November 1, 2015

Champions League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4 (I)

UEFA has designated the first package of match officials who will take control over Tuesday's Champions League matches. English Anthony Taylor will make his debut in Astana, while his countryman Mark Clattenburg will take charge of the definitely "most expensive" match in Madrid.



A| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid - Paris SG
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Friend (ENG)
Fourth Official: John Brooks (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Jim Stjerne Hansen (DEN)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

A| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Malmö FF
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

B| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester United - CSKA Moskva
Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Sokolnicki (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pawel Raczkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Musial (POL)
Fourth Official: Radoslaw Siejka (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)
Blog Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

B| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Eindhoven Stadium, Eindhoven (NED)
PSV Eindhoven - VfL Wolfsburg
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefano Farina (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

C| 03.11.2015, 18:00 CET
Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ)
FK Astana - Atlético Madrid
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephen Child (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Harry Lennard (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

G| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estádio da Luz, Lisbon (POR)
SL Benfica - Galatasaray
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: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Panagiotis Chatzialexiou (GER)
Blog Referee Observer: Howard M. (GER)

D| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Borussia Park, Mönchengladbach (GER)
Borussia M'gladbach - Juventus Turin
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Sander van Roekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Erwin E.J. Zeinstra (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Fourth Official: Charles Schaap (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Neale Barry (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

D| 03.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla (ESP)
Sevilla FC - Manchester City
Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Kim Thomas Haglund (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Andås (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ken Henry Johnsen (NOR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Svein Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Fourth Official: Sven Erik Midthjell (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Sándor Berzi (HUN)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

78 Comments:

  1. Absolutely deserved debut for Taylor, I observed him in PAOK - Borussia Dortmund: surely a more than good performance.

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    1. However very early after only two Europa League matches.

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    2. If you are English / German / Italian / Spanish, this is no problem at all :)

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    3. Niclas, in this list could be included also France...:)

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    4. Niclas, in this list could be included also France...:)

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    5. Anyway, I think it is too early. He gave his UEL debut only some weeks ago, now already UCL - after only two UEL games... Good luck to Mr. Taylor, I am sure he will do a good job, but nevertheless too early...

      How good it is to be an English... :)

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    6. IIRC; he made his EL debut last season (Inter - St Etienne).

      After he was appointed to ISR - BIH a couple weeks ago - I knew Taylor's CL debut would soon to follow.

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  2. For tomorrow it should be something like:
    BAR-BOR: Hansen
    ROM-LEV: Kralovec
    BAY-ARS: Rocchi
    OLY-DYN: Mateu
    MAC-POR: Karasev
    CHE-KIE: Orsato
    LYO-ZEN: Brych
    GEN-VAL: Vad

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    1. Mine:

      BAR-BAT: Vad
      ROM-LEV: Karasev
      BAY-ARS: Rocchi
      OLY-DIN: Mateu
      MAC-POR: Hansen
      CHE-KYI: Kralovec
      LYO-ZEN: Brych
      GEN-VAL: Orsato

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  3. Danish Kenn Hansen ends his career as a referee at the end of 2015:

    http://www.bt.dk/fodbold/kenns-sidste-floejt-dansk-topdommer-stopper-karrieren

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    1. Could you give us - non Danish speakers - give a little insight on what is delineated in the article?
      However, if it is true, one of Europe's most promising talents in terms of refereeing leaves the stage. I always considered him to be one for the future. All the best for him.

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    2. I'm very sorry to hear that, a very promising referee.

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  4. Kenn Hansen was not chosen earlier this year, when DBU (Danish Football Federation) appointed two professional referees. Jakob Kehlet and Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen was chosen instead. He can't combine his full time job with a top level refereeing career.

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  5. Congrats to Anthony Taylor; quite the meteoric rise there.

    Cracking game for Clatts, too.

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    1. Last 2 Clattenburg games:
      Man Utd-Man City
      Chelsea-Liverpool

      And now Real-PSG.. sounds really fantastic.

