November 3, 2014

Europa League - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4

These are the officials appointed by UEFA for 2014-15 Europa League Group Stage Matchday 4. 





Group F, 6 November 2014, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
Qarabağ - Dnipro
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Bujar Kasmi (ALB)

Group E, 6 November 2014, 18:00 CET
Stadium: Arena Khimki, Khimki (RUS)
Dinamo Moskva - Estoril
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Matti Heininen (FIN) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

Group E, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Apostolos Nikolaidis, Athens (GRE)
Panathinaikos - PSV Eindhoven
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Siniša Premužaj (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Krmar (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ante Vučemilović (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Fran Jović (CRO)
Fourth Official: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Ilja Kaenzig (SUI)

Group F, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
AS Saint-Étienne - FC Internazionale
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bojan Mertik (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Davor Drecnik  (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovacic (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

Group A, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich (SUI)
Zürich - Villarreal
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolai Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mikhail Vilkov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Igor Fedotov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Lebedev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Ivančica Sudac (CRO)

Group A, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP)
Apollon Limassol - Borussia Mönchengladbach
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Annonier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoit Bastien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)

Group B, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Helsinki Football Stadium, Helsinki (FIN)
HJK Helsinki - Torino
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Storey (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Neeson (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mervyn Smyth  (NIR)
Fourth Official: Stephen Bell  (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO)

Group B, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: FC København Stadium, Copenhagen (DEN)
København - Club Brugge
Referee: Manuel Gräfe (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Stieler (GER) 
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Christoph Bornhorst  (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Erol Ersoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

Group C, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium, Tripoli Arkadia (GRE)
Asteras Tripolis - Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Javier Estrada (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: José Miranda (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2:  Javier Rodriguez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fernando Teixeira (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias (ESP)
Fourth Official: Angel Nevado Rodriguez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Sune Hellströmer (SWE)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

Group C, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium, Istanbul (TUR)
Beşiktaş - Partizan
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aurel Oniţă (ROU) 
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Șovre (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:  Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolai Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Gijs de Jong (NED)

Group D, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Marin Anastasovici, Giurgiu (ROU)
Astra Giurgiu - Celtic
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Serhiy Bekker (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:  Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Fourth Official: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tuncer (TUR)

Group D, 6 November 2014, 19:00 CET
Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
Dinamo Zagreb - Salzburg
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Karsiotis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Christos Baltas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
Fourth Official: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Mike Appleby (ENG)

Group G, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam (NED)
Feyenoord - Rijeka
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Francis Connor (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Brian Colvin (SCO)
Fourth Official: David McGeachie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Ronen Hershco (ISR)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

Group G, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP)
Sevilla - Standard Liège
Referee: Bobby Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: John Beaton (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

Group H, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: VfL Wolfsburg Arena, Wolfsburg (GER)
VfL Wolfsburg - Krasnodar
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Peter Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official:  Patrick Langkamp (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)

Group H, 6 October 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Goodison Park, Liverpool (ENG)
Everton - LOSC Lille
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2:  Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED) 
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kamphuis Jochem (NED)
Fourth Official: Mario Diks (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)

Group I, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadion Letná, Prague (CZE)
Sparta Praha - Slovan Bratislava
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Valeri Danchenko (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1:Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz Fröhlich (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Ixari (MDA)

Group I, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
SSC Napoli - Young Boys
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Rix (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Dr. Rainer Koch (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Thomas (NED)

Group J, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
Dynamo Kyiv - Aalborg
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Vitali Malyutin (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergei Tsinkevich (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

Group J, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Rio Ave, Vila do Conde (POR)
Rio Ave - Steaua București
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tomasz Musiał (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Krzysztof Myrmus (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dragutin Karlo Poljak (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Renata Tomasova (SVK)

Group K, 6 November  2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Roudourou, Guingamp (FRA)
Guingamp - Dinamo Minsk
Referee: Artyom Kuchin (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 1: Evgeni Belski (KAZ)
Assistant Referee 2: Anatoli Hodin (KAZ)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Gauzer (KAZ)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexandr Aliyev (KAZ)
Fourth Official: Sergei Vassyutin (KAZ)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)

