July 24, 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for the Third Qualifying Round

UEFA has designated the following officiating teams to take charge of this year's Champions League Third Qualifying Round: Among others, remarkable top matches with important observers for Kenn Hansen, Matej Jug, Ivan Kružliak and Felix Zwayer (photo).



First Legs

28/07/2015, 18:15 CET (Khimki)
CSKA Moskva - Sparta Praha
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Francisco Javier Martin Garcia (ESP)
Fourth Official: Eduardo Prieto Iglesias (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)

28/07/2015, 19:00 CET (Chisinau)
Milsami - Skënderbeu
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktaş (TUR)
Fourth Official: Süleyman Abay (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Leonid Kaloshin (RUS)

28/07/2015, 19:00 CET (Herning)
Midtylland - APOEL Nicosia
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Fourth Official: Bojan Mertik (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)

28/07/2015, 19:30 CET (Tel Aviv)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Viktoria Plzen
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dzmitry Zhuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleh Maslianka (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zdravko Jokić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)

28/07/2015, 20:00 CET (Athens)
Panathinaikos - Club Brügge
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Igor Fedotov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nicolae Grigorescu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Petr Fousek (CZE)

28/07/2015, 20:00 CET (Istanbul)
Fenerbahçe - Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Alvaro Mesquita (POR)
Fourth Official: Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)

28/07/2015, 20:15 CET (Berne)
Young Boys - AS Monaco
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gregor Rojko (SVN)
Fourth Official: Nejc Kajtazovic (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Paolo Rondelli (SMR)

28/07/2015, 20:30 CET (Szekesfehervar)
Videoton - BATE
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Fourth Official: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vaclav Krondl (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)

28/07/2015, 21:00 CET (Zagreb)
Dinamo Zagreb - Molde FK
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Yves De Neve (BEL)
Fourth Official: Christof Dierick (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Georgios Bikas (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG)

29/07/2015, 18:00 CET (Helsinki)
HJK Helsinki - Astana
Referee: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vasile Marinescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: George Catalin Gaman (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Appleby (ENG)

29/07/2015, 19:00 CET (Salzburg)
RB Salzburg - Malmö FF
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Gianluca Vuoto (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gaetano De Gabriele (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)

29/07/2015, 20:30 CET (Bucharest)
Steaua Bucuresti - Partizan Belgrad
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Bas van Dongen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Fourth Official: Danny Makkelie (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Asim Khudiyev (AZE)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

29/07/2015, 20:45 CET (Glasgow)
Celtic - Qarabag
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthias Winsauer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Richard Hübler (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Gijs de Jong (NED)

29/07/2015, 20:45 CET (Poznán)
Lech Poznán - FC Basel
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: John Brooks (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancıoğlu (TUR)

29/07/2015, 21:05 CET (Vienna)
Rapid Wien - Ajax Amsterdam
Referee: William Collum (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien MacGraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Francis Connor (SCO)
Fourth Official: John Beaton (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Nils Fisketjonn (NOR)


Second Legs

04/08/2015, 19:00 CET (Molde)
Molde FK - Dinamo Zagreb
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Lee Betts (ENG)
Fourth Official: Lee Mason (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR)

04/08/2015, 19:00 CET (Nicosia)
APOEL Nicosia - Midtylland
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Ross (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Donald Robertson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sándor Piller (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Nikitas (GRE)

04/08/2015, 20:15 CET (Amsterdam)
Ajax Amsterdam - Rapid Wien
Referee: Ivan Kružliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Balko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaš Somoláni (SVK)
Fourth Official: Mario Vlk (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Markus Stenger (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

04/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Monaco)
AS Monaco - Young Boys
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Mario Diks (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Hessel Steegstra (NED)
Fourth Official: Kevin Blom (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer (AUT)
Blog Referee Observer: Faolan (IRL)  

05/08/2015, 16:00 CET (Astana)
Astana - HJK Helsinki
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Roy Hassan (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sagy Mazamber (ISR)
Fourth Official: Guy Berger (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Tobias Wolf (GER)

05/08/2015, 18:30 CET (Baku)
Qarabag - Celtic
Referee: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Johan Hamlin (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry (ENG)  

