October 19, 2015

Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 3

These are the officials appointed by UEFA for 2015/16 Europa League Matchday 3. 




Group C, 22 October 2015, 17:00 CET
Bakcell Arena, Baku (AZE)
Qəbələ - Borussia Dortmund
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
Fourth Official:  Goran Pataki (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prudhon (FRA)

Group G, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITA)
SS Lazio - Rosenborg
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Piotr Sadczuk (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2:  Krzysztof Jakubik (POL)
Fourth Official: Konrad Sapela (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)

Group G, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Dnipro Arena, Dnipropetrovsk (UKR)
Dnipro - AS Saint-Étienne
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nissan Davidy (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ziv Adler (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)
Fourth Official: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Gerhard Sager (SWE)

Group H, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Stadion Lokomotiv, Moscow (RUS)
Lokomotiv Moskva - Beşiktaş
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Jimmy Cremers (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bart Vertenten (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Wim Smet (BEL)
Fourth Official: Dirk Gilon (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer:Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Virgar Hvidbro (FRO)

Group H, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR)
Sporting CP - Skënderbeu
Referee: Clayton Pisani (MLT)
Assistant Referee 1: Alan Camilleri (MLT)
Assistant Referee 2: Mitchell Scerri (MLT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Borg (MLT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Philip Farrugia (MLT)
Fourth Official: Edward Spiteri (MLT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Volodymyr Petrov (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Márton Esterházy (HUN)

Group I, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
St. Jakob-Park, Basel (SUI)
Basel - Belenenses
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Philip Thomas (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Gareth Wyn Jones (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Huw Jones (WAL)
Fourth Official: John Bryn Roberts (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Plarent Kotherja (ALB)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Ixari (MDA)

Group I, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (ITA)
ACF Fiorentina - Lech Poznań
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vyautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jurij Paskovskij (LTU)
Fourth Official:  Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer (AUT)

Group J, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON)
AS Monaco -  Qarabağ
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Henrik Larsen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Tykgaard (DEN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jens Maae (DEN)
Fourth Official:  Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Thor Orrason (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: John Taylor (SCO)

Group J, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
Anderlecht - Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Angelo Boonman (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Martin van den Kerkhof (NED)
Fourth Official: Jan de Vries ((NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Andrey Medintsev (BUL)

Group K, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
Schalke 04 - Sparta Praha
Referee: Artur Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Soares (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Moreira (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Cosme Machado (POR)
Fourth Official: Nuno Pereira (POR) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Simone Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Jevgeņijs Miļevskis (LVA)

Group K, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
GSP, Nicosia (CYP)
APOEL - Asteras
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitrii Mosiakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kiril Levnikov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Lindberg (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Gijs de Jong (NED)

Group L, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
AZ Stadion, Alkmaar (NED)
AZ Alkmaar - Augsburg
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondrej Pelikan (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Paták (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Zbynek Proske (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jan Jilek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Ivo Nádvorník (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Ischenko (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL)

Group L, 22 October 2015, 19:00 CET
Stadion FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB)
Partizan - Athletic
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Michał Obukowicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marcin Borski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Pawel Sokolnicki
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-Louis Piette (FRA)

Group D, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Stadion Wojska Polskiego, Warsaw (POL)
Legia - Club Brugge
Referee: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Maximilian Kolbitsch (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Heidenreich (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Julian Weinberger (AUT)
Fourth Official: Andreas Staudinger (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer:Vaclav Krondl (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Harry Been (NED)

Group D, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Arena Herning, Herning (DEN)
FC Midtjylland - SSC Napoli
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Bas Van Dongen (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Davide Goossens (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dennis Highler (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Fourth Official: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)

Group E, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal (ESP)
Villarreal - Dinamo Minsk
Referee: Sergii Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergii Bekker (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Vitaliy Romanov (UKR)
Fourth Official: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Draženko Kovačić (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Aleš Zavrl (SVN)

Group E, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)
Rapid Wien - Viktoria Plzeň
Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Lee Betts (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madley (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
Fourth Official: Simon Bennett ((ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jon Skjervold (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Martin Sturkenboom (NED)

Group F, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
Braga - Oympique de Marseille
Referee: Alexandru Dan Tudor (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Radu Adrian Stefan Ghinguleac (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer:  Kostadin Gerginov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL)

Group F, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
U Nisy, Liberec (CZE)
Slovan Liberec - Groningen
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mike Pickel (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Christoph Bornhorst (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Frank Willenborg (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Sergey Zuev (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Espen Eriksen (NOR)

Group A, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Molde Stadion, Molde (NOR)
Molde - Celtic
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolai Gobulev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergey Ivanov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Igor Fedotov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Lebedev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michel Praux (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)

Group A, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul (TUR)
Fenerbahçe - Ajax
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Wattebled (FRA)

