September 30, 2011

UEL: Schalke 04 3-1 Maccabi Haifa

This post will for the most part consist of photos.
Yesterday, I was in Schalke Arena, normally I am standing in "Nordkurve", this time I thought it could be pretty good to sit (then I was able / allowed to take the good camera along with me..), a nice opportunity to make some good photos and to be closer to the action. And of course, I could observe the Portuguese referee Manuel Jorge de Sousa.

The full appointment:


UEFA Europa League 2011/12, Group Stage, Matchday 2, Gelsenkirchen, Arena Auf Schalke
FC SCHALKE 04 3-1 MACCABI HAIFA

Match Officials

Referee Manuel Jorge Neves Moreira de Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1 Bertino Cunha Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2 José Carlos Neves Ramalho (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1 Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2 Vasco António Moreira Santos (POR)
4th Official Cosme Cunha Machado (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate Jan Damgaard (DEN)

Photos

Arena Auf Schalke from the outside.




 


The officials (f.l.): Machado, Santos, Ramalho, Miranda, Soares, Barry, Sousa


The Portuguese quintet warming up (fr.l.): Vasco Santos, Manuel Sousa, Bertino Miranda, José Ramalho, Artur Soares Dias


One of both must have had a nice joke; Soares and Miranda often laughed..


Nordkurve atmosphere
The match is under way

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ..


KICK-OFF!




WIN!




Match statistics (c) UEFA FR




Apart from the fact that Schalke played a good 2nd half, they had many, too many mistakes in their play. The allowed Haifa too many goal attempts which resulted in one goal.

Manuel de Sousa is a typical Portuguese referee: he reminds me on Olegário Benquerenca concerning his outward apperance and gestures, the style is more like Proenca's. 
Two and a half years ago, I saw Proenca in Arena when we drew with APOEL Nicosia. At this time, he was not on top level of Europe but showed a very good perfomance. We all know what a few months later came...I am quite sure that this story could repeat itself as I am convinced that de Sousa will be promoted as soon as possible and could follow the steps of Benquerenca and Proenca. Latters are not the youngest anymore, Soares Dias and de Sousa seem to be Portugal's future with regard to their refereeing.
The only mistake of the evening was made by Ramalho who wrongly disallowed a goal scored by Schalke. It was one metre no offside.

It has to be mentioned that UEFA actually appointed José Cardinal as AR1, he appeared as such at UEFA.com on Wednesday. He was however replaced by Bertino Miranda.




9 Comments:

  1. Eu sou de Portugal e posso dizer que Jorge Sousa tá num bom caminho para chegar longe na arbitragem, porque ele e o Pedro Proença são os melhores de Portugal. É pena não ter uma categoria superior a nível internacional, pois já merecia.

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  2. Voce sabe por que Jose Cardinal foi substituido por Bertino Miranda nesta partida?

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  3. Anonymous30/9/11 20:36

    Probably some personal problem, because last wednsday Portuguese Liga announced the referees for next fixture and Cardinal was not in the injured list.

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  4. Em primeiro lugar ele está lesionado num músculo e a troca foi efectuada pela Federação Portuguesa de Futebol com consentimento da UEFA, que alegou que Bertino Miranda é um dos candidatos para ir para o Euro 2012 mais o Olegário Benquerença, por causa da sua idade estar nos 44 e em 2012 fazer os 45.
    Possivelmente bertino Miranda será o seu substituto na fase final do Euro e segundo a imprensa portuguesa será Olegário Benquerença o escolhido com Bertino Miranda e outro ainda por definir.
    Mas se a UEFA permitir irá 6 árbitros de Portugal para o Euro 2012 que já estão pré convocados pela Federação Portuguesa de Futebol.

    árbitro: Olegário Benquerença
    Árbitro Assistente 1: Bertino Miranda
    Árbitro Assistente 2: Tiago Trigo ou José Ramalho
    árbitro de baliza: Pedro Proença e Jorge Sousa

    São os melhores de Portugal neste momento. :D

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  5. Uma curiosidade que quero aqui deixar é que toda a equipa de arbitragem pertence à Associação de Futebol do Porto, à excepção do 4º árbitro que é da Associação de Futebol de Braga e não é internacional, juntamente com Vasco Santos.

    Lista de árbitro de Portugal e sua associação a nível distrital:

    AF Lisboa - Pedro Proença, João Capela e Duarte Gomes

    AF Setúbal - João Ferreira e Bruno Paixão

    AF Porto - Artur Soares Dias, Jorge Sousa

    AF Castelo Branco - Carlos Xistra

    AF Leiria - Olegário Benquerença

    Por ser a Capital de Protugal e onde vivo, AF Lisboa é a que tem mais árbitros internacionais com 3. :D

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  6. Thanks for this good info.
    I have to say that Proenca is to my mind a hot candidate for CL final this season, I would prefer him.
    My choice would be:
    Ref: Proenca
    AR1: Miranda
    AR2: Trigo
    ADD-AR1: Benquerenca
    ADD-AR2: Sousa

    I cannot imagine that they would put on of both, Proenca or Benquerenca on the position as add-ar, but perhaps it is the best solution.
    The same counts for GER, if Brych will make it, can you imagine Stark would be an ADD-AR??

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  7. Niclas, I think it's impossible to see so experienced and old referees used as additional assistant.

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  8. Yeap, this is what I think as well.
    You cannot put a referee like Stark or Benquerenca on the add-ass-ref position..

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