August 26, 2013

Champions League - Referee Appointments - Play-Offs (IV)

English Mark Clattenburg has been appointed to oversee the sonorous tie between AC Milan and PSV Eindhoven at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. His officiating team is one of the following five crews who will take control over Wednesday's play-off second legs.

Mark Clattenburg to oversee AC Milan - PSV (c) THE FA

28/08/2013, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Stadion Petrovskiy, St. Petersburg, Russia
Zenit St. Petersburg - Paços de Ferreira
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Victoriano Díaz Casado (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fernando Teixeira Vitienes (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Manuel Fernández Miranda (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Lekov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Alexander Kudryavtsev (RUS)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

28/08/2013, 20:45 CET
Stadium: Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor, Slovenia
NK Maribor - Viktoria Plzen
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Fritz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Guido Winkmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Silvo Borosak (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Albin (SWE)

28/08/2013, 20:45 CET
Stadium: Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Celtic FC - Shakhter Karagandy
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andås (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Djukanović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Sandy Roy (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

28/08/2013, 20:45 CET
Stadium: Estadio Municipal de Anoeta, San Sebastian, Spain
Real Sociedad - Olympique Lyon
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Fourth Official: Primož Arhar (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Barry Bright (ENG)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Jon Aguirre Huerga (ESP)
Blog Referee Observer: Hagi (GER)

28/08/2013, 20:45 CET
Stadium: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milan, Italy
AC Milan - PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Child (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Beck (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Lee Probert (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Friend (ENG)
Fourth Official: Darren Cann (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ryszard Wójcik (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Gregorio Dall'aglio (ITA)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)


  1. Congrats to Clatts who I feel thoroughly deserves his appointments. He has been by far the most consistent English official of the last 12 months or so (IMO). It's a shame Webb is almost certain to be heading to Brazil next summer. However, Clattenburg is still reasonably young and will have more opportunities to attend a major tournament.

  2. I only partly agree, because I saw Webb doing very well at Euro 2012 and during the last CL campaign. Clattenburg, with the benefit of hindsight and with time to reflect some things, did a small mess in Bayern-Juve.

    1. I was also taking into account domestic action but I agree with you.
      Webb also has the luxury of better assistants in Mullarkey and Cann.

  3. Kassai and Thomson the only one demoted in EL; what do you think about that ? Do you really think that at the moment tehy are worst than Atkinson Clatts, Benquerenca or |Tagliavento ?

    1. Of course, due to the number of matches (20 for CL play off) UEFA committee was forced to leave two Elite officials out.
      Then, we can wonder why they decided just about Kassai and Thomson. The explanation seems quite arguible: last performance in CL for both (Borussia - Malaga and Bayern - Barcellona).

  4. Romania- Hungary 6.09

    R: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
    AR1: Roberto Diaz Perez Del Palomar
    AR2: Pau Cebrian Devis

    Romania- Turkey 10.09

    R: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
    AR1: Kim Haglund
    AR2: Frank Andas

  5. Goal / No Goal situation for Kevin Friend in Milan - PSV.
    Very difficult, it happened in a while.
    The feeling is that the correct decision was taken, no goal.

    1. I can confirm. No Goal. Excellent decision.

  6. Brilliant dive call by Roberto Ponis (Skomina's AAR2) in minute 37. Vela started simulation before a contact happened. Great eye and the decision was obviously made by Ponis.

    1. Agree, excellent!

      Svein Oddvar Moen had a quite challenging game and instead of clear red card, showed only yellow to Zenkovich (85').

    2. It was really a tough foul and I would have favoured red, too. I would not go so far to call it a game-relevant mistake though.

    3. Right, it was a really red card offence, but don't think an observer will count that as crucial mistake. However, important point for improvement should be sure...

  7. Fernandez Borbalan again showed he's not able to manage tough games. Total mess in second leg of Supercopa de Espana... One note - respect for 4th official (López Amaya)

  8. Clattenburg had a good match. All YC's were warranted and he was able to solve some interesting duels. No major calls in an one-sided match. Expected level performance.

  9. Yes I only got the conflict between Montolivo and Schaars, he did well there.
    @ Usmund Rohde: Sometimes I believe even the best referee of the world, if he exists, would fail in Spanish league and cup matches, which have not got much to do with football in my humble opinion.


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