April 24, 2016

Cüneyt Çakır to referee Champions League Semifinal Manchester City vs Real Madrid

UEFA has chosen Turkish Cüneyt Çakır to referee next Tuesday's Champions League semifinal between Manchester City and Real Madrid. For the 39-year old, who took charge of last season's Champions League final in Berlin, it is the 6th UCL appearance in the ongoing 2015/16 campaign.




26/04/2016
20:45 CET - Etihad Stadium, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester City
Manchester City FC
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Real Madrid

Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Cem Satman (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Barış Şimşek (TUR)
4th Official: Serkan Ok (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)
Referee Liaison Officer:
The 3rd Team Referee Observer: Maxi R (GER)






26 Comments:

  1. Great appointment for Cakir, deserved appointment though I would have designated him for the other semifinal.

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    1. The other semi-final will indeed be harder to referee. But even though Cakir is my favorite ref, I think his strictness would have backfired once Atletico realized they couldn't play rough as usual and would start diving instead to break up the flow of the match. A nightmare scenario given a stickler like Cakir.

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  2. Thoughts on Mateu Lahoz and Simeone? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGNCYBfb9nU

    I agree completely.

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  3. I agree too. I See cakir as one of the strongest candidates for euro2016 Final match.

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  4. Of course deserved appointment for a referee who kept always high standards after CL final one year ago. The level of control in his matches is extraordinary, at least in my opinion.
    For Wednesday's clash in Madrid, I expect Mark Clattenburg.

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    1. Could it be Eriksson?

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    2. With Trentalange as observer, Clattenburg is in my opinion a more logical choice, because this observation could be also a good test for WC 2018 (Trentalange is FIFA observer). Since Eriksson already attended a WC and we don't know what will happen for Swedish refereeing in the next two years, we have Clattenburg as England's first option for Russia 2018.
      BTW a few minutes and we will know...

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    3. How many people will you invite for UEFA EURO 2016 referee observation?

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  5. Very bad scenes occurred during the Trabzonspor Kulubu - Fenerbahce SK today's game in Turkey. The additional assistant referee no.2, Volkan Bayarslan, was attacked by a 'supporter'. The game has been abandoned. Watching the video, I think Bülent Yıldırım's decision to continue the game despite those serious riots in the stand was not the best, though.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t38PcTlfuNg

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    1. This is the third incident this season involving Trabzonspor and referees. I think that Turkish federation should do something, because now it is absolutely unacceptable to go on in this way.

      1) http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/34670639
      2) http://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/feb/21/trabzonspor-player-red-card-referee-salih-dursin
      and now the third case... BTW I don't blame Bülent Yıldırım for his attempt to go on despite the riots on the stands, nobody would have expected something like that, security was missing for the officials.

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    2. Your link is down.
      Try this (@ 7min)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuKOYw_JNdE

      or this
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXKFxMzR1CI

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  6. Cakir missed a mandatory YC for Sergio Ramos, minute 26'. At least, reckless.

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    1. At least!! There are also strong arguments for RC (hitting point, intensity)...

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    2. That was borderline, I thought. A stern talk was also acceptable.

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    3. Mandatory YC indeed. I would not go as far as calling it SFP, but it was reckless for sure.

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    4. In real time - more YC. On slow motion - closer to RC. It could be very dangerous. A stern talk is not enough. Maybe YC and stern talk. Maybe Kross deserved YC, too.

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    5. @ Ali I strongly disagree, sorry, a stern talk can't be enough. This was a YC borderline to RC. I think that Cakir missed it because he hadn't the correct perception of the foul. Referees must protect players and their safety.

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    6. Ramos: YC is obligatory, a RC is optional, so surely -0.1 for this incident.

      Some remarks on disciplinary control. Clichy escaped a yellow card in 4th minute for SPA on Benzema. Fernandinho could have been booked in the 8th minute for dissent by action (gestures) towards the referee. Cakir opted for a stern warning what was acceptable and very well sold but not in line with UEFA RAP. Another incident where RAP says it's a yellow card occurred in the 33rd minute when Kompany kicked the ball away in order to delay the restart of the game. Again lenient Cakir but he's definitely in control of the game for now...

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  7. Casemiro keeps throwing himself to the ground without even trying for the ball in every aerial challenge versus Kompany. If Kompany had scored on that header in the 56th minute, Cakir's whistle against him would have been highly controversial.

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    1. Casemiro just went down (min. 64) against a fair shoulder challenge from tiny Navas and again received a soft whistle in his favor. This is a considered tactic by Casemiro. Cakir needs to wise up to it.

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    2. Agreed. Not always consistent in his whistles. He also missed a foul on De Bruyne (61') - normal misjudgement, he showed that the ball was played but it was a trip. However, I praise him for detecting Bale's dirty play (79') and letting the play go after this incident.

      Two big penalty appeals from Real in front of AAR1 - the first rightly waved away (47') but the second one was really borderline and tricky (75').

      Unfortunately, we didn't see any replay of alleged Modrić' handball just before the line of Real penalty area (71st minute).

      Overall, quite a mixed bag by Cakir but nothing major went clearly wrong. I can imagine a mark from a good, expected level category.

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    3. @RayHD, I largely agree with your take, including having a mild curiosity about the possible Modric handball. So I went back on my recording, and from the only angle available, it's not clear if the ball touched his shin, his hand, or both.

      If it did hit his hand, then it was a free kick and YC as his hand position seemed quite deliberate.

      All in all, a reasonable performance by Cakir. Not flawless, but not subpar either.

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    2. Wrong language. See House Rules point 3.
      http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.de/2013/05/house-rules.html#.VyI9sXojHmc

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