November 25, 2013

UEFA Europa League 2013/14 - Referee Appointments - MD5

UEFA has revealed all the officials appointed for the Matchday 5 of 2013-14 UEFA Europa League. Elite referees Alberto Undiano Mallenco from Spain and Nicola Rizzoli from Italy will make their return in this phase of the competition after a long time (5 years). On the other hand, Eitan Shemeulevitch from Israel will make his debut.

Ruddy Buquet. A new French talent? (c) eurosport.fr

Group L, 28 November 2013, 16:00 CET
Stadium: Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
Shakhter - PAOK
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant Referee 1: Frank Bleyen  (BEL)  
Assistant Referee 2: Kristof Meers  (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Luc Wouters (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexander Boucaut (BEL)
Fourth Official: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Artur Azaryan (ARM)

Group K, 28 November 2013, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Saturn, Ramenskoye (RUS)  
Anji - Sheriff
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Krystof Mencl  (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Fourth Official: Patrik Filipek (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Petrov  (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Ainar Leppänen  (FIN)

Group A, 28 November 2013, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Kuban, Krasnodar (RUS)
Kuban - St. Gallen
Referee: Anastassios Kakos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitris Tatsis  (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Antonis Giachos (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

Group D, 28 November 2013, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Centralniy Stadion, Kazan (RUS)
Rubin - Maribor
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Balko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Ondrej Brendza (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Richard Trutz  (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Peter Kralović  (SVK)
Fourth Official: Tomaš Somolani  (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)

Group G, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: KRC Genk Arena, Genk (BEL)
Genk - Dinamo Kyiv
Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Venâncio Tomé  (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Antonio Godinho  (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: João Capela  (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Hugo Miguel  (POR)
Fourth Official: Pedro Garcia (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jiri Ulrich  (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Jack Grundie (NIR)

Group G, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium:  Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
Rapid Wien - Thun
Referee: Pawel Gil  (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk  (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Malek (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Paweł Raczkowski  (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci  (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)

Group H, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: U Nisy, Liberec  (CZE)
Liberec - Freiburg
Referee: Martin Hansson  (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Wittberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Henrik Andren (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Ekberg  (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bojan Pandžić  (SWE)
Fourth Official: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitkovic  (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: John Mcbeth (SCO)

Group H, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP)
Sevilla - Estoril
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1:
Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2:
Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: lias Spathas ((GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Stavros Tritsonis  (GRE)
Fourth Official: Gagas Dimitrios  (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Drago Kos  (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Carmelo Bartolo  (MLT)

Group I, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
Lyon - Betis
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Jack Collin (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG)

Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Jones (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Craig Pawson (ENG)

Fourth Official: Darren England (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Trefor Lloyd Hughes  (WAL)

Group I, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Kantrida, Rijeka (CRO)
Rijeka - Guimarães
Referee: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Gunnar Gunnarsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2:
Áskell Thór Gíslason (ISL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Thoroddur Hjaltalin  (ISL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Thorvaldur Árnason (ISL)
Fourth Official: Sigurdur Oli Thorleifsson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Valentin Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Cornel Cristian Bivolaru  (ROU)

Group J, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadyumu, Trabzonspor (TUR)
Trabzonspor - Apollon
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER)
Assistant Referee 1:
Thorsten Schiffner  (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Guido Kleve (GER)

Additional Assistant Referee 1: Guido Winkmann (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Mike Pickel  (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Steve Stride  (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

Group J, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw (POL)
Legia - Lazio
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Berry Simons (NED)
Assistant Referee 2:
Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Tom van Sichem (NED)
Fourth Official: Bas van Dongen (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)

Group K, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Alfheim, Tromso (NOR)
Tromsø - Tottenheim
Referee: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk  (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2:
Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Serhiy Boiko  (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Fourth Official: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere  (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Wolf-Günter Wiesel (GER)

Group L, 28 November 2013, 19:00 CET
Stadium:  AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
AZ - M. Haifa
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1:
Vitali Malyutin (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2:
Stanislav Savitski (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)
Fourth Official: Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Appleby (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Group A, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Swansea Stadium, Swansea (WAL)
Swansea - Valencia
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)

Additional Assistant  Referee 1: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Domenico Celi (ITA)

Fourth Official: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira  (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

Group E, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Dnipro Arena, Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
Dnipro - Pandurii
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1:
Michael Soteriou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2:
Athinodoros Ioannou (CYP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marios Panayi  (CYP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Marios Tsaggaris (CYP)
Fourth Official: Aristides Christou  (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)  
UEFA Delegate: Dimitri Bokeria  (GEO)

Group F, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux (FRA)
Bordeaux - Eintracht Frankfurt
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1:
Raúl Cabanero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2:
Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee  1: Fernando Teixeira (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP)  
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Farina (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu  (ROU)

