April 10, 2016

Champions League 2015/16 Quarterfinals - Viktor Kassai to referee Real Madrid - Wolfsburg; Carlos Velasco in charge of ManCity - PSG

Exclusive: Two UEFA matches within five days: Carlos Velasco Carballo has been chosen to oversee the Champions League Quarterfinal return leg between Manchester City and Paris SG on Tuesday, having controlled Borussia Dortmund vs Liverpool FC on last Thursday. Hungarian Viktor Kassai and his EURO squad have been assigned to take charge of Real Madrid that will have to redeem their 0:2 loss against VfL Wolfsburg in the first leg.



12/04/2016
20:45 CET - Etihad Stadium, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester City
Manchester City FC
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Paris Saint-Germain
Paris SG

Referee: Carlos Velasco Carballo (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
4th Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer (AUT)
Referee Liaison Officer: David Pugh (ENG)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer:








12/04/2016
20:45 CET - Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid
Real Madrid CF
-:-
VfL Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg

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: Adam Farkas (HUN)
4th Official: István Albert (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Jacques Antenen (SUI)
Referee Liaison Officer: Manuel Díaz Morales (ESP)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)


37 Comments:

  1. Okay, a few thoughts: based on his recent performances, Velasco definetely deserved another assignment (and for once it's not the Bayern QF away game). I really wasn't expecting him because he handled Dortmund-Liverpool a few days back. I think, should two Spanish clubs be eliminated, Velasco should be on the list for a semifinal.

    On Kassai: to be honest, I was not expecting him at all in the QF. Real will (very probably) do everything to compensate their loss in Wolfsburg, so it'll be a very difficult game for both teams. After this surprising first leg result, I expected Atkinson. But again, I don't know how Kassai performed in Zenit-Benfica and if he was okay (which seemed to be the case), there's nothing that would speak against another appointment.

    Tomorrow's appointments should be obvious: Rizzoli for Atlético-Barcelona and Kuipers for Benfica-Bayern.

    In the EL, I expect now Skomina (LIV-DOR), Collum (VIL-PRA), Královec (SEV-ATH) and Moen (DON-BRA).

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  2. Both appointments are absolutely unepxected, at least for me. Velasco Carballo's form at moment is really impressive. I must say, a pity that he should retire in a few time. I think that Spanish federation could change something, allowing him to stay at least for one further season. There wouldn't be problems for FIFA list, with age limits abolishment. Having already handled EL final, the big dream for him is CL final. This will be very difficult. The first step should be Real Madrid elimination against Wolfsburg and then the other Spanish team (Barça / Atletico) should be eliminated in semifinal. In that case, I think committee would appoint him. Furthermore, the same hopes can be kept for EURO final. After WC 2014 and Brazil - Colombia, a radical change in his style, I think he recognized his mistakes, this must be reported as good example of willpower. Everything is possible if you have motivations and you want to reach top form.
    In the other match, I didn't expect Kassai after some performances he showed. The game has a high difficulty, after first leg score. I think it is clear now that, despite of some mistakes, Kassai has still a big trust by committee, they rely on him. My hope is that he can finally offer a good performance, like "the old Kassai" we knew. In Zenit - Benfica,there was very likely a foul before Russian goal, but at the end it didn't affect the final outcome.
    For Wednesday: Rizzoli in Atletico - Barça should be sure, for Lisbon I see three candidates: Moen, Kralovec, Kuipers.
    Possible to see Skomina in a semifinal...

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    1. Thinking more logically for Benfica - Bayern prediction, Kuipers is at moment still without CL matches in KO stage, considering that it would be difficult to see him directly appointed for a semifinal, I think he will be the referee for this game in Lisbon. That makes sense, including Rosetti as observer.
      So names like Moen, Kralovec and Skomina very likely in EL quarterfinals.

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  3. Orsato arbiter ' in europa league ?

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  4. To be honest Velasco was only ok (8,2 max.) in Dortmund. In Paris and Liverpool he was really good. My Impression is that yes, he is more consistent and motivated than in the past. But is not that strange? Motivation and consistency should be the standard and nothing that deserves particular praise. If someone was below expected level in terms of that for 2-3 seasons (which Velasco was IMO) and now fulfills minimum requirements expected by the no1 of a nation like Spain, this is no sensation but simply EXPECTED.

