November 2, 2015

Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 4

Referee Appointments for UEFA Europa League Matchday 4. Full teams soon.



Group H, 05 November 2015, 17:00 CET
Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium, Istanbul (TUR)
Beşiktaş - Lokomotiv Moskva
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Fourth Official: Mike Pickel (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Sergio Di Cesare (ITA)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 17:00 CET
Tofig Bahramov Republican stadium, Baku (AZE)
Qarabağ - AS Monaco
Referee: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Valentin Gabriel Avram (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: István Kovács (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Radu Marian Petrescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Mircea Mihail Grigoriu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Elmir Pilav (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Stanisław Speczik (POL)

Group A, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Celtic Park, Glasgow (SCO)
Celtic - Molde
Referee: Slavko Vinčič (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Bojan Ul (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Ponis (SVN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dragoslav Perič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kristinn Jakobsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Řepka (CZE)

Group A, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
Ajax - Fenerbahçe
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Elias Bitton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oren Bornshtein (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Roi Reinshreiber (ISR)
Fourth Official: Mahmud Mahagna (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Vitković (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: David Griffiths (WAL)

Group B, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Kazan Arena, Kazan (RUS)
Rubin Kazan - Liverpool
Referee: Kevin Blom (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Bas Van Dongen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jochem Kamphuis (NED)
Fourth Official: Rob Van de Ven (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Carlsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

Group B, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Tourbillon, Sion (SUI)
Sion - Bordeaux
Referee: Ivan Kruzliak (SVK)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomas Somolani (SVK)
Assistant Referee 2: Tomas Mokos (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Vladimir Vnuk (SVK)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Peter Kralovic (SVK)
Fourth Official: Ondrej Brendza (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP)
Blog Referee Observer: Gitzlo (AUT)

Group C, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Kuban, Krasnodar (RUS)
Krasnodar - PAOK
Referee: Arnold Hunter (NIR)
Assistant Referee 1: Richard Storey (NIR)
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Neeson (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Raymond Crangle (NIR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mervyn Smyth (NIR)
Fourth Official: Stephen Bell (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Radenko Mijatović (SVN)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

Group C, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER)
Borussia Dortmund - Qəbələ 
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Yves de Neve (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Rien Vanyzere (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Lardot (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Fourth Official: Stijn Hutsebaut (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Fernández Marin (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CYP)

Group D, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Jan Breydelstadion, Bruges (BEL)
Club Brugge - Legia
Referee: Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Dario Vrabec (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fran Jović (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mario Zebec (CRO)
Fourth Official:  Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Fleming (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)

Group D, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Stadio San Paolo, Naples (ITA)
SSC Napoli - Midtjylland
Referee: Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Amaury Delerue (FRA)
Fourth Official: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: René Temmink (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

Group E, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
Dinamo Minsk - Villarreal
Referee: John Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: William Conquer (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Brian Colvin (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Stuart Stevenson (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Markus Nobs (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Styrbjörn Oskarsson (FIN)

Group E, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Doosan Arena, Plzen (CZE)
Viktoria Plzeň - Rapid Wien
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Filippo Meli (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianluca Vuoto (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Romano Clavadetscher (SUI)

Group F, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Stade Vélodrome, Marseille (FRA)
Olympique de Marseille - Braga
Referee: Hüseyin Göcek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktas (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Deniz Ateş Bitnel (TUR)
Fourth Official: Serkan Ok (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Paul Krähenbühl (SUI)

Group F, 05 November 2015, 19:00 CET
Euroborg, Groningen (NED)
Groningen - Slovan Liberec
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafał Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Boniek (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Fourth Official: Krysztof Myrmus (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Darko Čeferin (SVN)
UEFA Delegate: Wolfgang Thierrichter (AUT)

Group G, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Lerkendal Stadion, Trondheim (NOR)
Rosenborg - SS Lazio
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Peter Kirkup (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Madley (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
Fourth Official: Michael Salisbury (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Mikkelsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Vladislav Khodeev (RUS)
UEFA Venue Director: Thalia Mitsi (GRE)

Group G, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne (FRA)
St-Étienne - Dnipro
Referee: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Mikko Alakare (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stefan Messner (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Thorir Hákonarson (ISL)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
White Hart Lane, London (ENG)
Tottenham Hotspur - Anderlecht
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ziv Adler (ISR)
Fourth Official:  Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Generali Arena, Prague (CZE)
Sparta Praha - Schalke 04
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Fourth Official: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

Group J, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Theodoros Kolokotronis Stadium, Tripoli Arkadia (GRE)
Asteras - APOEL
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kuehr (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Rieder (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

Group L, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Augsburg Arena, Augsburg (GER)
Augsburg - AZ Alkmaar
Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Alastair Mather (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Douglas Gordon Ross (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Steven McLean (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Fourth Official: David McGeachie (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Jacob Erel (ISR)

