November 3, 2012

UEFA Champions League - Referee Appointments (MD4)

UEFA has issued the first referee appointments for the next UEFA Champions League matchday 4 played next Tuesday, Wednesday.

A talent will control Munich's match: Ovidiu Hategan (c) ZIMBIO





(UKR) Dynamo Kyiv
FC Dynamo Kyiv
FC Porto
FC Porto (POR)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR) Group A
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Gabriel Weiss (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
Referee Liaison Officer: Oleg Bilous (UKR)


(FRA) PSG
Paris Saint-Germain FC
GNK Dinamo Zagreb
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA) Group A
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hubert Siejewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Adam Lyczmanski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Kirchner (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)*
Referee Liaison Officer: Michel Lebrun (FRA)


(GER) Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
Arsenal FC
Arsenal (ENG)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen (GER) Group B
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Fourth Official: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Djukanović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Iseli (SUI)
Referee Liaison Officer: Manfred Wichmann (GER)


(GRE) Olympiacos
Olympiacos FC
Montpellier Hérault SC
Montpellier HSC (FRA)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, Piraeus (GRE) Group B
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: Christian Kofoed (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)*
Referee Liaison Officer: Evangelos Chrysanthos Machairas (GRE)


(BEL) Anderlecht
RSC Anderlecht
FC Zenit St Petersburg
Zenit (RUS)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL) Group C
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Michaël Annonier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Eric Dansault (FRA)
Fourth Official: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Olivier Thual (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Dumitru Mihalache (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
Referee Liaison Officer: Georges Delacour (BEL)


(ITA) AC Milan
AC Milan
Málaga CF
Málaga (ESP)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA) Group C
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: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Lucien Kayser (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
Referee Liaison Officer: Gregorio Dallaglio (ITA)


(ENG) Man. City
Manchester City FC
AFC Ajax
Ajax (NED)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Etihad Stadium, Manchester (ENG) Group D
Referee: Peter Rasmussen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Sønderby (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Niels Høg (DEN)
Fourth Official: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Lekov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
Referee Liaison Officer: David Pugh (ENG)


(ESP) Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund (GER)
Tuesday, 06 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (ESP) Group D
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Fourth Official: Çem Satman (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Süleyman Abay (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: David Findlay (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
Referee Liaison Officer: Raúl Masso Zambudio (ESP)


(ITA) Juventus
Juventus
FC Nordsjælland
Nordsjælland (DEN)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA) Group E
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dusko Miloseski (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Goran Spirkoski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
Referee Liaison Officer: Fabrizio Malacart (ITA)


(ENG) Chelsea London
Chelsea FC
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Stamford Bridge, London (ENG) Group E
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: João Morais (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
Referee Liaison Officer: Gary Willard (ENG)


(GER) Bayern München
FC Bayern München
LOSC Lille
OSC Lille (FRA)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, AllianzArena, München (GER) Group F
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Zoltán Székely (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Fourth Official: Cristian Nica (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Odd Flattum (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)*
Referee Liaison Officer: Josef Maier (GER)


(ESP) Valencia CF 
Valencia CF
FC BATE Borisov
BATE (BLR)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Estadio Mestalla, Valencia (ESP) Group F
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: Barry Taylor (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
Referee Liaison Officer: Rubén Díaz Morales (ESP)


(SCO) Celtic
Celtic FC
FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona (ESP)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO) Group G
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin Zeinstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Davie Goossens (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ed Janssen (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
Referee Liaison Officer: Sandy Roy (SCO)


(POR) Benfica
SL Benfica
FC Spartak Moskva
Spartak Moskva (RUS)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Estádio da Luz, Lisbon (POR) Group G
Referee: Florian Meyer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Holger Henschel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Fourth Official: Jan-Hendrik Salver (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Fritz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Christian Dingert (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick McGrath (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba (CZE)
Referee Liaison Officer: Carlos Silva Valente (POR)


(ROU) CFR Cluj
CFR 1907 Cluj
Galatasaray AŞ
Galatasaray (TUR)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Stadionul Dr Radulescu, Cluj-Napoca (ROU) Group H
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Cryans (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Steven McLean (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: John Beaton (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleksei Spirin (RUS)
Referee Liaison Officer: Camelia Nicolae (ROU)


(POR) Braga
SC Braga
Manchester United FC
Man. United (ENG)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012, 20:45 CET, Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR) Group H
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: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Guido Winkmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
Referee Liaison Officer: José Ramalho (POR)



* UEFA Referee Committee Member

151 Comments:

  1. Predictions

    KYI-POR: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
    PSG-ZAG: Pawel Gil (POL)
    S04-ARS: Alberto Undiano (ESP)
    OLY-MON: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
    MIL-MAL: Cüneyt Cakir (TUR)
    AND-ZEN: Howard Webb (ENG)
    CIT-AJA: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
    REA-BVB: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

    JUV-NOR: Tony Chapron (FRA)
    CHE-SHA: Felix Brych (GER)
    BAY-LIL: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
    VAL-BAT: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
    CEL-BAR: Björn Kuipers (NED)
    BEN-SPM: Florian Meyer (GER)
    CLU-GAL: William Collum (SCO)
    BRA-MNU: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

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  2. Concerning Bayern-Lille.
    Why does UEFA send Hugh Dallas to this match? (Or more precisely, why does he send himself to this match..)

    Either, because there is someone to test who is currently ELITE but could be removed soon. The only one which comes to my mind is Benquerenca, but he had EL MD3, so no option.
    Or, because there is a talent from First Group to test or an ED ref with big chances to reach ELITE. I prefer the first one, Ovidiu Hategan. What do you think?

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  3. A small aid to make predictions. The observers and their matches since 2010.

    Lodge Stephen ENG CL 10/11 GS AUX-REA Larsen
    Lodge Stephen ENG CL 10/11 GS AUX-MIL Skomina
    Lodge Stephen ENG EL 11/12 GS ODE-TWE Fernández Borbalán
    Lodge Stephen ENG EL 12/13 GS ACA-HAP Studer

    Marko Jozef SVK CL 10/11 GS ROM-CFR Eriksson
    Marko Jozef SVK CL 10/11 GS AUX-AJA Clattenburg
    Marko Jozef SVK CL 11/12 GS BAT-MIL Rasmussen
    Marko Jozef SVK CL 11/12 GS TRA-INT Atkinson
    Marko Jozef SVK CL 11/12 R16 NAP-CHE Velasco Carballo
    Marko Jozef CZE CL 11/12 SF CHE-BAR Brych
    Marko Jozef SVK EL 10/11 GS NAP-UTR Vad
    Marko Jozef SVK EL 10/11 GS PFC-BES Hagen
    Marko Jozef SVK EL 10/11 GS BRU-VIL Mazic
    Marko Jozef SVK EL 11/12 GS SPO-LAZ Gumienny
    Marko Jozef SVK EL 11/12 GS BRU-BRA Stavrev
    Marko Jozef SVK EL 12/13 GS ATL-PLZ Gautier

    Iseli Martin SUI EL 10/11 GS BAT-AZA Trattou
    Iseli Martin SUI EL 10/11 GS UTR-NAP Iturralde
    Iseli Martin SUI EL 10/11 R16 VIL-LEV Kuipers
    Iseli Martin SUI EL 12/13 GS LIV-UDI Johannesson