    Having said that I did not expect Kassai either.

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  5. Velasco Carballo is now the best referee of Europe with
    Clattenburg and Çakir, I think.

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    1. I agree with you. And Rizzoli, IMO.

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    2. I'd say Brych and Eriksson are in that conversation, as well.

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    3. If Velasco Carballo is THE BEST referee, on which Position did you see then Rizzoli? Brych? For me he is in the top 5 but not on Position one or two...

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  6. ATLETICO VS BARCA WHO?

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    1. We'll know tomorrow. The general consensus is that Rizzoli is the frontrunner.

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    2. IT WILL BE NICE ..

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  7. I would prefer english referee on R.Madrid vs Wolfsburg given the intensity of the match and they usually keep cards in the pockets.

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  8. Rizzoli is one of the best to me even better than Brych.

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  9. Correct penalty whistled by Velasco. He also explained by gestures the reason of YC instead of RC.

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    1. Good decision. However, he missed a mandatory YC to Cavani (PSG) for a reckless foul on D. Silva (MCI) one minute later.

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  10. Yes...and very very lenient way of refereeing. Yellow card for Fernandinho missed for unfairly behavior...Also, for my taste, too many Time wasted when Aguero fell down. 1mn and a half for a little injury. And Velasco was with no reaction or order to leave away the pitch.
    So, expected level but as continental referee, i wonder if this kind of refereeing isn't too many "English".

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  11. What about the tackle in the 57th minute of the MCI-PSG game? Velasco Carballo judged there was everything OK with that. My opinion: reckless tackle, YC missed.

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    1. Ok with you Ray !!! mandatory YC for Aurier missed and Fernandinho had to be booked just before his card. Not convinced by this refereeing!

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  12. I'm really happy with Kassai! :-)

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  13. Penalty appeal in the 60th minute. There was holding from City player but PSG player would have never reached the ball. No penalty. It's called common sense.

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  14. Van der Wiel challenge, minute 68: close to RC.

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    1. For sure but it's total in the line and if have to consider that velasco has it total under Control

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    2. Velasco Carballo gave a clear signal the rough play will be welcomed. To be serious, the old Spaniard has returned.

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    3. @Pat rick
      I agree

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    4. Agree with Ray...too many fouls authorized...Van Der Wiel : RED Card ! (I'm french ! )

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    5. To clear it up: YC to van der Wiel is fully correct for me, but such fouls probably wouldn't have happened if Velasco Carballo was more strict and detected or assessed better Cavani's, Maxwell's and Aurier's fouls as well as some other stuff.

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    6. Yes...good point for you also.

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  15. Aguero's offside in the 1-0 action was not punishable, I agree with AR2. For me correct to stay down allowing the goal.

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    1. Good analysis Chefren, as usual! I have to add that AR have both with very good (AA2) and very high performances (AA1, 2 correct refused goals for PSG).

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  16. I have to say it again! Very very good job from team kassai! A good offer for more... And if not in club competitions then at EM

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    1. Great. I'm glad to hear that.

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    2. I watched right now the GOAL / NO GOAL situation, minute 67'.
      Very likely a correct decision by AAR2, NO GOAL, but of course we can't be sure. Luckily no influence on the game.

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    3. this would be no problem with goal line technology :-)
      for me it's impossible to decide with 100 % correctness, so we have to accept the decision.

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  17. Videos from the MCI-PSG game:

    1) Penalty
    https://vid.me/GA89

    2) Cavani's foul on D. Silva
    https://vid.me/PnWy

    3) Maxwell's mistimed challenge vs Aguero
    https://vid.me/qUgm

    4) Aurier's two-footed flying tackle
    https://vid.me/wPBX

    5) Fernandinho against Aurier in the MCI box; possible penalty
    https://vid.me/FzWw

    6) Van der Wiel's foul on De Bruyne:
    https://vid.me/GAD9

    7) De Bruyne's goal
    https://streamable.com/iamf

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  18. Good performance for Kassai.

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