September 30, 2012

UEFA Champions League - Referee Appointments (Group Stage MD2)


> Matchday Overview

Spartak Moskva
FC Spartak Moskva
Celtic FC
Celtic
Juventus Turin
Juventus
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk
Nordsjælland
FC Nordsjælland
Chelsea FC
Chelsea
Valencia CF
Valencia CF
LOSC Lille
OSC Lille
BATE
FC BATE Borisov
FC Bayern München
Bayern
CFR Cluj
CFR 1907 Cluj
Manchester United FC
Manchester Utd.
Galatasaray
Galatasaray AŞ
SC Braga
Braga
Benfica
SL Benfica
FC Barcelona
Barcelona

Zenit
FC Zenit St Petersburg
AC Milan
AC Milan
Manchester City
Manchester City FC
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund
Ajax
AFC Ajax
Real Madrid CF
Real Madrid
Porto
FC Porto
Paris Saint-Germain FC
PSG
Dynamo Kyiv
FC Dynamo Kyiv
GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo Zagreb
Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
Montpellier Hérault SC
Montpellier
Arsenal
Arsenal FC
Olympiacos FC
Olympiacos
Anderlecht
RSC Anderlecht
Málaga CF
Málaga

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) will be in charge of Benfica - Barcelona (c) TRT Spor

(RUS) Spartak Moskva 2
FC Spartak Moskva
Celtic FC
3 Celtic (SCO)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Luzhniki Stadion, Moscow (RUS) Group G
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fredji Harchay (FRA)
Fourth Official: Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Olivier Thual (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Johan van Kouterik (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vazquez (ESP)
Referee Liaison Officer: Denis Mareev (RUS)
Yellow Card 2 (0-2)   Red Card 1 (1-0) 

(ITA) Juventus Turin 1
Juventus
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
1 Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA) Group E
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Angelo Boonman (NED)
Fourth Official: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ed Janssen (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Pat Quigley (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
Referee Liaison Officer: Fabrizio Malacart (ITA)
Yellow Card 4 (2-2)

(DEN) Nordsjælland 0
FC Nordsjælland
Chelsea FC
4 Chelsea (ENG)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Parken, Copenhagen (DEN) Group E
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Sinisa Premuzaj (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Krmar (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović jr (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Oleszek Kazimierz (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Yury Dupanau (BLR)
Referee Liaison Officer: Bill René Hansen (DEN)
Yellow Card 1 (1-0)

(ESP) Valencia CF 2
Valencia CF
LOSC Lille
0 OSC Lille (FRA)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Estadi de Mestalla, Valencia (ESP) Group F
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Fourth Official: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andrea De Marco (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Bergonzi (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Lars-Ake Lagrell (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Jones (ENG)
Referee Liaison Officer: Manuel Diaz Morales (ESP)
Yellow Card 5 (3-2)   Red Card 1 (0-1)

(BLR) BATE 3
FC BATE Borisov
FC Bayern München
1 Bayern München (GER)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Dinamo Stadion, Minsk (BLR) Group F
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Igor Sirilov (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Goran Spirkoski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Pertti Alaja (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
Referee Liaison Officer: Andrei Zhukov (BLR)
Yellow Card 7 (3-4)

(TUR) Galatasaray 0
Galatasaray AŞ
SC Braga
2 Braga (POR)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul (TUR) Group H
Referee: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official: Geir Åge Holen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Espen Berntsen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Dusan Tittel (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Iouri Baskakov (RUS)
Referee Liaison Officer: Çaglayan Kökkilinç (TUR)
Yellow Card 5 (2-3)

(ROU) CFR Cluj 1
CFR 1907 Cluj
Manchester United FC
2 Manchester Utd. (ENG)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Stadionul Dr. Radulescu, Cluj-Napoca (ROU) Group H
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
Referee Liaison Officer: Mihail Mircea (ROU)
Yellow Card 1 (0-1)




(POR) Benfica 0
SL Benfica
FC Barcelona
2 Barcelona (ESP)
Tuesday, 02 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Estádio da Luz, Lisbon (POR) Group G
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Fourth Official: Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Süleyman Abay (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Dahrup (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Farina (ITA)
Referee Liaison Officer: Carlos Alberto Silva Valente (POR)
Yellow Card 6 (4-2)   Red Card 1 (0-1)



(RUS) Zenit
FC Zenit St Petersburg
AC Milan
AC Milan (ITA)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 18:00 CET, Petrovski Stadion, St Petersburg (RUS) Group C
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Fourth Official: Mike Pickel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Andreas Akkelides (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Natri (FIN)
Referee Liaison Officer: Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS)

(ENG) Manchester City
Manchester City FC
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Etihad Stadium, Manchester (ENG) Group D
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slysko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Radek Prihoda (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Pierino Lardi (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
Referee Liaison Officer: David Pugh (ENG)

(NED) Ajax
AFC Ajax
Real Madrid CF
Real Madrid (ESP)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED) Group D
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Fourth Official: Stefan Wittberg (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
Referee Liaison Officer: Peter Van Dongen (NED)