    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 10/11 GS BEN-HAP Nikolaev
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 10/11 GS KAZ-PAN Chapron
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 10/11 SF MNU-S04 Proenca
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 11/12 GS LYO-ZAG Kralovec
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 11/12 GS OLY-ARS Undiano Mallenco
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 11/12 R16 MAR-INT Cakir
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 11/12 R16 BAR-LEV Moen
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 11/12 QF CHE-BEN Skomina
    Karlsson Bo SWE CL 12/13 GS BAY-VAL Aydinus
    Karlsson Bo SWE EL 10/11 GS USP-CSK Schörgenhofer
    Karlsson Bo SWE EL 10/11 GS SPO-LIL Nijhuis
    Karlsson Bo SWE EL 10/11 R32 BAS-SPA Stavrev
    Karlsson Bo SWE EL 10/11 R16 POR-CSK Blom
    Karlsson Bo SWE EL 10/11 QF POR-SPA Gumienny
    Karlsson Bo SWE EL 11/12 GS PAO-TOT Mazic
    Karlsson Bo SWE EL 11/12 GS ATL-UDI Vad

    Paniashvili Levan GEO CL 11/12 GS APO-POR Rocchi
    Paniashvili Levan GEO CL 12/13 GS PSG-KYI Kuipers
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 10/11 GS DOR-PSG Eriksson
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 10/11 R32 BEN-VFB Braamhaar
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 11/12 GS BRA-BRU Skjerven
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 11/12 GS NKM-BRU Kovarik

    Strigel Eugen GER CL 10/11 GS MSK-CHE Kuipers
    Strigel Eugen GER CL 10/11 QF CHE-MNU Undiano Mallenco
    Strigel Eugen GER CL 11/12 GS CSK-INT Thomson
    Strigel Eugen GER CL 11/12 GS AJA-REA De Sousa
    Strigel Eugen GER CL 11/12 QF BEN-CHE Tagliavento
    Strigel Eugen GER EL 10/11 GS SAM-MET Teixeira Vitienes
    Strigel Eugen GER EL 10/11 R32 AJA-AND Hansson
    Strigel Eugen GER EL 10/11 R16 RAN-PSV Schörgenhofer
    Strigel Eugen GER EL 11/12 R32 STO-VAL Rasmussen
    Strigel Eugen GER EL 12/13 GS RAP-ROS Todorov

    Rosetti Roberto ITA CL 11/12 QF MAR-BAY Velasco Carballo
    Rosetti Roberto ITA EL 11/12 GS ATH-PSG Nijhuis

    Snoddy Alan NIR CL 10/11 GS REA-AJA Skomina
    Snoddy Alan NIR CL 10/11 GS BRA-ARS Kassai
    Snoddy Alan NIR CL 10/11 R16 KOB-CHE Kuipers
    Snoddy Alan NIR CL 11/12 GS LYO-AJA Eriksson
    Snoddy Alan NIR CL 12/13 PLO MAL-PAN Chapron
    Snoddy Alan NIR EL 11/12 GS NKM-BIR Hagen
    Snoddy Alan NIR EL 11/12 GS HAN-KOB Duhamel
    Snoddy Alan NIR EL 11/12 R32 ATH-LOK Gil
    Snoddy Alan NIR EL 12/13 GS ANZ-YOU Zwayer

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  4. Stuchlik Fritz AUT EL 10/11 R32 VFB-BEN Dean
    Stuchlik Fritz AUT EL 11/12 R32 WIS-STA Fernández Borbalán
    Stuchlik Fritz AUT EL 11/12 R16 MET-OLY Vad
    Stuchlik Fritz AUT EL 12/13 GS STE-KOB Damato
    Stuchlik Fritz AUT EL 11/12 GS BRU-NKM Aydinus

    Nobs Markus SUI CL 11/12 GS MAR-DOR Eriksson
    Nobs Markus SUI CL 12/13 GS AJA-REA Eriksson
    Nobs Markus SUI EL 10/11 GS HAJ-ZEN Iturralde
    Nobs Markus SUI EL 10/11 R32 RAN-SPO Gräfe
    Nobs Markus SUI EL 11/12 GS HAN-POL Trattou
    Nobs Markus SUI EL 11/12 R32 SAL-MET Strahonja

    Dallas Hugh SCO CL 10/11 GS BRE-INT Cakir
    Dallas Hugh SCO CL 10/11 R16 REA-LYO Skomina
    Dallas Hugh SCO CL 11/12 GS MNU-OTE Strahonja
    Dallas Hugh SCO CL 11/12 GS LEV-CHE Kassai
    Dallas Hugh SCO CL 11/12 QF BAR-MIL Kuipers
    Dallas Hugh SCO CL 12/13 GS JUV-SHA Nijhuis
    Dallas Hugh SCO EL 10/11 GS AND-HAJ Johannesson
    Dallas Hugh SCO EL 10/11 R32 LIV-PRA Mazic
    Dallas Hugh SCO EL 10/11 R16 BEN-PSG Kralovec
    Dallas Hugh SCO EL 11/12 GS ZUR-SPO van Boekel
    Dallas Hugh SCO EL 11/12 R32 LAZ-ATL Kralovec

    Ilgaz Murat TUR EL 12/13 GS TWE-HAN Dean

    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 10/11 GS AEK-HAJ Nijhuis
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 10/11 GS JUV-SAL Stalhammar
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 10/11 GS DEB-SAM Sukhina
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 10/11 R16 BRA-LIV Gumienny
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 10/11 SF POR-VIL Kuipers
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 11/12 GS LAZ-ZUR Koukoulakis
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 11/12 GS ODE-WIS Duhamel
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 11/12 R32 CIT-POR Stark
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 11/12 R16 STA-HAN Chapron
    Petrovic Zoran SRB EL 12/13 GS ROS-LEV Oliver

    Liba Miroslav CZE CL 12/13 PLO BRA-UDI Stark
    Liba Miroslav CZE EL 12/13 GS NEF-INT Blom

    Spirin Aleksei RUS EL 10/11 GS HAJ-AND Yildirim
    Spirin Aleksei RUS EL 12/13 GS VID-SPO Jakobsson

    Luci Luciano ITA CL 10/11 GS BAY-BAS Hansson
    Luci Luciano ITA EL 11/12 GS RBU-PSV Fautrel
    Luci Luciano ITA EL 11/12 GS VAS-SPO Jakobsson
    Luci Luciano ITA EL 11/12 R16 S04-TWE Kassai
    Luci Luciano ITA EL 12/13 GS KAZ-PAR Kakos

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  5. My guess for the big match Real Madrid - Borussia Dortmund is Cüneyt Çakır. I think no Rizzoli here bcause Borussia already got an Italian referee and probably UEFA will take into account that.
    Nicola Rizzoli could officiate Schalke 04 - Arsenal, a very important match.
    Bayern Munchen - Lille probably for Hategan and in Olypiacos - Montpellier I see Gil.
    Other thoughts to follow.

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  6. I had Karasev in my mind for City-Ajax, but probably this is impossible as Rosetti is there being Russia's referee head which would undermine his formal neutrality.