Group B, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Anfield, Liverpool (ENG)
Liverpool - Rubin Kazan
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Matthias Winsaeur (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
Fourth Official: Richard Hübler (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dani Koren (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Guðmundur Pétursson (ISL)

Group B, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (FRA)
Girondins de Bordeaux - FC Sion
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (MKD)
Assistant Referee 1: Marjan Kirovski (MKD)
Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Kostadinov (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dimitar Meckarovski (MKD)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dejan Jakimovski (MKD)
Fourth Official: Goce Petreski (MKD)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Octavian Goga (ROU)

Group C, 22 October 2015, 21:05 CET
Stadio Toumba, Salonika (GRE)
PAOK - Krasnodar
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mohammed Al Hakim (SWE)
Fourth Official: Stefan Hallberg (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zoran Petrović (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Jānis Mežeckis (LVA)

42 Comments:

  1. I'm almost certain Lee Betts will become FIFA-listed, come the new year. I think Bobby Madley has been nominated, too.

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  2. Fernández Borbalán with only a EL match again. And a new different ARs in this case. I don,t know what is Uefa plan with him

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    1. Why "again"? His first appearance this season was in the CL and his ARs during that match now accompany Alberto Undiano Mallenco and Carlos Velasco Carballo to their CL matches this week. I do not find it "suspicious" that UEFA relies on less than eight out of the ten international ARs (for the four Elite referees) in the CL.

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    2. Among Spanish Elite referees at least it is the first time I can remember one of them he will not be with his usual AR1. And it is not common either among other elite european referees, Peter.

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    3. As far as I remember, Roberto Alonso Fernández already accompanied Carlos Velasco Carballo to three group stage matches and Raúl Cabañero Martínez already accompanied Alberto Undiano Mallenco to the round of 16 (besides David Fernández Borbalán) during last season's CL. In total, four Spanish referees but only six assistant referees, one of them just once, were appointed for last season's CL fixtures.

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  3. There has been a change on an appointment. Stefan Johannesson is ill with flu and is replaced by Andreas Ekberg. AAR1 will be Michael Lerjeus.

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  4. Off Topic : Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer and Spanish official Angel Maria Villar Llona under investigation by FIFA

    on 'suspicion of infringement of the FIFA code of ethics' :

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-3282957/Franz-Beckenbauer-investigation-FIFA-ethics-committee-Germany-accused-buying-2006-World-Cup.html

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    1. If spanish Angel Maria Villar Llona is suspended by the FIFA Ethics Committee, can remain president of the refereeing commission of UEFA, it seems difficult to reconcile or even unlikely and I think that it will have to cede his place.

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    2. Did you hear about El Classico corruption scandal? I am really sorry for a referee team that will handle it in November.

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    3. I think that Vellasco Carballo will handle that match.Or maybe Jesus Gil.

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    4. Velasco Carballo from Madrid can't handle Real Madrid.

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    5. Yeah,my bad...

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    6. Some days ago, former FIFA referee Eduardo Iturralde González reported that it was going to be handled by David Fernández Borbalán. There are some requisites in Spain for designations:

      + The referee must not have refereed the local team at home before in that leg.
      + The referee must not have refereed the visitor team away before in that leg.
      + The referee must not have refereed any of the teams in the month before the match.

      If this holds (sometimes it is not done in that way), then the only international team that can handle that match is Fernández Borbalán's.

      About the scandal, it is indeed something very difficult to prove, but I would not expect this actions by an assistant referee who is in the top category of his country if he didn't have any way to show it, as it wouldn't have any positive effect: you can't condemn someone just because someone else says something against him. So I think that if this is true, we'll see some proof soon.

      Greetings.

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    7. If the corruption scandal becomes too much they could even fly in a foreign referee team maybe (as per Bucharest derby or Cypriot Cup Final)? The atmosphere would be poisonous and self-defeating for local officials, as you say presumably Fernandez Borbalan.

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    8. I guess such big football country like England, Spain, Germany will never ask for foreign officials...

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  5. Pawson again! Fantastic progress in his first year as a FIFA referee

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  6. Bebek was good in 1st half...

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  7. RC for DOGSO by Gil in Lazio - Rosenborg, similar situation to Juventus - Borussia M.
    I think that the decision can be backed.

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  8. Very lenient Mazeika in the first half of Fiorentina - Lech. Two tactical fouls by Lech players in the 1st and 4th minute - one verbal warning. Clearly reckless foul (high boot in the face) by Fiorentina player in the 8th minute. Then, two aggressive fouls that could've (should've?) resulted in yellow cards at the end of the first half. One situation where Mazeika blocked a pass by Fiorentina player and 'passed' the ball to Lech player. No major issues but not very good either.

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    1. Brave and quick decision to send Rebić (FIO) off for SFP. Very aggresive foul. Maybe one yellow card more should've been issued in the second half, one penalty appeal from Fiorentina but no good replay. 8.2 performance for me.

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  9. Very challenging match for Gumienny.

