February 10, 2013

Tagliavento and Undiano in charge of Tuesday's Champions League matches

European football federation UEFA has uncovered the referee appointments for next Tuesday's matches in UEFA Champions League featuring Paolo Tagliavento from Italy and Alberto Undiano Mallenco of Spain involved.

Paolo Tagliavento of Italy (c) ZIMBIO

(SCO) Celtic Glasgow
20:45
Juventus Turin (ITA)
12 February 2013, 20:45 CET – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Referee
Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1
Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2
Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)
Fourth Official
Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
César Muñiz Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer
Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate
Christian Schmölzer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Roy Sandy (SCO)


(ESP) Valencia CF
20:45
Paris S.G. (FRA)
12 February 2013, 20:45 CET – Estadi di Mestalla, Valencia, Spain
Referee
Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1
Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2
Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Fourth Official
Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Andrea De Marco (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Antonio Damato (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer
Donald McVicar (SCO)
UEFA Delegate
Pertti Alaja (FIN)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Manuel Díaz Morales (ESP)

55 Comments:

  1. Sensible appointments.

    Actually I could now post Brych's appointment as well. Great achievement for him.

    By the way, I thought about Velasco Carballo. As there are four Spanish teams in R16, he can only handle four possible matches' 2nd legs:

    Schalke-Galatasaray (he had Galatasaray-ManU)
    Bayern-Arsenal (he had Montpellier-Arsenal)
    Dortmund-Shakhtar (he had Chelsea-Shakhtar)
    Juventus-Celtic (Undiano has the first leg, so not very probable either..).

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  2. Mohammed A. Fattah10/2/13 11:20

    Very nice predictions Admin(N).... nice work man.

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  3. Compliments to Admin for his prediction, and now we know also that Brych is appointed for the top clash on Wednesday.
    Tagliavento has to perform better in Champions League because his group stage was not excellent, as we expected from him.
    In addition to that, Orsato is pushing and he is 3 years old younger. Therefore, he has to do his best, and I think that the Scottish man is an important observer.
    Good appointment for Undiano, a CL k.o. stage is always a nice match to handle and a honor.

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  4. Thanks.
    I agree with what you said Chefren. Mcvicar could be in direct contact with Dallas, one never knows..

    Have a look at Gräfe's match highlights
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxekuc_clinical-hamburg-down-dortmund_sport?search_algo=2#.URd9-2eIZuA

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  5. Clear red card in the first case, but I have my doubts about the second one. Surely, if it is a foul, then it's a red for DOGSO, but without a closer replay it seems that the defender clearly kick the ball prior to the opponent.
    Am I wrong? Sorry if I'm wrong

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  6. It was a foul, he did not touch the ball.
    The question could also be whether it was a clear dogso. Reus (the yellow BVB player), obviously put forward the ball away from the goal and too far from his own position - I doubt he could have reached it anymore. So really a clear case of dogso?
    Concerning the Lewandowski scene, as you saw both assistants were involved, as there was a small riot after the foul.

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    1. Just seen this.

      Im with you, not DOGSO as Reus deliberately kicks ball at high speed out for a throw in. Not an obvious opportunity if the ball is not under control. Just about a foul though.

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  7. Only see this amazing goal:
    http://www.footytube.com/video/argentinos-juniors-ca-velez-sarsfield-feb09-158187

    And here, penalty missed by Abal. Something like Webb's missed pen. Of course, the foul wasn't such brutal, but fouled player suffered injury and must have been replaced...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=O5g0XZ9SHM4#t=59s

    I watched the whole match between Argentinos Juniors - Velez Sarsfield. The main referee was Diego Hernan Abal who had visible fitness weaknesses and not every call was at WC level, to formulate it kindly...

    I like Pitana much more than Abal!

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    1. It was a clear penalty, for me. I agree with you.