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  6. OT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Nk_ZXIsOo

    From the Guingamp-Lorient clash yesterday. Start the video at 0:29 and take a look at this straight red card and at the player management. Referee: Nicolas Rainville.

    K.S.

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    1. Try this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHilTVxqJtw

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  7. My predections :
    BAR-BAT: Vad
    ROM-LEV: Cakir
    BAY-ARS: Rocchi
    OLY-DIN: Mateu
    MAC-POR: Karasev
    CHE-KYI: Brych
    LYO-ZEN: Skomina
    GEN-VAL: Orsato

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  8. friendlies:

    13/11
    Poland - Iceland
    Pádraig Sutton, Damien McGrath, Dermot Broughton, Paweł Gil

    17/11
    Poland - Czech Republic
    Sándor Andó-Szabó, Zsolt Varga, Oszkár Lémon, Bartosz Frankowski

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    1. 13/11
      France - Germany: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (without reliable source so far...)

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    2. http://www.rfef-cta.com/Internacional/Utils/Download.aspx?Tipo=News&id=508&FileName=e+-+NoviembreA15.pdf

      FRANCIA - ALEMANIA Paris viernes 13 de octubre de 2015 Hora: 21:00
      Árbitro: ANTONIO MIGUEL MATEU LAHOZ Comité Territorial Valenciano
      Cuarto Árbitro: CARLOS CLOS GÓMEZ Comité Territorial Aragonés
      Árbitro Asistente 1: PAU CEBRIÁN DEVIS Comité Territorial Valenciano
      Árbitro Asistente 2: JAVIER AGUILAR RODRÍGUEZ Comité Territorial Catalán

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    3. Díaz Pérez del Palomar will not take part of Mateu,s team as his usual AR2. Maybe Undiano Mallenco has a play-off match that week?

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  9. First half BEN-GAL not much action, but two very debatable scenes: 43' BEN #20 with a studs up challenge, only a caution, 44' Clear handball by Burak, no 2nd YC, instead a caution for a BEN player (dissent), very soft 1st YC

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    1. If you mean the situation close to AR2 (44', throw-in given), for me no criteria for a YC was fulfilled.

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  10. Quite an easy-going first half for Clattenburg so far. Only one booking. Any informations on the other matches?

    K.S.

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  11. Moen missed a penalty in favour of Manchester City: Krychowiak tripping Fernandinho.

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    1. In which minute? I think you mean a possible penalty in favour of SEVILLA (45+2')?!

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    2. No, much earlier in the half. Sorry, haven't got the precise minute.

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    3. I guess you meant 7'.

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  12. Kuipers with a RC for SFP, good decision for my taste.

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    1. Correct and brave decision (also considering the background of the Ibrahimovic RC).
      Clearly endangering the safety of an opponent, using excessive force without control over the own body.

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    2. I am a little iffy about this straight red card. While I understand the referee has to make a decision at game speed, having seen the replays, I think this is more of two players going after the ball. While the Juventus player is late and with both cleats in the air, his cleats don't make contact with the BM player rather the JUV player's back hits the BM player's ankle. While I do believe this is reckless, I'm not completely sold on the SFP. Keep in mind this is after watching a replay a couple of times. Here is a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LGUWBx0PA0 .

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    3. Also a good decision for my taste.

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    4. @Jonathan Johnson

      You cannot back yellow card if someone goes for the ball in this way:
      http://snag.gy/4yWgQ.jpg

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  13. Anyone who has seen the tackle by Arias in minute 81 (PSV-Wolfsburg)? Eriksson gave a YC, and the angle wasn't the best, but I am in doubt or a RC for SFP would not have been a better sollution...

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  14. It is obvious that Svein Oddvar Moen doesnt like to show yelllow cards.

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    1. No surprise. He often fails to find a balance between good and, sorry, stupid leniency.

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    2. Well tonight it wasnt his night , thats for sure.He missed 2 or 3 penalties and he didnt show cards where he needed to show.
      Im not a fan of his style at all, I would rather see Bebek (he is totally opposite of him) to officiate match .

