September 27, 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 2 (I)

UEFA has designated the referees for the first part of Champions League's Matchday 2. Aleksei Kulbakov and his team (photo) will attend his second Champions League match in Munich observed by Roberto Rosetti, while two English and two Spaniards will cover Groups E and G respectively.




E| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Borisov Arena, Borisov (BLR)
BATE Borisov - AS Roma
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Ormandjiev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Wolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

E| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Camp Nou, Barcelona (ESP)
FC Barcelona - Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Child (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Fourth Official: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: David Griffiths (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Michel Vautrot (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

F| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Emirates Stadium, London (ENG)
Arsenal FC - Olympiakos
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Blom (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Fourth Official: Mario Diks (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

F| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Allianz Arena, München (GER)
Bayern München - Dinamo Zagreb
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Vitali Maliutsin (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleh Maslianka (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Siarhei Tsynkevich (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dzianis Shcharbakou (BLR)
Fourth Official: Dzmitry Zhuk (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

G| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
FC Porto - Chelsea FC
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alejandro Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

G| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv - Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Nebojša Ivković (SRB)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

H| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Petrovskiy, St Petersburg (RUS)
Zenit - KAA Gent
Referee: Matej Jug (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matej Žunič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Gregor Rojko (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mitja Žganec (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Balažič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry (ENG)

H| 29.09.2015, 20:45 CET
Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA)
Olympique Lyon - Valencia CF
Referee: Milorad Mažić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Djurdjević (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Danilo Grujić (SRB)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nenad Djokić (SRB)
Fourth Official: Nemanja Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Farina (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)
Blog Referee Observer: Jake (FRO)

119 Comments:

  1. Anonymous27/9/15 10:40

    Those appointments mean that no other Elite spaniard nor first group can be appointed this week. Mateu Lahoz will have with him both Estrada and Undiano's first AR. Fernández Borbalán will have Clos Gómez and Velasco's first AR.

    It is possible, however, to see Gil Manzano with Nevado Rodríguez (AR1), Aguilar Rodríguez, Sobrino Magán or Barbero Sevilla as AR2/FO, and Martínez Munuera and a non-FIFA referee (Vicandi Garrido?) as AAR.

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  2. Anonymous27/9/15 11:24

    Team Jonas Eriksson referees a Stockholm derby today, and none of his normal AAR's referees on Monday, so I expect the Swedish team to have a UCL match on Wednesday.

    /Swedish observer

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  3. Anonymous27/9/15 11:35

    Kulbakov is really suprising for me. But i expect a good match by the team.

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  4. Great match for Mateu Lahoz. He is able to cope with the biggest pressure and apparently it matters for UEFA and not an amount of 'crucial mistakes'. We observe such tactic in last years.

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    1. Anonymous27/9/15 11:52

      Matéu is another caprice of Collina.

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    2. Though I have to say that last season his performance in Sporting-Chelsea was actually awful (disciplinary, foul detection, zero acceptance by the home team and crowd due to an apparent imbalance in the assessment of duels). Obviously Batta was pleased. Let's see how he will do. Fernández at least knows where he stands reading these appointments..

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    3. Anonymous27/9/15 18:46

      FC Porto - Chelsea is the most challenging match this week, which is a testament to how much Collina trusts Mateu Lahoz. To my mind, he's a patchy referee. One of those who advance in their careers but wouldn't do so without a helping hand.

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  5. Niklas: 3/8 today. Not bad.

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  6. Anonymous27/9/15 11:58

    Kevin Blom AAR1. Makkelie 2. I thought the opposite, given the appointment: so Blom should replace, in case, Nijhuis

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    1. It's normally the AAR with the bigger experience and classification who would replace the referee in case of an injury - not necessarily AAR1.

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  7. Mazic changed Filipovic. Now Djokic is AAR2. I hope it is good decision, because Filipovic made big mistakes in 2 or 3 matches in CL and doubts Mazic's reputation.

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    1. Anonymous27/9/15 12:27

      Djokic is the best referee in the SDL, except Mazic. Filipovic has declined forms for a long time. It's very upsetting and mysterious as Filipovic removed from the FIFA list by the Football Association of Serbia, several years ago, and came back to life (though he refereed the final match EURO U17 2007 Spain vs England) and was a referee who was promising.
      http://worldreferee.com/site/copy.php?linkID=829&linkType=referee&contextType=stats

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    2. Anonymous27/9/15 23:35

      Nole Djokovic, Serbian superstar :-)

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  8. Anonymous27/9/15 12:48

    What do you think what referee will in UEL Sparta-Apoel be?