(POR) FC Porto
FC Porto
Paris Saint-Germain FC
PSG (FRA)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR) Group A
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren Cann (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Lee Probert (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Lloyd Hughes (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Guy Goethals (BEL)
Referee Liaison Officer: Antonio José Garrido Da Silva (POR)

(GER) Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
Montpellier Hérault SC
Montpellier HSC (FRA)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen (GER) Group B
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Oleg Tselovalnikov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Maksim Layushkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Vitali Meshkov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
Referee Liaison Officer: Manfred Wichmann (GER)

(ENG) Arsenal
Arsenal FC
Olympiacos FC
Olympiacos (GRE)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Emirates, London (ENG) Group B
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andas (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tommy Skjerven (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Brage Sandmoen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Slawomir Stempniewski (POL)
Referee Liaison Officer: Olivier Ray (ENG)

(BEL) Anderlecht
RSC Anderlecht
Málaga CF
Málaga (ESP)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 20:45 CET, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL) Group C
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gábor Eros (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: György Ring (HUN)
Fourth Official: Robert Kispál (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mihaly Fabián (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Steve Stride (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
Referee Liaison Officer: Georges Delacour (BEL)

(UKR) Dynamo Kyiv
FC Dynamo Kyiv
GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Wednesday, 03 October 2012, 20:45 CET, NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR) Group A
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Odd Flattum (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
Referee Liaison Officer: Oleg Bilous (UKR)


139 Comments:

  1. Interesting appointments, Nijhuis for Juve-Shakhtar is probably a small surprise. Cakir fits to this match, Chapron and Undiano could be expected.
    I will attend Veltins Arena on Wednesday, hope to see Moen, which I consider as quite probable after these appointments. Furthermore, Brych will potentially get Porto-PSG or Zenit-AC Milan.

    Predictions for tomorrow's appointments:

    Zenit - AC Milan: Brych
    Anderlecht - Malaga: Thomson
    ManCity - Dortmund: Kralovec
    Ajax - Real Madrid: Kassai
    Kyiv - Zagreb: De Sousa or Mateu Lahoz
    Porto - PSG: Webb
    Schalke - Montpellier: Moen
    Arsenal - Olympiacos: Benquerenca

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  2. Anonymous30/9/12 11:32

    Hi Suricate,

    I don't think that Craig Thomson will get Anderlecht - Malaga after William Collum having had Milan - Anderlecht on MD 1.

    Kind regards from Vienna,
    Peter

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  3. Right, thanks for this remark. He will not get Schalke, I am quite sure ..
    So then he has only two opportunities, Porto PSG or again Ajax-Real. A big match at any rate for him.

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  4. Big match of this tuesday is for Çakır , of course deserved.
    After Stark's mistakes, the choice for Galatasaray is Tom Harald Hagen, I think that we have to underline this appointment, also because we know how is difficult and what is the atmosphere in the stadiums of Turkish teams.
    Stavrev should be able to handle Bayern in Belarus, I was still waiting for his regular assistant, after Krstevski's retirement. Kostadinov has been confirmed, he already appeared in the EL playoff. He is young and FIFA assistant only since 9 months, a very good chance then for him if he will do well.
    Normal appointment for our Gianluca Rocchi, yesterday he showed a good performance in Parma-Milan.


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    1. UEFA couldn't possibly anticipate Stark's horrific performance before making this appointment. Hagen was a choice from 3 weeks earlier (when appointments for MD1 and MD2 are being made). Anyway a big match for him.

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    2. The definite match appointment for every official is made public to the officials 7-10 days before the officials' flight to the venue. This means, they could have switched something.

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    3. Yes they could switch. But I don't think they did in this case. Due to Stark's mistakes and the difficulty all Turkish stadiums and fans produce I think they would sent an Elite Referee there.

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    4. Just considering the coefficients of the teams the choice is normal. Olympiacos Schalke, remember that match, we considered it much more important being for an ELITE ref.
      But of course, we also know the case Twente Schalke when Kassai was sent for the 2nd leg, which was probably no coincidence after the first leg.

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  5. I think UEFA is still pretty careful with Strahonja. Nordsjaelland-Chelsea sounds like an easy-going match, it is the second time he whistles CL in Denmark. If he does fine, I think UEFA will have to give him a bigger match.

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  6. Anonymous30/9/12 12:38

    Hi Suricate,

    are there any names who will for sure (not) get a Wednesday match out of the eleven Elite and Elite Development referees who haven't been considered yet and who are not out due to injuries?

    In my opinion, UEFA has the choice between Martin Atkinson, Olegario Benquerenca, Felix Brych, Jonas Eriksson, Viktor Kassai, Pavel Kralovec, Florian Meyer, Svein Moen, Craig Thomson, Istvan Vad and Howard Webb.

    I wonder, for example, why you do not think that Jonas Eriksson will get a UCL match.