      Still about brutal fouls and about Tagliavento, I forgot to say that on last Sunday in Genoa-Lazio he was wrong, giving a YC for a terrible tackle from behind which was a clear red card. Foul by Matuzalem (Genoa) on Brocchi (Lazio) and now the career of Brocchi is indanger, he doesn't know if he will be able to return on the pitch.
      By the way, it was also because he had already many problems in the last years, but the foul was brutal and the mistake by Tagliavento unacceptable.
      At UEFA level, if these fouls are punished by a YC, it's something like a crucial mistake.
      Tagliavento often is too lenient.
      Here there is the video, I don't know if available in your country.

      http://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/sport/calcio/articoli/1080407/lazio-carriera-a-rischio-per-brocchi.shtml

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    2. I will always repeat that Orsato is 1000x better than Tagliavento who doesn't and didn't deserve to be in Elite in my humble opinion. His style is minimalistic, don't like his personality and not brave calls, if you know what I mean...

      I think, Orsato with all his abilities and strong personality can reach big things.

      Do you agree, Chefren?

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    3. I agree, I prefer Orsato, and probably in the next updates of committee he could take the place of Tagliavento, but not still for now... the hope is anyway that Tagliavento can assure good performance in Champions League, he should be more strict in rules, especially with the red cards.

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    4. It would be a big problem if UEFA will want to keep Tagliavento in Elite... I would be sorry for Orsato then :(

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    5. To be honest, I do not want to choose such strong words and numbers to compare referees. We have three Italians in Elite at the moment, Rizzoli and Rocchi will stay, at least until 2014 or even 2016, that is clear. Then we have to see that Orsato is in ED meaning that UEFA consideres him for a future Elite referee. Taking his three CL matches as a basis, Orsato is on a very good way. Then the question is, 3 or 4 Italians in Elite? Who says no nation may have only 3 slots in the highest group? And if there may be only three, then Tagliavento is probably the one who will be replaced, that's clear. Dortmund-Ajax was so-so, Galatasaray-Cluj was poor and Porto-Zagreb was ok. A lot depends on Tuesday's match, one could say. But I think I have to remind you on the fact that UEFA trusted Tagliavento thus much that they assigned him five times last season for CL including the very important Benfica-Chelsea clash, only 3 months after his promotion to Elite. I could imagine that Orsato will stay in ED the whole year 2013, and then perhaps in June or December 2014 will move up.

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    6. OK, but they are only my words and my opinion, don't force you to share my words :)

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    7. I generally share your idea and can understand your attitude towards Orsato and Tagliavento, but we know that UEFA is often not that strict ;)

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  8. Last night,there was very interesting situation in Real-Sevilla clash.
    Typical idea for Jose Mourinho :)
    He called Arbeloa,and him something.

    Next minute-Arbeloa tackles on Negredo and get yellow card.
    Few moments after,Sevilla player pass long ball forward for Negredo who was fouled by Sergio Ramos.Of course,Sergio get yellow card,too.
    And then Modrić came and shoots the ball from place where foul was made.

    That was 5th yellow card for all of them :) They ‘cleaned‘ the cards on very interesting way.


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    1. Absolutely. We know that of a CL match a few seasons ago..specially Modric's yellow was too easy to not smell a rat..

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  9. RELAXED-MEN promoted to ELITE-ORSATO Is possible, in JULY or at the end of the year TAGLIAVENTO'S career ends is DECEMBER FIFA-REFEREE age limit Also sooner or leter ORSATO promoted to ELITE

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    1. Tagliavento age limit?
      You are wrong, his date of birth is 19/09/1972, he can stay on the list until 31/12/2017.

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  10. Real-Mutd Brych
    Shaktar-Dortmund Webb

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  11. Hey from Denmark!!!
    I am the new guy on the blog :)

    What a hard match for Mallenco, teams are biting each and fans look crazy... Thats great

    He seemed to be ok between 20-42Mıns
    Correct with cards and fouls

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    1. I agree, quite good performance in the first half, I also like his communication and man management today.

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  12. For me Mallenco too weak with holding in the box and I don't feel like he is in full control of the match, it may get messy in the second half. With that said no big mistakes, however I wonder if that goal would have been given if the rebound wasn't scored...