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  9. Anonymous27/9/15 12:49

    Strange situation from the Swedish League. Lerjéus said afterwards that he let the play on but didn't signalised for a goal because he thought it was hand but wanted to check it with his AD first.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7QA6EpKh1o

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    1. Anonymous27/9/15 15:22

      Did he give yellow card to the infractor?

      JS

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    2. And correct decision and procedure indeed. That being said, the defender who bumped the referee should get AT LEAST a caution.

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    3. Anonymous27/9/15 16:09

      Yes, the captain did receive a YC.

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  10. Anonymous27/9/15 13:54

    Not "nice", the same in Blegium last week in Gent-Standard ( http://www.rtbf.be/video/detail_la-gantoise-standard-4-1-le-resume?id=2044612 - after 50"). First the referee allowed the goal and than disallowed thanks to AR

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    1. Anonymous27/9/15 15:21

      The video is blocked for countries other than Belgium.

      JS

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    2. Anonymous27/9/15 17:51

      Maybe this one will be ok... http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/videozone/sporten/voetbal/JupilerProLeague/JupilerProLeague-1516/JPL_Verslagen-1516/JPL_Verslagen_SP8/1.2441735. situation after 50 second in the video

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  11. Today Pavel Královec is handling a game in Qatar Stars League (Al-Rayyan vs Umm Salal). He is accompanied by Martin Wilczek and Radoslav Kotík.

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  12. News designations:
    Astana-Galatasaray, Turpin
    A.Madr-Benfica, Tagliavento
    Bor.Mönch.-City, Çakir
    Juventus-Sevilla, Kassai
    Shakhtar-PSG, Rocchi
    Malmö-Real, Aytekin
    United-Wolfsburg, Hansen
    CSKA-PSV, Eriksson

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  13. Anonymous27/9/15 18:54

    My predictions:

    GROUP A
    Malmö - Real Madrid: Artur SOARES DIAS
    Shaktar Donetsk - PSG: Deniz AYTEKIN

    GROUP B
    CSKA - PSV: Paolo TAGLIAVENTO
    Man. United - Wolfsburg: Gianluca ROCCHI

    GROUP C
    At. Madrid - Benfica: Viktor KASSAI
    Astana - Galatasaray: Clément TURPIN

    GROUP D
    Juventus - Sevilla: Jonas ERIKSSON
    Man. City - M'gladbach: Cüneyt ÇAKIR

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    1. Mine:

      Malmö - Real: Aytekin (FIFA committee member as observer should indicate it)
      Shakhtar - PSG: Cakir
      CSKA - PSV: Buquet
      ManU - Wolfsburg: Turpin
      Atlético - Benfica: Rocchi
      Astana - Galatasaray: De Sousa
      Juventus - Sevilla: Eriksson
      M'gladbach - ManCity: Kassai

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    2. Anonymous27/9/15 19:27

      Niclas, Jorge Sousa has been injured for few weeks now. I don't believe he has already recovered since he hasn't been appointed for domestic games.

      JS

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    3. Thanks, I probably overread that in the past!

      Well then I have no idea who could be the 8th name appointed tomorrow. Gräfe or Soares came to my mind but I don't think so.

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    4. Anonymous27/9/15 20:16

      Niclas, Artur Soares Dias can't officiate in Group C due to Benfica. Anyway, I've got a feeling he will be appointed. Let's see.

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    5. If Soares gets a match, then I would see him rather in Group B, in Moscow (Buquet could go to Kazakhstan instead).

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    6. I can't understand why UEFA insists on Soares Dias. A referee without personality IMO.

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    7. I also can't understand why Turpin has been pushed instead of Buquet but it's UEFA with all those politics.

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    8. Anonymous27/9/15 20:48

      A referee without personality? All other referees have personality? I don't understand this statement.

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    9. IMO Turpin is a rough diamond which / who must be treated correctly. No, I mean his talent is absolutely obvious, but throwing him into the fire like UEFA prefers to do it is a no-go and is dangerous as often said. I only saw Buquet two or three times and did not see a comparable talent and prospect for the future (growing potential). Soares Dias had some good days last season but we surely also remember some / maybe too many bad days.

