October 18, 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 3 (I)

Portuguese Manuel De Sousa is back in Champions League: His team will take charge of BATE Borisov - FC Barcelona on Tuesday. Apart from that, UEFA has once again proven their faith in solving problems by simply removing an additional assistant referee from a team: Clément Turpin will go to Porto without Fredy Fautrel.

Full Concentration: Portuguese Manuel De Sousa


E| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
BATE Borisov - FC Barcelona
Referee: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bertino Miranda (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Alvaro Mesquita (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: João Capela (POR)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Santos (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Armen Minasyan (ARM)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

E| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
BayArena, Leverkusen (GER)
Bayer Leverkusen - AS Roma
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sandor Ando-Szabo (HUN)
Fourth Official: Peter Berettyán (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Nils Fisketjonn (NOR)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry (ENG)

F| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
Emirates Stadium, London (ENG)
Arsenal FC - Bayern München
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Cem Satman (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Michele Uva (ITA)
Blog Referee Observer: Mike (AUT)

F| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
Dinamo Zagreb - Olympiakos
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Steen Dahrup (DEN)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

G| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (UKR)
Dynamo Kyiv - Chelsea FC
Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mitja Zganec (SVN)
Fourth Official: Manuel Vidali (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Antonov (MDA)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

G| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
Estádio do Dragão, Porto (POR)
FC Porto - Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Cano (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Fourth Official: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick McGrath (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

H| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
Stadion Petrovskiy, St Petersburg (RUS)
Zenit - Olympique Lyon
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: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: John Brooks (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Jake (FRO)

H| 20.10.2015, 20:45 CET
Estadi de Mestalla, Valencia (ESP)
Valencia CF - KAA Gent
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Achmüller (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Fritz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Fourth Official: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

95 Comments:

  1. I think that UEFA treats Zwayer in a good way. A second CL match in order to gain experience and, in paper, a little more challenging than the first one. I really hope he will be good.

    Atkinson and Cakir get big matches, as expected. Turpin, with only Porto-Maccabi. Surely not a match for an Elite Referee. Skomina seems to be back on his good form and I think that UEFA has Euro plans for him, if he continues like this. Tagliavento with a possible hot match. I think that can be a test whether he can stay on Elite.

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    1. I think that Felix Zwayer might also benefit from Deniz Aytekin's current presence at the FIFA U-17 World Cup which makes him unavailable for any UEFA UCL (and EL) appointments on MD3 and MD4.

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    2. I think he would have got CL even with Aytekin being at home.

      Apropos Aytekin: Supportable RC in yesterday's NGA-USA U17 match for violent conduct, fully taken by Strömbergsson (4th official).

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    3. About Tagliavento, I'm quite pessimistic. I think it is not an appointment for testing him, but just to give a further presence. The game will be anyway very important, considering that both teams have three points. Matteo Passeri, AR2, will be at his debut in CL group stage, he showed some good performance in the last serie A appearances. Good luck.
      Very important matches for Cakir, Kassai and Skomina. The latter ones are absolutely recoreved and they have again full trust by committee, it is now clear. Hopefully Kassai will convince more than Manchester United - Wolfsburg, this time.
      I agree with Niclas regarding Zwayer, I don't see this appointment related to Aytekin's absence. Zwayer will be soon the third German Elite, who is still needed at moment.
      Turpin appointed wihout Fautrel, at least committee admitted the mistakes made, but of course Turpin's plans go on, so we will see him again in (perhaps only on the paper) less interesting match than his previous one.
      Welcome back to De Sousa, normal appointment for Atkinson.

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  2. I would prefer Turpin in EL. Porto-Maccabi is a suitable match for a First cattegory referee with chances for a soon promotion. I agree Skomina has recovered Uefa trust and Kassai too, in my opinion

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    1. I would say Kassai did not convince by 100% yet - I see Skomina ahead of him. But very likely both are good bets for France 2016, specially Skomina, who can handle every team without any possible geographical conflict.

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  3. OT:
    Ukraine - Slovenia
    Sweden - Denmark
    Bosnia & Herz. - Rep. of Ireland
    Norway - Hungary

    The schedule of the play-offs will be published by UEFA within one hour of the draw. The eight matches will be spread over the six days, with the first legs on 12–14 November and the second legs on 15–17 November. The kickoff times will be 18:00 or 20:45 CET

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    1. Sweden - Denmark and Bosnia - Ireland will be very hot matches in my opinion!