Group L, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP)
Athletic - Partizan
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Alexandros Grevenis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Chrysoula Kourompylia (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Charalambos Kalogeropoulos (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Pappas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Christos Baltas (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Ross (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Joël Wolff (LUX)

Group H, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Elbasan Arena, Elbasan (ALB)
Skënderbeu - Sporting
Referee: Kristo Tohver (EST, photo)
Assistant Referee 1: Sten Klaasen (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Hannes Reinvald (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eiko Saar (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Juri Frischer (EST)
Fourth Official: Silver Koiv (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Emil Ubias (CZE)

Group I, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon (POR)
Belenenses - Basel
Referee: Tamás Bognar (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Gabor Erös (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Zsolt Varga (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Sigurdur Hannesson (ISL)

Group I, 05 November 2015, 21:05 CET
Municipal Stadium Poznan, Poznan (POL)
Lech - ACF Fiorentina
Referee: Halis Özkahya (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Cem Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ekrem Kan (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ali Palabıyık (TUR)
Fourth Official: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Bennett (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Dag Steinar Vestlund (NOR)

36 Comments:

  1. Zwayer might be replacing Welz, who had to be "substituted" injured in his Bundesliga match on Saturday. He doesnt have his usual assistants Schiffner/Achmüller, but Foltyn, who is in Welz' domestic team. And of course, Zwayer had already CL MD3, so another appointment was unlikely. The only weak point of this theory is, that the match is more suitable for someone with CL experience than for an EL debut.

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    1. What about Manuel Gräfe - he has been completely ignored by UEFA this season (or even the whole year, to be precise)?!

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    2. He was missing in the first Bundesliga weeks as well, so maybe he was injured and missed the fitness test.
      Otherwise it is indeed strange, because other referees with "no future" are still apointed regularly (e.g. Marriner, Strahonja, Blom)

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    3. @ Peter: Manuel Gräfe whistles Austria-Switzerland next week.

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    4. Thanks for this piece of information, Gitzlo!

      I also thought that Manuel Gräfe could have missed the (second) fitness test and originally have been foreseen to handle Beşiktaş - Lokomotiv Moskva instead of Felix Zwayer. Knowing that he is appointed for the friendly match Austria - Switzerland next week I must however reject this theory and can even less understand why he has not been considered for any UEL match so far this season.

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  2. I wonder whether UEFA plan to push Oliver Drachta and Roland Brandner who also comes from his federal state Upper Austria. Their current UEL match Asteras - APOEL does not seem very attractive but their observer Alfredo Trentalange can be considered rather important. Oliver Drachta has been remarkably busy with six international assignments since his promotion this summer. And Roland Brandner will assist his fourth UEL match in four rounds so far, two of them with Oliver Drachta and Robert Schörgenhofer respectively.

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  4. BTW - that's now twice in the last couple months where Madden has been assessed by an English observer. I thought there was a "rule" preventing this... Perhaps it's been abolished as of this season.

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    1. Same goes for van Boekel having refereed Anderlecht last matchday. Probably some possible sort of co-operation / referee exchanges etc. have come to an end.

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    2. Holland and Belgium still exchange referees. In the Dutch and Belgian second level, the exchange is still going on. It even happens quite often. But at the highest level it stopped some years ago.

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    3. Holland and Belgium still exchange referees. In the Dutch and Belgian second level, the exchange is still going on. It even happens quite often. But at the highest level it stopped some years ago.

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  5. 1-0 by Napoli was offside, quite blatant. Missed by AR1 Zakrani.

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  6. Kruzliak and his AAR2 have missed a penalty kick for Sion. (39-40 minute)

    K.S.

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    1. You are right, it was a crucial mistake.

      Despite that a good performance by Kruzliak in a less challenging game.

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  7. Wrong penalty in favor of Schalke by Clos Gomez and his AAR2.

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    1. IMO it was a clear penalty kick just in front of the AAR2, who was perfectly positioned and watchful on the incident.
      Here you have the clip
      https://youtu.be/fLLOzA_PbPc

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    2. Thank you for the video. For me an example of "not every contact is a foul" - but I can imagine that there are other opinions and that the UEFA observer accepts this (brave) decision.

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    3. In my opinion (as a convinced Schalke supporter) this is no penalty. The attacker slipped a bit, reduced his speed and maybe inadvertently provoked the contact. AAR2 took the decision, from his position probably a clear penalty, from behind and the side it is nothing for me.

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    4. No penalty! Again Sparta damaged by the referee, it's three times in this season. I hope referee committe member Damková has influence on the nomination of referees as for example Hugh Dallas (Kevin Blom). Mazzoleni suspended after Sparta-CSKA, it's logical decision after many mistakes and no control match. Strahonja is not nominated to the third or four leg in this season, it's probably reason unrecognized goal in match Asteras - Sparta.

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    5. @Martin Repas

      Strahonja was appointed in MD4.

