May 22, 2013

Preview: UEFA Champions League final 2013

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Three days ahead UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium, it's time to look ahead to the often called "greatest football match of the world".

Preview

25 May 2013, 20:45 CET
Wembley Stadium, London - England
Borussia Dortmund - FC Bayern München
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (Italy)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (Italy)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Paolo Tagliavento (Italy)
Fourth Official: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Gianluca Cariolato (Italy)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (Luxembourg)
UEFA Referee Observer: David R. Elleray (England)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Peter Elsworth (England) 

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Referee

Full Name: Nicola Rizzoli
Origin: Mirandola, Italy
Birthday: 05 October 1971 (41 years old)
Height, Weight: 180 cm, 70 kg
Profession: Architect
Languages: Italian, English
Referee since: 1988
International since: 2007
Elite Group since: July 2009
UEFA CL debut: Sporting 2:0 FC Basel (October 2008)
Champions League appearances: 26
Serie A matches: 166

Card Stats: 208 yellow cards [3,78/m], 5 second yellow cards [0,09/m], 1 red card [0,02/m] in 55 international official matches
Remarkable achievements: 2010 UEFA Europa League Final, 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, 2012 UEFA European Championship, 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, being pre-selected for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Assistant Referee 1

Full Name: Renato Faverani
Origin: Milan, Italy
Birthday: 25 November 1969 (43 years old)
International since: 2007
UEFA CL debut: Olympique Lyon 2:2 FC Barcelona (November 2007 with Stefano Farina) 
Champions League appearances: 21
Serie A matches: 145
Remarkable achievements: 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, 2012 UEFA European Championship, 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, being pre-selected for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Assistant Referee 2

Full Name: Andrea Stefani
Origin: Milan, Italy
Birthday: 15 October 1969 (43 years old)
International since: 2007
UEFA CL debut: Standard 2:0 Olympiakos (November 2009 with Nicola Rizzoli) 
Champions League appearances: 19
Serie A matches: 139
Remarkable achievements: 2011 FIFA Club World Cup, 2012 UEFA European Championship, 2013 UEFA Champions League Final, 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, being pre-selected for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Additional Assistant Referee 1

Full Name: Gianluca Rocchi
Origin: Florence, Italy
Birthday: 25 August 1973 (39 years old)
International since: 2008
UEFA CL debut: Schalke 04 2:0 SL Benfica (September 2010) 
Champions League appearances: 14
Serie A matches: 144
Remarkable achievements: 2011 UEFA Europa League Final as 4th official, 2012 UEFA European Championship as AAR, 2012 Olympic Games (Semifinal), 2013 UEFA Champions League Final as AAR, being pre-selected for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Additional Assistant Referee 2

Full Name: Paolo Tagliavento
Origin: Terni, Italy
Birthday: 19 September 1972 (40 years old)
International since: 2007
UEFA CL debut: Arsenal FC 3:1 Partizan (December 2010) 
Champions League appearances: 14
Serie A matches: 141
Remarkable achievements: 2011 UEFA Europa League Final as AAR, 2011 UEFA Under-21 European Championship Final, 2012 UEFA European Championship as AAR, 2013 UEFA Champions League Final as AAR

Fourth Official

Full Name: Damir Skomina
Origin: Koper, Slovenia
Birthday: 05 August 1976 (36 years old)
International since: 2003
UEFA CL debut: PSV Eindhoven 2:0 Olympique Marseille (October 2008)
Champions League appearances: 26


 Head-to-Head (international stage)
Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 1997/98
QF
Dortmund
1:0 aet
FC Bayern
László Vagner (HUN)
CL 1997/98
QF
FC Bayern
0:0
Dortmund
Pierluigi Collina (ITA)

Rizzoli's meetings with Dortmund
Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
no match