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  13. Anonymous12/2/13 22:24

    Again big mistakes for tonolini! Bad offside call at 68' and cancelled goal for phantom offside position ( valencia player gives the ball)....additionnal referee de Marco must see that!!! And 79' ibra offside ( who was clearly on this half pitch) ! What a Pity this assistant! A joke!

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  14. We have a total currently of 4 yellows for holding in the box, yet no penalties or free kicks despite obvious holding and pushing by both teams. Weak refereeing.

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  15. I'm sorry if the mistakes by Tonolini are blatant (I have not watched the match), the 0-3 could have been an important goal because at the end Valencia scored the 1-2 and Ibrahimovic was dismissed (it seems a correct decision by Tagliavento, according to several sites).
    Therefore a crucial mistake by Tonolini, I'm going to download the match.

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  16. I think that without Marchisio rebound, Spanish officials were going to miss the goal... what a lucky... no signals by second additional or Mallenco

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    1. Anonymous12/2/13 23:00

      You are 100% right,there was no movement by AAR and not even the assistant number 2, think the AAR was asleep,unbeleiveble cause he was just 2 metres away!

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    2. Indeed...
      AAR2 and AR2 didn'r see the goal of Matri. I don't understand why uefa.com noted Matri as 1st goalscorer. It's obviously the goal was allowed only after the shot of Marchisio.

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    3. Anonymous13/2/13 17:02

      Maybe the AAR was screened by the body of the defender who tried to save the ball? The GLT is more reliable than the AAR in such situations. UEFA should follow FIFA and implement the GLT for important competitions (Euro, UCL).

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    4. You are all right. Both AAR2 and AR2 could not and in fact did not see it. No 25m-running towards the centre line, no change of body posture. Undiano whistled when he awarded the goal, which he normally does not. I would dare to say that he himself decided with this whistle that the first ball was already over the line.

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    5. Just as a proof, no idea whether everybody had these replays.

      http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/3165/uh9nqq6z_jpg.htm

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  17. Correct red card, I have not seen that much tonight, unfortunately. But the management of the conflicts between Lichtsteiner and Hooper was not really good. Undiano had no trial of proactive dealing with that except showing yellow cards to both of them. But they continued their game in the second half. And one possible penalty in 53rd minute, but I agree with Undiano, it was not enough. In general, a satisfying/good performance of the Spaniards.

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    1. He warned Lichtsteiner and Hooper verbally at one earlier corner. But they really behaved stupid. After they were booked, they did not stop their "game", he could have sent them off in the same situation. In the second half, Lichtsteiner pushed his opponent before another set piece, should have been at least a second yellow. I think, Celtic' penalty appeals were not unjustified, but none of the situations was a clear penalty.
      About the 0-1: I am not sure, whether they had missed it. At least, Undiano whistled for the goal and Muniz made a gsture, both could indicate, they had seen it correctly.
      Overall, expected level, I think.

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    2. Not expected level for me in observation. Far too many inconsistencies in foul detection and the farce of the Padoin predicament, as well as the 'non' goal award.

      Mallenco must get back to old ways - I see no further participation this season.

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    3. Agree with Nikos here, I think that there should have been two sending-offs to Hooper and Lichtsteiner... It's not judo and such bad 'theatres' should be kicked out from football pitches!

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    4. Yes, they behaved like kids. But I was happy that Undiano stayed cool and did not send them off. The problem was that I did not recognize a really determined "final warning" in the second half. I hope tonight the officials will perform equally or, preferably, better.

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  18. Now watched the disallowed goal situation in Valencia-PSG.
    What a mess by Tonolini and De Marco (in my opinion, he has also his faults).
    Unacceptable situation in CL k.o. stage, and I'm sorry for Tagliavento.

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  19. I will send you the report on Mallenco in 20 minutes Niclas.

    Thanks

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  20. By the way, do you think that now in Juventus-Celtic a Elite referee is needed?
    This policy of assigning appoinments with a big advance is not good, the return match could be given even to a Category 1 referee, but we will probably read the name of Kuipers, Skomina, or another big one.