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  10. Something big should have happened in Lokomotiv Moskva - Besiktas witth Gumienny sending off Corluka and booking four players after that.

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    1. This is the scene:

      https://vid.me/v47O

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  11. Someone saw Artur Soares Dias, today?

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    1. Live in the stadium. Good control and authority, correct YCs, good use of advantage/ delayed whistle. S04 scored a 2:1 from offside, well seen by AR1 Tavares. A possible 3:2 scored after a correct free kick decision.
      However 1 missed penalty for S04 (holding) from stadium view and for sure a missed YC for simulation (S04 #8, around 7-8').

      Either 7,9 or 8,3 depending on the penalty area situation.

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    2. Thanks, Niclas!
      Assumed you had attended the match.

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  12. A quite easy-going match in Denmark for Gözübüyük, but the only card given could have been a straight red, I think it was a tackle with studs up directly on the leg, anyway it must be rewatched more carefully.

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  13. 3 crucial decisions for Andreas Ekberg.

    Min. 86' Foul, penalty or nothing on Berbatov?
    Min. 87' 2nd YC to #05 Kuban. Could be staight red.
    Min. 88' 2nd YC to #09 PAOK. Correct.

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  14. Team Pawson had a bad night in Vienna.

    Pawson himself oversaw a foul play prior to 0:1 (12'), furthermore Pawson and AAR2 Mason did not detect a handball penalty in favor of Rapid first half (29').

    Finally AR1 Kirkup allowed the goal to 2:1 what was a clear offside position.

    Despite this crucial mistakes a solid performance in an easy game. Mostly generous concerning Law 12, very (!) generous in his disciplinary control. Anyway I see more potential in other English referees, for example Taylor or Oliver. I was not really convinced.

    I expect 7.8/8.2 for Pawson, the foul prior to 0:1 probably only -0.1 as it was not immediately before.

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    1. Agreed. I see him following the footsteps of Dean/Marriner. A solid First Group referee; but not good enough to progress further.

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  15. OT: Russian Football Union approved the list of candidates for the FIFA badge in 2016

    Referees:
    1. Sergey Karasev
    2. Vladislav Bezborodov
    3. Alexey Eskov
    4. Vitaly Meshkov
    5. Sergey Ivanov
    6. Sergey Lapochkin
    7. Mikhail Vilkov
    8. Kirill Levnikov (new; actually, he is a son of Nikolay Levnikov)
    9. Alexey Nikolaev

    ARs:
    1. Anton Averyanov
    2. Tikhon Kalugin
    3. Nikolay Golubev
    4. Maxim Gavrilin
    5. Dmitry Mosyakin
    6. Valery Danchenko
    7. Vyacheslav Semenov
    8. Igor Demeshko
    9. Alexey Lebedev
    10. Alexey Vorontsov

    Regeards,
    Dmitry

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    1. Two situations from the match between Slovan Liberec and FC Groningen (Ref Christian Dingert, GER), of which especially the second clip is a very interesting one in many aspects.

      RC-situation: https://vimeo.com/143327680

      Penalty-situation: https://vimeo.com/143327681

      I'm looking forward seeing your opinions!

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    2. The RC is fully correct in my opinion. The penalty might be hard but acceptable considering how he pushed him with 2 clearly outstretched arms.

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    3. But he was pushed by white player at first (even stronger). Missed foul in attack leading to a penalty. Crucial mistake?

      Red card - a very good decision.

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    4. Ooh yes you are right. AAR2 probably looked elsewhere. Dingert was still focussed on the ball in that moment.

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    5. And to answer your question, yes, but only for AAR2.

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    6. Agreed, correct RC for serious foul play in the first clip, good decision.
      In the second clip some other interesting aspects can be recognised.
      The way the referee manages the players in the box before the penalty can be executed could have been with a little more firmness in my opinion.
      But the most interesting (theoretical) topic in this clip is whether the goal should have been awarded. Look at the time course in the upper left corner. Added time is 4 minutes, penalty kick is given exactly in 90'+4.00 minute. Theoretically this is a penalty kick for which the match must be extended. But, bearing that in mind, did the penalty kick had his full effect when the goalkeeper made his save and the ball moved backwards into the field of play? Or was it legal to allow GRO9 to score the equalizer in the rebound?

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    7. Very interesting argument, I must say.
      Indeed, the penalty was whistled at 94:00, or even 94:01. Referee had to whistle the end after the save by keeper, but you know, such situations are always difficult to manage and explain to players.

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    8. I agree with RC decision, SFP.
      About the penalty, for a good management (in my opinion) Dingert should have informed the players that exactly after the execution of the shot he would have whistled the end of the game, given the expired time. In this way, he could have whistled the end when the keeper saved the ball.

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    9. Theoretically I agree with you. Practically I don't know whether he really knew WHEN EXACTLY he whistled this penalty. Some referee teams count down the last seconds in the micro, so maybe he did. Very interesting point, thanks also for the videos.

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