November 3, 2013

UEFA Champions League 2013/14 - Referee Appointments - MD4 (Tuesday)

UEFA Referee Committee have appointed six Elite Group officials, one Elite Development Group and one First Group referee who will take charge of Tuesday's matches in UEFA Champions League matchday 3.



(ESP) REAL SOCIEDAD
Real Sociedad de Fútbol
Manchester United FC
MANCHESTER UTD.
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, Anoeta, San Sebastián (ESP) Group A
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Renato Faverani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andrea De Marco (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Vautrot (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Gunther De Saedeleer (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

(UKR) SHAKHTAR DONETSK
FC Shakhtar Donetsk
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
BAYER LEVERKUSEN (GER)
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, Donbass Arena, Donetsk (UKR) Group A
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Cryans (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: William Conquer (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: John Beaton (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Fourth Official: Graham Chambers (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Borissov Lekov (BUL)
Blog Referee Observer: Nur H. (ENG)

(ITA) JUVENTUS
Juventus
Real Madrid CF
REAL MADRID (ESP)
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, Juventus Stadium, Turin (ITA) Group B
Referee: Howard Webb (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren Cann (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michael Jones (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jake Collin (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Pierino Lardi (SUI)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

(DEN) FC KØBENHAVN
FC København
Galatasaray AŞ
GALATASARAY (TUR)
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, Parken Stadion, Copenhagen (DEN) Group B
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Long (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Friend (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stuart Burt (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

(GRE) OLYMPIACOS
Olympiacos FC
SL Benfica
SL BENFICA (POR)
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE) Group C
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dragoslav Perič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Primož Arhar (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Riley (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Wolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

(FRA) PARIS SG
Paris Saint-Germain FC
RSC Anderlecht
RSC ANDERLECHT (BEL)
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, Parc des Princes, Paris (FRA) Group C
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Siniša Premužaj (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Krmar (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović Jr. (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Markus Stenger (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Philipp (GER)

(ENG) MANCHESTER CITY
Manchester City FC
PFC CSKA Moskva
CSKA MOSKVA (RUS)
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester (ENG) Group D
Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Donald McVicar (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Isak Mikladal (FRO)
Blog Referee Observer: Philipp (GER)

(CZE) VIKTORIA PLZEN
FC Viktoria Plzeň
FC Bayern München
FC BAYERN MÜNCHEN (GER)
Tuesday, 05 November 2013, 20:45 CET, Štruncovy Sady Stadión, Plzen (CZE) Group D
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Djukanović (MNE)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

44 Comments:

  1. On UEFA website it says Jaap Uilenberg will observe Mateu Lahoz... It could be a mistake on their part.
    http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000479/match=2011822/prematch/officials/index.html

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  2. http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.ro/2013/10/referee-observers-and-delegates-for-cl.html#.UnY60FO9YTg

    Great predictions made by Niclas: 6/8 were correct. Congratulations !

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    1. Anonymous3/11/13 13:45

      Niclas has one great experience about UEFA.

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  3. Nice appointments. I expect Mazic in Barça - Milan on wednesday.

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  4. Anonymous3/11/13 13:46

    It´s possible. But there are another possibilities.

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    1. If Mazic is not appointed for Barça - Milan, there is only Benquerença among the Elite officials for this match. Of course, it is almost impossible to think of an Elite development, so the Serbian for me is almost sure.

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  5. Thanks for the flowers, but wait until tomorrow and you will see that I will probably have not even one hit :)

    Updated predictions:

    Basel - Steaua: István Vad (HUN)
    Chelsea - Schalke: Firat Aydinus (TUR)
    Dortmund - Arsenal: Björn Kuipers (NED)
    Napoli - Marseille: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
    Zenit - Porto: Milorad Mazic (SRB)
    Atlético - Austria: Tom Hagen (NOR)
    Barca - Milan: Olegário Benquerenca (POR)
    Ajax - Celtic: Deniz Aytekin (GER)

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    1. Anonymous3/11/13 17:41

      I combine: Suricate assumes that the Portuguese duo was foreseen to handle both matches in group H with Deniz Aytekin replacing Pedro Proenca. ;-)

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    2. Partly :)
      Gautier had EL MD3, so we have 14 potentially available ED referees + 16 Elite referees (actually 23, but -6 due to U17 and -1 due to Proenca's injury), + 2 First Group referees (Mateu and Kelly) for the 32 MD3 + 4 matches. Aytekin as ED ref is therefore needed (or another 1st Group referee is chosen, but then we would have different observers). As German, he only can handle Group G or H matches. He had Group G, Brych had Milan-Barca in H, so Aytekin can have Ajax-Celtic and everything would make sense. I am not convinced by Benquerenca for Barca-Milan either but don't know how to interpret Sajn's presence there differently. Thanks for the compliments btw :)

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    3. Anonymous3/11/13 17:57

      Peter/Vienna again:

      I wonder whether Proenca's match could be handled by a referee who had a UCL or an EL match on MD3:

      UCL referees who are not to be considered on MD4 (and who did not have a UCL or an EL match on MD3) might already have their tickets for an EL match next Thursday.

