February 14, 2015

Champions League 2014/15 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (Week 1, Matchday 1)

Cüneyt Çakır from Turkey and Spanish Alberto Undiano Mallenco will initiate this season's Champions League knockout-stage. The insurance agent from Istanbul will take charge of the remake between Paris SG and Chelsea FC who already met each other last year, while Alberto Undiano will take control over Shakhtar - Bayern at Arena Lviv.




Tuesday, 17/02/2015, 20:45 CET
Parc des Princes, Paris (France)
Paris SG - Chelsea FC
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER) - REPORT


Previous Matches and our marks in 2014/15

Play-Offs (UCL):
Athletic Club 3:1 SSC Napoli (8.2/8.7/8.5/8.4/8.4/8.4); UEFA obs. Zdravko Jokić (SRB)

Group Stage (UCL):
Shakhtar Donetsk 2:2 FC Porto (8.2/8.4/7.9/8.5/8.5/8.3); UEFA obs. Kyros Vassaras (GRE)
Bayern München 2:0 AS Roma (8.4/8.4/8.4/8.4/8.4/8.4); UEFA obs. Donald McVicar (SCO)

For Çakır, it will be his first Champions League K.O. phase match after 2 years (ManU-Real).


Tuesday, 17/02/2015, 20:45 CET
Arena Lviv, Lviv (Ukraine)
Shakhtar Donetsk - FC Bayern München
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)


Previous Matches and our marks in 2014/15

Play-Offs (UCL):
Ludogorets 6:5 pso Steaua Bucuresti (no report); UEFA obs. Sergey Zuev (RUS)

Group Stage (UCL):
Bayern München 1:0 Man.City (7.8/8.4/8.4/8.4/7.9/8.1); UEFA obs. Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
Zenit St Petersburg 1:2 Leverkusen (8.2/8.3/8.4/8.4/8.4/8.4); UEFA obs. Horst Brummeier (AUT)
Borussia Dortmund 1:1 RSC Anderlecht (8.1/8.3/8.4/8.5/8.2/8.1); UEFA obs. Rodger Gifford (WAL)

54 Comments:

  1. No big surprises but I think "safe choices" for the two fixtures. Good to see Cakir back in Europe after his injury.

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  2. Cabañero Martínez instead of Yuste Jiménez in Undiano,s team can mean Velasco Carballo is going to be also appoint this week, maybe a EL match. Both spanish referees share Yuste as AR since the end of last season so he will probably make part of Velasco, s team wednesday or thursday. We will see.

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  3. Pau Cebrian as fourth oficcial also means Mateu will not be appointed this week. And considering, Cabañero usually goes with Fernández Borbalán is quite sure he will not referee either this week

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    1. So this sounds as if Velasco-Alonso-Yuste-Del Cerro-Gil Manzano could have a UEL game indeed.

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  4. Can't complain - decent appointments.

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  5. Your predictions for matches tommorow?

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    1. St.Pauli - Greuther Fürth: Martin Petersen
      Preston NE - Man United: Phil Dowd
      Catania - Crotone: Juan Sacchi
      Jong Ajax - Roda Kerkrade: Davy Otto
      :P

      Schalke-Real: Moen
      Basel-Porto: Kralovec

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    2. Thanks for Catania-Crotone and Jong Ajax predictions :))

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    3. Schalke-Real: Kralovec
      Basel-Porto: Moen

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    4. Schalke-Real: Mazic
      Basel-Porto: Moen

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    5. Anonymous16/2/15 02:43

      Schalke-Real: Paolo Tagliavento
      Basel-Porto: Jonas Eriksson

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  6. Predictions for Vednesday:
    Basel-Porto, Bebek
    Schalke-Real, Tagliavento

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    1. Tagliavento was originally appointed this evening as AAR1 in Cesena - Juventus, but today it was announced a replacement. Perhaps he is ill.

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    2. I can confirm that he has a flu, it was reported right now.

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  7. Anonymous17/2/15 07:47

    Are those uniform icons just a guess? Or is that what is going to be worn by the teams and the ref crew? Because I highly doubt that Cakir and Co are going to wear blue tops if PSG is wearing their blue kit.

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    1. We'll see tonight :)

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    2. Well if Clatts can wear yellow with one team playing in yellow, Cakir can wear light blue if PSG play in their dark blue kits ;)

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    3. And the black and yellow referee kits are even worse...
      Blue referee and dark blue or purple team was seen several times in the group stage.

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    4. Cakir wears blue kit. I don't know if he can wear purple, but definetely he can't wear yellow and black as PSG wears dark blue, Chelsea wears yellow...

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    5. Anonymous18/2/15 05:50

      Thus the reason why it is pretty much mandatory for Adidas to have a red referee kit. But then again, they pretty much blew it totally with their 14/15 UCL referee kits. Grey shorts? Really? Atrocious!!!

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  8. Anonymous17/2/15 21:41

    No big, but some small mistakes in first half by Undiano Malenco.

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  9. Anonymous17/2/15 21:56

    I'm not sure. But is it allowed for player(David Luiz) to clear that wanishing spray and move the ball, or he should be given yellow card?
    Although I think Cakir didn't even see that..

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  10. Interesting scene involving Douglas Costa and Ribèry. You could discuss if yellow is not enough.

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    1. Anonymous17/2/15 22:08

      Unfortunately he didn't show any card in the first scene. Second scene it MUST be red for Costa. Two minutes later it MUST be 2nd YC for Alonso. (who get it now, too late)

      Malenco on best was to a negative report.