    Kind regards from Vienna,
    Peter

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  7. If you take...
    Atkinson
    Benquerenca
    Brych
    Eriksson
    Kassai
    Meyer
    Moen
    Thomson and
    Webb,
    you have nine ELITE referees for 8 remaining matches. So at least one gets no match, I am sure Kralovec will get a match. Therefore, there are to my mind seven ELITE officials who can get a match. Eriksson's performances were, to formulate it kindly, not at his best. Meyer will get no match according to fussball.de, I think there is always a First Group official in a CL matchday (I predict De Sousa or Mateu Lahoz), so I decided to drop Atkinson, Meyer and Eriksson.

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    1. Meyer has an EL match (if I remember correct).

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    2. Right. Meyer and Zwayer in EL.

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  8. Paolo Tagliavento with a very difficult decision to take (penalty or free kick) today in Sampdoria-Napoli.
    He gave penalty and red card for DOGSO.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHMvBTv5hgo



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    1. For my taste, a wrong decision.

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    2. Koukoulakis today had a difficult situation at his match (min 9'). Penalty for me and a possible DOGSO.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPKE1BqsNuo&feature=g-all-u

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    3. Yellow card for dive, IMHO.
      No contact between keeper and the player.
      Where do you see the foul?

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    4. Absolutely no penalty!!!!No foul at all.Very brave decision by the referee!Excellent call!Edward i think you are wrong!

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    5. Two options in that situation: contact and penalty, no contact and yellow for a dive. When referee decides to not give a pen he must book a player for a dive in this situation. If not, it seems like 'don't know is it penalty or not, really don't know' here.
      My evaluation - no penalty and yellow card for dive.

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    6. If you freeze it at 24'' you will see the contact. There is contact. The player fells after 1'' second.

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    7. Ok if you think,even if you say there is contact,that this is panalty...
      So why the player falls 1'' later.Look at his feet.He drags them on the gound...You also heard Chefren.Maybe he wants to deceive the referee???Anyway i insist,VERY GOOD AND BRAVE DECISION by the referee!Uefa wants to eliminate this kind of things

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    8. I watched the match live so my impression is that the referee couldn't saw the incident. The decision was made upon consultation with AR1.

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    9. I think even if there is a small contact, there is no need to whistle a penalty, I agree with Koukoulakis here.

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  10. Bas Nijhuis has Hugh Dallas as observer. The most important match in his international career, probably.
    Sándor Piller (HUN) for Stavrev

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  11. Hi fellows,

    can we discuss several situations?

    Situation 1: Is it hand play? 0:28
    http://www.101greatgoals.com/gvideos/2-2-cesc-fabregas-equalises-for-barcelona-at-sevilla/

    My opinion: No (nearness, ball is hitting the hand...), but I'm not sure because playing with hand (accidentaly) player is getting advantage for him.

    Situation 2: Is it penalty? 1:41
    http://www.realmadrid.com/cs/Satellite/en/Actualidad_Primer_Equipo_en/1330120018292/noticia/Cronica/5-1:_Goal-fest_and_fourth_straight_victory.htm

    My opinion: Difficult situation, many arguments for no hand play decision (natural movement, nearness, ball is hitting the hand), but I am closer for penalty decision. For me, player is increasing area of it's body so he must be responsible for that.

    Situation 3: Penalty or no? 14:00
    http://prvaliga.tportal.hr/#V,ID:13958

    My opinion: If I must say yes or no, I would said no penalty. It would be great if we could punish defender for pulling, but we can't. And he is obviously pulling striker for shirt...hm

    Greetings

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    2. 1:
      It's very difficult to evaluate. I like a decision to play-on. Referee must be sure it's deliberate handball. Brave and good call to my mind. The advantage doesn't matter - hand was not deliberate or is difficult to call it obviously deliberate so good call.

      2:
      Agree, very difficult situation but I think it's not natural movment but visible deliberate increase body volume. Correct call.

      3:
      Which match because it's main site under the link.

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    3. Hi,
      First video: debatable call, for my taste, the distance was very small and the pace high, neither an unnatural movement to the ball. But it was in the midfield, one could have whistled it to avoid conflicts, but according to his interpretation, I think it is ok.
      The second video is to my mind a wrong penalty. Hands are not widely spread from the body - just a normal position to hold balance. Hand does not move towards the ball, he even slightly tries to pull it away. Small distance, high pace, the defender could not escape in my opinion. But it is hard to call such a penalty a totally wrong decision.
      Onto the third video (Dinamo-Hajduk): with the right foot, he plays the ball, with the left foot he touches his opponent. Furthermore, he pulls his kit. A penalty.

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  12. PORTO -PSG WEBB
    ARSENAL-OLYMPIAKOS MOEN
    SCHALKE-MONTPELLIER KARASEV
    MAN.CITY-DORTMUND KRALOVEC
    ZENIT-MILAN BRYCH
    ANDERLECHT-MALAGA KASSAI
    AJAX-REAL ERIKSSON
    KIEV-DYNAMO ZAG ATKINSSON

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  13. Kralovec with Slysko as AR1!

