April 4, 2014

UEFA Observers and Delegates for Quarterfinals (Second Legs)

UEFA has nominated the following referee observers and delegates to attend next week's return legs of Champions League's quarterfinals. By reading these assignments, first conclusions on the referee we have to expect are possible.

Who will meet Jozef Marko this time? © ipravda.sk

Borussia Dortmund - Real Madrid
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)
Prediction: Damir Skomina (SVN)

Chelsea FC - Paris SG
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Pierino L. Lardi (SUI)
Prediction: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Atlético Madrid - FC Barcelona
UEFA Referee Observer: Wilfried Heitmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)
Prediction: Howard Webb (ENG)

Bayern München - Manchester United
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marín (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Geir Thorsteinsson (ISL)
Prediction: Viktor Kassai (HUN)


  1. No Proença in Munchen? A semifinal for him? I anyway agree that Kassai is another name suitable.

    1. Fernández Marín observed Proenca in Greece-Romania. I have doubts that he will observe him once again after only five months.

  2. I'll retain my predictions from the previous thread:

    Borussia Dortmund - Real Madrid: Pavel Královec
    Chelsea - Paris Saint-Germain: Pedro Proença
    Atlético Madrid - Barcelona: Cüneyt Çakır
    Bayern Munich - Manchester United: Viktor Kassai

    BTW - nice pic. Was that taken in last year's semi-final betweeen Real Madrid and BVB?

    1. Rather no, since Madrid has no harbour. The pic seems to have been taken during EURO 2012.

  3. Anonymous4/4/14 13:02

    I have some doubts that Cakir will referee in London next week, considering the match in Manchester some season ago, and all the fuss it created.

    Jonas Eriksson has not had Jozef Marko as observer for quite some time now, so I think he will be at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. This also fits in nicely with the Swedish premier league appointments this weekend.

    Howard Webb has a match on Saturday in the Premier League, but it seems as Mullarkey is not joining him there, which makes me suspect that he will not have a match this time.

    Kassai, Cakir and Proenca all seem to be good choices in my view. The fact that Fernandez Marin looked at Procenca last year is not a problem from my point of view. On the contrary, it could sometimes be good for the same observer to look at a referee more than once in a short period of time, in order to see whether he develops nicely or not.

    This means that my predictions are as follows:

    Borussia-Real Madrid: Kassai
    Chelsea-Paris SG: Eriksson

    Atletico - Barcelona: Cakir
    Bayern - Manchester U: Proenca

    /Swedish observer

    1. F. Taveira4/4/14 14:01

      Benquerença and Jorge Sousa are injured.

      Proença + Bertino have a match tonight. So they might be called for next week CL/EL fixture.

    2. And why not Proença for Atlético-FCB?

  4. Anonymous4/4/14 13:58

    Just one note: There is no delegate Itković from Croatia, there is observer Miroslav Vitković. Only Croatian delegates active in CL and EL this season were Duško Grabovac and Zoran Cvrk

  5. Anonymous4/4/14 15:07

    My predictions:
    Borussia Dortmund - Real Madrid: Paolo Tagliavento/Gianluca Rocchi
    Chelsea - Paris Saint-Germain: Pedro Proença
    Atlético Madrid - Barcelona: Cüneyt Çakır
    Bayern Munich - Manchester United: Viktor Kassai

  6. Whatever happens, one thing is certain: Benjamin Williams does not keep his cards in his pocket!

  7. Anonymous4/4/14 23:04

    OT: Next Friday, in Nyon, semifinals of the Youth League, live on Eurosport.

    Referees: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU) and Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
    Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)

  8. Anonymous5/4/14 11:55

    The nomination of Heitmann / Germany (born 1943) is surprising for me. The age limit of 70 years for observer is known to me. A special regime for Heitmann?

    1. Anonymous7/4/14 13:45

      Referee Webb and spanish derby te last Game of Heitmann (honour)?

  9. Anonymous5/4/14 12:41

    Any news about the refs for Malta Under 17 Final Tournament. One info: Marc Batta will be the head of the observers there.

  10. Anonymous5/4/14 15:12

    Yes, hello, Kyros Vassaras will also attend Malta U17. Any predictions?


  11. Anonymous5/4/14 22:21

    Cakir today was in the middle in Besiktas-Kayserispor with his regular assistants.
    Another clue that he is very likely appointed for Stamford Bridge clash on Tuesday.

  12. Anonymous6/4/14 11:09

    Proenca in London and Skomina in Dortmund.

    / Swedish observer


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