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    2. Early predictions:

      UKR - SVN: Velasco/Clattenburg
      SWE - DEN: Rizzoli/Cakir
      BIH - IRL: Eriksson/Mazic
      NOR - HUN: Atkinson/Kuipers

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    3. Sorry, just noticed my error... Will swap Kuipers and Mazic ;)

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    4. Mine is
      UKR-SVN Eriksson Rizzoli
      NOR-HUN Undiano Mallenco Clattenburg
      SWE-DEN Kuipers Brych
      BHR-IRL Mazic Cakir

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    5. Mine:
      UKR - SVN: Velasco / Brych
      SWE - DEN: Mazic / Atkinson
      BIH - IRL: Kralovec / Moen
      NOR - HUN: Clattenburg / Kuipers

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    6. Mine:

      UKR - SVN: Eriksson / Rizzoli
      SWE - DEN: Velasco / Cakir
      NOR - HUN: Skomina / Atkinson
      BIH - IRL: Brych / Kuipers

      Interesting that Cakir already handled 1 team of each duel in the qualifiers (Serbia-Denmark, Spain-Ukraine, Northern Ireland-Hungary and Poland-Ireland). Not sure whether this keeps him out of any match.

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    7. Velasco handled too one month ago Sweden-Austria

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    8. Ah, Brych. Forgot about him; he'll definitely get a play-off.

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    9. Uh thanks, stupidity. Maybe we'll see Mateu Lahoz there instead.

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  4. Malmö-Shaktar Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Paris SG -Real Madrid Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

    CSKA Moskva-Man.Utd Alberto Undiano Mallenco (ESP)
    Wolfsburg-PSV Craig Thomson (SCO)

    Atlético-Astana Anastosis Sidiropoulos (GRE)
    Galatasaray-Benfica Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

    Juventus-Mönchengladbach Sergey Karasev (RUS)
    Man.City-Sevilla Milorad Mazic (SRB)

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  5. Not surprising to see de Sousa to have at least someone Portuguese in the CL group stage (Soares Dias could follow). BUT: Wasn't he injured? According to worldfootball.net his last match in Primeira Liga was at the end of August. Strange to appoint him directly for CL now.

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    1. He officiated EURO qualifying match.

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    2. Proenca is active. But to be honest Manuel de Sousa deserved this chance (as well as many others in the past who hadn't so important person to lobbying though).

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    3. I am not so sure, since Proenca is not joining the UEFA Committee anymore.

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    4. Do you think he's not active in UEFA refereeing although he was chosen for Committee? ;)

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    5. As far as I can see his current position in Portuguese football does not allow influences in refereeing.

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    6. Just theoretically. :)

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  6. Yes, in Portugal De Sousa has been injured. Probably will be recovering.

    He deserves this nomination. Good luck!
    There was justice and it would be the elite.

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  7. Incredible mistake by Bastian Dankert in Bundesliga!

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  8. UEFA said " Cakir is the best" again.

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    1. Nice that AAR1 intervened for a situation on the other side!

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  10. Missed penalty for De Sousa by handball? I think so

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    1. It doesn't seem deliberate.

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  11. 1st half impressions:

    - missed penalty by Skomina (Chelsea)
    - missed 2nd YC by Kassai (reckless tackle by Nainggolan who was already cautioned, poor body language and management as well, Kassai did not care about the non-offending player's safety at all)
    - correct penalty by Kassai upon AAR1 input
    - Turpin's AAR(2) now even make(s) discreet hand signals for clear goals..

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    1. And the 2-2 by AS Roma is interesting in terms of offside. For me no punishable interference, a player in offside was not close to the ball, did not clearly attempt to play / reach the ball but was at least somehow in the LEV defender's way who shortly pushed the ROM player... all in all no offside is the correct decision for me.

