February 12, 2013

UEFA Europa League - Round of 32 - Referee Appointments (I)

Like her bigger sister - UEFA Champions League - UEFA Europa League's K.O. round will commence this week as well. UEFA has released the full appointments for the sixteen first legs of the Round of 32, involving Antonio Mateu Lahoz, Pedro Proenca and István Vad in top-class matches.


István Vad (Hungary) (c) ZIMBIO


(RUS) Zenit St Petersburg
18:00
Liverpool (ENG)
14 February 2013, 18:00 CET – Stadion Petrovski, St Petersburg, Russia
Referee
Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1
Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2
Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Fourth Official
José Fernández Miranda (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer
Ryszard Wójcik (POL)
UEFA Delegate
Armen Minasyan (ARM)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
unknown


(RUS) Anji
18:00
Hannover 96 (GER)
14 February 2013, 18:00 CET – Stadion Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Referee
Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1
Sinisa Premuzaj (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2
Goran Pataki (CRO)
Fourth Official
Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović jr (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer
Vaclav Krondl (CZE)
UEFA Delegate
Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Dmitry Cheltsov (RUS)


(CZE) Sparta Praha
19:00
Chelsea (ENG)
14 February 2013, 19:00 CET – Stadion Letná, Prague, Czech Rep.
Referee
Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1
Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2
Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)
Fourth Official
Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Andrea GervasonI (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Domenico Celi (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer
Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate
Henk Kesler (NED)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Jiri Ulrich (CZE)


(ESP) Levante UD
19:00
Olympiacos (GRE)
14 February 2013, 19:00 CET – Estadi Ciutat de València, Valencia, Spain
Referee
Manuel Gräfe (GER)
Assistant Referee 1
Markus Häcker (GER)
Assistant Referee 2
Holger Henschel (GER)
Fourth Official
Guido Kleve (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Christian Dingert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Guido Winkmann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer
Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate
Claude Runavot (FRA)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Rubén Díaz Morales (ESP)


(ITA) SSC Napoli
19:00
Viktoria Plzen (CZE)
14 February 2013, 19:00 CET – Stadio San Paolo, Naples, Italy
Referee
Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1
Berry Simons (NED)
Assistant Referee 2
Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Fourth Official
Davie Goossens (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Danny Makkelie (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Ed Janssen (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer
Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate
Dennis Cruise (IRL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Giorgio Castronuovo (ITA)


(UKR) Dynamo Kyiv
19:00
G. Bordeaux (FRA)
14 February 2013, 19:00 CET – NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv, Ukraine
Referee
Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1
Cristian Nica (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2
Aurel Onita (ROU)
Fourth Official
Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer
Jörn-West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate
Tormod Larsen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Oleg Bilous (UKR)


(GER) Leverkusen
19:00
Benfica (POR)
14 February 2013, 19:00 CET – BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany
Referee
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1
Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2
Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Fourth Official
Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
José Luis González González (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer
Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate
John McBeth (SCO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Jürgen Aust (GER)


(BLR) BATE
19:00
Fenerbahçe (TUR)
14 February 2013, 19:00 CET – Neman, Grodno, Belarus
Referee
Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1
Damien MacGraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2
Allen Lynch (IRL)
Fourth Official
Kenneth Hennessy (IRL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Neil Doyle (IRL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Padraigh Sutton (IRL)
UEFA Referee Observer
Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate
Oleg Harlamov (EST)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Andrei Chepa (BLR)


(NED) Ajax Amsterdam
19:00
Steaua Bucuresti (ROU)
14 February 2013, 19:00 CET – Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Referee
Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1
Nikolay Angelov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2
Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Fourth Official
Ivan Valchev (BUL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Aleksandar Kostadinov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer
Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate
Gudmundur Petursson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Peter van Dongen (NED)


(SUI) FC Basel
21:05
Dnipro (UKR)
14 February 2013, 21:05 CET – St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland
Referee
Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1
Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2
Frank Andås (NOR)
Fourth Official
Svein Inge Wiken (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Dag Vidar Hafsås (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer
Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate
Lucien Kayser (LUX)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Jürg Burkhart (SUI)


(ITA) Internazionale
21:05
CFR Cluj (ROU)
14 February 2013, 21:05 CET – Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan (ITA)
Referee
Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1
Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2
Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
Fourth Official
Christos Baltas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Anastassios Kakos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer
Johannes Reijgwaart (NED)
UEFA Delegate
Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Matteo Russo (ITA)