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    1. Karaev already for a top clash like this would be exaggerated, to my mind.
      :) I'm honest but I understand your point of view.

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    2. Is it a top clash? Ajax with 0 points, City with 1, calm atmosphere at Etihad Stadium, so I would have nothing to criticize if they had appointed him ;)

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    3. Anonymous3/11/12 15:03

      Ajax 3 points... very important match for the third place in the group. Last change for City.

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    4. Oops, yes.
      I have chosen Stavrev, other candidates? Perhaps even a Spaniard? (breaking the unwritten law to not appoint a ref whose nation is involved in the group)

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  7. Anonymous3/11/12 15:35

    Well, there are not many options. The difference beween Ajax en Madrid is only 3 points so a Spaniard seems impossible. In elite the only options still left are Rizzolli and Cakir so Stavrev seems a good choice

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  8. Yes I think this is the last chance for City (but of course also for Ajax) so an important referee is needed.
    Stavrev will probably referee a "normal" match, with a normal observer.
    The most suitable seems Dinamo Kiev - Porto.

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  9. Kuipers should also be appointed, he has only 1 presence in this group stage.
    I guess Valencia - BATE for him.

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  10. Anonymous3/11/12 16:51

    Two international appointments from Austria for the next two weeks:

    08/11/2012: EUROPA LEAGUE (TBD)
    Robert Schörgenhofer, Alain Hoxha, Matthias Winsauer

    14/11/2012: FRIENDLY MATCH CZECH REPUBLIC - SLOVAKIA
    Harald Lechner, Alain Hoxha, Christian Trunner

    Do you know any more appointments for the friendlies in November?

    Kind regards from Vienna,
    Peter

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    1. Anonymous3/11/12 22:52

      14/11/2012: Milorad Mažić, Milovan Ristić, Igor Radojčić- friendly...

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    2. I guess Italy-France for MAZIC

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    3. Anonymous5/11/12 18:30

      Bulgaria vs. Ukraine...

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    4. 14.11.: Turkey-Denmark: Brych/Borsch/Lupp/Fritz

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    5. 14/11 Italy-France: David Fernandez Borbalan (ESP)

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  11. NED
    Roda JC - ADO Den Haag (Jan Willem Wegereef)
    Ajax - Vitesse (Björn Kuipers)
    Willem II - FC Utrecht (Kevin Blom)
    PSV - Heracles Almelo (Danny Desmond Makkelie)
    FC Groningen - NEC (Bas Nijhuis)
    AZ - VVV-Venlo (Tom van Sichem)
    FC Twente - Feyenoord (Pieter Vink)
    SC Heerenveen - PEC Zwolle (Luc Wouters - BEL)
    NAC Breda - RKC Waalwijk (Pol van Boekel)



    POL
    Górnik Zabrze - GKS Bełchatów (Marcin Borski)
    Wisła Kraków - Lech Poznań (Szymon Marciniak)
    Piast Gliwice - Ruch Chorzów (Tomasz Musiał)
    Zagłębie Lubin - Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała (Krzysztof Jakubik)
    Jagiellonia Białystok - Widzew Łódź (Paweł Raczkowski)
    Lechia Gdańsk - Legia Warszawa (Daniel Stefański)
    Polonia Warszawa - Korona Kielce (Hubert Siejewicz)
    Pogoń Szczecin - Śląsk Wrocław (Dawid Piasecki)
    ===I Liga===
    Kolejarz Stróże - Flota Świnoujście (Adam Lyczmański)



    RUS
    Zenit - Rostov (Maksim Layushkin)
    Mordovya - Rubin (Sergey Lapochkin)
    Amkar - Kuban (Vasiliy Kazartsev)
    Krylya - Spartak (Vladislav Bezborodov)
    Krasnodar - Dinamo (Vladimir Kazmenko)
    CSKA - Lokomotiv (Timur Arslanbekov)
    Anzhi - Terek (Aleksandr Egorov)
    Alanya - Volga (Aleksey Nikolayev)



    TUR
    Istanbul BB - Galatasaray (Hüseyin Göçek)
    Kayserispor - Karabükspor (Yunus Yıldırım)
    Eskişehirspor - Gaziantepspor (Kuddusi Müftüoğlu)
    Akhisar - Fenerbahçe (Bülent Yıldırım)
    Gençlerbirliği - Elaziğspor (Hüseyin Sabancı)
    Beşiktaş - Mersin Idmanyurdu (Barış Şimşek)
    Orduspor - Sivasspor (Firat Aydınus)
    Antalyaspor - Trabzonspor (Halis Özkahya)
    Bursaspor - Kasımpaşa (Özgür Yankaya)

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    1. ENG
      Manchester United - Arsenal (Michael Leslie Dean)
      Fulham - Everton (Neil Swarbrick)
      Norwich City - Stoke City (Andre Marriner)
      Sunderland - Aston Villa (Michael Jones)
      Swansea City - Chelsea (Kevin Friend)
      Tottenham Hotspur - Wigan Athletic (Martin Atkinson)
      West Ham United - Manchester City (Howard Melton Webb)
      Queens Park Rangers - Reading (Michael Oliver)
      Liverpool - Newcastle Unied (Anthony Taylor)
      West Bromwich Albion - Southampton (Mark Halsey)
      ===Championships===
      Brighton&Hove Albion - Leeds United (Lee Stephen Mason)
      Birmingham City - Ipswich Town (Stuart Attwell)
      Crystal Palace - Blackburn Rovers (Lee Willem Probert)
      Bolton Wanderers - Leicester City (Martin Atkinson)
      Huddersfield Town - Blackburn Rovers (Roger East)
      ===League Two===
      Bradford City - Chesterfield (Stuart Attwell)
      Fleetwood Town - Rotherham United (Christopher Foy)



      ESP
      Málaga - Rayo Vallecano (José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes)
      Real Sociedad - Espanyol (José Luis Paradas Romero)
      Osasuna - Real Valladolid (Pedro Jesus Pérez Montero)
      Valencia - Atlético (Fernando Teixeira Vitienes)
      Getafe - Betis (Miguel Ángel Ayza Gámez)
      Granada - Athletic (César Muñiz Fernández)
      Sevilla - Levante (Carlos Clos Gómez)
      Real Madrid - Zaragoza (Javier Estrada Fernández)
      Deportivo La Coruña - Mallorca (Carlos Velasco Carballo)
      Barcelona - Celta Vigo (David Fernández Borbalán)



      FRA
      Stade Brestois - Lorient (Tony Chapron)
      Troyes - Montpellier (Benoit Millot)
      Stade Rennais - Stade de Reims (Clément Turpin)
      Nice - Nancy (Wilfried Bien)
      Valenciennes - Sochaux (Ruddy Buquet)
      PSG - St-Etienne (Laurent Duhamel)
      Evian - Lille (Amaury Delerue)
      Girondins Bordeaux - Toulouse (Nicolas Rainville)
      Olympique Lyonnais - SC Bastia (Fredy Fautrel)
      Ajaccio - Olympique Marseille (Alexandre Castro)
      ===Ligue 2===
      Nantes - Angers (Antony Gautier)