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    6. @Martin Repas

      For your information, Mazzoleni got injured during serie A match Juventus-Udinese, played on 23/08. He was back only a few ago, not in time in order to get a match on MD4.
      He was out for this reason, not for the performance in Sparta - CSKA.

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    7. Soro for my mystification. If was Mazzoleni out for this season, it was the best news for football, because he is really bad referee. Good referee after match shakes hands with players and doesn't run away into the cabin before players.

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  8. Koukoulakis and AAR1 missed clear foul against Partizan defender just before Bilbao scored first goal.

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  9. Oh, what a dive from Skenderbeu player but Tohver gave penalty. Besides that, RC in that situation is absolutely ridiculous. Two crucial mistakes from Tohver in one second.

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    1. It is not nice to use always the term "ridicolous". Are you a referee?

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    2. I am not from Great Britain, so maybe I use this word wrongly. As far as I know, this word has different meanings (it could mean funny, but also absurd). Pardon me if I used this word in a wrong way (I did it only ones more here, yesterday, but @DA wrote that the penalty was ridiculous, so I only repeated his word to confirm his statement).

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    3. Yes and already yesterday I was close to write "Reflect your choice of words". I do it now. In future such comments will be deleted. Maybe in future you could attach a video when you say that a referee made a ridiculous or terrible decision. This would unveil your limited understanding of the Laws of the Game and their interpretation (only my view).

      The only replay available here http://livetv.sx/en/showvideo/294353_skenderbeu_sporting/ is not precise enough. In this angle it seems to be at least supportable. Another replay angle might be needed, but my feeling is that it was a correct decision (no dive, the contact at the attacker's foot was intense and clear, he did not start to fall early either).
      The red card is inevitbale if you give the penalty. The goal was empty and without the goalkeeper-interference the attacker would have needed 0,5s to shoot the ball into the goal - and maybe then after another part of a second the defender could have intervened.

      For me a supportable decision, but as said further replay angles would be more than helpful.

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  10. Crucial mistake by Özkahya. He whistles for the half time but is still focused on the Bernardeschi - Kędziora fight for the ball in the air. Bernardeschi elbows Kędziora in the way that can be described only as a weapon, excessive force. No reaction, just a smile...

    Strahonja with a good, 8.4 performance with one controversy (penalty-appeal). Videos as soon as possible.

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    1. Elbow:
      https://vid.me/XCC5

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    2. Two penalty appeals from Club Brugge - Legia Warszawa:

      https://vid.me/YDjc
      https://vid.me/yc5M

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    3. I wish the slow motion of the incident started a second or two earlier, would give us a chance to see movements/intention of the white player.Still,the elbow was a RC - it seems the white player intended to hit the opponent.
      Question: using elbow as a weapon counts the act and intention, or the act is sufficient?
      thanks :)

      First situation is no PK. Do you agree that the referee and the AR missed clear foul play of the blue player in the 11" of the video?
      Second situation: I see the blue player tripping the white player, without playing/touching the ball and therefore, committing a fault play. PK
      thanks

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    4. I wish the slow motion of the incident started a second or two earlier, would give us a chance to see movements/intention of the white player.Still,the elbow was a RC - it seems the white player intended to hit the opponent.
      Question: using elbow as a weapon counts the act and intention, or the act is sufficient?
      thanks :)

      First situation is no PK. Do you agree that the referee and the AR missed clear foul play of the blue player in the 11" of the video?
      Second situation: I see the blue player tripping the white player, without playing/touching the ball and therefore, committing a fault play. PK
      thanks

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    5. In the half time there were another views of this incident and in one of them we could see that Bernardeschi even looks at Kędziora and then pulls out elbow in his direction.
      Regarding your question, I believe that act and intention are linked. You know how to pull out elbow just to keep balance and how to pull out elbow to hurt an opponent. But, to clarify, if there is enough dynamic and straight hit by elbow and not forerarm, you have no choice other than to send player off.

      Yes, there was a foul at 11'' (technically, careless/reckless try to kick an opponent). Regarding penalty appeal, Legia player's behaviour was not wise. He moves transversely to the running track of his opponent and waves his hands too much. However, there was no contact that could stop Club Brugge player from continuing his run. No foul.

      As for the second penalty appeal, I don't think it's a foul. In my opinion, the white player deliberately puts his leg between opponent's legs, he has no much chance to play the ball anymore. We can see how AAR (Jović) makes a hand gesture (goal kick) without hesitation.

      Thanks for your opinion!

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  11. Maybe there was a handball before the 1:0 by Astera Tripoli. (Referee Drachta)

    Luca Banti with a good job in Plzen-Rapid.

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  12. Correct RCs from Vincic and Marriner.

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  13. Correct penalty by Hunter (Krasnodar - Paok) with help by AAR1. However it was a very easy call. Not the best foul detection (too lenient). Some problems with disciplinary control and quite a few with positioning.

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