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  21. Anonymous12/2/13 23:26

    I follow this site from little time but i see that chefren says a lot of bad news about italy and obviously the other not italian people believe his words.
    Usually are wrong!!!

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  22. Anonymous, you can correct me if I'm wrong.
    I accept everything.
    Please explain if you want, I'm here to answer. I apologize if I said something wrong against you, it isn't my will.

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  23. I believe the offside is wrong and the goal would also be wrong. Take the foul against Zlatan and everything is correct!

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  24. One further thing concerning the red card. Tonolini took down his flag after the original foul by Ibrahimovic and then raised it again slightly behind his neck, so I am sure the Italians evaluated this behaviour as a violent conduct and not as serious foul play.

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    1. Agree with you Niclas. Good observation as always.

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    2. Thx, by the way, your report is uploaded and can be found at the right top of the blog!

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  25. Hi Turan, very good report.
    I have read it right now, just a thing to say.
    In the case of disallowed goal, we could add that a whistle by Tagliavento was possible since Ibrahimovic seemed to committ a foul on the opponent, as already some people have written here in the previous comments. By the way, the goal was wrongly disallowed for offside, therefore we must consider it as a crucial mistake.
    Nice to read that Manganelli had again a faultless performance, he is a talent.

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    1. Thank you Chefren. That was just unfortunate for the referee. However, had he been closer to the position he'd be able to see it clearly. Like Brych yesterday, he wasn't afraid of going inside the penalty area when needed. What's more intesting is tagliavento has a very good fitness too. He was able to catch up with Long balls quickly. That's why he should have taken the responsibility and overrule AR. I liked

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  26. Undiano Mallenco gave four YC due to holding prior to corner kicks. I think that Collina gave this kind of instructions at the meeting in Rome, since UEFA wants to avoid scenes like the penalty whistled one year ago in Barcellona-Milan by Kuipers. A correct penalty, since the ball was already in play, but it's better to give warnings and also cards, to avoid that. I will observe, in order to have a confirmation, how Brych will act this evening in this kind of situations.

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  27. Yes but when warnings and cards don't have any effect you have to be brave and call the free kick or penalty, otherwise players don't stop as they realise you intend not to penalise. This is what happened it was more like wrestling than football.

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  28. Yesterday Collina has released an interview to an Italian radio network, assuring that the AAR2 Muniz Fernandez had given the goal to Matri, and he was going to communicate it to Undiano.
    So, we should believe him, even though watching the scene, it seems different.

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  29. What do people make of the Mallenco report? I think by the mixed views on the Lich/Padoin situation, it shows that his performance was not consistent. For me, he had enough 'pre-evidence' in order to show 2nd YC to Padoin. Perhaps this is what Lennon is observing.

    Other than that, I was just disappointed in the 'little stuff'. Signalling for a throw before it had gone out; poor advantage; non-straight arm for throw direction etc ...

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  30. Chef/Nic Re Ramos on Evans - roughly 5/6 mins from left side corner, pre Coentrao shot

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  31. edward

    The positioning at set pieces is a strong point for English referees, and Webb in particular.

    The position you note as 'poor' is recommended by PGMO / refereeing coaches.

    You make a diamond with the AAR and AR, covering every angle and make movement towards pen area once the kick is struck. Most referees stand to the side of the ball but this way you dont get a good view of the strike and indeed the entire wall view.

    The opposite extreme was Mallenco and Spanish officials where they seem to position themselves as if reffing alone - i.e. to the left of a freekick and in line with defence. There is no advantage to this position, and one certainly can't have an effective escape route on the counter ...

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    1. Hi Nikos.

      Positioning in set pieces too far from the penalty area is not acceptable for me. Especially when the free kick is more than 15 meters from the penalty area. Standing behind the ball has a danger in losing a pulling or any other situation that might happen inside the box.

      And just for your info (even though I don't want to reveal my marking process) positioning didn't influence the mark I gave to Webb. Read the report carefully and you will understand. It is just a negative aspect.

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