05/08/2015, 18:45 CET (Nicosia)
Sparta Praha - CSKA Moskva
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabio Galloni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Fasung (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

05/08/2015, 20:15 CET (Basel)
FC Basel - Lech Poznán
Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Débart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Fourth Official: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)

05/08/2015, 20:30 CET (Malmö)
Malmö FF - RB Salzburg
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexandros Gevrenis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Fourth Official: Charalampos Kalogeropoulos (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

05/08/2015, 20:30 CET (Bruges)
Club Brügge - Panathinaikos
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)
Fourth Official: Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Djukanović (MNE)

05/08/2015, 20:30 CET (Borisov)
BATE Borisov - Videoton
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Rix (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: David Vang Andersen (DEN)
Fourth Official: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Lviv)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Fenerbahçe
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Guido Kleve (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Florian Steuer (GER)
Fourth Official: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Siarhei Ilyich (BLR)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)  

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Plzen)
Viktoria Plzen - Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Referee: Ievgenii Aranovskyi (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergii Bekker (UKR)
Fourth Official: Anatolii Zhabchenko (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgenijs Milevskis (LVA)

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Belgrade)
Partizan - Steaua Bucuresti
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Berettyán (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: László Viszokai (HUN)
Fourth Official: Adam Farkas (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luciano Luci (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

05/08/2015, 20:45 CET (Elbasan)
Skënderbeu - Milsami
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Santos Soares (POR)
Fourth Official: Cosme Machado (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marín (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL)

55 Comments:

  1. OT: Interesting case of Maltese Esther Azzopardi Farrugia who referees the Women's U19 Euro 1/2-Final between Sweden and Germany today. I think was Elite group, and in only her 4th UWCL game refereed Arsenal - Turbine Potsdam, after only a lower key Lyon match and 2 minor matches. Now relegated back to First Group, only refereed 1 UWCL match since, and in the U19 Championship this year. Poor example of excessive fast-tracking, does anyone have any more?

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    1. Blom, Chapron, Gautier, Kassai, to mention only a few.
      I fear last Monday's decision will produce lots of further examples in future.

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    2. Anonymous24/7/15 18:29

      ?????????????????

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    3. She wasn't Elite Group. Only Elite Development.

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    4. I agree Niclas, fast tracking can be very dangerous remember Atwell...why do you mention Kassai may I ask?

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    5. Getting a WC semifinal being 34, getting a CL final being 35 and then losing his form in the following years being absent at the next World Cup is no really good development for such a reputated referee, IMO.

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    6. I see, what do you see his hopes for the future as?

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  2. Anonymous24/7/15 18:58

    Niclas, have you appts for Legia - Kukesi games?

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  3. I think that the most sonorous match, at least on the paper, is surely Fenerbahçe - Shakhtar Donetsk. De Sousa for the first leg, Zwayer for the second, both with important observers.
    Other remarkable appointments in my opinion are: Jug, Taylor, Kružliak, Makkelie.
    Never seen an Elite referee for a third qualifying round, very likely this appointment has been made as "warm up" for Collum and the Super Cup in August.
    To be checked the influence of Marko, out from committee but still active as observer (I guess he will be there at least until the end of 2015). Surely, even though he is not a member of committee, he will have still his importance, so we can include also Hansen among the relevant designations.
    But well, also Vinčić and Kulbakov appointments seem to have a certain interest.
    A final note: women as assistant referees are now very frequent. It is a good thing.

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    1. Anonymous25/7/15 21:53

      Let me say that I am not sure if "importance of observers" is really so important concept as is often presented here. Of course, more than 200 active observers (250?) doesn't represent the same quality (in all meanings of this word) but we should suppose that they are able to evaluate abilities of the referees more or less by uniform criteria. There are differencies among them for sure but IMO not so big. Five categories of observers? ...

      Note to final note: Women as assistant referees are very rare in international men competitions. I think that now is only Chrysoula Kourompylia regularly appointed in the team of M. Koukoulakis. Nobody else if we are taking into account teams of elite and 1-st group referees. And in the past I remember only one name: Nelly Viennot (FRA).

