April 21, 2013

Match Background: Bayern München - FC Barcelona

The stadium
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Completed and opened in 2005, Munich's Allianz Arena is currently counting to the most advanced and elitest football stadiums in entire Europe. Offering 68.000 seats in international matches - 3.000 less than in normal Bundesliga matches of their co-owners Bayern München - it is furthermore the third biggest German football arena. 
Despite its temporally considered quite small history, Allianz Arena was already the showplace of multiple events where huge teams have achieved great glory, among others, when Chelsea FC beat Bayern München in 2012 Champions League final or when Portugal were defeated by France in 2006 World Cup semifinal. Additionally, this tournament's opener match was held in Munich (Germany - Costa Rica).



Match Background (Head-to-Head comparison)
Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2008/09
QF1
Bayern München
1:1
FC Barcelona
Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
CL 2008/09
QF2
FC Barcelona
4:0
Bayern München
Howard Webb (ENG)
CL 1998/99
GS
FC Barcelona
1:2
Bayern München
Pierluigi Collina (ITA)
CL 1998/99
GS
Bayern München
1:0
FC Barcelona
Anders Frisk (SWE)
EL 1995/96
SF1
FC Barcelona
1:2
Bayern München
Atanas Usunov (BUL)
EL 1995/96
SF2
Bayern München
2:2
FC Barcelona
Michel Piraux (BEL)


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Referee Profile

Full Name: Viktor Kassai
Origin: Tatabánya, Hungary
Birthday: 10 September 1975 (37 years old)
Height, Weight: 189 cm, 80 kg
Profession: Travel Management representative
Languages: Hungarian, English, German
Referee since: 1990
International since: 2003
Elite Group since: January 2008
UEFA CL debut: Dynamo Kyiv - Man. United in 2007
Statistics: 191 yellow cards, 3 second yellow cards, 1 red card in 45 UEFA club competition matches
Remarkable achievements: 2005 UEFA Under-19 European Championship, 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, 2008 UEFA European Championship (as 4th official), 2008 Olympic Games final, 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, 2010 FIFA World Cup (semifinal), 2011 UEFA Champions League final, 2012 UEFA Champions League semifinal, 2012 UEFA European Championship, 2013 UEFA Champions League semifinal, being shortlisted for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Matches refereed by Kassai with Bayern München's involvement

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2011/12
SF2
Real Madrid
2:1 (1:3 pso)
Bayern München
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2011/12
GS
Bayern München
2:0
Manchester City
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2010/11
R16.1
Internazionale
0:1
Bayern München
Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Matches refereed by Kassai with FC Barcelona's involvement

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2012/13
R16.2
FC Barcelona
4:0
AC Milan
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2010/11
FINAL
FC Barcelona
3:1
Manchester United
Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Matches refereed by Kassai in German-Spanish duels

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2012/13
GS
Borussia Dortmund
2:1
Real Madrid
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2011/12
SF2
Real Madrid
2:1 (1:3 pso)
Bayern München
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
WC 2010
SF
Germany
0:1
Spain
Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Matches refereed by Kassai in this UEFA season

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2012/13
R16.2
FC Barcelona
4:0
AC Milan
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
EL 2012/13
R32.2
Viktoria Plzen
2:0
SSC Napoli
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2012/13
GS
Benfica SL
2:1
Celtic Glasgow
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2012/13
GS
Borussia Dortmund
2:1
Real Madrid
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2012/13
GS
RSC Anderlecht
0:3
Málaga CF
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2012/13
PLO
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona
1:1
BATE Borisov
Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Matches assessed by UEFA Referee Observer Bertrand Layec (FRA)

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
EL 2012/13
R16.1
Tottenham
3:0
Internazionale
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
CL 2012/13
R16.1
Real Madrid
1:1
Manchester United
Felix Brych (GER)
CL 2012/13
GS
Spartak Moskva
0:3
FC Barcelona
Ivan Bebek (CRO)
EL 2012/13
GS
VfB Stuttgart
0:0
FC København
Artur Soares Dias (POR)
EL 2012/13
PLO
Feyernoord
2:2
Sparta Praha
Peter Rasmussen (DEN)
CL 2011/12
SF2
FC Barcelona
2:2
Chelsea FC
Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
EL 2011/12
R16.2
Udinese Calcio
2:1
AZ Alkmaar
Milorad Mažić (SRB)
CL 2011/12
GS
Benfica SL
1:1
Basel
Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
EL 2011/12
GS
Hapoel Tel-Aviv
0:1
Rapid Bucuresti
Hannes Kaasik (EST)

3 Comments:

  1. Anonymous21/4/13 20:01

    Serdar with two blunders on Friday. And in this article he says it's about time to have game video replays!! What a showoff. How about just taking responsibility of his actions?

    The best referees are not those who are always trying to make the headlines.

    Good referee but I don't like this.

    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2885/europe/2013/04/20/3917865/referee-gozubuyuk-calls-for-video-technology-after-ajax?source=breakingnews&ICID=HP_BN_1

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  2. Anonymous21/4/13 20:28

    He is taking responsibility, he confirms he missed a clear penalty. What he says is that video replays will prevent this kind op situations, he is totally right. Why can`t he have an opinion? If you want to decide if he is a good ref, you must judge him on his performances on the field, not on his statements.

    He is a fan of video replays, i am not. I think it is the charm of football.

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  3. Great background on the pre-match. Looking forward to this fixture!

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