Group F, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
APOEL - M. Tel-Aviv
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert  (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2:
Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Zsolt Szabó  (HUN)
Fourth Official: László Viszokai (HUN) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Karel Bohunek (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Harry M. Been (NED)

Group E, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, Guimaraes (POR)
Paços Ferreira - Fiorentina
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch  (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: 
Nissan Davidy (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eli Hacmon  (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
  Ziv Adler (ISR)
Fourth Official: Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili  (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson  (ISL)

Group B, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Chornomorets, Odessa (UKR)
Chornomorets Odesa - Dinamo Zagreb
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: 
Holger Henschel  (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: 
Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Daniel Siebert  (GER)
Fourth Official: Jan-Hendrik Salver  (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

Group B, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofia (BUL)
Ludogorets - PSV
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Renato Faverani (ITA)

Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)

Fourth Official: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier  (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tuncer (TUR)

Group C, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Borås Arena, Boras (SWE)
Elfsborg - Salzburg
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Assistant Referee 1:
Jaanus Mutli  (EST)
Assistant Referee 2:
Dmitri Vinogradov  (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eiko Saar  (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Roomer Tarajev (EST)
Fourth Official: Jaan Roos (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

Group C, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Sport og Event Park Esbjerg, Esbjerg (DEN)
Esbjerg - Standard Liège
Referee: Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1:
Sebastian Gheorghe (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Ovidiu Artene (ROU)

Additional Assistant Referee 1: István Kovács (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: 
Marius Avram  (ROU)
Fourth Official: Valentin Avram (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Gudmundur Petursson (ISL)
 
Group D, 28 November 2013, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Wigan Athletic Stadium, Wigan (England)
Wigan - Zulte Waregem
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1:
Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2:
Fredji Harchay (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Olivier Thual  (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
Benoît Millot  (FRA)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

63 Comments:

  1. Emil Archambault25/11/13 15:42

    And what I would guess is a farewell performance for Martin Hansson...

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  2. My understanding is that Martin Hansson will continue to be a FIFA referee also in 2014. He announced earlier this year that he will no longer be full time professional referee, and that the number of matches will be smaller than before. He also added, at least at that time, that he would continue as a FIFA referee also in 2014. So I don't think that this will be his farewell performance. It will, on the other hand, oresumably be the farewell performances for his both AR's Wittberg and Andrén. They both retire after this season.

    /Swedish observer

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  3. Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sandor Szabo
    (HUN)
    Additional Assistant Referee 2: Zsolt Szabó
    (HUN)
    Brothers? :D

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    1. Hello,
      they are not related. as a matter of fact Sándor Szabó has the full name Andó-Szabó Sándor.

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    2. Szabó is very common name in Hungary

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  4. Lamentable see Gráfe,Rizzoli and Undiano at this tournement.

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  5. It´s very strange that the spanish Alberto Undiano Mallenco referee a match of Europa League. He use to participate in Champions League. Anyone knows the main reason? Thank you.

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    1. One reason could be the performance he had in Portugal a few weeks ago, if you want you can read my report, which shows that there were at least two crucial mistake, missing obvious red cards.

      http://www.uploadarea.de/files/bcid9scaj3vxr8eeyi7ndhpsd.pdf

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    2. Two mistakes not crucials of Undiano. Another referees have
      mistakes more crucials, but they stay at Champions.

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  6. Oh please, Buquet, new french talent? At least, not for the moment. He can be very good sometimes, but generally speaking, he shows clear signs of lack of control.
    Turpin and Gautier are better plans for the future.
    Bastien can also be considered as a talent. I think he will become a FIFA referee in January 2014.

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    1. I don't think that Buquet being the new talent from France is necessarily the opinion of the writer. He is just trying to interpret both Buquet's appointment and his observer.

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    2. Indeed, there is a question mark.
      "Ruddy Buquet: a new French talent?"
      Just a question, we will habve soon the answer.
      It means surely something the fact that Trentalange is going to observe him.
      Furthermore, I would not put on the same level Gautier and Turpin...

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    3. That's interesting. According to you Chefren, who is better between Gautier and Turpin? Why don't you put them "one the same level"?

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    4. I saw several Gautier's matches at international level in the last months and the impression overall was not good. On the other hand, Turpin has impressed me.

      Gautier poor games at EURO UNDER 21 2013 and EL PLAY OFF.

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    5. I agree with you Chefren: Turpin is quite impressive. Considering his age, he may have a very brilliant future in international refereeing.

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  7. Soon I could see Kuipers,Eriksson and Webb in this poor Europa League.

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    1. On MD 6 Björn Kuipers will appear in UEL

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    2. All referees want Champions and not the poor UEL.

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    3. How do you know that? If we look to the performance principle; it is correct. Four referees who didnt performe well ( Kuipers, Grafe, Rizzoli and Undiano ) go to EL.