(ENG) Newcastle 
21:05
Metalist (UKR)
14 February 2013, 21:05 CET – St James’ Park, Newcastle, England
Referee
Tom Harald Hagen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1
Dag-Roger Nebben (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2
Magnus Lundberg (NOR)
Fourth Official
Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Anders Johansen (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer
Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate
Gunther De Saedeleer (BEL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Graham Laws (ENG)


(GER) VfB Stuttgart
21:05
KRC Genk (BEL)
14 February 2013, 21:05 CET – VfB Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
Referee
Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1
Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2
Rui Tavares (POR)
Fourth Official
Nuno Pereira (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Hugo Miguel (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer
Christakis Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate
Michele Uva (ITA)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Oliver Kurz (GER)


(ESP) Atlético Madrid
21:05
Rubin Kazan (RUS)
14 February 2013, 21:05 CET – Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
Referee
István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1
Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2
István Albert (HUN)
Fourth Official
Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Mihaly Fabián (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer
Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate
Ori Shilo (ISR)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Manuel Díaz Morales (ESP)


(GER) Borussia M‘gladbach
21:05
Lazio Roma (ITA)
14 February 2013, 21:05 CET – Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Referee
Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1
Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2
Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Fourth Official
Dmitry Mosyakin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Maksim Layushkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer
Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
UEFA Delegate
Cristian Cornel Bivolaru (ROU)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Heinz Willems (GER)


(ENG) Tottenham
21:05
Olympique Lyon (FRA)
14 February 2013, 21:05 CET – White Hart Lane, London, England
Referee
Pedro Proença (POR)
Assistant Referee 1
Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2
Venâncio Raposo Tomé (POR)
Fourth Official
António Godinho (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1
Duarte Gomes (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2
João Capela (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer
Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate
Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer
Keren Barratt (ENG)

62 Comments:

  1. To be honest, I'm totally surprised reading the name of Pol Van Boekel, by the way he will be observed by a committee's member, so UEFA is taking into account a possible promotion for him. That is explained more by the fact that NED has only one Elite referee.

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  2. As he was in Rome, one could guess that he perhaps gets a match, but I would not have thought of this one either.
    I am not sure whether Dallas' appearance in Newcastle is a good or bad sign for Hagen. Karasev with another great achievement.

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  3. Svein Oddvar Moen begins this KO stage with a "soft" appointment, I hope that UEFA has in mind a big appointment in the next CL stages for him.
    Proença here also means that he is not appointed in CL return matches, or is that still possible?


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    1. It means, as far as I am informed correctly, that he cannot get a match on 21 Feb. (same then counts for Moen who hence cannot handle Galatasaray-Schalke in front of Collina). But for the 2nd legs of CL played in March, they should be available.

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    2. *No match from 19-21 February of course

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  4. I'm starting to think that Pavel Kralovec will get Milan-Barça and Collum will be in Turkey with Collina as observer.

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  5. Reasonable appointments for me.

    UEFA wants to test some referees for possible promotion.

    Karasev gets a great match and should be a safe name.
    Todorov and Koukoulakis with good matches in front of important observers (Batta and Reijqwart).

    Van Poekel's appearance could mean that the committee is not satisfied with Nijhuis so they are looking for someone else to replace him.

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  6. Indeed, one has to draw this conclusion regarding the Netherlands. But I was actually convinced that Makkelie would be the one who will replace Nijhuis soon and not van Boekel. But why not.
    I am slightly surprised that four Spanish teams are active this week and that they did not split it.

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    1. Makkelie was just promoted to First Category. So he will need at least 2 FULL seasons in order to establish himself. That's why they probably want to test Van Poekel.

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    2. Okay that's true, and furthermore he was born in 1983, so he has really a lot of time.

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    3. I think that you meant 3 Spanish teams.
      Where is the fourth?
      Velasco
      Undiano
      Lahoz

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    4. Good question. :D

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  7. I forgot Nijhuis in my prevous message, you are right Edward.
    I'm almost sure that UEFA is not content with Nijhuis's performance in the last matches, I observed him at the beginning of the season in Vaslui-Inter (play off Europa League) and his performance, even though in a not difficult match, wasn't linear.
    Then, the CL appointment in Juventus - Shakthar, at least one crucial mistake.

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    1. And don't forget Chelsea - Nordjealland with the 3 penalties!!!

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  8. Polish REFEREE Paweł Gil was appointed second leg EROPAN-LEAGUE. And what a match FOOTBAL-ASSOCIATION will annonce the information after the UEFA zdecyduje where the Polish team of judges will judge

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  9. Admin,Chefren,do you think that UEFA have Milorad Mažić on mind for next matches in EL?
    I think that he absolutely deserves to get a match,because of his very good performances in Champions League this season?
    He also had fantastic matches in domestic Serbian Super league,including big rivarly clashes-Red Star vs Partizan Belgrade.