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  14. petschovschi1/10/12 13:19

    I'm curious about Benquerenca:
    http://www.soccerway.com/referees/olegario-benquerenca/44952/

    It seems he's injured because his last game was in august (in 2012 he had only one international game).
    He's a very good referee and I want to see how much patience will have UEFA with him.

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  15. Karasev for Schalke, I am stunned in a positive way.

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    1. Yes, it seems the Collina and company have great faith to him. Anyway this is a real test for him.

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    2. Karasev is the beloved referee of Rosetti in Russian Prem'er-Liga, since about 2 years, and he immediatly suggested his name to Collina and the UEFA committee, therefore, he had a quick and impressive career, culminated (until now) with this debut in CL.
      We will see if he is a talent for real.

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    3. In the matches I watched, he definitely was. I think the match on Wednesday will focus on football, not on physical duels, so a good choice to appoint him, although I am nonetheless a bit stunned that they are doing such a test in a match between 2011 semifinalists and the French champion of 2012..

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  16. Brych was expected for Zenit-Milan, since he can't officiate in the fascinating matches of group D, due to Dortmund presence.
    Excellent appointment for Kralovec and also a good game for Eriksson.
    Roman Slyško will be in Manchester with Kralovec, but he could have been appointed in Europa League, since there is Kruzliak in a match.
    Karasev is said to be a rising star, so his debut in CL was expected too, he is nicknamed "the Russian Collina", considering that he is a talent, and also that he is hairless, like Pierluigi :)
    Atkinson and Webb with normal appointments.
    To my mind, not a very big task for Moen in London. UEFA seems always to act carefully in his appointments.
    Gabor Erös is still the first assistant of Kassai, I don't agree with this decision, his mistakes were too bad in several matches. And Vad is still out.
    Missing Elite referees after two matchdays: Lannoy (injured), Benquerença (as written, again injured?), Thomson (unknown reasons...)





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    1. On the other hand, it does not need to be a huge surprise that Thomson is missing..in 2010/11, there were also many elite refs with only 2 group stage matches (Eriksson, Nikolaev..)

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    2. Important matches in EL for Zwayer, Tudor, Johannesson and Oliver.
      And there is Kristo Tohver..

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    3. Anonymous1/10/12 15:13

      It's true, but to be honest, Eriksson and Thomson "deserved" only two matches, their performances in last matches were not so great. It looks like Stark will stay on only one match this season, Europa League for Stark in MD 5 or 6, that's all for him after Manchester. (same happened to Hauge after Tottenham-Twente in MD 2, he was bad, and got only EL in MD 5 or 6 if I remember good). Luckily for HAuge, he retired, what is going to be with STark?

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    4. Meyer with Panathinaikos - Tottenham. Normal decision I think. Blom gets Neftci Baku - Inter. No surprise but he seems to be getting many appointments at the moment. Studer need this kind of match since his error at the EL play-offs. Mateu Lahoz with a good match too and for the first time we see so many Second Category referees with a match. Impressive.

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    5. I am sure Stark would have retired voluntarily from international level if he had not been selected for the pre list for 2014.

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    6. Anonymous2/10/12 03:19

      Zoran Petrovic (SRB) for Oliver!

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  17. It seems that Markus Strombergsson has been appointed as AAR in Liverpool-Udinese.
    Now he has time? :)

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    1. Do you think that he will wear the badge, even though he retired as FIFA referee?
      His name was deleted from FIFA site, but I know that on the real lists the referees are kept always until 31 December, although they retire before, during the year.

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    2. The whole case is strange..

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  18. Jaap Uilenberg (NED) for Karasev...

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  19. Luca Banti in Steaua-Kobenhavn has been suddenly replaced by Damato.

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    1. Very, very strange. I'm going to investigate.
      I will inform you, if I'll be able to find info about that.
      I don't want to think that it was for Klose missed handball and UEFA didn't want to appoint him for the match, at least in a so short time.
      Damato also was there... even more, he was the additional assistant involved.


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    2. Perhaps just a sudden illness or injury.

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  20. 05-09/10/2012
    UEFA Regions’ Cup

    two Italian officials are appointed for several matches from 5 to 9 October: Andrea Padovan as assistant, Sebastiano Peruzzo as fourth, the matches will be played in Veneto, their region

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  21. Hardcore:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK_JEjPNlK0&feature=player_embedded

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    1. Match was Chernomorets Odessa - Metalist Kharkov (Ukrainian Premyer Liga) and the assistant involved Oleksandr Korniyko. 29/09/12

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    2. petschovschi1/10/12 22:15

      Superhardcore:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNhgEOh99go (short version)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpv8mYdYAa0&feature=related (long version)

      And something soft...:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrmTRzNtHo4&feature=related

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    3. Unfortunately, idiots are fine.

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  22. Hello Yun Hyeon,

    I would like to hear your opinions about the Polish appointment for Lazio-Maribor.
    Szymon Marciniak (POL);
    Pawel Sokolnicki (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL);
    Radoslaw Siejka (POL);
    Pawel Gil (POL); Pawel Raczkowski (POL).