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  15. Card selection incosistencies, apart from that, a good performance from Mažić. 2nd YC for Gaitán correct, but could have been avoided if he had sent of Burak earlier in the match.

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    1. 1) From what I saw it was the shoulder and no clear handball.
      2) If it was a deliberate handball, which criteria is fulfilled to issue a YC?

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    2. I'm not sure, if we two talk about the same scene. The one I mean was given and it was a clear and blatant attempt to control the ball by using the arm, no shoulder.

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  16. 2 observations on Hategan: The penalty given is supportable, there was a clear holding, however the attacker fell very easily without having to fall. But Malmö cannot complain.
    Later on correctly rejected a penalty appeal and correctly cautioned the Shakhtar attacker for simulation. Well done.

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    1. Niclas, how many TVs do you have? Or you are watching somewhere else, because you observed so many matches and referees. What about Taylor? You were observer of the match he was refereeing, a I couldn't watch it today.

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    2. With a simulcast you can watch all matches live at the same time.

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    3. Yes, but you cannot observe so many situations (I think, maybe I am wrong). I always pick 2 matches the most - by watching simulcast you miss many situations.

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    4. Could also have given a penalty to Malmö when there was a clear hold from Srna on the corner in the end of the first half.

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    5. Watched a minute ago. Debatable both penalty for Shakhtar and RC for Malmo player. Probable both supportable, but both on the edge.

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    6. 1 TV, 1 simulcast, 7 matches. That's why I only reported 2 single match situations I saw (as nobody else mentioned anything on Hategan). I did not claim to have observed a referee, I observed situations.

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  17. Haven't been watching 1st half. Do you think 2nd YC was mandatory for Burak? Was the handball in rebound or what? Second half was very good from Mazic (if I am not subjective).

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  18. Too many mistakes Moen tonight! He missed three penalties on first half, two of them on favour of Sevilla, the second very clear. I have got doubts on City third goal: possible offside

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    1. Three penalties? Why not four!

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    2. According Rafael Guerrero, ex-international assistant referee, in Spanish tv there were another penalty to Sevilla by handball but I don,t see a clear movement to the ball. The other ones are clear, in my opinion, specially the first one (fault on Fernandinho) and the third one ( fault on Kryzowiak). The second one is a fault against Iborra after he shoots on goal after a corner kick.

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    4. Here, the penalty appeals apart from alleged handball (minute, please)
      https://vid.me/0Yba
      https://vid.me/w6gf
      https://vid.me/kBqB

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    5. The handball was in the 23rd minute - it was a handball but not deliberately for sure. Good decision to play-on.

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    6. On 7', the replay from behind approximately shows Moen's perception. I can understand that for him it could have looked like nothing. The other replay is however clearer and shows the contact (Fernandinho does not fall earlier either).

      On 28' no penalty for me, but very difficult situation and I am not sure at all.

      On 45', in the replay it looks like "nothing, not enough, easy fall", in the live view it looks like an intense contact at the calf. Penalty for me, the replay hides the real impact of the contact in my view.

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    7. 7': That should have been a penalty. The defender stood on Fernandinho's foot, clear contact and foul. Moen had a clear view, anyway, it seems difficult to detect this contact from behind.

      28': Difficult situation, the attacker has already played the ball and was fouled afterwards. I think both decisions are acceptable. In Germany it should have been a penalty, but in CL ... I'm not sure.

      45' Difficult situation too. On the one hand, we have a clear contact which was quite intensive, but on the other hand I have to ask myself whether that contact was the reason for falling down. However, it's the own fault of the defender. If you act that clumsy, you can't complain about a penalty.

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  19. Benfica - Galatasaray

    YC or RC:
    https://vid.me/Px96

    correct no YC and YC for dissent:
    https://vid.me/58Yk

    - - - - -

    PSV - Wolfsburg

    YC or RC? Interesting scene because the player has surely far exceeded the necessary use of force but was the safety of an opponent in danger?

    https://vid.me/sjiw

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    1. On Mazic: For me more RC than YC, but I would not call the latter a clear refereeing mistake.