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    10. Edward,

      What implication with Soares Dias!
      He is better than proença and much better than Benquerença.
      All referees make mistakes.

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    11. @DA

      Domestically maybe Soares Dias was good. But having seen him twice on UEFA level (1 was live), he was far from convincing.

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    12. Anonymous28/9/15 09:19

      Niclas, as far as french referees are concerned, what do you think about Bastien? I think he is a HUGE talent, along with Turpin.
      He definitely needs time but IMO within a few years he'll be among the best UEFA officials.

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    13. I observed Benoit in Fenerbahce - Molde. Clearly a huge talent IMO. He produced one of the best performances I have ever seen. I think that in a few years he will be in Elite.

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  14. Anonymous27/9/15 18:57

    Really surprsing Clattenburg in Borisov!

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  15. Anonymous27/9/15 19:44

    Mourinho said Porto-Chelsea will be as when 2 old friends meets and no tense in this game so I do not understand why do you think this game will be tough for Lahoz who has biggest game in form av tense behind him in form of el classico ,madrid and basq derbys and many more tougher games then this game. Sporting-Chelsea was many cards because Mourinho said many times he did not like Sporting and Benfica.

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    1. Anonymous27/9/15 19:59

      @Anonymous 7:44 PM, do you really believe in what you said? It's clear you don't know Mourinho by any means. Mourinho never misses a trick!!

      FC Porto - Chelsea is in fact the most challenging clash this week theoretically. Let's see how things will shake out.

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  16. Anonymous27/9/15 20:49

    Natalia Avdonchenko (RUS) observing Dumitri Muntean (MDA) in CSKA-PSV Youth League match. Is that first time that women observer is observing in man competition? I know there are women delegates, I have never seen that situation with observers.

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    1. Anonymous27/9/15 20:56

      It is the first time ever.

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    2. Does anyone have a list of sort of Women observers for UEFA?

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    3. Anonymous28/9/15 00:59

      It is not the first time...Plzeň Youth - Bayern Youth: 05/11/2013 - Ádám Laszlo Németh (Hungary, FIFA till 2014), Zsolt Attila Szpisjak, Peter Berettyán, 4OFF Orel Pavel (Czech Republic)

      Delegate ------- Delferiere David (Belgium)

      Referee Observer-----Damkova Dagmar (Czech Republic)

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  17. Velasco in Sociedad: penalty or not for Athletic in 40. minute? Clear handball, the goal was saved, it wasn't deliberate, but...

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  18. Busy Sergey Karasev in Moscow derby between CSKA and Lokomotiv. Two controversial penalties and Vedran Ćorluka (Lokomotiv) sent off for second yellow card. It was for dissent. Karasev was trying to give him a chance to cool down by warning him and trying to ignore him but Ćorluka acted as he wanted this second yellow card and continued his dissent. Then, terrible scenes from him after being sent off. I hope he'll get a longer than one-match ban for his actions towards Karasev and Matyunin (4th).

    Here, full refereeing highlights from this game:
    https://sendvid.com/56fhhjn1

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  19. Anonymous28/9/15 14:06

    For me maccabi-kiev is more challenging game then Porto-Chelsea. Small sold out stadium with fanatic fans very close to the pitch and 2 teams who can not afford point lose so David borbolan will have more diffuculties here then his spanish collegue Lahoz. But I agree with you that Porto-Chelsea is biggest game tomorrow from football perspective.

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    1. Anonymous29/9/15 14:18

      Why do they play in Haifa and not in Tel Aviv?

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    2. Anonymous29/9/15 20:51

      I guess safety issues.

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    3. Anonymous30/9/15 00:49

      bigger and better stadium and category 4

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  20. Missed penalty for handball by Kulbakov

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  21. Anonymous29/9/15 21:01

    A player from AS Roma was playing with a ring, spotted only a few minutes ago. Incredible.

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  22. Foul by Bernat in the build up to the Bayern goal

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  23. Great performance from Mazic and his team at Gerland in 1st half.

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    1. Anonymous29/9/15 22:46

      I am not Mazic's fan, but to tell the truth, he was really great tonight. Total control from first until last minute. Denied 3 penalty appeals from Lyon, and all of them were acceptable, or I should say excellent decisions. I read here about Djokic and tonight he convinced me that he is going to be much better AAR2 than Filipovic - 2 crucial decisions (possible foul - no foul, and possible handball - the ball hit stomach) and he did it good. Good match, 4 or 5 bars and posts, great intensity, and very good officials. For tonight - this was well done.