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    1. I always emphasize Marciniak has a brilliant future. He will whistle at Stadio Olimpico, he has Portugal in his palmares. Michał Listkiewicz says he's able to reach CL final. Marciniak had the last Warsaw derby where he was excellent. I would say he's the best UEFA talent along with Karasev. 2nd Category, UEFA Talent Referees, big hopes in him.
      Interesting to see T. Listkiewicz as second assistant after his (IMO still acceptable call in BATE - Lille). Gil as AAR is also suprise but good replacement in the case of injury. Raczkowski will be FIFA referee from 2013 and he's also professional referee as well as Marcin Borski, Paweł Gil, Tomasz Musiał, Hubert Siejewicz, Daniel Stefański, Paweł Raczkowski. Sokolnicki, Listkiewicz and Siejka are also professional assistants. Full pro team.
      As I mentioned, big stadiums, big clubs, big stars and brilliant future to Marciniak I think. We can see now, he's not addition to big names in refereeing, he's one of the most perspective officials and gets good matches.

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    2. And I'm happy with Kristo Tohver in EL. I think he's a big talent and UEFA should push him even much. Such countries like Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia are always missing in refereeing map.

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    3. *even more
      Such guys like Tohver, Kuchin, Anufrijevs, Direktorenko, Treimanis should get bigger chances and bigger matches sometimes

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    4. Marciniak's match could be meant as a small test (remembering Ozkahya had something comparable last year), let's wait who will observe him.

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    5. Molde - Stuttgard

      UEFA Referees Observer: Ioannis Tsaxilidis (GRE)

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  23. In Switzerland, 4 out of 12 referees in their Super League are going to quit refereeing at the end of the year, including first group member Cyril Zimmermann. All four are far away from the age limit. Reasons are the high stress and frustration about their situation.
    German source: http://www.sonntagonline.ch/ressort/sport/2530/

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  24. Bulent Yildirim at Basel - Genk game.

    Ugur B.

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  25. Marciniak will get one of the U21 play-off matches. WOW!

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  26. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Vd9dFJKqbjs

    Explanation of what happened is in the video's description. Referee was Mikko Lehtola.

    What do you think?

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    1. To my mind, missed cooperation between first assistant and referee. Referee clearly missed the "double" throw in, but what about the assistant?
      He was there, near the midfield. He had to communicate immediatly with referee, in order to disallow the goal and resume the play by a dropped ball.
      Unbelievable that the goal was given.

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    2. I think all those three officials deserve a demotion.

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    3. Referee Mikko Lehtola, Assistants Ville Koskiniemi, Matti Linna

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  27. Jozef Marko will observe Gautier. To my mind, UEFA is looking desperately (not manned in a negative manner) for a new elite ref from FRA.

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    1. Interesting.
      Which referee do you prefer between Turpin and Gautier? (about a possible promotion to Elite)

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    2. I honestly speaking watch too less matches of Ligue 1, so I cannot say anything, but considering how much Turpin has managed born 1982..

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    3. By the way, if UEFA is looking for a new French Elite referee, I wonder why they promoted in development Chapron (40 years old) and not a young man?


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    4. Anonymous2/10/12 23:56

      I think the question is not easy... At all.
      Here in France, it's obvious that Antony Gautier and Clement Turpin are our two best referees. But they are quite different: Gautier has a natural authority, always keeps control on the matches. Turpin is more charismatic, he is the most appreciated referee by medias and players who emphasise his ability to communicate... Both of them have a very good physical condition and make few mistakes.
      I prefer Turpin but I think both of them have to be in Elite Category when Lannoy retires.
      Those tree men are, with Fredy Fautrel, the only referees that really deserve their FIFA badge. We have best referees here than Thual, Chapron or Duhamel. But there's no logic in French referee ranking...

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    5. I think Chapron justifies his ED position or at least FIFA badge at the moment with good international performances, can of course say nothing about the situation in Ligue 1 - Fautrel had more problems internationally.
      From my point of view, both "Benoîts" in your Ligue 1 roster could become FIFA officials - Millot and Bastien. What do you think?
      Furthermore, Buquet seems promising as well.

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    6. Anonymous3/10/12 12:50

      I totally agree with you concerning Millot and Bastien, they're good surprises of last year Ligue 2 promotion. But before them, I think Nicolas Rainville does deserve to be promoted internationally because he's one year more than the Benoits in Ligue 1.
      Chapron doesn't behave in the same way in Ligue 1 and internationally. He's quite a good referee, but he is sometimes too autoritary and at the centre of controversies. Sometimes they are not justified, but most of the time none can defend him...
      As far as Buquet is concerned, I don't think that he doesn't deserve his FIFA badge, not at all, but from what I've seen of him in French competitions, he can have difficulties to keep control on matches. But his decisions are good in general.

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  28. Interesting highlights from Shakhtar - Dnipro. Many doubtful decisions. Referee Serhiy Boyko.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1bt0ZFyKaY

    Considering new Elite French referee I would like Antony Gautier or Tony Chapron. Clement Turpin is too young and his Ligue 1 performances are not always the best to formulate it kindly.