      GER
      Eintracht Frankfurt - Greuther Fürth (Markus Schmidt)
      Borussia Dortmund - VfB Stuttgart (Felix Zwayer)
      Borussia Mönchengladbach - SC Freiburg (Wolfgang Stark)
      Hannover 96 - FC Augsburg (Jochen Drees)
      1. FC Nürnberg - VfL Wolfsburg (Christian Dingert)
      1899 Hoffenheim - Schalke 04 (Deniz Aytekin)
      Hamburger SV - Bayern München (Knut Kircher)
      Bayer Leverkusen - Fortuna Düsseldorf (Felix Brych)
      Werder Bremen - FSV Mainz 05 (Manuel Gräfe)
      ===2. Bundesliga===
      Eintracht Braunschweig - SV Sandhausen (Bastian Dankert)
      1860 München - FC St. Pauli (Marco Fritz)
      Dynamo Dresden - 1. FC Union Berlin (Günter Perl)
      VfL Bochum - Energie Cottbus (Daniel Siebert)
      VfR Aalen - 1. FC Köln (Peter Gagelmann)
      ===3. Liga===
      SpVgg Unterhaching - Wacker Burghausen (Thorsten Kinhöfer)
      Darmstadt 98 - Kickers Offenbach (Peter Sippel)
      Chemnitzer FC - Karlsruher SC (Guido Winkmann)



      ITA
      Bologna - Udinese (Mauro Bergonzi)
      Catania - Lazio (Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni)
      Fiorentina - Cagliari (Calvarese)
      Juventus - Inter (Paolo Tagliavento)
      Milan - Chievo (Giacomelli)
      Napoli - Torino (Paolo Valeri)
      Pescara - Parma (Davide Massa)
      Roma - Palermo (Andrea De Marco)
      Sampdoria - Atalanta (Carmine Russo)
      Siena - Genoa (Sebastiano Peruzzo)

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    2. SUI
      FC Basel 1893 - BSC Young Boys (Nikolaj HÄNNI)
      Grasshopper Club Zürich - FC Lausanne-Sport (Cyril ZIMMERMANN)
      FC Luzern - Servette FC (Patrick GRAF)
      FC Thun - FC Zürich (Adrien JACCOTTET)
      FC St. Gallen - FC Sion (Stephan STUDER)
      ---2nd League---
      Vaduz - Lugano (Daniel WERMELINGER)
      Bellinzona - Winterthur (Alain BIERI)

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  12. Thanks as always. Aytekin with the next bad performance and at least one, perhaps even two crucial mistakes. Have a look at the statistics in the Bundesligablog, he is one of the weakest so far in this season, but the German referee most pushed by UEFA at the moment.

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    2. Wrong penalty awarded to Hoffenheim?

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    3. A very soft one. He himself did not really want to give it, but AR2 Brand signalized it. The striker who was allegedly fouled fell very easily, to my mind way too easily (throughout the whole match).
      The more grave decision was an alleged foul prior to Schalke's potential 2-1 leading goal (Afellay scored, but Aytekin saw a foul by Jones before). It was nothing. Apart from that, some strange calls on both sides. Brand was actually very good (apart from penalty), many good and tight offsides and he is really young (1989).

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    4. 1989 and he is already in Bundesliga?
      Oh my God :) here in Italy we are in another world...

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    5. Then have a look at R. Kempter's experience being only 24..

      http://www.weltfussball.de/schiedsrichter_profil/robert-kempter/1/2/

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    6. Anonymous3/11/12 19:34

      Hi Suricate,

      why - in your opinion - doesn't he get promoted to the Bundesliga as a referee? Protective measure considering some criticism that his older brother was pushed too quickly or is he really "only" an average referee in the "2. Bundesliga"?

      Kind regards from Vienna,
      Peter

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    7. Hi,
      I watch too rarely 2nd Bundesliga to evaluate that, but the medial criticism and the few matches I watched were not that promising, anyway he should focus on a career as assistant, I cannot remember a crucial mistake made by him.

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  13. Olegario Benquerenca is not possible in CL next week, why Niclas?

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    1. Because appointments are normally made for MD4 and 5 at once and I cannot remember a case when a referee was appointed as main referee e.g. in EL MD3 and then in CL MD4. But I am not sure whether it is true.

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  14. Kevin Blom not wearing a FIFA badge at Willem II - FC Utrecht.

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  15. Preti horror performance (I'm sorry)
    Tagliavento so-so but at least one big mistake.

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  16. MAN.CITY-AJAX RASMUNSSEN
    OLYMPIAKOS MONTPELLIER STRAHONJA
    PSG-DINAMO GIL
    REAL-DORTMUND CAKIR
    MILAN MALAGA WEBB
    ANDERLECHT-ZENIT GAUTIER
    ARSENAL SCHALKE RIZZOLI
    DYNAMO KIEV PORTO MALLENCO

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    1. As guessed, Rizzoli for Schalke and Cakir for the top clash.
      There weren't other names for these two matches.

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    2. I had Gautier on my sheet, but thought they would send a committee member for him.
      And of course there were other names for these matches, Rizzoli is slightly out of form, he could have got Kyiv-Porto also avoid an Iberian ref for an Iberian team..

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    3. Thanks of course for the appts.
      Do you have full teams? Match Centre is out of order..

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    4. Another good chance for Rasmussen to show himself...He doesnt whistle soft tackles which fits to characteristics of this match, IMO.
      I predicted Cakir on this game 4 days ago via twitter, most of turkish friends called that nearly impossible :d (you know, that wasnt that mcuh hard, alternative space was really limited)

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    5. Right, either Real-BVB or Milan-Malaga (although Schalke-Arsenal could have been possible, too). It is another signal that Skomina and Cakir are probably "battling" - in a positive manner of course - for the CL final this year.

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    6. So, Rizzoli hs to give up definitively? :)

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    7. I just see Cakir and Skomina much stronger, even since the time before euro 2012, they are independent from the teams that will qualify for Wembley final, so good arguments from my limited point of view ;)

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      rizzoli-faverani-stefani-tonolini-damato-valeri
      strahonja-premuzaj-krmar-modric-pristovnic-vucemilovic.simunovic
      gil-sadzuk-borkowski-sapela-siejewitz-raczkowski
      cakir-duran-ongun-satman-gocek-abay
      mallenco-diaz del palomar-calvo guadamuro-cebrian devis-texeira vitienes fernando-mateu lahoz
      webb-mullarkey-cann-child-oliver-taylor
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    9. Thanks a lot again! Interesting assistants for Gautier.

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    10. Time will tell,,, it is too early IMO :d

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    11. I agree, I was not talking in favor of Rizzoli, you know.
      Rizzoli is old now and the chances are decreasing year by year, of course.
      Instead, Cakir and Skomina have a big future for years and years in UEFA refereeeing.
      But... if we look merely at the performance, Cakir and Skomina are better than Rizzoli in the last times.

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    12. Of course it is. I remember those discussions two years ago, everybody had a name for himself and suddenly there was Kassai..

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  17. I think that for Rasmussen is a very important test, even though I don't know what is the importance of Rosetti in UEFA committee, he seems to be a casual observer, not often appointed.
    UEFA (but it's just my opinion) doesn't seem so much interested in this match.