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  24. Very good Mateu Lahoz in Porto - Chelsea. His usual style works perfectly for this match. He is respected and liked by players. Well applied advantage ended in first yellow card (19'). I always have my doubts whether a yellow card should be issued in situations like that in 45+1'. The player runs close to the box, horizontally to it and is tactically fouled. Yellow card for SPA? Lahoz chose to not caution Danilo.

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    1. Anonymous29/9/15 21:59

      Are you kidding me? Absolutely awful foul detection and a disaster as far as discipline is concerned. This huge match definitely deserved a real Elite referee.

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    2. @ A.B. Mazic brilliant tonight, some tough situations to decide, did it correct. No mistake whatsoever in quite challenging match. Foul control, as well as disciplinary at the highest level. 8.5 I think. And read here that Lahoz had again disaster night. You can not compare them. Like him or not, Mazic is one of the best referees in Europe (3 year in a row in EL semifinal).

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  25. Anonymous29/9/15 21:40

    Quite a good performance by Atkinson in Barcelona-Leverkusen. Well spotted dive by Neymar (correct YC). Maybe a missed YC at about minute 43 for Leverkusen.

    K.S.

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  26. Anonymous29/9/15 21:40

    Excellent first half from Mazic. Good foul detection, no YC (not needed), two times great advantages... No penalty for Lyon before 1st goal - very good decision. AR1 and 2 also good, they had two off-sides hard to detect (1 each), and their decisions were good.

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    1. Anonymous29/9/15 21:56

      Mazic missed a yellow card in min 8 for reckless takle.

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    2. Absolutely not! Beginning of the match, lenient approach which was great to me. Players accepted it. Full control of the match in first half, as well as in the second (between 51st and 66th minute, which is now when I am writing, he gave 4 YC, all of them well done).

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    3. Anonymous29/9/15 22:49

      IMO Mazig has problems with foul-detection.
      He has also work more about his body language. For me 8,2

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    4. Anonymous29/9/15 23:01

      IMO Mazic hasn't missed one single foul, nor YC, but ok if you say so. Just tell us when did he miss anything... I watched match on French TV, and commentators confirmed all his decisions. For me at least 8.4. And you dislike his body language? What about Collina's body language? Or Aranda's, if you remember him... There are people here that dislike some referees and always, even when they did quite a good job, find something to diminish them. Go and watch Bebek, and his penalties when the ball hits the back.

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    5. Anonymous29/9/15 23:03

      @Nole, please, absolutely no need to "defend" Mažić. Don't enter into any controversy. These are "rigged Anonymous". ;) Agreed with you. Listen to me, please!
      Greetings!

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    6. You are wright. Maybe I was wrong defending him in Malmo-Celtic, but tonight the whole team had a great job, and I just needed to say that. I don't know why people here do not sign in and write, we have lot of anonymous here. But again, you are wright.

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    7. Anonymous29/9/15 23:30

      Don't enter into any kind of controversy. No need! ;)
      Greeting.

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  27. Oh, very hard decision from Danny Makkelie! Did the ball cross the line (second goal for Olympikos)? From 2 angles it didn't seem like that, and Makkelie showed with his hands as the ball was half a meter inside, which is not the case for sure. Very problematic decision.

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    1. Goal-Line technology! What are UEFA waiting for? It's been a revelation in the Premier League.

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  28. Anonymous29/9/15 22:04

    There's a mistake in the appointments above: Friend is AAR2 in Barcelona, not Pawson. Or was the appointment changed?

    However, a solid performance of Atkinson and his team. Maybe he missed a YC for SPA in the late minutes of first half. There wasn't any really crucial decision to take.

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  29. Anonymous29/9/15 22:36

    Sure enough, Mateu Lahoz completely unable to officiate quite an intense and challenging match like FC Porto-Chelsea turned out to be. To cap it all off, a clear penalty at minute 90 due to handball (Marcano).

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  30. Oh, so excellent, outstanding performance by Mateu Lahoz spoilt by AAR2's mistake. Not detected or wrongly intepreted handball, missed penalty for Chelsea in last minutes. I don't know what are those AARs for...