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    1. I think that they need to promote a quite young referee, they have already Lannoy, nosense if they promote Chapron, which in 4 or 5 years will have to retire, too.

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    2. Anonymous2/10/12 17:44

      Sorry, but all decisions made are wrong (except the second handball situation in the penalty area). I always try to defend the referees and underline the rapidity and complexity of their job (because I know it personally) or their view at the decisive moment. Here justified criticism has to be made: No control. No high, much less FIFA-niveau for me (in this game!). Incredible seeing this huge number of scenes and mistakes in one match, especially concerning foul detection and the right decision, although I have to note that Boyko stood well. And no help from his assistants and the fourth official!

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  29. Marciniak has Elleray, no comment needed..

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    1. Zwayer has Alan Snoddy from Northern Ireland, I don't know him.

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    2. Wow, big teams, big stadiums, now such observer... EL, WC qualifiers, u21 play-offs where most of us expected Elite or Elite Development, eventually 1st category... That brilliant future must be true, all those nominations being only second category. Again, wow!

      If it's nonsense, UEFA wouldn't promote Chapron to Elite Development. Turpin is a perspective referee but he needs a time.

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    3. I am a friend of pushing talents, but UEFA should not exaggerate it with Marciniak.
      Alan Snoddy, the name appears quite often, he normally gets medium matches, he neither gets prospective refs to be promoted, nor referees without future (in form of promotions).

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  30. I don't know if Niclas is going to open a specific thread about EL appointments, anyway I wanted to ask how you evaluate the appointment of Blom in Neftci-Internazionale, it seeems a match suitable even for a Caegory 3 referee.

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    1. Yes I will do (tomorrow), and yes, it could have been the debut for e.g. Aleckovic or someone like him.

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  31. Correctly disallowed goal by Cyril Gringore (0.5 m offside).

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  32. Anonymous2/10/12 19:06

    http://www.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/MatchLive/competitions/Comp_Matches/01/86/97/63/1869763_w1.jpg

    When you are giving yellow card to a player, watch him in his eyes, not in his legs, you look more confident if you look him in the eyes.

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    1. Anonymous2/10/12 19:07

      -actualy his chest to be more correct

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    2. It is just a pic, we don't know if he was looking always in that direction, or it was just for a while.

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  33. I watched the match, he had eye contact with the player and a friendly conversation explaining the yellow to him.
    The red card was strange. Correct, but Chapron and Harchay did not want to see a foul there. After 5 seconds, Thual probably informed Chapron, he turned around and gave red for dogso.

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  34. And the 1-1 was tight offside. I forgot to mention that.

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  35. I'm not watching the match, but I'm reading everywhere that Nijhuis did a crucial mistake, missing a foul which was red card for DOGSO and penalty for Shakhtar.

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    1. petschovschi2/10/12 21:21

      I watched only one replay and imo it's penalty and red card.
      I'm waiting for more replays at halftime.

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  36. Direct red card by Cakir to Sergio Busquets for excessive use of his hands at an opponents face twice at the same situation. Absolutely correct.

    Also a penalty appeal by Benfica at 90+3' but Cakir correctly waved play-on because defender's hand was stuck to his body.

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  37. I did not watch Nijhuis yesterday, will report on his performance as a download.
    Cakir with a good performance, correct dive-decision, correct still-yellow-card in first half and correct red card in the end. Bahattin Duran with some offside problems in a few very tight situations.

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  38. Yes, should have been penalty and perhaps even red due to DOGSO (was not in control over the ball, but rather red nonetheless), the ball came from the upper Shakhtar player and the striker held by his opponent was hence unable to score, impossible to see for Nijhuis (PERHAPS) but a must be seen by AAR2:
    http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3032/7difh2eu_jpg.htm

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    1. petschovschi3/10/12 11:49

      Penalty is obvious.
      About red card: indeed the Shaktar's player is not in control of the ball but DOGSO means "deny obvious goal-score opportunity". The rule for OGSO doesn't say the forward must be in control of the ball. There are o lot of obvious goal-score opportunities when the forward is not in control of the ball (like this one in Juventus- Shaktar).
      If you ask me I think it's a red card situation.

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    2. "The referee should consider the following circumstances when deciding whether to send off a player for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity
      - the distance between the offence and the goal
      - the likelihood of keeping or gaining control of the ball
      - the direction of the play
      - the location and number of defenders
      - ..."

      So yes, the question of whether the ball was in control is relevant, also following common instructions issued here by DFB.

      On the whole, red would have been ok, but at least a penalty would have been the minimum.

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    3. forgot to quote. FIFA Laws of the Games, page 128.

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    4. petschovschi3/10/12 11:58

      Anyway, a "no penalty" decision in this situation it's unacceptable at this level. From my point of view it was a crucial mistake.

      For Nijhuis it was only the 2nd international game in 2012 (1st one was Vaslui- Inter in august). He was on "hold" after his huge mistakes in Tottenham- PAOK in november 2011. Yesterday the referee observer was Dallas...

