February 23, 2015

Champions League 2014/15 - Round of 16 - Referee Appointments (Week 2, Matchday 2)

Pavel Královec will take charge of Bayer Leverkusen - Atlético Madrid under the eyes of UEFA Chief Refereeing Officer Pierluigi Collina. Probably, this is the result of Královec's very sophisticated performances in this season's group stage. Furthermore, new German Elite official Deniz Aytekin will make his UEFA Champions League K.O. round bow at Emirates Stadium.



Wednesday, 25/02/2015, 20:45 CET
BayArena, Leverkusen (Germany)
Bayer Leverkusen - Atlético Madrid
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slyško (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Radek Prihoda (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (CZE)
Fourth Official: Tomas Mokrusch (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pierluigi Collina (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Dahrup (DEN)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

Wednesday, 25/02/2015, 20:45 CET
Emirates Stadium, London (England)
Arsenal FC - AS Monaco
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Markus Häcker (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Welz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Christian Dingert (GER)
Fourth Official: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

38 Comments:

  1. Anonymous23/2/15 13:26

    Aytekin is one very bad referee.
    Another caprice of Collina, Batta
    and Dallas.

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    1. Anonymous23/2/15 13:47

      Aytekin is a good referee. No anything "caprice" of Collina, Dallas, Batta, Fandel etc.

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    2. Agree with Anonymous - strange assessment. Each time that he has been appointed to a CL game, he has impressed...

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    3. He is reliable and self confident. Good choice for this match. we will see him another assignments next months.

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  2. Aytekin is one referee no so good as Manuel Gräfe.

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    1. Anonymous25/2/15 13:30

      Gräfe failed many times at UEFA, Aytekin almost never.

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  3. Anonymous25/2/15 17:52

    Hope to see best performance by Kralovec

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  4. Exemplary use of issuing and communicating a YC after an advantage applied at the next stoppage by Královec. Good performance so far.

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  5. Anonymous25/2/15 21:08

    Very good advatange given by Kralovec and then YC for the foul at the stoppage.

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  6. 45+2: corner kick is delivered from the left side although the ball crossed the goalline on AAR1's right side. Unbelievable how almost all 6 officials could have missed that by unconcentration. PLC won't be amused.

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    1. Nice observation Niclas.

      Personally I am troubled about the YC to Papadopoulos. Watching it live, I have the impression that the referee should have booked another player.

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    2. I think actually the player was fouled by two players, Papadopoulos was one of them. Kralovec then got in trouble with players confronting him and walked several steps back instead of staying firm and showing the card (maybe plus another YC for another dissenting player). It should be reminded on Henrik Andren shouting into Fröjdfeldt's micro (refs at work EURO 2008) that he should stay firm when Volkan confronted him...

      Some whistles for free-kicks came a bit late, maybe this also created some anger among the players. Kralovec definitely had an acceptance-problem in the 2nd half of the 1st half, therefore no really good performance so far IMO. Do you agree?

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    3. Yes, his calls so far are very good and can all be accepted.
      Maybe in the middle of the first half he could book two players more and would have easier game.

      Generally, his man management could be better. Maybe he has a problem communicating in english (?).

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    4. Anonymous25/2/15 22:01

      I agree. You are a very good observer. Walking backwards was a weak signal. He looked to be in trouble.

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  7. Anonymous25/2/15 22:09

    Where to take a corner kick is the last thing about Collina is interested.

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  8. Anonymous25/2/15 22:14

    Off Topic Point for discussion- Government of Greece has suspended all football in Greece after match disturbances and fighting between club officials. Under FIFA rules, will they (FIFA) now suspend Greece FA as they have had government interference - if so, this rules out Greek clubs, Greek match officials.

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    1. Greek Government actually suspended only Superleague matches. Not the lower divisions.

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    2. Anonymous25/2/15 22:24

      Sorry, can the government do that? This should be a decision merely from Greek Football Federation.

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    3. As far as we know HFF agreed with that.

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  9. Anonymous25/2/15 22:29

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31627613

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  10. Anonymous25/2/15 22:36

    I think that Kralovec was not accepted in this match by players.

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  11. Aytekin - very good today. Like!

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  12. I must say that most of the decisions Kralovec made were very good. Correct YC to 05 ATL for his challenge and no penalty at min. 59' for alleged handball.