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    1. On the other hand, we know that Rosetti just saw Hategan in a Russian friendly match and was suddenly appointed for a Norwegian EURO qualifier (as we know today, he recommended Hategan to Collina). In addition, he managed to promote Karasev so quickly, so I think his influence is not that small.

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  18. Predictions for Wednesday

    JUV-NOR: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
    CHE-SHA: Felix Brych (GER)
    BAY-LIL: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
    VAL-BAT: Björn Kuipers (NED)
    CEL-BAR: Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
    BEN-SPM: Florian Meyer (GER)
    CLU-GAL: William Collum (SCO)
    BRA-MNU: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)

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    1. Hategan for Bayern seems a safe bet, I think there aren't other matches and he needs for sure a Committee member as observer.
      Brych for the top clash between Chelsea and Shaktar seems reasonable, too, considering that two weeks ago was appointed Skomina.
      Kuipers for Valencia was also my guess yesterday.
      Then, Stavrev is possible in Juventus match but also in Benfica - Spartak to my mind. No Barcellona again for him, at his third match...

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    2. I doubt that a Serbian observer for a Macedonian referee is possible, therefore I agree that Barca is not probable for Stavrev.

      His last observers:
      Batta Marc FRA CL 11/12 GS BAR-PLZ Stavrev
      Piller Sándor HUN CL 12/13 GS BAT-BAY Stavrev
      Georgiou Kyros CYP EL 10/11 GS DEB-MET Stavrev
      Khudiyev Asim AZE EL 10/11 GS ODE-YOU Stavrev
      Uilenberg Jaap NED EL 10/11 GS RAP-POR Stavrev
      Karlsson Bo SWE EL 10/11 R32 BAS-SPA Stavrev
      Castro Nuno POR EL 11/12 GS HAN-STA Stavrev
      Marko Jozef SVK EL 11/12 GS BRU-BRA Stavrev

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  19. Anonymous4/11/12 10:57

    14/11/12 friendly match Hungary vs Norway-Strahonja

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  20. And a small remark for EL next week.

    Baskakov will observe Plzen Hapoel, Sajn Bordeaux - Marítimo.

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  21. Now Niclas, I ask:

    What Levan Paniashvil has to observe about Webb?
    ;)

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  22. Good question, probably nothing.

    Mostly unimportant matches or referees who were already "known"
    Paniashvili Levan GEO CL 11/12 GS APO-POR Rocchi
    Paniashvili Levan GEO CL 12/13 GS PSG-KYI Kuipers
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 10/11 GS DOR-PSG Eriksson
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 10/11 R32 BEN-VFB Braamhaar
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 11/12 GS BRA-BRU Skjerven
    Paniashvili Levan GEO EL 11/12 GS NKM-BRU Kovarik

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  23. Collum is also appointed ;) And Norris in EL

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    1. Anonymous5/11/12 19:37

      This forced referee in the elite has landed only by Dallas, however if it had power...

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  24. Anonymous5/11/12 10:01

    Celtic - Barca Kuipers-Van Roekel-Zeinstra-Goossens-Liesveld-Janssen(NED)

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  25. Hategan has been appointed in Munchen with Tudor and Balaj as AARS, the top of Romanian referees. That is a signal, under the eyes of Dallas.
    Crucial match.

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  26. I would like to ask if Alfredo Trentalange is important observer?

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  27. Anonymous5/11/12 14:39

    DRAGAN NIKOLOVSKI:
    It seems that WOLFGANG STARK CAN ALREADY THINK ABOUT HIS POSTREFEREEING CAREER.

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    1. I doubt that, we knew he would be out for this matchdays 3 and 4, just the consequence of his poor performance. But as soon as he is that strong in Bundesliga like at the moment and is on the pre list, I think he does not need to worry, although Brych has won a lot in the direct comparison.

      @ Tomaz: YES, he is. He joins FIFA committee and had some important matches in the past:
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA CL 10/11 GS HAP-BEN Hamer
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA CL 10/11 R16 CHE-KOB Moen
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA CL 11/12 GS VIL-BAY Cakir
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA CL 11/12 GS DOR-MAR Webb
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA CL 11/12 R16 CSK-REA Kuipers
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA CL 12/13 GS REA-CIT Skomina
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA CL 12/13 GS ARS-S04 Eriksson
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA EL 10/11 GS ATL-ROS Zimmermann
      Trentalange Alfredo ITA EL 11/12 GS AUS-AZA Chapron

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  28. I think that Celtic - Barça is an important test for Kuipers, after his last performance, in my opinion not convincing. The Serbian observer, even though not a Committee member, is anyway famous.
    Do yiu agree, Niclas?
    Kuipers problems started at EURO2012... but probably also a bit before, when he awared that penalty to Barcellona.

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  29. I still don't believe that the observer (was it Dallas?) evaluated it as mistake. But you are right, retrospecting one can surely say that the gap between his performances and the 11 other officials was not small.

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    1. Yes, and furthermore last year (I mean the whole 2011) he was one of the best Elite referees, if you remember the Super Cup and many other important appointments. I hope Kuipers will return back as we knew him.
      Or maybe it's just my feeling, how did you see him in the last matches?

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    2. Carlos told me he was good in PSG-Dynamo (correct penalty), before EURO he was consistent as well, so I do think his ELITE position could not be safer actually.

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    3. Anonymous6/11/12 13:49

      Niclas is right in stating that the awarded Barca-penalty was not evaluated as a mistake by the observer. Indeed the Referee Committee marked this situation as an example of a correct decision on holding in the box, and Kuipers was awarded a 8.6 on the Barca-AC Milan match!
      So the problems actually started at Euro 2012, with two not very convincing performances.

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  30. Grafe und Schiffner zuruck kariere, Stark no metches CHL & EL schluss kariere

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    1. By the way, Niclas are there news about Graefe?
      I wonder how his international career will go on.

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    2. He had a broken rip, gave his Bundesliga comeback yesterday with a good performance as always, so there might be still a chance if he gets an important match on MD5/6. So not necessarily BYE BYE KARRIERE! ;))

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  31. Anonymous5/11/12 16:13

    In the Netherlands there is a lot of criticism since he was pushed last year by the KNVB (he got all the big matches in 2 months). In the last matches he was not good either, he made a couple of mistakes in the dutch Super Cup and in VVV-PSV two weeks ago.

    In two or three years, he will be passed by Makkelie (and Gozubuyuk??) Further there are not really big talents here in the Netherlands...

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    1. In the Netherlands is not a lot of criticism. Kuipers had a good performance in the Dutch Super Cup, but he made one mistake in VVV-Feyenoord (not VVV-PSV by the way). Furthermore, Kuipers has a consistent season so far.

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    2. Anonymous5/11/12 16:52

      You are right about Feyenoord, mistake! About the criticism, after the matches Ajax-Az (penalty Boerrigter), Feyenoord - Ajax (penalty Guidetti) and Milan - Barça (second penalty) the opinion was that he wasnt good enough. A mixed performance in Euro12 was not helping either.

      I think he is a good ref and i agree with the steady season but the opinion in Holland is difference ...