      But why then Mateu Lahoz in CL? His mark was a 7.7; not good at all. Why Lannoy? In Champions League 2 times a 7.9 and in play-offs 7.8. Again, this are not UEFA marks but it certaintly indicates something.

      Not much consistency in Uefa.

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    4. You are totally right :)

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    5. EL is judged as one punishment.

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    6. Mateu Lahoz got 7.7 in our report...in reality it can be even 8.5, theoretically. All depends on Uilenberg's opinion.

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  8. In other, unrelated to UEFA (or perhaps not...) news: Danny Makkelie will referee the top match in the upcoming Eredivisie matchday. Feyenoord-PSV is only refereed by the top officials like Kuipers, Nijhuis, Blom and Vink. The last two or three meetings were all refereed by Björn Kuipers. But now it is time for Makkelie. Very good news if you ask me :-).

    Feyenoord - PSV

    Referee: Danny Makkelie
    Assistant Referees: Davie Goossens and Bas van Dongen
    Fourth Official: Jochem Kamphuis

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    1. Last year and the season before this encounter was refereed only by Björn Kuipers and Richard Liesveld (two matches each per season) who - in comparison with UEFA First-group referee Danny Makkelie - is "only" a UEFA Second-group referee. If you regard the current table situation, it is "only" the encounter between the numbers 7 and 8. Why do you consider this match more challenging than for instance an Ajax encounter?

      Peter/Vienna

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    2. A very challenging match. Feyenoord and PSV are two of the traditional top three in the Netherlands ( other one is Ajax ). This match is always challenging. Number 7 and 8; yes. But the difference between the top 3 and 7/8 is 3 points.

      The Dutch FA sees Liesveld as one of there top referees; look at his appointments; Super Cup; Feyenoord - Twente; 2x PSV - Feyenoord; Twente - Ajax 2x in the last two years.

      But I don't like the appointment of Makkelie; I think the match requires a referee who 'reads' the game; like Kuipers. Makkelie had a difficult weekend ( with GAE - Vitesse ), the opinions about him are different ( personally; I think he had a good performance ). Van Boekel or Kuipers were better choises.

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    3. Firstly, the Eredivisie has gone crazy this year. You say they are the numbers 7 and 8, yet in theory next matchday they could be in position 3 and 12! Just to illustrate that it is hard to draw conclusions based on league standings in the Eredivisie at this moment.
      Secondly, Feyenoord plays in the Kuip, which is known for its volatile atmosphere. Of course nothing compared with e.g. Ali Sami Yen (RIP), but in Holland it is different from, say the Vijverberg or even Twente's Grolsch Veste. Referees are appointed at a number of Feyenoord away matches first before they can referee a home game.
      But the main reason for me calling this a big match, is that Feyenoord and PSV are two-thirds of the Big Three (with Ajax), the three biggest, most popular and most successful clubs in Dutch football. So in that way, league standings do not matter much, especially not this season. Manchester United are playing Tottenham Hotspur this weekend. United are 6th, while Spurs are 9th in the standings. That doesn't mean a 'lesser' referee will be appointed, will it?
      In a sense, this is the least volatile match between the three, because Ajax is hated deeply by most who support other clubs ("arrogance from the capital etc etc").
      Maybe another stepping stone for Makkelie?

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    4. Anonymous clearly types faster ;-)

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    5. In fact Thomas, Mike Dean will take charge of that game. Not suprising really as Mike is one of the most consistent referees in the Select Group..
      By the way, Peter, only eight points seperate Tottenham (Spurs have been truly woeful this term) in ninth and Arsenal in first. As long as I have been watching football Spurs vs United has always been a feisty affair. It is one of the stand-out dixtures in the Premier League and a very important game which requires a top match official.

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  9. Well Gautier at CSKA-Bayern=7/10
    Very well Moen at Leverkusen-MU=8,/10

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  10. Serge Gumienny with a good first half. Only 2 cautions both to Shakhter players and both correct. Nothing extraordinary happened.

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  11. Grafe awarded a penalty for Apollon. Honestly I don't know what he saw...

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Bg8PmCoEs
      It seems to me a mistake. Probably suggested by AAR1.

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    2. 01:04 in the video

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    3. I think AAR1 thought that defender pulled from Apollon players's arm. If you check the position, Grafe whistles 3-4 seconds later. To me a mistake.

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  12. Thoughts? (skip to 28:45)

    http://livefootballvideo.com/fullmatch/europe/uefa-champions-league/shakhtar-donetsk-vs-real-sociedad

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  13. Istvan Vad with easy first half. Despite there being 2-3 decisions I disagreed with, some good verbal warnings were used by main ref who was well positioned all the time. AR1 and AAR2 were very alert signaling many offsides (AR1) and foul near the box (AAR2). No problems.