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    2. And what about missed penalty for Roma (foul against Gervinho) and RC? Camera from behind showed that the penalty was clear and obvious. Two crucial mistakes in one for Kassai. About 2nd YC for Nainggolan: he played the ball first (in almost identical situation Cakir didn't whistle foul), but if Kassai whistled foul, and he did, second YC was mandatory. Very poor performance from Kassai. He proved again that he is in a bad shape and doesn't deserve to officiate such a big matches.

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    3. Didn't see the situation you mentioned, do you have a minute?

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    4. Minute 33' or 34'. De Rossi protested because of that, and was cautioned in 35'.

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    5. Thanks, will watch it later.

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  12. Missed penalty by cakir... Handball

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  13. Apparently Cakir and co. missed a penalty in favour of Bayern; Sanchez handling in the box.

    Did anybody see it...?

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    1. Sky showed the slomo... Clear Penalty

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    2. Cheers. Just seen a replay, I agree.

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    3. Can you tell me in what minute there was a replay? It seems broadcasters other than Sky didn't show it. Unfortunately, there is no evidence of handball from overall view and Bayern players weren't protesting much.

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    4. 44th minute. Sanchez clearly moves his hand toward the ball; and there were protests from Bayern players. Sorry, but they only show the slomo replay at half-time...

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    5. I saw that scene but without a replay it's impossible to assess this scene in an observer report :/

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  14. Nainggolan again with a CLEAR dive, very easy decision. Kassai gives free-kick for ROM, ROM scores it directly into the goal. The next crucial mistake.

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  15. Second goal for Porto very likely small offside.

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  16. Maybe Kassai missed a penalty for Leverkusen

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  17. Goal for Arsenal could be also handball... Waiting for the replay

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    1. I am not and home, and watching matches on the mobile phone with interruptions. Possible handball for me, too (from the camera behind right post). Also, I haven't seen properly whether Giroud was offside.

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    2. No offside, but handball.

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    3. Handball, yes. Deliberate? No.

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    4. No deliberate for sure, but it helped the ball to cross the line. Tough decision.

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    5. I cant understand that goal can be scored by hand....even if it was not deliberate. The LOG needs to changes and I hope that it will coming next year.

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    6. I cant understand that goal can be scored by hand....even if it was not deliberate. The LOG needs to changes and I hope that it will coming next year.

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  18. Missed red card to Karnitsky from Bate! Very dangerous fault. Only yellow card given by De Sousa! Important mistake!!

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    1. I have to agree. Specially the last replay showed that this was SFP.

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    2. 9 YC in this game. Too many?

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    3. And 8 YC from Zwayer.

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  19. Third goal for Zenit - assistant was offside.

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  20. Why 4 minutes overtime in London?

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  21. Great decision from Cakir's AAR2 - goal for Arsenal.

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    1. Well done by Simsek, even with the stretched beepstick pointed to the midfield. Mr Collina will be happy..

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    2. Luckily he saw that, there was a player almost impeding him! Very brave!

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    3. My compliments, Mister Simsek! Very, very well done.

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  22. Excellent decision by Cakir's AAR2! Well done! The ball fully crossed the line.

    K.S.

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    1. Correct but in my opinion he could not see it... Neuer was in his view! Impossible...

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  23. - Unlucky Kassai today. Penalty decision leading to 1:0 was correct, but mandatory 2nd YC missed for Nainggolan. Free kick before 2:3 was absolutely wrong, there was not even a contact. A missed penalty for Leverkusen has to be mentioned too.
    - Excellent goal decision by AAR2 Simsek in Cakir's match. Great decision!

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    1. To Kassai's penalty: He decided to play on, the worse positoned AAR1 overruled him. As far as I know anyway a crucial mistake by the ref? Would be dramatically for him - his third CM, his mark not far away from 6.9.

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    2. Even more very poor management, he had to avoid such gesture, or, to be consistent, overruling AAR1 (refusing the call). That's shows how much he was unsure this evening. I'm sorry but one must say that. Kassai not in top form.

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    3. Very strange that Kassai was again on the pitch, after poor performance in the match Manchester-Wolfsburg on MD2 (Chefren gave him 7,8, and he deserved that mark). Tonight, officiated another important match between big European clubs, and was even worse. I believe that he won't be going above 7,3 this time. Don't know what Collina plans with him, but my opinion is that he is far away from the place on EURO next year. There are many better referees at the moment than he is.