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    2. Anonymous17/2/15 22:15

      * got
      * way

      Sorry :)

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    3. I have just seen again all the situations. First one, correct no yellow card in my opinion: undiano reacts quickly and avoid a riot without need of showing cards. The second situation is more difficult: I don,t think shaktar,s player wants hit Ribbery,s face, he only wants win the position althought he takes a big risk. Considering all this, I share Undiano,s decission only showing a yellow card. Third situation is clear foul by Alonso but no yellow card. Finally, Alonso,s second yellow card is correct.

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  11. Anonymous17/2/15 22:07

    Absolutely unsporting behavior by David Luiz. He should be banned forever by UEFA.
    Fraudulent action, Cakir missed the scene.

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  12. Cakir is very lenient today in his card policy. Several missed yellow cards in my opinion

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    1. Anonymous17/2/15 22:19

      But DELIBERATELY lenient and this remembers me of WC.

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    2. Anonymous17/2/15 22:27

      My friends, get used, while Busacca is boss in FIFA, so is the policy cards: very lenient. After all have to please the boss.

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  13. Penalty missed by Cakir in 88?

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  14. Anonymous17/2/15 22:39

    Inferior Undiano Mallenco. Hope that he can reach a mark above 7.0, will be close.

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  15. I don,t agree. Some mistakes but not big ones in a very very difficult match because of players behaviour. No influence in final results and no leniency with cards.

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    1. Anonymous18/2/15 07:12

      Are u serious? He missed 2-3 red and 2-3 yellow cards. There were 4 mass confrontations and he never gave a card. This difficult match was also due to the referee.

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  16. I believe Cakir did a good job in terms of handling the game and dealing with players. He was invisible in the game, let the game flow, helped the game to become more excited. 88 min incident was to cheap to be penalty from my point of view. I would give hım 8.4 .

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  17. Anonymous17/2/15 23:08

    Cakir in my opinion with a good performance. Very calm gestures, good card policy, although he maybe started giving them a bit late, and in my opinion no strange decisions. Well done. 8.3-8.4.

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  18. Cakir keeps up good performance this year. He was lenient but kept everything under control. 8.4 imo...

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  19. Anonymous17/2/15 23:52

    What do you think about this Veratti's foul? Is yellow card enough for you?
    https://vimeo.com/119902185

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    1. Anonymous18/2/15 01:21

      And it seems a penalty and yellow card for me:
      https://vimeo.com/119908483

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    2. Yes, yellow card is enough. His trailing leg makes contact not his front foot. There is no contact with studs and the intensity is medium but overall a reckless challenge. Hence, correct decision for me is yellow card.

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  20. Today very well Çakir and Undiano.

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    1. Anonymous18/2/15 00:20

      Undiano very well? I have only seen a small summarize, but even in that he missed 3 red cards and a penalty...

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  21. I am rewatching the whole match and I haven,t seen the three red cards you mention. The only possible red card is Douglas action against Ribbery and I feel -despite other possible opinions- Undiano made the correct choice. About the penalties, Gotze fall in first half is a 50-50 action -for me not enough to whistle a penalty- and there is a shaktar player instinct hand in second half to protect his face. No penalty at all and clever decission by Undiano. After watching the whole match, honestly I don,t understand the criticism about Undiano performance. He has improved his body language in comparison to other match, he was alert to riots in a very though and closed matchs, he punished dissents of players and he hasn,t had a lenient policy with cards like for example in Dortmund-Anderlecht. I feel despite the behaviours of some players he was always calm and kept the match under control althought players don,t help him. Finally, I would like to remark one more time the spanish ARs performance.

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    1. Anonymous18/2/15 07:16

      There were also in my opinion some clear mistakes in his disciplinary control. Douglas still doesn't know how he couldn't get a red card. (3 situations, 2 times nothing, 1 time yellow card)

      The situation in 61' should be a card too, maybe also in the colour red.

      And how Ribery didn't get any card in the whole match, I cannot unterstand...

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    2. It seems we haven,t seemed the same match. Of course Mallenco could have shown more cards if he applies the laws of the game in a strict way -the same as Cakir in Psg-chelsea- but being a good referee also demands to know the match you are refereeing and consider players can be nervous and excited in some moments. Verbal warnings by Mallenco in some riots without phisical contact are a good choice in my opinion. Moreover, I think a referee must try get the 22 players in the field if it is possible

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    3. Anonymous18/2/15 12:49

      Yeah, it's my opinion too, but card is card and yesterday you saw that Mallenco's strategy had no success. I spoke with a lot of people and you're the only who speak in high terms of him. (If you are German, I would like to commend you the comment of "Collinas Erben" on twitter)

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  22. Anonymous18/2/15 09:09

    cakir and his team was verygood yesterday evening

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  23. Anonymous18/2/15 09:12

    and I think he is going to go to berlin at june 6th

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    1. Anonymous18/2/15 12:47

      which sector? :)

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  24. Anonymous18/2/15 13:31

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated that it was a disaster by Undiano Mallenco.

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  25. I don,t give credit to that stament. Rummenigge has to justify why Bayern -one of the favourites teams to win the competition- can,t beat Shaktar and it is very easy blame referee,s decissions to hide other things.

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  26. I rewatched carefully many times the scene at 89' in PSG - Chelsea.
    Very stupid and naive action by defender, this should be a penalty, to be honest I can't explain a play on in this case.

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    1. I agree, clear foul + deliberate (not that is necessary for the decision).

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    2. I can at least explain the play on: Cakir simply didn't expect such an idiotic behavior. That in combination with the fact, that the attacker came from behind has led to the wrong no-penalty call. It's been a quite surreal situation...

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