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    1. Anonymous29/9/15 22:44

      But this must see also Lahoz.
      Very poor performance from him.

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    2. Mateu missed the handball marcano.
      The rest was good - the usual style: liberal trial of physical contact.

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    3. Anonymous29/9/15 23:32

      Terrible performance from Mateu Lahoz. Not only the penalty, also foul detection, discipline. He's too bad indeed.

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  31. It is really funny to see how polarised the opinions about Mateu Lahoz are. I'm looking forward Niclas, edward or Chiefren (among others) opinions, which will be unpolitised.

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  32. Anonymous29/9/15 22:44

    Advantage leads a goal.Well done Clatts!

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  33. Anonymous29/9/15 22:44

    Solid performance in Haifa by Fernandez Borbalan - not more, not less.

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  34. Anonymous29/9/15 22:46

    Never seen so many yellow cards in Champions League only secound round group stage, refs getting stronger and stronger and control the games better and better WELL DONE!

    Lahoz was solid today, this game turn out to be very tense and it is very challenging game so most refs would have tough times so it is understandable that he made some misstakes.

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  35. I honestly don't know if Nijhuis knows what positioning means. Interfering with play in several times doesn't certainl;y seem good. We can also discuss about a possible penalty for Arsenal (1st half around 38-39 min.).

    The biggest scene however is Makkelie's goal. Still not convinced about it.

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    1. Anonymous29/9/15 23:30

      I saw a replay, in which the ball had (in my view, I could be wrong) crossed the line. Makkelie didn't hesitate for a second. A great call in my opinion, but as I said before, I could be wrong. But I didn't understand why Nijhuis waited so long before he allowed the goal, I mean, Makkelie was quite sure about his decision.

      K.S.

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    2. Anonymous30/9/15 00:21

      Skysports appear to have shown a video in which the validity of the second Olympiakos goal was proven. The studio analist also confirms the ball having passed the goal line.

      http://www.skysports.com/watch/video/10011581/nicholas-arsenal-shambolic#ooid=4zeDN1dzqcDdiH5-vArSrf7V0s_ELvOY

      But even without a confirmative video clip I don't have any doubts about that goal. Danny Makkelie is positioned perfectly, focused on the situation and immediately reacting with a gesture. And apart from that, watch the Arsenal-players, no protests whatsoever of the players involved. All by all, although not conclusively proven to us by video, we have to accept this decision as the correct one. This is what the AAR's are for!

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  36. Almost 6 YCs per match. And we have Rocchi tomorrow in Madrid.

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  37. Anonymous29/9/15 23:17

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGRT3muhJas
    See hand's gesture by Makkelie. I don't understand why Nijhuis after that needs 3 or 4 secs to allow the goal, stood still without doing anything.

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    1. Anonymous29/9/15 23:29

      I do not understand this scene. Why makes makkelie that gestures? Why needs Nujhuis that long?

      The only explanation would be that they had some problems with their headsets but even if... then Nujhuis should look to Makkelie immediately.

      Bad management...

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    2. Anonymous29/9/15 23:42

      Poor management, not a good impression and it is indeed very strange. If additional assistant referees must show convincing body language (UEFA asks for that), referees should immediately follow them in such decision (Goal / No goal).
      We can speculate.... some options:
      1) Makkelie did the gesture without communicating the goal via headset
      2) Makkelie communicated the goal but Nujhuis hesitated for some reasons, and he was convinced only after a few seconds.
      3) Perhaps AR2 was involved somehow
      4) Nujhuis had a black out

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  38. The missed penalty scene and management skills showed by Mateu Lahoz. No one would have solved it that way. Outstanding if you ask me!

    https://vid.me/oRav

    P.S.
    To all those anonymous(es) hating Mateu Lahoz: you can like his style or not but one single word should be known for you: RESPECT!

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    1. Anonymous30/9/15 01:22

      Agreed, Ref1. BRAVO! I would add great respect!

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    2. Anonymous30/9/15 01:29

      @Ref1, this is unbelievable. There are here lots of people who don't like Mateu as a referee (it's not personal!!) and who saw the reality: he put on yet another disastrous performance tonight. What do you do? As you don't agree with the majority, you say that this is only one person and you even call for respect. Do you know the meaning of the word "ridiculous"? I guess you don't. For God's sake!

