April 20, 2015

Champions League 2014/15 - Quarterfinals - Referee Appointments (2nd legs, Wednesday)

Felix Brych has been entrusted to take control over Wednesday's Madrid derby at Santiago Bernabeu. Observed by Vice Refereeing Officer Hugh Dallas, the 39-year old German will handle his 32nd Champions League match.
In addition, William Collum has been appointed for the parallel match at Monaco's Stade Louis II between AS Monaco and Juventus Turin, observed by former Champions League final official Terje Hauge of Norway.

Good luck to both teams!




Wednesday, 22/04/2015, 20:45 CET
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (Spain)
Real Madrid - Atlético Madrid
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Marco Achmüller (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Pat Quigley (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

Wednesday, 22/04/2015, 20:45 CET
Stade Louis II, Monaco (Monaco)
AS Monaco - Juventus Turin
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien Macgraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Graham Chambers (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madden (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Gijs de Jong (NED)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

65 Comments:

  1. Unexpected appointmenf for Collum, in my opinion. This is the most important match in his whole career, the first time in CL quarterfinals and in a clash not still decided.
    Hopefully he will show a good performance.
    Brych was of course an expected appointment.

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    1. I agree. Collum's appointment is quite risky. But a good chance for him to prove that he can handle important matches.

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    2. Unexpected, but deserved, I think. His onl crucial mistake in this CL campaign was an "away from the ball" incident and it is the logical next step in his development. With a good performance, he might be in the race for Warszawa.
      Brych's task seems very difficult, nearly impossible to go through the match without problems. It is already his 6th Real and 5th Atletico match in his career.

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    3. Collum is not a good referee, I think.

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    4. Anonymous20/4/15 18:51

      Collum? Dallas/SCO! Its clear?

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    5. Anonymous21/4/15 16:19

      No conflict. Otherwise you must say Sajn / Skomina; Sajn / Jug; Uilenberg / Makkelie; Batta / Turpin; Collina - Rosetti / Rizzolli etc etc.
      There are no conlficts, these are all genuine merited, observers and referees / assistants

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  2. Eriksson, Rizzoli, Kuipers, Skomina, and Cakir left for semi finals and final...

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    1. Anonymous20/4/15 13:12

      Not Skomina.

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    2. Very difficult to make predictions about semifinals.
      If we assume that Cakir is planned for CL final, he should be out. I also think that an appointment for Kuipers is impossible after Chelsea - PSG.
      I think that for now the only sure names (and very likely for the first legs) are Rizzoli and Eriksson.
      Skomina could be perhaps an option in case of a certain result in the first leg match, but who else? I see that this time the choice is really difficult.
      Perhaps, again Clattenburg, or Mazic.

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    3. Moen, Atkinson and Collum could qualify for a semifinal with a very good performance this week.

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    4. I would of thought Clattenburg is a shoo-in for a CL semi after his QF performance. Baring a catastrophe of biblical proportions, I think Brych will join him, along with Messrs Eriksson and Rizzoli.

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    5. As there are no English teams and Clattenburg convinced in Super Cup final and his quarterfinal, he could be an option (imagine Porto-Real would be clearly decided in the first match, then he could become an option).
      However, despite 2 Spanish teams in the semifinal (likely), I would never forget one name: Mateu Lahoz. Not that good performances and many crucial mistakes were no reason to refrain from promoting him. Many missed fouls and cards in Juve-BVB were no reasons to not appoint him for the Italian UEL derby. A wrong penalty in that match was no reason to not appoint him for Wolfsburg-Napoli, where he did well overall despite AAR1's mistake. So...with UEFA you NEVER know...I just wanted to have said that ;)

      Basically I think that Brych (Porto-Juve?), Eriksson (specially for el clásico if it comes into existence), Rizzoli (very safe bet) and Clattenburg are candidates for the CL semifinals. I still consider Cakir as the no.1 for Berlin.

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    6. Oh and Skomina is clearly no candidate for a semifinal in either competition this year. He is clearly out of form and lacking the necessary motivation & concentration to be an alternative for such a stage. His performance in Brugge was quite poor in my eyes.

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    7. Anonymous20/4/15 19:22

      Mateu CL semifinal as new elite is possible?

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  3. Clattenburg must be in CL final.