    Or maybe they planed him in the next round,for bigger matches ? :)

    Whats your opinion?

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    1. Mazic will have a game for EL 32. All ED referees will have one. As for further matches it will be a matter of performance and of course the mark he will receive.

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    2. I agree with Edward.
      He is surely appointde on next week for a EL return match.
      I hope the best possible for him, for example Lyon - Tottenham. But it depends also on the results we will have in the 1st leg matches on Thursday.
      Then, for the next stages as Edward said, it will depend on the performance and the mark received.

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    3. Anonymous14/2/13 13:47

      Not sure that you are right. I beleive he`ll get a CL match, second leg. It will be a huge surprise since he is in the Elite development.

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  10. Alan Kelly straight red card after 4 minutes to Meireles, very brave decision by the Irish referee.
    What happened?

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    1. Totallt correct;

      http://s1.directupload.net/images/130214/klkfvo2b.swf

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    2. Perfect call by Kelly! Congratulations!

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    3. Anonymous14/2/13 23:32

      It's a pitty he is demoted to cat1.

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    4. Right, I will never understand this demotion.

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  11. Grafe with 2 penalties for Levante. For me both mistakes. Can't see a contact at the first one and at the second one the contact appears to be outside of the penalty area. Both after consultation with AAR1.

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    1. Dingert........
      I hope to be able to see the situations. If someone has a good video clip, please post it.

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    2. I have watched both scenes now.
      1st penalty to my mind acceptable as I see a contact, but straight red a bit harsh. 2nd yc would have been ok.
      The 2nd penalty is a clear mistake and also a clear dive. But I agree, it was Dingert. Time for UEFA to dissolve Dingert from this task, obviously, it does not work. He has now procuded 3 crucial mistakes in 2 matches, at least.

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    3. The only available video with both situations is this

      http://www.novasports.gr/LiveWebTV.aspx?a_id=71688&mediaFiletypeid=2&mediafileid=363060&tabid=categories

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    4. UEFA is mistaken about the red. It is a second YC not straight red. I was watching the match live and Grafe issued the YC.

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    5. Ok, perhaps they change it as soon as Gräfe's report is received. But I really do not have an idea how Dingert could make this 2nd penalty decision.

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    6. For me, the first penalty is difficult to understand and the second is surely wrong.
      But in both stuations Dingert was so close. For this reason, it's impossible to think that he did a so big mistake. Isn't he a FIFA referee?

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    7. Meyer was also an Elite referee when he did not recognize the CRO-ESP foul..
      Pay attention to his movement in the 2nd situation. He correctly steps back to enlarge his angle of vicinity, but to detect whether there was a touch or not, he should not stand in a 90° angle to the situation...not sure whether you have got what I tried to express :D

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    8. Agreed on Grafe Chef - of course, I am an Olympiakos fan, but being completely objective, Im not sure what he is thinking there ...

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    9. Anonymous16/2/13 14:17

      Sorry guys...but please...second one was a clear penalty....Foul on the line....cant`believe, you are discussing this clear situation...

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    10. Oh. Interesting. A situation without any form of contact is a clear penalty ??

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    11. http://www.olympiacos.org/tv/video

      Select the match highlights video and go to 1:35 and tell me where the contact is.

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    12. Anonymous17/2/13 18:13

      For me absolutely no discussion...contact yes or no doesn`t matter....no ball there...UEFA won`t never see this situation as a mistake

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    13. Contact yes or no does not matter? If that is UEFA's attitude, then..

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    14. Anonymous17/2/13 21:04

      Should the player of levante let broke his lege? Absolutely ok that he "takes" the foul...foul, penalty because the foul starts outside and continues on the line...yellow card...everything correct

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    15. Break his leg? A bit strong I think, it was a normal challenge for the ball, which he did not got. But he did not get the player either. In Bundesliga, that's no penalty.

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  12. Mateu Lahoz with really impressive performance. Nice official and calm approach, rather no-contact with players. He used British style allowing hard physical tackles. Very good use of advantage. I like the situation when one of Bayer player ran onto hard Luisao's body and fell onto ground like he was hit by a big lory and referee even didn't hesitate ignoring this incident :D It seems Lahoz is ready for higher category and if Fernandez Borbalan will do such mistakes as it was in last season, I bet Lahoz replace him in Elite Development Category.