      If Aytekin was foreseen for an EL match next Thursday, I do not think that UEFA will replace both a UCL match (for Proenca) and an EL match (for Aytekin). Under this consideration, i could also imagine to see an official who had a UCL or an EL match on MD3.

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    4. On the other hand, it seems that Proenca is out for more than a month in Portugal's first division. So it might be that UEFA already planned everything knowing that Proenca would be injured.

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  6. Anonymous3/11/13 15:36

    I cannot think that Olegario works at Barcelona. At Inter-Barça he was
    clearly for Mourinho and anti-Barça. I´m for Mazic.

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  7. Niclas,I‘m quite sure that you will have at least 3 hits.
    You know something we dont,my friend :)
    PS This blog is fantastic

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  8. Niclas, one more correction. :)
    Michael Jones will accompany Webb in Turin not Oliver.
    http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2014/matches/round=2000479/match=2011817/prematch/officials/index.html

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    1. Thx, in the matchcentre it said Oliver this morning. I already wondered why he would be AAR2 and not 1..

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  9. Anonymous3/11/13 21:59

    Is it possible for Thomson to have a CL match? His last appointment was a week ago..

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    1. No, because UEFA made these appointments when UEFA referees were still at U17 WC and they didn't know how long time for each official.

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  10. Anonymous4/11/13 10:08

    Milorad Mazic for Barcelona - Milan. Tom Harald goes to Russia. Benqerenca goes to Basel. Tom Harald for Chelsea - Schalke.

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    1. You are wrong. Moen is appointed for Chelsea - Schalke, and that's strange in my opinion. Probably he is Proença replacement..

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  11. Anonymous4/11/13 11:46

    Kuipers with Dortmund - Arsenal, Makkelie EL match; Tromso - Anzhi

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  12. Anonymous4/11/13 12:05

    Zenit Porto Hagen
    Atletico Austria Vad
    Ajax Celtic Aytekin
    Barcelona Milan Mazic
    Basel Steaua Benquerença
    Chelsea Schalke Moen
    Dortmund Arsenal Kuipers
    Napoli Marseille Karasev

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  13. Excellent first half by Webb. Correct penalty whistled for Juventus and a very good management of the players with 2 YC's (both mandatory).

    A small mistake by AR1/AAR1 at the last opportunity for Real who didn't notice that before an air pass by CR the ball had crossed the line completely.

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  14. Philipp S5/11/13 21:39

    Also a very convincing performance by Velasco and his team with some correctly evaluated penalty and onside/offside situations.

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  15. Good to hear that :)

    As for Rizzoli in San Sebastián, a non-event. Nothing to report after a very tedious opening 45 minutes.

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  16. Really soft penalty awarded Manchester United by Rizzoli IMO...

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    1. Young has a reputation of being a serial diver by the way

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    2. You could call it a blatant dive and a very poor one at that. Under Rizzoli's nose as well..
      http://i.imgur.com/2YCY1tI.gif

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    3. Young must get a ban. He is accustomed to do that also in Premier League. Rizzoli had to study the player he had to face.

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    4. It is really hard to understand why every normal TV spectator saw that it was a dive but that both referee and AAR2 miss such a clear dive.

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    5. Graham Poll believes Rizzoli was right in awarding the penalty to Manchester United.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2488327/Ashley-Young-diving-Graham-Poll-Manchester-United-winger-storm.html

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    6. I can say now I totally agree with Graham Poll. I didn't want to say that yesterday because everyone would attack me ;)

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    7. Everyone is entitled to having their own opinions ;)

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    8. Only in theory ;)

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  17. I guess a challenging match for Skomina, I haven't seen it, but many cards and I imagine a big tension.
    The same for Strahonjia. Epic draw by Anderlecht in 10 men...

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    1. Philipp S5/11/13 22:47

      Indeed also a lot of tension in Paris, but Strahonja handled it quite well. Sending-off for unsporting handball was correct.

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  18. Rizzoli also sent off Fellaini for persistent fouling.

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  19. I watched 7 matches on split screen. Everytime I turned over to see Skomina giving a yellow card the commentators were giving him lots of praise for being strong and having a good game.

    Atkinson also seemed secure from what I saw.

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  20. Excellent performance Refˇs team in Plzen. Mr. Lahoz always kept a smile. It was very nice and smile game in my eyes.

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    1. Anonymous6/11/13 17:57

      I think, Lahoz missed second yellow card for Hubník(Plzeň).

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    2. A penalty appeal at the beginning and this possible YC to Hubnik in second half, are the point to be discussed in my report.
      To follow in the next days...

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  21. Anonymous6/11/13 12:06

    soft penalty to Juventus .
    Webb was instructed by UEFA to whistle in favor of Juventus in case of doubt that's clear the problem was Grafe

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    1. Correct penalty by Webb to Juventus. It was the best performance I have seen from the Englishman along with SF Conf. Cup 2013.

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    2. Mark for Webb: 8.6

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  22. Anonymous7/11/13 08:00

    Ashley Young penalty incident against Real Sociedad 'football has a form of physical contact, the referee for me on this one shouldof played on, no foul or ssimulation! . Elite referees need to address this area for thegood ffuture of the game, your thoughts?

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