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    3. You're right about some mistakes and not good performances LAST season. ;-)

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  32. Hi Ofical info PZPN. Adam lyczmanski no AAD.2 in CHL. AAD.2 in CHL. PAWEL RACZKOWKI

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  33. I would like to share my opininion about the appointments:
    In group A, I would have preferred a change of Mallenco and Gil, because I think, Paris-Zagreb will be the harder match to referee, I have some doubts, whether that is a good match for Gil.
    I like the appointments in group B, Schalke-Arsenal surely needs an Elite referee and got it, while the other match is appropriate for an unexperienced referee like Strahonja.
    Webb is a good choice for Milan, but I think Gautier's match could need someonewith more experience than one CL match.
    Cakir for Real is a choice without risk by UEFA, like Kassai in the first match. Rasmussen is a bit surprising, because it was reported here, he had a weak first match, but I think ED is the right category for this match, so I think, he can do it well.
    Stavrev is a good referee for the Juve match, although he should get a bigger challenge soon, to check his chances for promotion. Chelsea-Donezk is another match for an Elite referee, so why not Velasco.
    Hagen seems a good choice for the Borisov match, although I had preferred Nijhuis. Hategan for Bayern was expected after we knew the observer. Nevertheless I doubt, that this is the right match to test him, because I assume a boring match with a clear win by the Germans.
    Kuipers for Celtic is OK, because the first leg showed, it could be a very tight match, but IMO this would have been a very good match for a proimising ED referee like Kralovec or Stavrev. I like, that Meyer's first and probably only match in this season is not a completely easy one, so he gets the chance to use his experience and justify his Elite status.
    Brych is again a German for Manchester, but it's a sensible appointment after the tight first leg. Collum for Cluj is also good, after the first match probably an Elte referee is needed

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    1. Can you explain your doubts about PSG - Zagreb, Philipp?
      I think that it will be one of the easiest matches of the whole group stage.
      If you look at Zagreb performances in CL, they have always lost in every match, home and away. Not only this year (until now) but also last year.

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    2. I also believe PSG Dinamo should not be too difficult, but one word also on Collum. Cluj-Galatasaray will become very hot, just considering the 1st leg, Collum often struggled with such intense matches, so I am really excited how he will handle it.

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    3. I have fully seen Zagreb-PSG match which was handled by Aydinus. That was one of the easiest of his career. In my opinion, Zagreb doesnt have full CL quality.

      A word on Collum: You know, I have always appriciated his style (even in Camerron v NewZeland U20 GS match). We know him since 2010 when he got his first CL as PD (with Cakir, Gummieny, etc.). Match will be quite hard, hope he does well

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    4. I think, I mixed up Kiev and Zagreb, especially in terms of the situation in the group. So, you are probably right about the difficulty of the match and I can agree with Gil's nomination. But we will see what happens tomorrow.
      If Collum wants to establish himself in the Elite category and challenge Thomson, he must be able to handle such a match, I think.

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  34. Interesting background of Schalke and Rizzoli tonight. 2 years ago, Schalke had the chance to qualify for the K.O. stage with a win vs Lyon. Referee? Rizzoli. They managed it with a 3-0 win, tonight, this choice is again apparent, and again Rizzoli is there. So perhaps a good omen..

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  35. FIFA has officially confirmed the names for CWC.
    Everything was correct, but it's always recommended to check it ;)
    http://www.fifa.com/clubworldcup/referees/index.html

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  36. Anonymous6/11/12 17:24

    Norwegian Cup Final referee: Kjetil Saelen
    Assistant referees: Sven Erik Midthjell and Reidar Gundersen( New Fifa assistant referee 2013)
    4th official: Kristoffer Helgerud

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  37. I can't believe the penalty missed by Rasmussen in the last minute.
    Crucial and big mistake also for the outcome of the Group D.
    I thought that UEFA underestimated that match, well, it was a correct feeling.

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    1. Anonymous6/11/12 22:52

      Holding by Ajax in 90+4', missed penalty by Rasmussen and AAR2 / AR2.
      Also a debatable disallowed goal of Man City for off-side.

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  38. Cakir correctly denied several penalty appeals tonight, an at least good performance, although not completely faultless.

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    1. What a match...Great goal by Ozil.Foul detection was pretty good, IMO. He is never affected by home crowd. However, it seems Jose Mourinho has things to say about him. As always, he wasnt happy with the referee performance.

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    2. I think that UEFA can be proud of Cakir, if we look also at minor mistakes in a so exciting match, we are totally wrong.
      The disallowed goal was a correct decision, penalty appeals also well evaluated... we really can't ask for more.
      The Turkish referee is always on high standards.

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    3. I saw both matches now, Schalke and Dortmund.
      Tarik Ongun's disallowed goal is according to sky sports which created a virtual line NO offside and therefore wrong. I have some doubts on the line because the upper body was not taken into account.

      Rizzoli actually with an 8.3, a bit pedantic but good cards and excellent dealing with a serious injury where he impeded a dangerous Arsenal attack, was reasonable and according to instructions.
      But. He missed two handball penalties. One was like Ghana-Australia where Rosetti gave red. Arteta (I think it was him) moved with his upper arm to the ball on the goalline and impeded the 2-2. Red Card and penalty, no signal by Damato. A few minutes earlier, a handball by Mertesacker. He had his arms widely spread, although he was in a natural movement. Before Kralovec and Cantalejo I would have called it a very good call, but if UEFA wants to have whistled such handballs, it is a penalty. Stefani with 1 important and excellent offside interpretation. Arsenal's 0-1 was 3m offside, but Faverani evaluated a deflection by a Schalke player as a new situation in the match, so offside was released. Soft call, difficult, I can accept it.

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    4. I only managed to watch the situation on the goaline by the post.IMO no handball at all.The ball touches the upper left part of the player's chest.So my opinion no penalty at all.

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    5. It was the upper arm, I will post a screen later or tomorrow, I have recorded the match at TV so it will take some time to get it on PC. Or perhaps I'll find it somewhere in the web.

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    6. And I watched it once again, it is a mixture of upper arm and upper breast. The arm was closely to the body, but Arteta moved the arm to the right side to close the gap between post and himself. So a movement to the ball. But it's probably not evaluated as a crucial mistake, at least I doubt that..the Mertesacker handball was more significant and clear, also as Rizzoli had free view in that case.

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    7. http://www.goalsarena.org/video/champions-league/06-11-2012-schalke-arsenal-group-b_en.html watch from minute 2'25 for the penalty
      Intresting situation first goal of arsenal with no offside 0:25
      You can watch it and talk about it

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    8. As I said, very difficult. Was is a new situation? = Was the header deliberately conducted? I think it is more like the situation in GER-ENG in WC 2010 if you remember it. I do not blame Faverani and I am not the most neutral one to judge that now, anyway I think it is NO new situation and therefore should have been offside. What do you think?

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    9. Unfortunately they did not show the Mertesacker situation (minute 55).
      You can imagine how my heart was in my boots in the last Arsenal attack (90+4:10...)

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    10. no offside for me!

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    11. Why not? (explain please..)

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  39. Roberto Mancini was very angry after that match and he harshly critiziced the appointment of Rasmussen. Not a CL referee, in his opinion.
    I can't agree with this heavy statement, but he is partly right.
    UEFA underestimated this match, with the appointment of an unexperienced referee. I'm not against the Danish, but if you take a look at his palmares, this was only his third match in CL group stage. He needed more time, in order to get a match like this.
    And also the AR2 and AAR2 must be involved in this speech.