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    1. Probably Cakir in CL Final at this point. Maybe EL Final for Clattenburg.

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  4. Anonymous20/4/15 17:16

    Atkinson, Moen and Collum not for CL semifinal.

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  5. Anonymous20/4/15 18:49

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=16&v=V3EtpJf_Lu0

    That's clever refereeing. :)

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    1. Anonymous20/4/15 19:46

      Hahaha, so funny!!!

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  6. My EL Predictions
    Fiorentina-Kyiv: Eriksson
    Napoli-Wolfsburg: Karasev
    Zenit-Sevilla: Rocchi
    Dnipro-Brugge: Aytekin

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    1. Napoli- Wolfsburg: Kulbakov
      Zenit- Sevilla: Eriksson
      Fiorentina- Dinamo Kiev: Thomson
      Dnepr- Bruges: Undiano (or Borbalan or Tagliavento)

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    2. Anonymous20/4/15 23:02

      Hategan Napoli - Wolfsburg?

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    3. I choosed Kulbakov for Napoli- Wolfsburg because a lot of other referees from 1st category are "ineligible":
      - Jozef Marko was already referee observer this season for Bebek, Hategan and Jug.
      - Sidiropoulos had Napoli- Dinamo Moscow in last 16
      - poor performance in last games: Karasev (Besiktas- Bruges, Malmo- Oly) and Turpin (Feyenoord- Roma)

      P.S: Jozef Marko was oberver for Hategan in Apoel- PSG this season. If Hategan would have been appointed for a QF I think that romanian media (TV, newspapers) would have been informed by romanian federation (Romania didn't have a referee in thid level since 1995)

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    4. Anonymous21/4/15 10:09

      how is it possible to chose Kulbakov for such a big game.....!!!

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    5. Why not Kulbakov ? He was already appointed for Benfica- Bayer Leverkusen in CL group stage. Do you think that Napoli- Wolfsburg (after 4-1 in 1st leg) is much harder ?
      Now we know that Cakir will be the referee of this game. But in a duel like this (with the outcome known after 1st leg) is really needed a top referee like Cakir ?

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  8. Anonymous21/4/15 09:47

    http://www.milliyet.com.tr/cuneyt-cakir-a-dev-gorev----2047422-skorerhaber/

    Cüneyt cakir :Napoli-Wolfsburg

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    1. Observed by Jozef Marko in such match, that is another signal, but we didn't need it :D

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  9. RIZZOLI zenit,mallenco dnipro,eriksson fiorentina,and as said cakir napoli

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    1. Anonymous21/4/15 11:43

      Rizzoli,Undiano,Eriksson and Çakir for semifinals CL

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  10. Anonymous22/4/15 21:18

    For now, 3 elbows in the face and no reaction from Brych. What is he waiting for?

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    1. In my opinion, only one was a real elbow (but not deliberate), no need to show cards for that. So far, it is an ok performance for my taste.

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    2. Anonymous22/4/15 21:39

      But when you have 3 such fouls in 20mn committed by the same team, this is becoming more a defending tool, isn't it?

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  11. Overall good control and authority. Brych is accepted on and off the pitch which turned out to be vital after the 1st leg.
    But I think he has struggled in finding a clear line in card selection. His 1st YC was correct but came too late, after that a SPA was missed in my view (no card given, close to AR1). In the first 5 minutes 2 fouls were missed. After that another missed elbow offence, YC for me. So already 2 missed YCs in my view and not the most concentrated beginning by Brych and AR2, specially as identifying illegal use of arms was THE problem in the 1st leg.

    But, as said, control and acceptance belong to the most important aspects in this kind of match and therefore the 1st half was ok but risky for me.

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    1. Anonymous22/4/15 21:37

      But that depends on the team committing the harsh offences and the team receiving the kicks! I think real players prefer that the game to focus on football, and that helped brych in maintaining a good level of control and authority.

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  12. https://twitter.com/WayneRooney/status/590960583509467137

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    1. Anonymous22/4/15 21:53

      Irony?

