November 2, 2015

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

UEFA has appointed the officials for Wednesday's Champions League matches. Apart from Kenn Hansen's removal from Maccabi Tel-Aviv v FC Porto, which will now be handled by Tasos Sidiropoulos, István Vad gets another chance in UEFA Champions League, while Pavel Královec is under Marc Batta's inspection for the second time within a couple of weeks.


E| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Camp Nou, Barcelona (ESP)
FC Barcelona - BATE Borisov
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Berretyan (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Adam Farkas (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jozsef Erdos (HUN)
Fourth Official: László Viszokai (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zbigniew Przesmycki (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Karl Erik Nilsson (SWE)
Blog Referee Observer: Chefren (ITA)

E| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA)
AS Roma - Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Anton Averianov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergei Lapochkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergei Ivanov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jørn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

F| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Allianz Arena, München (GER)
Bayern München - Arsenal FC
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Andrea Padovan (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Paul Allaerts (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

F| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
Olympiakos - Dinamo Zagreb
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: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Fourth Official: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Campbell Ogilvie (SCO)
Blog Referee Observer: Harry (ENG)

G| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Bloomfield, Tel-Aviv (ISR)
Maccabi Tel-Aviv - FC Porto*
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Damianos Efthymiadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Polychronis Kostaras (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Ivan Lekov (BUL)
Blog Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

*Tasos Sidiropoulos' team replaces Kenn Hansen and company. Hansen had announced his retirement from refereeing at the end of 2015 and was originally appointed for Maccabi Tel-Aviv v FC Porto observed by Vlado Sajn (until at least 10:00 CET). Rune Pedersen replaces Vlado Sajn.

G| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Stamford Bridge, London (ENG)
Chelsea FC - Dynamo Kyiv
Referee: Pavel Královec (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Roman Slysko (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Michal Patak (CZE)
Fourth Official: Tomas Mokrusch (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Kazimierz Oleszek (POL)
Blog Referee Observer: Maxi R. (GER)

H| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Stadion Petrovskiy, St Petersburg (RUS)
Olympique Lyon - Zenit St Petersburg
Referee: Felix Brych (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Borsch (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Marco Fritz (GER)
Fourth Official: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)
Blog Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

H| 04.11.2015, 20:45 CET
Estadi de Mestalla, Valencia (ESP)
KAA Gent - Valencia CF
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Valeri (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Davide Massa (ITA)
Fourth Official: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL)
Blog Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

44 Comments:

  1. There is Sidirópoulos for Maccabi - Porto at UEFA.com

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    1. De facto UEFA seems to have removed Hansen.....

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    2. Wait, what? I thought this appointment was something of a farewell gift for him. This does not make any sense to me.

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    3. I think it was a normal appointment, but yesterday the retirement announcement arrived which probably changed the situation (appointments are made weeks in advance at times).

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    4. Why didn't he wait a week for the announcement when he knew he got a CL-game on the cards?

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    5. That's the question.

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  2. Important game for Karasev.

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    1. Very important. I was surprised by this assignment. The only other option for this game was Královec.
      I would say that Karasev has chances for EURO 2016 not only as reserve referee... we will see.

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    2. Also important match for Rocchi, who did well on MD2 in another top match. If he performs well on Wednesday his EURO chances could be quite good (only if 2 per country are possible, of course).

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    3. Turkey-Iceland was also really good, same goes for Dinamo-Skenderbeu, even though he made a clear important mistake there.

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    4. I believe Rocchi deserves a EURO 2016 spot very much. He was always in the shadow of Rizzoli, not being (much) worse than him in my opinion. It would be unfair to not appoint him at all during his all career!

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  3. Maccabi T-A against FC Porto... ;)

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  4. Great decision by AR2 Tonolini in Munich (no offside 1:0).

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  5. Excellent no-flag from Tonolini just now...