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  40. whaooouuuuu i saw Rasmussen,,, he was lost...

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  41. I will do the report on Rasmussen probably by tomorrow.

    But here is my opinion.

    I can't really blame him for the missed penalty. His position wasn't the best possible to watch a situation like this. He was very far from the action. This is his mistake. As a result he relied on his AAR2 and possibly AR2 (but again very difficult for him too).
    AAR 2 is the only one who was about 2 meters from the action and should have seen it.

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  42. A German online live ticker reported that..
    a) Webb missed a red card for an ellbow conduct against his friend Nigel de Jong..
    b) Strahonja missed a red card for serious foul play in the 28th minute (he did not even give yellow).

    Would be nice if someone, who has watched the matches, could confirm it .

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    1. For Strahonja i watched another situation inthe last minutes where he missed an obvious red card for Holebas when he kicked violently a French player when the ball was already away.This happened right in front of first assistant who waived his flag for the foul and informed Strahonja for the incident.But he showed only yellow card!!!!Unbelievable.For the situation in 28' i havent seen

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    2. I only saw yellow cards given by Strahonja.
      YC he gave were mostly correct but YC card for Greco was most probably incorrect also I would most probably give red card for Holebas for that I must say stupid tackle.
      And as I saw him he was quite nervous.

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    3. I watched the Webb/de Jong situation now. I think, the yellow card was the right decision, red would have been too much.

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  43. I am just a little bit stunned, where do you see a penalty in Man.City? Balotelli started to cart out his left arm into his opponent's chest who then held his arm, that's right, but for my taste it is no clear penalty, perhaps even a striker foul. The clearer mistake was Hoeg's wrongly disallowed goal.

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    1. I see that Balotelli is pulled by the opponent, but he tries to stay up as long as possible, I don't see an iregular action with his arm against the opponent, probably the addtional assistant referee has read the situation as you did, but everywhere it's written that it was a penalty.
      Furthermore, we can't forget many tight and slight pulling, punished with the penalty, so why now not?

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    2. I just think it's quite obvious that Balotelli more or less rams his hand into his opponent's throat. The penalizable act by the Ajax defender comes after that. And then he has probably the problem that he decided to fall too lately so that the officials ignored it. So in my opinion foul, yes, but first foul by Balotelli and then by Ajax defender. But anyway, what kind of refereeing is that?! Making no gesture at all and arrogantly celebrating the final whistle..

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    3. Hi Nic/Chef

      Again I have to side with Chefren on this. Balo's action is expected as a tall striker using his strength - this is not enough to declare a foul. The pull however is clear, but unfortunately the referee's view is obstructed (and Im a Utd fan!). I also agree that this was a game too far for the Dane so early, and agree that his final whistle was misjudged. Disappointed in him for not reporting MC and Mancini for mass verbal abuse at FT.

      Having watched Stranhonja in the Oly game (my second team as it happens) I can confirm that he missed a clear red from the petulant Holebas. It was he who set up the crucial second for Mitroglou.

      I am looking forward to Brych tonight. Carballo is also an excellent appointment.

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  44. I know that it's early, but now, two weeks before, according to your opinion, who will referee Manchester City - Real Madrid on next matchday?
    I think that UEFA is in a big trouble with this group D, and the choice of the Danish team was a further hint of that. Probably, in normal conditions, they could have appointed an Elite and more experienced referee.
    Let's make an analysis.
    Atkinson, Webb, Clattenburg, Thomson, Collum, Velasco Carballo, Undiano Mallenco, Stark, Brych, Meyer and Kuipers are out.
    Jonas Eriksson, Paolo Tagliavento, Damir Skomina, Viktor Kassai, Svein Oddvar Moen and Cuneyt Cakir already refereed in this group.
    Stephane Lannoy should be still out.
    Therefore, the remaining names are:
    1) Pedro Proença
    2) Olegario Benquerença
    3) Nicola Rizzoli
    4) Gianluca Rocchi
    Proença had a poor game in Malaga-Milan, Benquerença is back but I think it will be difficult to see him immediatly in a such crucial clash.
    One between Rizzoli and Rocchi should be the choice of UEFA.
    In my opinion, it's impossible to appoint again an Elite development.
    I did this analysis also in order to explain and make clear that at moment the number of Elite referees is too low, and UEFA is in trouble for that.
    I don't know if you agree and what is your prediction for that match, would like to hear your opinions.





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    1. Anonymous8/11/12 18:02

      As far as Stéphane Lannoy is concerned, he'll come back next week with a French cup match, after almost 2 months and a half. His injury seems to be behind him. So, perhaps this makes things a little bit different...

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    2. Anonymous8/11/12 19:53

      I thinke Rizzoli and Proena will control City-Real and BVB-City...
      Skomina for Ajax-BVB, of course he already had a match in this group but the two teams were not involved. And this match is too important as UEFA could make a test with an unexperienced and young referee.

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  45. I had appointed Rocchi in my own system..so I generally agree. But you made a wrong clue: Tagliavento may whistle this match as well. He refereed Dortmund-Ajax, so he is available for City-Real. (examples that this may work is e.g. Howard Webb in 2010, first Hapoel-Lyon and then Benfica-Schalke in the same group, other examples of the last season exist, too).
    Furthermore, UEFA has broken so many rules, why not breaking the rule that refereeing a match of one of the involved teams in group stage excludes you for every further group stage match of this team? I know it's very irrealistic, but should not remain unmentioned.
    Probably, Proenca will get it, but UEFA actually cannot continue Proenca's glorification which would mean a complete ignorance of his latest performances. Therefore: Rocchi. I would assign Karasev for Ajax-Dortmund then.

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    1. The curious thing is that Proença and Benq. are from the same country of Mourinho and Tagliavento, Rocchi, Rizzoli are from the same country of Mancini.
      Very nice...

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    2. I think, Rocchi and Proenca will get the two matches in group D, Ajax-Dortmund is also important, so I expect an Elite, too. If Ajax and City win these matches, UEFA will have problems to find someone adequate for the last matchday.

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  46. U21 on 13/11: Italy vs Spain
    Felix Zwayer, Markus Häcker, Holger Henschel

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    1. Very nice, thank you.
      I'm still looking for many friendlies appointments and especially Italy-France

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    2. International matchday Italy vs Switzerland will be officiated by Harm Osmers (GER, 2nd Bundesliga ref).

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    3. Italy vs Switzerland? What kind of match is that?


      By the way, I have found on the FIGC site, the appointment for Italy-France on 14 november, to be playes in Parma:
      David Fernandez Borbalan (ESP)

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    4. Italy-Switzerland on 14 November is the Four Nations tournament (under 20)

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    5. Right, here one calls it "Internationale Spielrunde" (= int. matchday). No other officials known so far.

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    6. Huge match for Fernández Borbalán, looking for NED-GER as well..

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  47. Anonymous7/11/12 19:49

    Friendlies 14 th november. Sweden-England: Svein Oddvar Moen

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  48. Thanks a lot.