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    2. Anonymous22/4/15 22:01

      May be that's what atleti was hoping? Unpunished fouls, not much cards, play stopped too many times, ...
      anm-000

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    3. Anonymous22/4/15 22:21

      cheap calculation from brych on the (SFP?) of atleti#8!
      and same type of judgements on the red card. Given the fouls he left with no card, he could have skipped this one!
      anm-000

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    4. Anonymous22/4/15 22:28

      The last missed corner is so flagrant ... But brych showed so much confidence when wistling a goal kick loool!
      anm-000

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  13. Absolutely correct 2nd YC.

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    1. Agreed, terrible to see the players holding down the referees arms, in fairness it seemed only to be the player who was sent off who did this

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  14. IMO a good performance with problems at the beginning of the first half. 2 correctly rejected penalty appeals, a correct 2nd YC, 100% authority and acceptance. Nonetheless his dealing with reckless elbows was not satisfying, furthermore his teammates were not always concentrated.
    But, knowing that you actually cannot handle these games without controversies and under high pressure, a relatively sovereign performance.
    Your views?

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    1. Everyone who has problems with that Performance - make it better...
      Difficult to say if another handling (with elbows for example) would be really better. In my opinion NO

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    2. Patrick, you could however also say that this unconcentrated dealing with elbows at the start could have caused problems afterwards. ("Hinterher ist man immer schlauer").
      By the way I think that Brych actually had no handling of elbows, he just missed these scenes on a perception level (so he had no chance to interpret them).

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    3. Nothing more to say... ;)

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  15. Anonymous22/4/15 22:45

    What about the yellow card of Koke in the extra time? Wasn't that SFP?

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    1. Anonymous22/4/15 22:49

      Studs in extend, significant force, no intention to play the ball. Yes, sounds like SFP.

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    2. Yes - but YC was the better choice;)

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    3. Imo the YC was correct, because Koke didn't hit his opponent in an safety-endangering way. Some more cm higher and it would have been SFP but so the YC was correct.

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  16. Studs quite high above the turf, indeed it could have been SFP and a red card. However I think that the hitting point was not that dangerous (it was, but not extremely dangerous). It was orange for sure and would have liked to see red there, can however fully understand and go with Brych's (or Lupp's) decision - actually only AR2 had a very good angle for this foul.

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    1. Yes orange for me, in the context I'm fine with yellow

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    2. The contact was minimal, but I wouldnt disagree with SFP here. However AR2 was a fair distance away, and Brych had a bad angle (and was turning away). Certainly not an error though.

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  17. Anonymous22/4/15 23:16

    Unforunately Collum missed penalty for Monaco.

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    1. Anonymous23/4/15 02:56

      If you are referring to the first half situation where the Monaco player went down in the box on the right side, the player fell much too easily after the ball had been knocked away by JUV #3. Considering Collum had rather poor diagonal movement (mostly in the center of the pitch and having players have to run around him) he, with the help of assistants correctly waved play on. Fox Sports had several replays and I didn't see one that suggested he had missed the call.

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    2. Anonymous23/4/15 09:47

      Quite clearly not a penalty!

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    3. Anonymous23/4/15 15:36

      Are you sure ??? Match min. 36:35
      What is it, if it's not foul !?

      http://livefootballvideo.com/fullmatch/europe/uefa-champions-league/monaco-vs-juventus

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  18. Anonymous22/4/15 23:46

    One appointment should be quite safe: Rizzoli for the first leg match of the semi without participation of Juve (Bayern-Barca, Real-Bayern, Barca-Real). Match would definitively fit to him.

    Best regards
    Phil

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    1. I agree, I think that the other three names will be: Eriksson, Clattenburg and Mazic. Waiting for the draw.

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    2. Anonymous23/4/15 23:43

      Today's fake penalty is really serious! But again, he showed much confidence, control, and authority on this wrong decision!
      I think this guy does not really see fouls. He seems to judge by 'global picture' and 'reputation'. This is really dangerous for a referee, especially in a context where you have 'nice guys' and 'ugly guys'. Fairness is under threat!

      anm-000

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  19. After a long time I want to comment something. Devilishly difficult game, dirty, there was everything except football and fair play and the Estadio Vicente Calderon and the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Milorad Mazic's performance not want to talk about, because I didn't neutral. Niclas and everyone else should give estimates for the first game.
    I want to congratulate the referees team from Germany to, for these conditions, very good performance tonight. Very good management, tactical approach, teamwork and a sense for the game. Well done, Dr. Brych!
    Best regards!

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