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    3. Anonymous30/9/15 02:37

      "Anonymous" may be hundreds or only one, we don't know. If you're paid to embarrass him, then I understand. For Ref1 know that one- real!

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    4. Anonymous30/9/15 02:49

      I just think it's completely ridiculous to say that all the comments criticizing (and in a reasonable fashion) Lahoz is made by the same person. It's like "too many people disagree with me, so this can only be the same"!!! My sainted aunt!

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    5. Anonymous30/9/15 02:50

      are made*

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    6. Anonymous30/9/15 06:46

      Sick! This should all be cut. Who wants to comment, leave e-mail blog administrators. If you think that this will help Undiano Mallenco, you're wrong. Just create an ugly picture and defiance PlC. Perhaps the UEFA Ref's Committee sees this one and you will only make the big problem your "favorite".
      How much are they paying you to embarrass Matéu?

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    7. Obviously missed PK. But who is to blame??? My answer is the TEAM!!! AAR is in a great position to see the handball, AR's position is a bit worse but still good, and the referee (Lahoz) is in the worst, but still accountable, position of the three.
      What should be the mark? 7.9 for all three or...?

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    8. AAR2 has to see that but also Mateu Lahoz had a chance to see that. I guess the observer will only blame AAR2, but I cannot fully discharge the referee here.

      The management is surely a question of taste as well. His mimic and body language are, for my feeling, too offensive. It would be ok if he reached his goal, but Diego Costa did not really stop protesting...

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    9. Is this really a deliberate handball? I don't think so. The is arm in a natural position.

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    10. In my opinion the left upper arm becomes a bit more tense and clearly moves towards the ball. This makes it deliberate for me.

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    11. Deliberate for sure - tensed arm, move towards the ball, clearly deliberate act. However, one have to mention the decision to play on is understandable one. Ball played from small distance, arm close to the body (not typically outstretched), minute of the game (shouldn't have an impact, but...). They probably had doubts and decided in favour of 'no call'. Easy to understand if you are a referee.

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    12. I would side in accidental handball. On a shot from that distance, you cannot blame the player for tensing up in a reflex movement. His hand is in a natural motion for a running player, and he does not move it towards the ball. At that distance, you cannot expect the player to have time to remove his arm from the way. I would be curious to read the UEFA interpretation, though.

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    13. IMO he shifts his upper arm towards the ball. At around 0:20 in the video, I would agree with you that the arm is natural and not moving to the ball. But at 0:21 / 0:22, his arm becomes, as ref1 said, tensed, somehow "guiding" the ball a bit. All this happened immensely quick, of course. Even if it was maybe a human reflex. The handball is for me no undeliberate one to formulate it vice versa. Maybe we soon get to know UEFA's point of view.

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    14. This kind of situations happen very often. Because of that, many deffenders put their hands on the back, showing that they won't play the ball deliberately. In this situations, I believe that more than 90% of the referees would give penalty kick, and I agree with them. Collina would do that for sure, no doubts about that. Probably Porto defender moved his arm reflexively, but he hit the ball, and the ball didn't hit his arm. I shouldn't blame Lahoz for this decision, but AAR2 and AR2 had to see this.

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    15. There is some clear doubt that this is an offence. The player moved his arm to his side and against his body just prior to shot. Shot hit arm. Tensing up -- what does that have to do with anything? Anyone faced with a shot at this level would tense up.

      Don't punish doubtful offences. Great decision.

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  39. Anonymous30/9/15 03:20

    To Mateu Lahoz critics: Have anyone of you guys ever refereed a Champions League game? If no, shut up. Who do you think that you are? Jesus...

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  40. Having good hopes to stop this ridiculous and on-going fight about Mateu Lahoz, which gets more and more offending and annoying, underneath a link to the solution of the second Olympiakos goal. This quite conclusive video was shown in the post match analysis of BT Sports.

    https://vimeo.com/140873118

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    1. Anonymous30/9/15 07:15

      Mazic has been the most criticised here, whether fairly or not, and then tonight receives great reports for his performance which is particularly pleasing to see. If objections to Mateu Lahoz or anyone else are based on facts rather than just opinion then that is perfectly fair and if future performances do show improvement that should be similarly welcome. Players do not expect to retain their places with frequent sub par displays that are fairly reported and the game is not best served if referees are treated any differently, with genuine talent inevitably being held back as a result.
      Irrespective of which side of the argument you stand please keep criticism constructive and show the respect for others which usually makes this such a great site to follow.