    Hagen with a doubtful penalty. Clear foul, but replays indicated the touch happened 10 cms before the box. He furthermore missed a violent conduct by Soldado (punch/fisticuff). 4th Official Geir Holen stood 2 metres away from it, he must see that.
    No comment on the question of whether Bayern-Lille is an adequate test for Hategan..
    Meyer allegedly with a missed penalty to Benfica, at least he could have given it according to the commentary. I saw one huge offside error by AR2.
    Awesome goals at Stamford Bridge..

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    1. I agree about Hategan, UEFA has given to him probably the wrong match, too easy. Anyway I couldn't guess that Lille was so weak.
      I can add something about Stavrev until now, also here easy match and no problems, no cards, but I want to underline a superb performance by Kostadinov: 5 offside flags, all correct, and always difficult situations.
      Furthermore, also two or three NO FLAG situations rightly evaluated.

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  49. By the way, 3 yellow cards given by Hategan to Bayern, when they were already winning 5-1 is a strange thing. I'm not watching the match, I will download it and make a report.

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      Foul detection was ok...
      2 of 3 yc for bayern were not correct... schweinsteiger was no yc and ribery for leaving the pitch to slow when it was 5-1 or 6-1 is strange and absolutely exagerated!!!

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    2. You can read my analysis below (it's the last comment in this page).
      I think that the card for Ribery was not due to wasting of time, but after complaints received for the prevous call.
      By the way, this card might have been avoided, I can agree.
      I don't agree about Schweinsteiger, with his leg he just hit the opponent, a minimal touch yes, but the card IMHO is appropriate because referee has to punish the dangerousness of this kind of action, like when players jump with raised elbow.

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  50. Hi OLANDA -REFS BJERN BUJPERS fatalist metches in two 45 min : nots refs
    BJERN KUJPERS - 7.5 (NO RED-CARDS SONG in yelow faules und MASCHERANO fauls tactic)
    AR-1 8.0
    AR-2 80
    AAD-1 8.5
    AAD-2 8.5
    FURT\RESERWE 9.0

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  51. I do not agree, I only saw parts of Kuipers' performance and it was good not to send off Song. He aimed at the ball and just hit the midfielder, too, 2nd yellow would have been hard.
    Velasco Carballo could have given a penalty to Chelsea in the 2nd half, Brych's first penalty was correct, I did not see the second. Meyer with correct penalty and sending off (dogso), however Henschel (AR1) wrongly disallowed a goal by Benfica for alleged offside, it was very difficult (such a call like Ristic in ManU-Braga), but it was wrong.

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  52. The best thing was in Braga when suddenly everything was dark :D

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  53. http://www.goalsarena.org/video/champions-league/07-11-2012-braga-manchester-united-group-h_en.html

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  54. And the last video shows Meyer's penalty.
    http://www.goalsarena.org/video/champions-league/07-11-2012-benfica-spartak-moscow-group-g_en.html

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  55. Yesterday the only match with problems was Valencia-BATE, Hagen did two important mistakes, missing the violent conduct and giving a penalty for a fou out of area.
    I will be able to write something about Hategan tomorrow or saturday.

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  56. What do you think about Valencia's 1-0, was it handball before?
    Brych's second penalts was very hard, rather wrong than correct, the decision was probably taken by Zwayer.

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  57. Unfortunately there is no good replay for the 2nd penalty.
    I do not think that the 1-0 was handball, he took the ball with his breast and even if he later touched the ball with his hand, it was not deliberate to my mind.

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    1. In the Sky Mediathek, they magnified the tackling against Rooney, he is already falling, when a little contact happens.

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    2. Ok, based on this improved replay I would not whistle that penalty because Rooney strives for it, on the other hand, the question is whether it is a crucial mistake.

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    3. Agree Niclas. My feeling (given body language) is that Brych was making his way over to book Rooney before AAR (nervous) intervened. 1st one on Evans also harsh, but valid.

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    4. One replay stressed that Evans solely aimed at blocking the defender without having the ball, so I completely agree with this call.
      And I also agree with you, Brych seemed to be unwilling to give this penalty. On the other hand, it's a good "tactic" (I do not want to criticize his for such an intention which probably did not exist in the team). Showing hesitation and obviously looking for support of his AAR excludes him for punishment, so probably no crucial mistake for Brych in the assessment.

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  58. Pawel Gil with a good performance in a normal/easy match.

    Gil 8.3
    Sadczuk 8.4
    Borkowski 8.3
    Siejewicz 8.0
    Lyczmanski 8.0
    Sapela 8.0

    report to follow soon

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    1. He had no problems with this match, there were only two critical situations to solve for the team (a possible penalty, but both pulled - striker and defender/disallowed offside goal AR1, correct).

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  59. I have seen Collum with a very good performance. Notthing to grumble about. That wasnt "decision"-based match (penalty, handball, critical offsides), the issue was with control which he achieved very well. Overall, there were too many foul calls where most of them went correctly.

    An 8.4 for me
    Awaiting for his next CL game

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    1. bla bla - now, he has a fan, the Scot by diplomacy in the elite. Anyone else would have also kicked off this game.But many other better referees get a chance.

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  60. Ovidiu Alin Haţegan in Bayern - LILLE.
    I thought it was an extremely easy match to handle, watching also at final score, nevertheless there is something to say about the performance of the referee. Important calls to do also when the score was already decided (5-1 and so on).
    Overall, there were not big and crucial calls to do, nothing happened in the penalty areas, therefore the addtional assistant referees were not involved in the match.
    But we can underline some situations. In first half, Bayern scored 2 of the 5 goals (the sixth was in second half) directly on a free kick. The calls were both correct.
    Considering that there weren't other remarkable situations on the pitch, I will list the yellow cards given.
    1) YC to Debuchy (Lille): blatant pulling of opponent's shirt
    2) YC to Balmont (Lille): late foot on the opponent with the ball already away
    3) YC to Schweinsteiger (Bayern): raised leg against the opponent, which was anyway hit in a soft way
    4) YC to Ribery (Bayern): complaints after a whistled free kick against him, the call was soft, anyway the card was for his behavior against the referee, just several seconds before his substitution
    5) YC to Mavuba (Lille): clear foul from the back, nearby penalty area
    6) YC to Tymoshchuk (Bayern): reckless tackle without chance to hit the ball.
    All the given cards were, in my opinion, correct. Haţegan showed authority giving the one to Ribery, surely an idol of the German crowd.
    He showed furthermore his strong behavior when he missed two fouls (even though mistakes) at the beginning of second half, he was challenged by the crowd, with whistles and shouting, nevertheless he appeared calm and firm. Very good under this aspect. Running was even excellent, he has some impressive sprints, following the actions.
    For me, he can get another appointment in Champions League, but I hope more challenging.
    Assistants: overall 6 offside calls.
    The first assistant Zoltán Székely had intensive work, the second assistant Octavian Sovre had just one call in second half. The only mistake was at 80', when Zoltán Székely raised wrongly his flag (anyway borderline situation). But he was ok in the other 4 situations.
    Very good performance under the eyes of Hugh Dallas, let's wait for his future now.
    I think I have said all I had to say.




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  61. 14.11.2012: Friendly
    Liechtenstein - Malta
    REF Hänni Nikolaj
    AR1 Hidber Beat
    AR2 Helbling Charles
    4OF Klossner Stephan

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