      Regards.
      P.L.

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    2. We can discuss about 5 categories or 4 or 3, but analyzing the referee-observer-relations, it is clear that UEFA has their men for certain matches and types of referees. It means sth if a First group referee is observed by e.g. Alan Snoddy or Hans Reijgwart, this means sth else than being observed by John Ward or Nicolae Grigorescu - nothing against these observers, I am sure they are good, but maybe not as powerful and reputated in the committee like others.

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    3. Anonymous29/7/15 07:59

      Well, about John Ward. He is now in UEFA Referees convention panel which is concentrated on development of young referees, so I guess he could become observer for young referees and talents. The sam for Antonov, Kapitanis and Barry,....

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  4. By the looks of it; Taylor will usurp Oliver in the pecking order.

    Big season for the latter - needs to show his undoubted ability more often. His international career in danger of becoming stagnant.

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    1. Agreed but I think Taylor is the better referee, I also think that Oliver began to show some signs of arrogance this season. Also he had a good few KMI errors, whats your view?

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    2. But we must remember that Oliver is 7 years younger than Taylor; but the former has more top-flight experience. He has a lot to learn; but I still have high hopes for Oliver one day reaching his considerable potential.

      Taylor has had a brilliant domestic season; which perhaps caught the eye of the committee; which is perhaps why they sent him to Greece. I expect him to push-on next season; and hopefully get more EL assignments. He also seems to be on the PGMOL/FA good books (Community Shield on the horizon).

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  5. Anonymous28/7/15 20:08

    Very good Estrada in Moskva.. 8,3 in a normal match for me

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    1. Anonymous28/7/15 20:10

      But bad AR2 in two easy onside.. 2 big mistakes

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    2. I observed him and it was indeed a really good performance. For me more 8.4 than 8.3, I see as only small point for improvement a better assessment of illegal use of arms, in particular the second card issued (44') was in in my opinion quite harsh. But apart from that, a convincing performance, excellent positioning leading to penalty decision, other two rejected appeals (not enough) and a calm and composed approach to the match.
      There were some problems for AR2, who indeed committted several mistakes.
      Report is ready and it will be uploaded soon by Niclas.

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  6. Bezborodov with a moderate performance. He whistled 2 clear and correct penalties but didn't avoid quite a few other mistakes. The most important one is the RC for Sanchez (PAN) when he initially issued the YC but after several minutes and probably after consultation with FO, he changed his mind and issued a RC. 50/50 case for me.

    However the referee experienced problems with disciplinary control (at least 3 clear cautions missed) and personality. Low interest on the match and some times he couldn't control the players.

    AR's were very good. FO tolerated too much dissent from BRU bench. I can't accept the coach saying "Fuck OFF" to the FO and not being punished. Similar scene happened 2-3 times in the second half. FO did nothing.

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    1. Anonymous30/7/15 15:30

      Mentioned situation with sending off here
      https://vimeo.com/134870802
      MK

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  7. Anonymous28/7/15 23:49

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gFfV_Z5QBI

    Very interesting situation from Gumienny match. The player going to be replaced made these insulting gestures before leaving the pitch. Was the substitution already executed? Correct decision by referee to allow the new player to stay on the pitch? I have my doubts. Very likely Gumienny should have annulled the substitution, in addition to the red card shown.

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    1. Anonymous29/7/15 13:45

      He showed one 'f***' gesture BEFORE leaving the pitch. I guess all the officials missed this one gesture and noticed only another ones. Of course, if the first one was noticed, the player would've been sent off and no one could've replaced him.

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    2. Anonymous29/7/15 19:00

      I agree. I think the officials missed the first gesture.

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    3. The link you gave does not work anymore, so here is a new one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1G737g33p0

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    4. The link you gave does not work anymore, so here is a new one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1G737g33p0

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    5. Anonymous30/7/15 12:43

      Is it right, that if the referee team saw the first gesture and sent him off when the substitution is already done (new player in), the referee can tell the new player to leave the field? I think this is possible until the restart of the game. Right?