Rizzoli's meetings with FC Bayern
Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2011/12
R16
FC Basel
1:0
FC Bayern
Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
CL 2009/10
QF
Man. United
3:2
FC Bayern
Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Rizzoli's matches in the past three UEFA seasons
Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee Observer
CL 2012/13
FINAL
Dortmund
-:-
FC Bayern
David R. Elleray (ENG)
CL 2012/13
R16
Málaga CF
2:0
FC Porto
Ilkka Koho (FIN)
CL 2012/13
GS
SC Braga
1:2
Galatasaray
Keith Hackett (ENG)
CL 2012/13
GS
Schalke 04
2:2
Arsenal FC
Martin Iseli (SUI)
CL 2012/13
GS
Celtic Glasgow
0:0
SL Benfica
Jean Lemmer (LUX)
EL 2012/13
PLO
FC Twente
4:1 aet
Bursaspor
Robert Jeurissen (BEL)
EURO 2012
QF
Spain
2:0
France
Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
EURO 2012
GS
Portugal
2:1
Netherlands
David R. Elleray (ENG)
EURO 2012
GS
France
1:1
England
Jozef Marko (SVK)
EL 2011/12
QF
Athletic Bilbao
2:2
Schalke 04
Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
CL 2011/12
R16
FC Basel
1:0
FC Bayern
Zdravko Jokić (SRB)
CL 2011/12
GS
Olympique Marseille
0:1
Olympiakos
Aron Schmidhuber (GER)
CL 2011/12
GS
Olympique Lyon
0:2
Real Madrid
Guy Goethals (BEL)
CL 2011/12
GS
Valencia CF
1:1
Chelsea FC
Rodger Gifford (WAL)
CL 2011/12
PLO
Malmö FF
2:0
Dinamo Zagreb
Charles Agius (MLT)
CL 2010/11
QF
Tottenham
0:1
Real Madrid
Johannes Reijgwaart (NED)
CL 2010/11
R16
Arsenal FC
2:1
FC Barcelona
Léon Schelings (BEL)
CL 2010/11
GS
Schalke 04
3:0
Olympique Lyon
Athanassios Briakos (GRE)
CL 2010/11
GS
Rangers FC
1:1
Valencia CF
Karl-Erik Nilsson (SWE)
CL 2010/11
GS
FC Barcelona
5:1
Panathinaikos
László Vagner (HUN)
CL 2010/11
PLO
Sevilla FC
3:4
SC Braga
Kaj Østergaard (DEN)

UEFA Referee Observer David Elleray's matches in the past three seasons
Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2012/13
FINAL
Dortmund
-:-
FC Bayern
Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
CL 2012/13
R16
Paris S.G.
1:1
Valencia CF
Milorad Mažić (SRB)
CL 2012/13
GS
AC Milan
0:1
Zenit St. Petersburg
Tony Chapron (FRA)
EURO 2012
FINAL
Spain
4:0
Italy
Pedro Proença (POR)
EURO 2012
GS
Portugal
2:1
Netherlands
Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
EURO 2012
GS
Spain
4:0
Ireland
Pedro Proença (POR)
EURO 2012
GS
Germany
1:0
Portugal
Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
CL 2011/12
SF
Real Madrid
2:1 (1:3 pso)
FC Bayern
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2011/12
GS
RB Salzburg
2:0
Paris S.G.
Liran Liany (ISR)
CL 2011/12
GS
SSC Napoli
1:1
FC Bayern
Olegário Benquerença (POR)
CL 2010/11
QF
Schalke 04
2:1
Internazionale
Damir Skomina (SVN)
EL 2010/11
GS
Paris S.G.
0:0
BATE
Kevin Blom (NED)
CL 2010/11
GS
Olympique Marseille
1:0
MSK Zilina
István Vad (HUN)

6 Comments:

  1. Interesting read! Also, the inclusion of kits was particularly a very good feature.

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  2. Are the kits confirmed?
    Normally the new kits are used in the final, but with black, yellow and red, it really could be a good idea to use the old one.

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  3. Yes they are official.

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  4. World Cup 2014

    Qualifier

    Lithuania - Greece (07/06): Olegario Benquerenca (POR)

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  5. Friendly appointment

    31/05/13

    Italy - San Marino
    Marco Borg (Malta)

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  6. CaIl me old fashioned but in my opinion referees should always use black kits unless the kits clash. Which in this case they don't.

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