Group K, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (ITA)
ACF Fiorentina - PAOK
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Bleyen (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bart Vertenten (BEL)
Fourth Official: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)
Blog Referee Observer: Mike L. (AUT)

Group L, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Daknam, Lokeren (BEL)
Lokeren - Trabzonspor
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (TA)
Fourth Official: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Mike Riley (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: TBD

Group L, 6 November 2014, 21:05 CET
Stadium: Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw (POL)
Legia - Metalist
Referee: Eitan Shemeulevitch (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oren Borneshtain (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ziv Adler (ISR)
Fourth Official: Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)

42 Comments:

  1. Rocchi with Riley? Any explanation why he gets such an important observer? Is it just in order to 'reorient' him after a series of dubious performances?

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    1. I wouldn't say that Riley is so important. He mostly observes experienced and Elite officials such as Eriksson, Mazic, Lannoy, Skomina, Rizzoli.

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    2. It depends. He observes Elite officials also in his function as FIFA committee member and this was maybe due to WC 2014. Normally he is also there to monitor talents (Hansen, Vincic....).

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  2. De Bleeckere for Thomson and Trentalange for Nijhuis are strange appointments in my opinion, or at least there should be a reason for that.
    I want also to underline that both Gavin Harris and Steven McLean are out from the Scottish assignments, after the mistakes in Italy-Slovakia.

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  3. And Thomson gets the next new ARs...Mulvanny was not good enough as well. Incredible.

    Good appointments for Hansen, Estrada, Vincic and Madden. Nice to see that UEFA gives Kuchin, Hunter etc. more matches than in the past.

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    1. Anonymous3/11/14 20:21

      Yes for sure Estrada & Vincic have the great opportunity to show their talents with important Observers.

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  4. I don't know Eskov well, but I really hope he is up to the challenge.

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  5. WOW! Austria without a sole referee in all the 112 encounters of the Champions League, the Europa League and the Youth League on the matchdays 3 and 4 ...

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  6. Hi Peter, How can you explain this "austrian debacle" ? Einwaller was selected for Olympic games in Pechino in 2008 and made a good turnament; he was a promising talent but then he disapperared; Shorgenhofer was also in the list of development elite but now he is no more around top matches. The age of Helmut Kohl or Linemayer) or more recently Plautz, Brummaier and Grabher seems far..... ..:-)

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  7. Anonymous6/11/14 19:58

    In Helsinki referee Hunter Arnold streched off the pitch. 4th official Stephen Bell replaced. Arnold reportedly broke his Achilles tendon... Been snowing today, artificial turf and snow do not make a good combination. Conditions must have had to do with the incident.

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    1. Anonymous6/11/14 20:05

      Fourth official? Are you sure? Not AAR1 Raymond Crangle?
      Stephen Bell is an assistant referee!

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    2. Anonymous6/11/14 20:08

      I've got to admit I'm not sure anymore. Read the name on Twitter, seemed like a reliable source. Should've triple checked. Still, a rare incident. (Please correct me, the Finnish broadcaster never gets referee "stuff" right...)

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  8. Anonymous6/11/14 20:03

    AAR1 should have replaced him, not the fourth official?!

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  9. Crangle (not the best physical shape, to be honest) has replaced Hunter as main referee while the fourth official Bell is now AAR1.

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    1. Anonymous6/11/14 20:26

      It seems that Finnish assistant referee Sami Nykänen is now the fourth official.

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  10. Anonymous6/11/14 20:51

    Wrong penalty called against Tottenham in my opinion, led to a sending off for DOGSO as well.

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  11. Thompson for with a nice performance. But his ARs....this time Stevenson with quite a big and clear mistake.

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  12. Shmuelevich is very firm and mature. Excellent wait-and-see although AR1 raised his flag. Very good, strict management toward protesting players. There were two penalty appeals, I will give you videos as soon as possible. Nonetheless, an overall impression is very positive.