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  8. Anonymous29/7/15 18:34

    He shows at least the red card. I doubt if every 'elite' ref would have shown the red card. Gumienny is a brave and excellent referee

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    1. Anonymous29/7/15 19:06

      True. One of the best.

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  9. Anonymous29/7/15 22:24

    Scandalous tackle of Schwab (RAP) in Rapid Wien - Ajax, sanctioned with a fully, totally, exceptionally justified sending off!!

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    1. Very good red card by Collum, immediataly shown to prevent too much anger from the Ajax players. Scandalous tackle indeed.

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  10. Anonymous29/7/15 22:35

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2zozjx_red-card-stefan-schwab-rapid-wien-1-2-ajax-29-07-2015_sport
    He should be banned from football forever. Really. I praise not only Collum but also AR2 with their quick actions.

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    1. Anonymous30/7/15 00:02

      He should not. It was a red card and he will got banned for 2-4 games but that is enough. It was a very, very intensive and "hot" game. Schwab is a young but always fair player, he is sorry and he will learn with this incident.

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  11. Anonymous29/7/15 22:40

    Taylor with two straight red cards. Any news?

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    1. Anonymous29/7/15 22:49

      First for DOGSO with penalty kick at the same time, second one for tackle. Both correct. Very good game from Taylor.

      Only one situation, when Lech Poznan scored a goal, first shoot hit the bar and the ball crossed the line, then was bounced off the goal. There was a stricker who kicked the ball for the second time and scored. AR2 confirmed the second situation, however, almost for sure first shot got in.

      Any way, really a very good game.

      MK

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    2. The first one for DOGSO, the second one for SFP. Videos as soon as possible (today!). I think both are good cases to discuss about.

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    3. Anonymous29/7/15 22:56

      Try this link for DOGSO
      http://sport.tvp.pl/21024996/el-lm-lech-fc-basel-buric-broni-karnego?source_id=21024996
      MK

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    4. Anonymous29/7/15 23:00

      1-1 goal situation
      http://sport.tvp.pl/21024944/el-lm-lech-fc-basel-11-gol-thomalli?source_id=21024944

      and SFP
      http://sport.tvp.pl/21025123/el-lm-lech-fc-basel-czerwona-kartka-dla-xhaki

      MK

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    5. Anonymous29/7/15 23:02

      Video not available in certain countries.

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    6. Anonymous29/7/15 23:02

      Thanks Ref1. I wait

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    7. Anonymous29/7/15 23:03

      Links don't work outside Poland. Can you find another way to upload the videos?

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    8. I will upload them in next hour.

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    9. Red card for DOGSO
      https://vid.me/DPzy

      Red card for SFP
      https://vid.me/7jMs

      Some other situations to follow...

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    10. Anonymous30/7/15 06:49

      Thanks. Color of the card is correct, obvious goal scoring opportunity. The foul could look like a easy call, but even a soft pushing in this case has to be punished. Well done.
      About the serious foul play, the kind of the tackle is surely more RC than YC but I see that the contact is minimal or even not existing (I mean at first by studs).
      In doubt, I think Taylor did well. Too clumsy challenge.
      http://www.imagebam.com/image/bbc509425176418

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    11. Regarding DOGSO, I have my strong doubts whether the player controls the ball sufficiently. IMO, the ball was moving to the left, the GK was very close. Nonetheless, we must congratulate Taylor detecting that slight contact.

      Regarding SFP, I would like to see such red cards in all the upcoming UEFA season. Excellent!

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    12. The last replay for me makes the case for DOGSO stronger. The attacker has possession of the ball and since the GK isn't there, there is a high chance of GSO.

      About SFP. The referee punishes intention. The image showed above makes things clear. Very good decision.

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    13. Other scenes from this game.

      Strong start into the game. Two fouls, one missed. Were yellow cards needed?
      https://vid.me/0DOh
      https://vid.me/M6iX

      Good teaching material. John Brooks flags offside in this situation.
      https://vid.me/qkb1

      John Brooks probably doesn't perceive that the ball was inside the goal.
      https://vid.me/IKmM

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    14. Anonymous30/7/15 12:40

      I would go for:

      Scene 1: Foul, no yellow.
      Scene 2: No foul.
      Scene 3: No offside (attacker doesn't interfere with play nor defender).
      Scene 4: He definitely missed the ball crossing the goal line. It was no easy decision, though I think he could have anticipated better on the situation on positioning himself to the goal line, since that player was going to shoot (on target).