    By the way, Aguilar Rodriguez with one ridiculous call when he flagged Kiessling for offside in 76'. Two other players started to the pass and Kiessling didn't make even one step in direction of the ball... Mistake worthy of automatical decreasing the mark to 8.0 to him. The rest of the team with good expected level.

    Regards!

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    1. Anonymous14/2/13 23:10

      Mateu Lahoz for me had a decent performance. Although not impressive. He had some problems with card management and lucky for him the match was not hard to conduct (with some influence by the way he approached the match).
      He can become a Elite in 2 seasons and just needs some more experience, correct some minor aspects and bigger matches to evolve.
      A grade at "expected level" should be the correct to award.

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    2. For me all cards were 100% correct and didn't see any other fouls when the booking was neccessary. For me he stood calm but authoritative and official in this match and this style keep high level of game fluence.

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    3. I agree that he was good, but not more because the match was not that challenging at it could have been. 8.4 or so seems good.

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    4. Yes, my mark is 8.4 too :)

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  13. Anonymous14/2/13 23:01

    Shame on Pedro proenca...two goals for tottenham....two phantom fouls....what a Pity!

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  14. Sergei Karasev whistled 3 penalties in favor of Monchengladbach.
    It seemed to me all correct decisions.
    Very good.

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  15. Excellent performance. This guy is simply very good, a report will follow on this match and also on István Vad.

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    1. BTW Vad's 2nd yc was ok.

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    2. About Vad: I watched the last minutes of the match. He gave 4 minutes as added time. Then, something like Real Madrid - Manchester United happened. A corner for Atletico when the time was almost over. He allowed the kick, even though the time was around 94:00. Furthermore, when Rubin Kazan was able to catch the ball, he allowed also the counter-attack and Rubin scored the 0-2, which probably will mean qualification. When Rubin scored the time was 94:35 or something like that. Then, he whistled the end immediately after the goal.
      I have made this comparison to make you understand how important can be the decision to whistle the end by the referee, and since there aren't rules, you can be lucky as well as you can be unlucky. I find this a problem, because we should have a certain consistency.
      Vad probably thought that the time wasted prior to the corner kick was to be recovered, while Brych had the opposite idea.

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    3. Anonymous17/2/13 21:22

      Where can be found the report on Vad?

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    4. I have so far only downloaded the first half, I hope to be able to watch the full match soon.

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  17. Have a look at Etoo's penalty in Anji-Hannover...despite his arrogance, have a look at whether Strahonja should have disallowed this penalty. At some point, he perhaps stops "walking".

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    1. For me, it can be a kind of unsportsmanlike conduct.
      Luckily he didn't score, otherwise Strahonjia could have done something.

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  18. I have commenced to write the report on Karasev's team.
    Marks can be already revealed:
    Referee Sergei Karasev 9.5 Challenging, Assistants Anton Averianov 8.3 Normal, Tikhon Kalugin 8.4 Normal, AARs Maksim Layushkin 8.5 Very Challenging, Aleksei Nikolaev 8.0 Normal

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    1. Very high mark, I don't remember a higher mark for a referee given by our community. 9.5 is an excellent mark.
      But... why challenging and not very challenging?

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    2. By the way, it's just a question, I'm not contesting you :D

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    3. No problem ;)
      Challenging because the crucial decisions themselves were partly difficult, but at least two of the penalties were more than clear..furthermore, there were no riots, the match never was really unfair or heated. And of course 9.5 is very high, as I do not know/cannot know how UEFA handles such a performance, it's just an expression to stress that it was really great. Perhaps UEFA does not exceed 8.9, I don't know..

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  19. Anonymous16/2/13 00:51

    21-02-13 Metalist Kharkiv - Newcastle

    Referee : Serge Gumienny (Bel)

    AAR 1 : Alexandre Boucaut (Bel)

    AAR 2 : Luc Wouters (Bel)

    AR 1 : ? AR 2 : ? Fourth Official : ?


    RPC

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  20. Former FIFA referee Ibrahim Chaibou from Niger investigated for match fixing.
    I perfectly remember the friendly Nigeria-Argentina 4-1 played two years ago, when he whistled a phantom penalty in the 98' minute, after having given "only" 5 minutes as added time when the score was 4-0.
    A shame.... but it was so clear. I don't understand why FIFA and all the investigating bodies need so much time. It was a too blatant fixing, shameless.


    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/much-investigated-ref-denies-fixing-soccer-matches-article-1.1264379

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