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    5. petschovschi3/10/12 12:05

      "keeping OR gaining control of the ball"

      Like I said it's not a must to have (keep) control of the ball in order to be DOGSO, it's enough to GAIN control of the ball.
      And Shaktar's forward GAINED THE CONTROL. The defender make the foul because the forward gained the control.

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    7. Right, FIFA however stresses the likelihood to gain control, so it naturally depends on the officials' interpretation whether gaining control was probable, personally I think it was probable, so red card rather than yellow. DFB analyzes such scenes in their newspaper, there was a similar situation once when Stark only gave yellow in Leverkusen-Gladbach two years ago. Was actually the last man but the striker had not clearly the control, so they justified it as a correct call.
      And yes, the missed penalty is a crucial mistake. Janssen should have seen that. Nijhuis will probably dropped, I would predict that at least. Makkelie could take his place in one of the next 2,3 promotion periods, I by the way did not see a performance of Pol van Boekel, did anyone see him?

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    8. And @ Chefren: those people are wrong. I have seen a simulcast of the matches and I had luck to be at Juve-Shakhtar when the two yellows against Juve were issued. Nijhuis both times applied advantage and then came back to the foul when he recognized that there was no advantage. Correct booking of both infringements (tactical fouls).

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    9. I deleted my previous post by mistake, sorry here it again:

      The crucial mistake is anyway the missed penalty, we can discuss then about the color of the card.
      Furthermore, I repeat that I haven't watched the match, but many people are saying that yesterday he was inconsistent in his decisions, and often whistled when he hadn't to do it. They also say that the YC to Chiellini and an alleged handball whistled against a Shaktar player were relevant mistakes, too.

      I'm working on Strahonja now, a calm first half, let's see what happened in the second, until now a very easy match.

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    10. I have seen Van Boekel this year (Motherwell - Panathinaikos CL 3 QR). Nothing special just a regular First Group referee. It was an easy match so we can't actually say more things.

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  39. I have already received a few answers, but now an open question for everybody who reads it (I appreciate answers, also as anonymous):

    How much do officials (referee, assistants, fourth officials) earn in your domestic first league? (I have already collected info from GER, SVN, TUR, GRE, ITA and POR.)

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    1. And POL in our mail-conversation :)

      Professional - 10.000 per month + 1.500 per match + 12.000 afer season
      Amateurs - 3.600 per match
      Assistants Professional - 9.000 per month + 1.200 per match
      Assistants Amateurs - 1.600 per match
      4th Officials - different

      *** all in PLN

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    2. In the Czech Republic:
      Referees 15 000 CZK (cca 600 EUR)
      Assistants 10 000 CZK (cca 400 EUR)
      Fourth officials 5 000 CZK (cca 200 EUR)
      (all + travel allowances depending on the distance)

      In Slovakia:
      Referees 414 EUR
      Assistants 258 EUR
      Fourth officials 116 EUR
      (all + fixed travel allowances 63 EUR)

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    3. Sorry, there's a mistake. The referees pay in the Czech highest league is 17 000 CZK (cca 680 EUR).

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    4. Thanks a lot to both of you, and yes Yun Hyeon, I forgot that I also received POL (and DEN).

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    5. Turkey

      Referees: 3,000 TL (approx 1,300 EUR)
      Assistants: 1,700 TL (approx 740 EUR)
      Fourth Officials: 1,500 TL (approx 650 EUR)
      + all travel and accommodation expenses

      Ugur B

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  40. I was surprised by BATE - Bayern 3-1.
    Niclas, have you seen Stavrev?

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  41. Also only partly, made an ok impression, some mistakes in foul detection, the bookings mostly for unsporting behaviour like protesting or off-play conflicts.

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  42. Now finished to watch Strahonja, there is something to say, I'm going to fill the small report, soon online.

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  43. I have watched Hagen live, and let me say there were obvious problems with control, the game was very intense, however Hagen was very reluctant to act.... YC to Melo in first minute was good way to have the control, but after that he made simple foul-detection errors, an OK performance for me: at most an 8,3 for UEFA system.
    Lundberg (AR2) has missed two very very tight onsides for Galatasaray (flagged wrongly).

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  44. Great match in Manchester; tactical and physical duels, bars, GKs...
    And a very very good refereeing performance for my taste; well seen advantages, maybe one more YC could be issued. AR1 had many things to do, and he was mostly right. An obvious Elite category performance by Kralovec for first half.

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    1. One big mistake directly affects the result:
      I would never whistle that penalty.

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    2. Anonymous3/10/12 23:08

      I agree with Catagay!

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  45. Anonymous3/10/12 22:44

    IMO, there was no penalty for City! There is no intent, the hand in a natural position. Also, Subotic did not have a chance to move your hands, as close to the ball! There was not a penalty!

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  46. The penalty was a gift, sorry I can't accept it.
    Furthermore, a keeper who goes to talk to the penalty taker, in order to disturb him before the shot, MUST be booked.

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  47. Karasev with a concentrated and very good performance. Very complete impression one receives when seeing him on the pitch.
    I made photos also from Uilenberg, will upload them later. But the result is a joke, I am frustrated, if you have seen Barca's draw with Chelsea last season, you have seen Schalke-Montpellier in a way.