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    4. I wonder about his positioning at the free-kick to the (irregular) 2:3. I have never seen a positioning like that before, especially at this level of refereeing. Completely bad IMO.

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  24. Tagliavento with a penalty appeal in 90+3' (last scene). Distance is close but hand is wide open and surely not natural position.

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    1. So your opinion is penalty? It would be nice to watch this scene.

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  26. Great decision by Simsek? This is the reason, why he is in the team... HIS JOB!!!!
    But in my opinion hi couldn't have seen, that the ball crossed the line because he could only see the back of Neuer...
    Goal line technology is the better way an this must also be clear for PLC

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    1. It is his job but you can do your job bad, as expected or good. Are you a referee too? It must be allowed to praise very well decisions especially when they are that difficult to judge, as you correctly said.

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    2. yes... I'm a referee too...
      It is allowed to praise good or excellent decisions - but i can not explain who can he be sure here... he could only see the back of Neuer...

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    3. additional - i'm also happy, if anybody give me a honour for a good decision but i can only be really happy, if it was no luck that the decision was true :-)

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    4. he does not need to see the ball per se to make the call. in fact, if he can clearly see the line and not the ball means it is way inside.

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  27. De Sousa:
    1) handball penalty appeal: https://vid.me/8pap
    2) yellow card to Karnitski: https://vid.me/NsO2

    Kassai:
    1) no card for a foul of previously booked Nainggolan: https://vid.me/KezX
    2) penalty appeal: https://vid.me/mfWf

    You want any other scenes, just tell me the exact minute :)

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    1. De Sousa: deliberate handball and missed RC. Brutal foul directly on the man. Do you see any chance to hit the ball? That's terrible.

      Kassai: second YC to be given and missed free kick (DOGSO) but difficult. If Gervinho falls down, then you must decide for simulation. Nosense to play on.

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    2. De Sousa : IMO not deliberate handball and no penalty. There were challenge for the ball, very short distance between the ball and hand and it looks like accidental situation. The referee decision IMO could be supported. The other situation of De Sousa with YC are more difficult - high speed, intensity, no possibility play the ball , but the question it was really dangerous for opponent safety ? The player made this foul with open leg ? He used the stick ? YC in my opinion was without any discus, but some doubts about RC.....

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    3. Kassai : clear second YC must be given....

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    4. De Sousa : IMO not deliberate handball and no penalty. There were challenge for the ball, very short distance between the ball and hand and it looks like accidental situation. The referee decision IMO could be supported. The other situation of De Sousa with YC are more difficult - high speed, intensity, no possibility play the ball , but the question it was really dangerous for opponent safety ? The player made this foul with open leg ? He used the stick ? YC in my opinion was without any discus, but some doubts about RC.....

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    5. For me: penalty and RC missed from De Sousa.

      Mandatory second YC and missed clear penalty (contact on the line) and also RC from Kassai. Last slow motion (camera from behind) shows contact and foul from LEV #5, if you watch carefully. I saw it last night even I was watching match on the mobile phone.

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  28. This is the scene from Tagliavento's match, mentioned above by Edward.

    https://vid.me/NsY2

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    1. 3 minutes and corner kick 93:56. How to make things difficult...
      Very short distance, sudden ball but the arm in that position is still a risk, no reason to do that, I thhink that, according to UEFA, this should be penalty. Very likely Tagliavento had not even the time to see the touch, but he looked to be convinced about the decision to play on. That is, at least, good.

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    2. @Ref1: could you please provide a link to Skomina's penalty miss? Thanks in advance.

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    3. You mean this scene?

      https://vid.me/ZPXA

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    4. In my opinion, this is a very difficult situation to assess. Defender's leg clearly out, he doesn't hit the ball, but there isn't any contact (at least according to these replays) with Fabregas.
      I think that Skomina could be backed, at first glance it looked like a clear foul, but it seems different now. What do you think?

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    5. Sky Germany had a different camera angle. From that one it was a clear penalty (not the second contact but the first one).

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    6. 26.40 video minute.
      http://www.fullmatchesandshows.com/2015/10/20/dynamo-kyiv-vs-chelsea-highlights-full-match/#4

      Small trip, but a trip making him fall...

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