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  6. Correctly disallowed goal by AAR1 (possible 1:1). Özil used his hands blatantly to score the goal even though they were close to the body. But of course a missing compulsory YC, strange that the officials "forgot" that..

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    1. Ok - he was cautioned. Well done.

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    2. Excellent decision by AAR1.

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  7. Excellent work by AR2 in Roma - Bayer, some brilliant offside / onside calls.

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    1. Possible throw-in missed by the same AR before 2-1 goal by Leverkusen.

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    2. Roma claims for a penalty - minute 61 or 62. Free kick and two players falling in area. Play on by Karasev.
      Minute 66: AR2 raises flag for a (correct) offside but for unknown reasons Karasev overrules this call.

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    3. Correct penalty and the most obvious DOGSO decision, superb body language by Karasev.

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    4. One remark the penalty was kicked but Karasev didn't notice that following the previous foul, a player from Rome had broken the net. Luckily no problems with a possible goal / no goal decision.

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  8. absolutely ridiculous penalty by Tasos (73')

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    1. Completely! Worst penalty of the year?

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    2. Ridiculous, indeed. And he gave YC to a wrong player (POR #2), because if we can speak about some contact, only POR #9 could make it.

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  9. Excellent no DOGSO call by Rocchi. Overall an excellent performance of the whole team.

    K.S.

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    1. Sure... But overall a easy game

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    2. Of course, but the team had some tough calls to make. IMO Rocchi deserves a spot at EURO 2016 (at least: I hope that two teams from the same country can be nominated).

      Has anyone got news on Mateu's and Brych's performances?

      K.S.

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    3. And i need a replay from minute 15 - possible penalty after a tackle against Coman

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    4. For me, it was penalty for Bayern. In second half both AR1 and AR2 made one mistake each in offside situations. Rocchi also missed YC for Mertesacker. But overall (good offside call when Bayern scored first goal, denied goal from Ozil, good no penalty decision after tackle against Robben, although he was offside before) for me Rocchi team did good job in not much challenging match for the Rocchi himself.

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    5. 15th minute:

      https://vid.me/uc8U

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    6. I don't think Arsenal player touched the ball. Again, penalty for me.

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    7. Yes, that's a penalty. Like in Moen's case yesterday, I can very well imagine that from Rocchi's position (which was maybe a bit too sidewise) it looked like a clear play-on as the ball was clearly played.... such situations live and die with positioning play.

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    8. First impression was correct - Penalty

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  10. Possible offside before Olympiakos 2-1. No replay though.

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    1. Very, very tough decision. On replay (I tried to freeze the picture) it seems it was very small offside (less than half a body, the player was moving forward...).

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    2. Here is the scene freezed. AR is in a wrong position.

      http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4162/oy7auvep_jpg.htm

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    3. And the first goal

      http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4162/75fin7bu_jpg.htm

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    4. Both situations are very difficult, especially the first one, but pay attention to defender's arm. I saw the second situation somewhere this morning and it did not look like an offside...
      My only objection is poor positioning of the AR but praise his decision making, he was not sure about it and did not flag it, just like it is recommended.

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    5. This would be a very positive reading of the situation.
      The IMO more realistic interpretation would be to blame the AR of his clearly wrong position. He had no chance to raise the flag or let it down. He had no chance to see anything in such a position... that's why he cannot be really praised even if he had taken the best decision of the year.

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  11. What do you think, was it DOGSO in Pireus, when Olympiakos was awarded penalty kick? Did Lahoz miss RC or not?

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    1. For me that's DOGSO. At the moment of infraction, only goalkeeper was in front of him, other defender not close enough.

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  12. Good decision from Vad to award penalty for Barca. In CL 3rd round qulification, in the match Partizan Belgrade - Steaua Bucuresti, Vad whistled a penalty for Partizan even though the foul was at least meter and a half in front of the penalty area (it was fast attack, but big mistake). Tonight his decision was correct.

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    1. It looks like penalty was called by AAR1 Farkas. Was that a clear foul?

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