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    1. This is the football, if you watch what happened also in City - Dortmund yesterday, it was even worse for the other German team. The penalty was a mistake, City scored the 1-1... anyway, I think that Schalke can reach the qualification without problems. Schalke - Olympiakos and Montpellier - Schalke are still manageable matches. And let's see what will happen with Arsenal.


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    2. That is a common problem German (national)teams have at the moment. Not using their chances (Bayern in CL final, BVB and S04 yesterday, but there are many examples here, too, remembering increasing quotes of missed penalties).
      Královec' mistake could cost him a lot of progress, a mistake of that impact, in such a big clash. And it was no matter of wrong interpretation, it was a real mistake, he cannot be serious accusing Subotic for deliberate handball.
      But back to Sergei Karasev, he will get the next 9.0 (at least from me). Excellent performance in a match of party high difficulty. Excellent physical shape, very good card feeling, interactions while play goes on, good body language and strong authority. Comparing many ED referees with this First Group referee, one could have the impression that the First Group is classified higher. I predict him a very huge future.

      Photos
      http://s1.directupload.net/images/121004/985aah3y.jpg

      http://s7.directupload.net/images/121004/ovw2ycef.jpg

      Video of entrance and anthem is being uploaded.

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    3. Anonymous4/10/12 11:56

      Karasev- excellent!

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    4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XavluGTx6xQ

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  49. Turkish League Appointments for this week:

    Kardemir Karabükspor-Orduspor: Cüneyt Çakır
    Gaziantepspor-Medical Park Antalyaspor: Serkan Çınar
    Trabzonspor-Kasımpaşa: Hüseyin Göçek
    İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor-Gençlerbirliği: Koray Gençerler
    Sanica Boru Elazığspor-Akhisar Belediyespor: Barış Şimşek
    Galatasaray-Eskişehirspor: İlker Meral Sivasspor-Bursaspor: Bülent Yıldırım
    Mersin İdmanyurdu-Kayserispor: Volkan Bayarslan
    Fenerbahçe-Beşiktaş: Özgür Yankaya

    Referring to the appointment of Istanbul Derby, I predict that Ozgur Yankaya (1978) can be the next FIFA Referee replacing Yunus Yildirim who will be out of FIFA list this year. The other candidate from my perspective can be Mete Kalkavan (1979).

    Ugur B

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  50. Scandale after the final whistle, I forgot that.
    http://bc03.rp-online.de/polopoly_fs/1.3018547.1349302178!/httpImage/4116801247.jpg_gen/derivatives/rpo32_457/4116801247.jpg

    Montpellier's coach persistently demanded yellow cards against Schalke, at a certain point Schalke coach Steevens was angry and told that Tselovalnikov and after the final whistle, that happened. Montpellier fans deployed pyrotechnique three times, UEFA starts investigation.
    Schalke's midfielder who suffered from the foul in the box has a broken arm by the way. Montpellier presented themselves as ignoble with regard to UEFA Champions League.

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    1. UEFA should ban him for the rest of the whole group stage, I think 4 matches would be an adequate sanction.

      It was missed by referees team?

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    2. Tselovalnikov seemed incapable of dealing with that, it seemed as if he could not speak English, this picture illustrates that perfectly. Total arrogance and no feeling: http://bc03.rp-online.de/polopoly_fs/1.3018548.1349302089!/httpImage/3472944328.jpg_gen/derivatives/rpo_zoom1024/3472944328.jpg

      After the match, I could not detect it whether he recognized it.

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  51. Anonymous4/10/12 12:47

    City - Dortmund. Penalty was correct, it said referee observer

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  52. Anonymous4/10/12 12:49

    hand was not the body, prevent the movement of the ball towards the goal

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  53. Anonymous4/10/12 14:01

    Please,
    where and when will be reports about referees performance.
    (Hagen, Strahonja,Stavrev,Kralovec). 4 talent referees
    Thank you

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    1. I have sent my small report abut Strahonjia to Niclas, I think it will be soon online.

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    2. Next week holidays are starting and I guarantee that there will be reports for these matches in a week, Chefren's mark for Strahonja is 7.8, upload will come soon (did not find time to upload the 24 el matches either).

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    3. No comments about only 4 referees (Hagen, Stavrev, Strhonja, Kralovec) as talents, and there are 15 referees in ED category. So, only four of them have chance to move up into elite.

      All best from Norway!

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  54. For Cakir's, Chapron's and Karasev's red cards at the last MD
    http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&hl=de&rurl=translate.google.com&sl=ru&tl=en&twu=1&u=http://www.refereeclub.ru/obzor-ligi-championov/330-obzor-2-go-tura-ligi-championov&usg=ALkJrhiHWa9BP9kvYl_ZjD-R06TAsJsoAQ

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  55. In Germany, Manuel Gräfe seems to be back and will handle Hansa Rostock - Alemannia Aachen in the "Third League" tomorrow.

    Kind regards from Vienna,
    Peter

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