait and see.
    Iturralde nomination isn't that surprising. I was waiting nominations for him and Braahmar, but probably in matchday 6. it's a career prize...

  10. Ok, one can see it like that.
    But this makes me hope that Vad, Strombergsson and Studer will get CL matches.
    Perhaps even Hansson will get a match, one never knows...
    I am wondering which match will be FdB's last. I guess it will be Man City - Bayern.

  11. UPDATE:
    I thought I could finish the work this evening, but I totally forget US Open Final between Nadal and Djokovic...that has priority today :D
    Everything is written, only some layout bugs are still available.


    -designated referee got match in the same group:
    2 points
    -designated referee and the officially appointed referee belong to the same group of UEFA referees:
    1 point
    - designated referee's origin and officially appointed referee's origin are identic (perhaps you have Webb for Barca but Atkinson is in):
    3 points

    if the chosen referee is correct, there will be 10 points (and of course, the points above (1, 2, 3) are included in these 10 points.

    I do not know the result, but I know that there was one guy who had Atkinson, congrats!

    NEW RELEASE DATE: Tomorrow, 15:00 UTC (17:00 MESZ)! Stay tuned.

  12. Anonymous12/9/11 19:35

    I hope Strömbergsson won't get CL match. I don't know what FIFA and UEFA saw in him to call him on Euro U-21 and WC U-20. There are a lot of referees in cat1 who are better than Strömbergsson. I agree Braamhaar should get CL match he deserved it, I still don't believe that Braamhaar was demoted and Vink and Blom promoted to elite. FdB's last match will be Ajax-Real Madrid if you ask me.

  13. Ajax ist impossible as far as I am informed.
    I think Belgian referees are not allowed to referee Dutch teams, are they?

  14. Correct, Niclas. De Bleeckere sometimes officiates also in Eredivisie, then, as a UEFA referee he can't officiate dutch and belgian teams.

  15. Rocchi had a great evening, Brych as far as I watched it as well..


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