May 27, 2015

Martin Atkinson in charge of Europa League Final 2015: Dnipro vs Sevilla

Tonight, English referee Martin Atkinson is going to take charge of the Europa League final between Dnipro and Sevilla in Warsaw. Please discuss it here!




27 May 2015, 20:45 CET
Stadion Narodowy, Warsaw (Poland)
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk - Sevilla FC
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Fourth Official: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Reserve Assistant Referee: Jake Collin (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officers: Damian Picz (for UEFA officials like PLC) & Tomasz Listkiewicz (for the referees)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer live in Stadion Narodowy: Gitzlo (AUT)

> UEFA.com interview with Atkinson

21 Comments:

  1. Anonymous27/5/15 20:20

    Never problems today for Martin.

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  2. Anonymous27/5/15 20:58

    AR2 uses the same flag of AR1, it is not common for English officials.

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    1. They always do for European games.

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    2. Anonymous28/5/15 20:11

      Team Clattenburg doesn't, Emil!

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  3. Anonymous27/5/15 21:19

    Penalti claro sobre Reyes antes del gol de Dnipro

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  4. Anonymous27/5/15 21:41

    interesting scenes of the first half:
    3' - was there an advantage or missed foul of M'Bia? retaliation some seconds later
    6' - difficult situation, Atkinson decides 'no penalty'; I would prefer a penalty here, but nonetheless acceptable call for me
    42' - something for RAP; punishable handball or not?
    45' - missed foul slightly outside the box, possible yellow card
    45+2' - good yellow card for reckless elbow

    derye

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    1. Anonymous27/5/15 22:15

      69' - second penalty appeal of Sevilla, again strong arguments for a whistle...

      derye

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  5. Anonymous27/5/15 22:00

    Atkinson is much better referee then some years ago. He have more guts now and is takes better positions on pitch. Some years ago you could make what do you want but he would not give a yellow card.

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  6. Anonymous27/5/15 22:37

    Only 4 minutes of additional time is in my opinion a clear mistake.

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    1. Anonymous27/5/15 22:42

      Don't expect the consistency from Atkinson - foul detection, card management, added time... It's his style and it's all ok until the players are ok with it.

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  7. In my view a good performance by Atkinson and his team. Controlled the game and players well, good match feeling and keeping an eye on the player reactions prior to taking decisions. I agree that this can sometimes look like opportunistic and comfortable officiating, for me it was simply clever and successful today. Both penalty appeals were IMO too cheap, in the 2nd one the attacker seemed to descend before being touched - at least after first watching. I would give the whole team 8.4.

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    1. Agreed; thought Atkinson and co. had a decent game.

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    2. I agree except 8.2 for the FO from what I saw he allowed the manager to gesture disrespectfully towards the referee without intervention.

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    3. Anonymous27/5/15 23:31

      Absolutely agree. I think the whole team had a good day today. Child had a great onside call which led to Sevilla's 2nd goal and also the penatly appeals I think correctly rejected. Nobody will speak after this night about Atkinson's performance and I think he managed the game without any bigger mistake and his stlye perfectly worked tonight! Congrat for them!

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    4. Should also add my congrats to Atkinson on a well managed game!

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    5. Anonymous28/5/15 16:18

      "Nobody will speak after this night about Atkinson's performance...."

      Probably because Sevilla won.

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  8. Anonymous27/5/15 23:50

    Very good performance by Martin Atkinson bearing out my opinion about him. Nowadays, no doubt he's one of the best in UEFA.

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  9. Read my take on Atkinson's performance at:
    http://worldsoccerrefereeing.blogspot.com/2015/05/uel-final-atkinson-with-strong.html

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  10. Anonymous28/5/15 19:05

    I saw parts of the game last night, and was surprised that Atkinson took no action whatsoever against sabotage and time waisting. At least one, or more probably two cards would have been appropriate in my view. And surely he missed a penalty in the second half? At least I thought so when seeing it live and with the benefit of replays. The rest I saw was a typical Atkinson performance which, as you may know, is not my cup of tea when it comes to refereeing. But maybe that is just taste.

    /Swedish observer

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    1. Anonymous28/5/15 19:33

      I have the same taste, don't like his style much - too inconsistent and too much in the shadow (charisma, personality). As for the penalty appeals, I would prefer both being whistled, but no crucial mistake in my eyes. He was not sure, he did not give them.

      derye

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    2. Anonymous28/5/15 19:58

      He indeed warned some players who tried to waste some seconds. But in this way he followed guidelines, discreet warning, public last warning, caution! So I agreed with his management of it. No player overstepped the red line and therefore Atkinson was justified, it worked... but he is not my favourite referee either, not so modern.

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