      After have missed a goal in last week's Europa League and yesterday, Brooks should analyse how to deal with these moments. It cannot happen to often...

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    15. Anonymous30/7/15 13:32

      1) for me no foul
      2) foul by Basel player
      3) no offside, I agree with previous comment
      4) it would have been nice to know whether an AAR would have spotted this goal

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    16. DOGSO and PK
      It seems I am the only one who thinks the second situation was rather yellow than a red card. The player intentionally pulled his leg/foot/studs back, makes almost no touch.
      1) Foul, YC
      2) Foul
      3) No offside
      4) Goal, the ball has crossed the line. regarding the comment above, even if the AR perceived the shot I doubt he could have moved that fast to be on the touch line. But that type of situation is exactly the reason why UEFA decided to have AAR, who was a key man to make the call.

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    17. Anonymous30/7/15 14:47

      I also don't think that you can expect from an assistant referee (or human in general) to move that fast to the goal line, but it is about anticipating: as assistant referee you must be prepared for the next situation, in this case that shot. And again, I absolutely don't expect from AR Brooks to be on the goal line, but at least he could have seen coming that shot. That was my point (Anonymous, 12:40 PM).

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  12. Anonymous30/7/15 00:00

    Collum with some positive moments but also some strange decisions tonight in Vienna. Furthermore he showed some leaks in his tactical approach what was surprising for me considering he is an elite referee.

    I am no fan of his style and cannot understand many things he did but all in all he did nothing very wrong. 8,2 for me. AR2 with a good behavior at the RC.

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    1. Anonymous30/7/15 00:39

      I agree, overall Collum had a good game today. his presence was pretty obvious especially when sending of Schwab from Rapid after a horrible attack. Very proactive and preventive approach!

      His disciplinary measures were quite appropriate even though he missed a foul against Rapid before his first caution in the game. might not have occured otherwise.

      Strange situation after 20' minutes when 2 ajax players clearly delayed the restart for tactical reasons in the center. when a dutch defender dropped the ball after carrying it away from a freekick, one of his teammates picked it up again and carried it away too. Imo clear YELLOW CARD for unsporting behaviour!

      Not worse than 8.3 though!

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    2. Especially in the first half, he missed some fouls and had some strange calls. The red card was very well done and he was often preventive in his manner.
      I indeed remember the situation in '20. I don't agree that a YC was needed, but a strong warning should be given IMO. His warnings were not always consistent, which was for me his mayor problem of the evening. Furthermore, he sometimes used too much signals (for example, he signaled at least at five different moments throw in with some gestures). IMO, he missed two clear fouls in minute '23. The second one he seemed to whistle, but than he signaled play on again, and finally the ball was kicked out by a player of Rapid. Another moment was in minute '15, when the ball went out and Collum did not signal anything, Rapid thought it could take the ball, but than suddenly Ajax took it. They threw the ball in the pitch, after which Collum seemed to signal 'Well okay, than we go that way.' Second half was better.
      But over all, I think he should get 8.3. AR2 had a good evening, with an important good-call before de 0-1, which was a close descision.
      For me: Collum 8.3 , MacGraith 8.4, Connor 8.5, Beaton 8.4.

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    3. Anonymous30/7/15 12:47

      Nice to read some other opinions. The point you mentioned, that he used too much signals (especially throw-ins), is really true.

      He had two verbal warnings for delaying the restart of the game by an Ajax player, in my opinion is that too much, especially regarding that verbal warnings are not appropriate for unsporting behaviors.

      All in all I hold my opinion: 8.2
      I can agree with 8.5 for AR2.

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  13. Anonymous30/7/15 13:02

    i consider 8.5 for AR2 too high. He had several difficulties with deciding throw-ins in a convincing way. At least in the stadium it seemed like, he was too often waiting for the refs help. Very good teamwork in the red card-situation though. so imo 8.4 appropriate!

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