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    2. WOW, just WOW! Makkelie probably is - and rightly so - very proud of it. Such should be whole Dutch refereeing.

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    3. Kulbakov's AAR2 had an even more difficult GOAL decision to take and got it right. The ball, due to its effect, even bounced back from the turf behind the goalline so that it almost looked like it could not have been inside.

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    4. I admit that I have a doubt about this goal. Thanks for the video analysis. Very good decision from Makkelie, not an easy one. Funny to see Arsenal's player at the near post, reflexively trying to catch the ball with his hands (I missed that last night, too).

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  41. Anonymous30/9/15 08:34

    Thanks for sharing the link. Well done of Danny Makkelie! So he's right that it was more then close. Michel Platini will be happy with this kind of brave decisions.

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  42. "When will all the bad and especially UNFAIR comments about Mateu Lahoz stop? I mean, he is a great referee and probably all us had never reach his level of refereeing and will never reach in future too. Of course, he has a special style of refereeing, you must not love his style but please... be fair to him and his work!

    Critic is sometimes correct and important too but what you are doing is not critizing, that is mobbing... I did not watch the game tonight but if I read some comments here I get really angry... Or some comments when he is appointed for a game - mobbing before he did his first whistle.

    Please stop it. Please. You don't do something good for you or for this blog. I am really annoyed.

    Kind regards to all the haters out there."


    We underline these words by 120%. As we won't spend more life time with deleting comments of retarded people unable to write fluent English, unable to highlight positives cores in a referee performance, unable to give any sort of accountable identity and abusing the blog for hate paroles against referees, the anonymous function has been disabled.

    Those who REALLY want to contribute to good discussions can do that by creating a (fictive) google account (open ID should work as well) and logging in with their account here.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    1. Great decision, Niclas! My full support! I already wrote about this problem above last night. People, log in and comment. It is quite normal that we write here more about referees' mistakes, but there are several referees which, having great job or not, are always criticized, and somebody always find something bad in their performance. There's been lot of animosity and aversion here. No need. We should try to be realistic.

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  43. Video (two parts) of yesterday's performance of Mateu Lahoz:

    https://vid.me/YlOf
    https://vid.me/J1U0

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    1. Ok, maybe he missed 2 or 3 fouls for Porto, and now I am conviced that the penalty for Chelsea was clear (as I said, I blame AAR2 and AR2 much more than Lahoz). But, this wasn't his disastrous performance, as many people wrote here last night. Not an easy match at all, some of the fouls were on the edge, and I could support Lahoz in most of them. The biggest mistake is penalty, no doubts.

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    2. Mateu with a good performance, unfortunately with the final minutes penalty crucial mistake

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    3. I'm looking at this referee in detail for the first time.

      First half. It is VERY clear that the players have a HIGH degree of respect for the referee and his decisions. Several instances appear to be fouls. However, they are in fact NOT. He clearly, and very clearly, communicates this and the players show understanding. All Cautions are accepted without any difficulties.

      The first foul in the 2nd half, the referee commits to this same communication with one of the coaches -- immediately. Proactive, not reactive. Outstanding. 54.40' he missed one. No need for player to go through opponent. A relationship with players is clear. They communicate with chagrin (not dissent). 61' right decision, but lack of empathy toward injured player.

      The entire match, he clearly shows that he's only going to call it if there is absolutely no doubt. His Cautions are spot on. His communication with players is open. There's doubt about whether the handling is deliberate, so play is allowed to continue. Only one player argues and he's handled in fine fashion, the rest get on with it.

      Great match handled by someone who appears very approachable without ever once being overrun.

      A technical referee will have a few more Cautions, possibly even a Sending Off. However, none are necessary when you can work effectively with the players. This referee has a "feeling" for the match, a "feeling" for the players, and a "feeling" for what the match and players need.

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  44. Anonymous,I agree with you about Djokic,but as the best one referee he has not been signed by FIFA yet. He was suppose to get it last year but some weird things happened in the football association of Serbia and he didn't end up getting it. Btw. Mr. Mazic is the one that recognized that Djokic is the good referee and recruited him on to his own team which was great decision. Mr. Mazic and his team did great job in Lyon last night.

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