August 27, 2013

Match Situations - Handball 3

This post is a part of the section in this blog called "Match Situations" that concentrates on specific match situations related to parts of the Laws of the Game, version 2013/14. Your participation is crucial to make this blog's element give some value for referees and football enthusiasts in general.

You can have your say by giving your assessment on these situations in form of a comment underneath the respective posts. These comments should include a precise assessment and an additional explanation that strengthens your view if needed. Directly quoting from the current version of the Laws of the Game can be useful in some cases.
Deliberate / Chargeable Handball (Penalty) or  
No Deliberate / Chargeable Handball (No Penalty) ???

You can also find a poll at the right top of the blog!

Match concerned: Bayer Leverkusen 4:2 Borussia M'gladbach (Bundesliga)
Referee involved: Felix Brych (Germany)

The video placed here is only posted for educational reasons (by Spanish League Goals on youtube). 


  1. The handball seems not deliberate but here I'm more for the penalty to be given, because the arm is really in a unnatural position. The defender increases the volume of his body.
    Nevertheless, there is almost no distance between the two players, I share Brych view.

  2. Anonymous27/8/13 16:59

    I agree with Chefren. Couldn't have explained it better

  3. Penalty, in my opinion. The defender knowingly leaves his arm up in the air instead of putting in down like his left arm. Good call by Dr. Brych.

  4. Penalty kick. I my humble opinion the arm was not in natural position and it also seems that the defender kept his arm stretched above his head deliberately in order to prevent the header. Due to the latter, a yellow card should have been awarded to the defender.

  5. Anonymous15/9/13 22:07

    penalty kick,the arm increases really the whole body volume in unnatural movement


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