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    1. Unfortunately, only yellow card for clear violent conduct by Edmar (Metalist).

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  14. Delferiere with 2 penalty appeals in Fiorentina - PAOK and a disallowed goal for offside.

    IMO both penalties should have been given. AR1 with a wrongly disallowed goal.

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  15. Hansen with an easy match, not challenging at all. Some minor issues, good overall. No cards needed. AR1 did well in particular.

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    1. What is your opinion on 17'? Strictly applying the Laws of the Game, it could or maybe should have been an indirect free-kick in favour of the attacking team due to a too low head, shouldn't it?

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    2. I agree but Hansen made good use of Law 18 in this given situation IMO.

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    3. In some situations, Hansen prefered to whistle instead of giving an advantage. There was one particular situation in which this was blatant, in first half: A player from Young Boys had still the ball affter having been fouled but Hansen decided for a free kick. I hope you have in your mind this scene, Thomas. I think that Hansen tried to understand whether it was more convenient for the attacking team to have the free kick or the advantage.
      Furthermore, are 3 minutes of added time in first half justified? There was a long injury yes, but perhaps 2 minutes could have been a better choice.
      These are my remarks, of course, then the report will be yours...

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    4. Yes, I have the advantage clause as one of my "minor issues" ;-). You are right, Hansen at least twice clearly felt the free kick would be of more use to the attacking team than the advantage. I have no issue with this in principle and it tells us the referee has prepared well for the match (so he can judge whether team A or B wants to run the clock down or whether they want to keep the match flowing). Anyway, more in my report probably this weekend or later.

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    5. Completely agreed, Thomas. I never saw a free-kick whistled for a too low head inside the penalty area in the last 15 years. Common sense.

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  16. Anonymous6/11/14 23:44

    What about Soriano's goal for 1:3 (match Dinamo ZG - Salzburg)? Offside or not?

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    1. Anonymous7/11/14 11:34

      No offside - excellent decision by the AR

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  17. Here you can find all important/interesting situations from Legia Warszawa - Metalist Charków match (referee: Eitan Shmuelevich - Israel)

    http://www.sedziapilkarski.pl/videos/video-category/legia-metalist

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    1. Anonymous7/11/14 11:50

      Sorry, but how can your overall impression be "very positive"? Red & yellow cards not given, 2 dives not given...

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    2. I wrote that after first half...

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  18. Anonymous7/11/14 08:32

    Vincic: one goal was offside and he missed a RC for SFP.

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    1. Anonymous7/11/14 11:03

      Which goal? I looked at highlights at uefa.com and can't see offside.

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    2. Anonymous7/11/14 23:25

      I agree, no possibility of offside for either goal, both correct.
      Also IMO caution is correct in min 53, fouled player was not even slightly injured and there was minimal contact despite the high jump of the fouled player in the air.

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  19. Offside Explained has published a new post:

    http://www.law-11.com/blog/-how-to-develop-the-correct-flash-lag-mind-set

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  20. I checked the 2nd penalty given by Estrada and must say that this is a joke. From both, referee and AAR1. Not understandable how you can misinterpret such a clear "play-on"-situation. I guess both officials were already in the dressing room, at least their mental alertness.

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    1. My thoughts exactly - baffling decision...

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  21. The penalty missed by Delferiere for a foul on Mario Gomez at 76' is really blatant.
    Clear holding of the shirt, player impeded in his action to reach the ball.
    Penalty and YC missed.
    Edward, could you give me the minute of the second situation, please? And also the disallowed goal.

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    1. The first scene, Chefren, is at the first half. Around 35 a situation with PAOK GK.

      The disallowed goal should be at min. 55'.

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  22. http://livefootballvideo.com/fullmatch/europe/uefa-europa-league/saint-etienne-vs-internazionale

    10:55
    A save by defender for Vincic is a deliberate pass to goalkeeper...

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