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    1. Really boring match, almost no chance to score... Istvan Vad was fully alert and had nice foul detection. The only point for improve is how he deals with slightly unsporting behaviour like protests, etc. He showed very nervous approach in 56' and 57' when instead of calm the players down, he shouted in their face with unpleasant expression. Result was good, he appeared as the boss and everyone complained him in further phase of the match, but it could've been reached in more friendly or calmer manner. That's why I think about 8.3 mark, but one can give also 8.4 and it would be adequate too.

      Istvan Albert with intense first half what I mentioned above. He flagged many offsides, all of them correctly. In second half he helped Vad well with some good foul flag, but also wrongly stopped promising attack of APOEL (no DOGSO), so 8.4 seems suitable mark for this performance.

      Zsolt Attila Szpisjak wasn't much challenged. No mistakes, 8.4 level.

      Sandor Ando-Szabo wasn't challenged, but alertness and very good presence were detected during whole match.

      Zsolt Szabo with one very good assistance in 6' when he informed Vad about a foul in front of him. It was borderline with the line of the penalty area, but seems OK to award a free kick. The rest was at expected level.

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  14. Banti has apparently disallowed a perfectly legitimate goal by Swansea...

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    1. Offside? Nicoletti or Grilli?
      I'm not watching, thank you very much!

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    2. AR2, Nicoletti. Offside decision but Wrong. Very poor decision.

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    3. Yep, it was the AR2. Vasquez was clearly onside.

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  15. @Chefren
    I think its Nicola Nicoletti .
    The problem is moment when AR rised his flag,because he done it after ball was in the goal.
    If we talk about possible offside,we can talk just about Shelvey,whose arm was in tight offside.After him,another Swansea player played the ball (he was clear onside) and score.
    As I said,AR call offside too late,and I dont know which situation he thought it was offside..Shelvey or his teammate.

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    1. on uefa.com it is reported that Vázquez was the player flagged for offside, now I must look for a video..

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  16. Yes Chefren, it was indeed Vázquez who was incorrectly flagged offside by Nicoletti.

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    1. What makes the decision worse is that after he raises his flag, signals offside, lowers flag then walks up the line. WHY do Italian assistants do this? Is it too difficult to stand still for a few seconds to indicate where the offside is!

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    2. Now watched the scene, it seems a borderline decision, not a 100% clear onside position, if you ask me.
      The possible explanation is that Nicoletti was not able to see the defender #5.

      http://img253.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=717649880_1_122_585lo.jpg

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    3. I agree with you Chefren. I'm quite sure that that AR wasn't able to see player #5.

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  17. Anyone who could provide me with a document stating the costs of referees for UEFA CL (according to article 25 of CL 2013/14 regulations) and EL? Are the daily allowance even public because they are covered by UEFA?

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    1. I have one of 2012/13, but cannot pass it here. See this thread for more info: http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.de/2012/08/how-much-do-uefa-officials-earn.html#.UphvIOLFrGI

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  18. Stefano Braschi, Italian serie A referees chief officer, has officially evaluated as wrong the penalty given by Velasco Carballo.

    http://www.repubblica.it/rubriche/spycalcio/2013/11/28/news/arbitri_e_tolleranza_zero-72178650/

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    1. Is that a statement given to the wide Italian audience or also and specially an instruction given to Italian referees? In case no.1, I would be very disappointed that someone like Braschi profiles himself in the Italian press at the cost of Carlos Velasco and UEFA's clear line in dealing with these offenses.

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  19. Trabzonspor 3-0.

    Extremely tight offside, no mistake, correct NO FLAG. Impossible to detect. Do you agree?

    http://img5.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=719071276_1_122_423lo.jpg

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    1. Hi Chefren. If i look at this photo I would say wrong decision and Offside. The knee of the attacker is closer to the goal than the knee/shoe of the deffender.

      Arms don't count since it is about a part of the body which you can score with.

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    2. In fact you are saying the same as Chefren. He also said it was offside, by perhaps 10/20 cms. This is impossible to detect in real time. Therefore the advantage should be with the attacking team and a no flag is the correct decision.

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    3. I might sound pedantic, but the screenshot de facto does not catch the exact moment of the pass. It is very slightly delayed.

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    4. You can watch the video, a few moments prior to this screenshot, the player was in a even clear offside position..

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    5. of course, still tight anyway

      http://livefootballvideo.com/fullmatch/europe/uefa-europa-league/trabzonspor-vs-apollon

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  20. How did Buquet do?

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  21. What's your thoughts on this from Shelvey? (although not quite as damning as the title suggests).

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8SuPD_QR7qg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D8SuPD_QR7qg

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    1. RC in my opinion.
      Shelvey punched Piatti with elbow deliberately.
      Banti saw that,but he evaluated as YC.

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  22. Zwayer was very good in Chornomorets - Dinamo, a big talent. A report will be ready soon.

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