    But his management with players was problematic. I think that most of his problems started at min. 32' when he chose not to issue a YC to a LEV player. Also at the same moment there was an argument (to say it kindly) between the 2 coaches. IMO that also contributed to the dissent he encountered.

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  13. In my eyes, a very good performance by Královec.

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  14. Very good Aytekin ! 8.4 for me

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    1. Anonymous25/2/15 23:17

      Good performance by Aytekin, no serious mistakes, correct cards. Player management well done. I agree, 8.4.

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  15. Anonymous25/2/15 22:50

    Abundants mistakes of Aytekin. And he gaves 2 minutes and after
    leaves play 4 minutes and 40 seconds. Inexplicable!

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  16. Anonymous25/2/15 22:59

    What say? Královec tonight is not much sinned (solid fouls detection), in a very difficult game to refereeing the whole team. Indeed, opinions thought- he had more to act preventively and his man-management and personality wasn't at UCL KO and of the one elite referee. There's plenty of room for correction.
    Deniz Aytekin "short" mark (I'm Anonimus who claimed he was a good referee) good performace! :)

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  17. I think Aytekin was decent today. One thing I noticed (in a 'negative' way) is the use of his whistles: all his whistles seemed very long, not indicating any difference between minor and major fouls. Is that his style?
    (And regarding the added time: I think he added 4 mins and since two goals were scored in extra time, I think the enlargement to almost 5 minutes is justified.)

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    1. Anonymous25/2/15 23:24

      I think that all referees who coming from the Germany have this "debt/long" whistle. I agree with Jan. OK- that's the style. The only one who had a whistle adapted "seriousness" of the offense is a Dr. Markus Merk and because he was the best, IMO.

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  18. Anonymous25/2/15 23:22

    Aytekin's decisions were mainly correct, but his whistling style was very poor. Always the same, no difference. His positioning was very central and disturb the game plenty of times..you could see reaction from players few times they are complaining because he is in the way of the ball. I felt during the game the players didn't accept his decisions and not really respected him at all.
    One more thing. The second assistant used his left arm to show offside and also to show goal-kick. Strange to see it at this level.

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    1. Anonymous26/2/15 13:27

      It isn't strange, it's German.

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  19. Kralovec has allowed lots of dissents of both teams. He has also forgiven the second yellow card to Tiago in a fault prior to his second yellow card. I noticed tonight Kralovec refereeing style and movements is quite similar to Velasco Carballo

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    1. I have got many doubts in disallowing goal to Atletico in second half. Any image clarify the situation.

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    2. Anonymous25/2/15 23:35

      IMO, the right decision AR1. The ball was set correctly, but weird (in a part of the semicircle, which is in the field). She had many, many "EFE" in the path, and from the aspect of former referee, IMO, it was a good decision.

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  20. Predictions for second legs
    Real-Schalke: Skomina
    Porto-Basel: Moen
    Chelsea-Paris: Mazic
    Bayern-Donezk: Collum
    Atletico-Leverkusen: Eriksson
    Monaco-Arsenal: Rocchi
    Barcelona-ManCity: Kassai
    Dortmund-Juventus: Kuipers

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  21. Anonymous26/2/15 17:18

    I think that Královec was great. In very difficult match - 8,5 for me. What do you think ?

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  22. In my opinion Kralovec's performance was very poor.
    The positive thing is that most of his basic decisions and key decisions were all right (no handball penalty, AAR1's disallowed goal - decision should be trusted, 2nd YC). However, he presented a masterclass example for how you can make your life as a referee difficult on the field of play by your own fault.
    From approximately minutes 25-30 he started to lose the players' credit, acceptance and respect. The key situation was Papadopoulos' YC and the players confronting him. As stated above, it was a terrible signal to walk back many steps and depicted missing firmness and an increasing loss of authority.
    The error of concentration in 45+2 and several delayed free-kicks appeared to me as small, but visible losses of self-confidence and clear mind.
    In the whole second half, it was actually undoubtfully clear (and that's why I am surprised by the partly very positive feedbacks here) that his acceptance and authority level were close to 0 What he made very well was the continuous punishment of dissent with yellow cards. But at these points of time, the horse has already left the barn.
    IMO he can be lucky if he gets 8.1.

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