      On Eriksson: Like in Kuipers' case. No control over the body, excessive force for sure, clearly endangering the safety of the opponent (there does not necessarily have to be an injury-causing contact, if you jump into a duel like that safety is at least not given).

      Red Card for me.

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    2. Agree. If you jump in this way as in Kuipers' and Eriksson's games, you should be expulsed.

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    3. Ben - Gala

      situation 1 / "orange" - the slow motion shows the red player pulled the foot back in the moment of touching opponent's leg, YC acceptable
      situation 2 / correct no YC for handball, and correct YC for dissent

      PSV - Wolfsburg

      clear RC for my taste

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    4. To add, I don't know whether it is wise to laugh while raising a card for dissent.

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    5. Fully agree with your observation.

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    6. Mazic:
      1) for me YC is ok, as Niclas said, I think a RC could be accepted, but showing YC is not a mistake, the foul is really borderline, very likely not all the criteria for SFP are fulfilled
      2) correct decisions

      Eriksson:
      Definitely, a serios foul play. Not more, not less what Hernanes did in Borussia M. - Juventus, being correctly sent off by Kuipers.

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    7. Mazic:
      1) Could have been a red card, but I can accept a YC. I agree with Shearer, he pulled his foot back. Just on time to let it not be a 100% red card.
      2) I think a YC could have been given for the handball situation (he controls the ball with his arm to set up an attack, doesn't he?), but no real mistake, but at least it's not the best management to smile while giving a yellow card, I agree on that with Niclas.

      Eriksson:
      As I said yesterday, I think this should have been a red card.

      To add: I have to say that in my opinion, Eriksson delivered an otherwise very good performance. For example, a very good delayed yellow card (very good and brave advantage) and good player management. He gave YC's when needed, but he did also let the game flow.

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  20. What about refereeing at Man.U.-CSKA? I didn't watch this match.

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    1. Two scenes:
      https://vimeo.com/144548988

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    2. First scene / no PK - the first pulling was more intensive and more obvious, possibly PK, the second one not intensive enough
      Second scene / no PK - the red player was looking for the contact, he initiated it as he was not running after the ball, but rather after the opponent's body
      cheers

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    3. 1) The holding is blatant. Actually a penalty. But nowadays you are punished as an attacker at first trying to continue play and to stay on your feet.... he indeed fell too late.

      2) Great decision. For me this is actually a case of simulation despite the very clear contact... he only looks for his opponent and clearly seeks (and finds) the contact. Thus he tries to deceive the referee. (in this case it would be no great decision as no simulation was whistled, but waiving it away in general is great in itself).

      Thanks for the videos.

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    4. First situation is 50/50. It all depends on the level of punishments which Marciniak kept whistling throughout the game. I did not watch the whole match so I don't want to judge, but there were definitely elements in favour of penalty. In the second one - clear simulation and YC missed. Attacker plays the ball in one direction and makes his movement in the other just to initiate the contact with the defender.

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    5. 1) No PK. Rooney tried to continue play and fell too late- correct decision.

      2) No PK. Player sought the contact, we can see a clear move to the defender- simulation in my opinion, but more important decision: No penalty.

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    6. The first situation is really particular. I of course agree when you say that Rooney falls too later and the holding has not effects, but in front of such scene:
      http://postimg.org/image/sxt0sxf7d/
      I'm sorry to say that I must call the penalty. No matter the consequences, this is too blatant and it must be punished according to LotG.

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    7. I don't know if Rooney didn't play with hand when he got the ball.

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  21. Thank you for your comments and for the video. I watched it and in my opinion the referee in these two situation was right (no PK).
    By the way, for me, Marciniack's refereeing style is similar to the great Howard Webb's style.

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    1. Because they're both bald-headed...? ;)

      In all seriousness, I've watched Marciniak a couple times; and in each occasion, he has impressed.

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