April 5, 2016

Europa League 2015/16 - Referee Appointments for Quarterfinals (I)

These are the referees appointed by UEFA for EL Quarterfinals, to be played on 07/04/16. Among others, English Mark Clattenburg will officiate the Spanish derby between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla, while Spanish Velasco Carballo will control the sonorous clash Borussia Dortmund - Liverpool.  
07 April 2016, 21:05 CET
Estádio Municipal de Braga, Braga (POR)
Braga - Shakhtar Donetsk
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: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christos Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Michał Listkiewicz (POL)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer: Detelin (BUL)

07 April 2016, 21:05 CET
Estadio El Madrigal, Villarreal (ESP)
Villarreal - Sparta Praha
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Haţegan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Octavian Şovre (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Eugen Gheorghe (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Dan Tudor (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Colţescu (ROU)
Fourth Official: Radu Adrian Stefan Ghinguleac (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer: Niclas (GER)

07 April 2016, 21:05 CET
Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP)
Athletic - Sevilla
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Simon Beck (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Jake Collin (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Fourth Official: Gary Beswick (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Aleš Zavrl (SVN)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer: Carter (AUS)

07 April 2016, 21:05 CET
Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund (GER)
Borussia Dortmund - Liverpool
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)
Fourth Official: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer: Maxi R (GER)

50 Comments:

  1. All names apart from Hațegan are possible for CL/EL final. It will be very important how they will perform on Thursday.

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  2. Strange that Velasco is again appointed for Liverpool after four weeks.

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  3. Strange that Carballo has Liverpool again

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  4. Strange, but the explanation can be found, too many Spanish teams in both Champions League and Europa League. He deserved another appointment, so this was very likely the last chance to get a top clash. I can add that this can be his last match in international clubs competitions, following his retirement after Euro 2016. So, one can read that also a farewell game.

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    1. It could be - but I expect one last game in UCL for him in the semi-finals or even in the final if he performs well in Dortmund.

      I think we will see 5 of these 6 names in the UCL semi-finals and the final: Brych, Cakir, Clattenburg, Eriksson, Rizzoli, Velasco.

      Names like Mazic, Skomina, Kralovec or also Marciniak are more to expect in the last few UEL games.

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    2. Chefren, remember that there is no age limit and Velasco is a very fit referee. The possible retirement after Euro 2016 will depend on his own decision. Or is something (Velasco's statement) known in this matter?

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    3. Age limit in Spain is 45.

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    4. Uhh, OK, thanks. It should be unified amongst all FIFA countries, if you ask me.

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  5. Wow. Another cracking game for Velasco. I'm pleasantly surprised by is form this season.

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  6. Kouyate's RC:SFP for West Ham has been rebuked by the Premier League, meaning they deemed the decision by Clattenburg as a crucial mistake. A caesure, a negative one, surely in English refereeing.

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    1. A poor decision and a catastrophical signal. Referees stabbed in the back by their associations...did not that happen to Taylor once as well?

      On the decision...of course a YC, Clattenburg had a poor visual angle. But still a normal error of interpretation. 1 match ban and that's it.

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    2. A yellow card? Dynamic slide tackle with straightened leg off the ground and studs up. If the attacked leg was the planted one...? I thought it fully deserved a red card.

      The FA is against their referees not for the first time. Many correct decisions were overruled in the past.

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    3. I only watched 1 replay https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EjY8KyFeVA&list=PL3ZQ5CpNulQkJO3uRDuIbGy6_yJfweUZ8

      For me Kouyate clearly goes for the ball and his foot is mostly not showing studs (but rather his instep). Only in the last moment the studs turn more up / open. For me no red card based on this one replay.

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    4. OK, I have a different view. The fact that makes it red for me is the raised leg (!) combined with studs up. If the player was directly hit in the shin and his leg was planted, the outcome of this tackle would have been terrible. Just my view.

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    5. Clear RC to me. I don't understand the FA's decision at all.

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    6. I think your argument is good RayHD. Rewatched it and tend to agree with you. BTW to emphasize that. Even if we speak about a clear YC-tackle, even then the FA's decision is terrible.

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    7. Niclas, just read this great article:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/04/06/referee-mark-clattenburg-is-hung-out-to-dry-by-the-fa/

      "The decision was overturned by a three-man commission, encompassing two unidentified former players and the former manager Denis Smith, and the understanding is that Smith was out-voted, 2-1." - it shocked me! How, the hell, people who were never referees, are welcomed to decide whether the referee's decision was correct or not? What a stupid (to formulate it kindly) system!!!

      Some English people's way of thinking is irreformable and definitely not understandable for people from outside GB...

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    8. Unbelievable and insane.

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  7. Kouyate's RC:SFP for West Ham has been rebuked by the Premier League, meaning they deemed the decision by Clattenburg as a crucial mistake. A caesure, a negative one, surely in English refereeing.

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  8. Bartosz Frankowski (Poland, 1986, UEFA Second Group) appointed for UEFA U-17 Championship.

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  9. Anyone understand what's going on here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hThJUGS_sA PRO's verdict is that play was incorrectly stopped, and that the referee more or less screwed up by trying to manage the drop to get one team to kick it back. Red players gets a caution for a reckless challenge; what about the blue? The only explanation I can see is that he deliberately deceived an opponent by promising to return the ball and didn't, but the PRO explanation does not mention that...

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    1. I think the referee just booked the wrong player and team for breaking up a promising attack and was corrected by the 4OF.. at least that was my first thought.

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    2. The players in this League are certainly not very intelligent (or professional).

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    3. One player from each team got a caution.

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  10. Marijo Strahonja (CRO) retired from refereeing two weeks ago due to health problems.

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    1. All the best to him!

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    2. A pity. All the best!

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    3. Really a pity. He was good, may be not excellent but reliable.
      Hoping health issue will not be serious. All the best to him.
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  11. A double VC missed by Hategan team. It is really blatant, believe me. Totally missed. A few later, correctly disallowed goal by AR1.

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  12. Technical mistake from Eriksson, minute 34, goal kick, the ball was in the area when the player touches the ball

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  13. Velasco Carballo missed a YC to Lovren (LIV) for a reckless foul on Weidenfeller in the 22nd minute, rightly waved away a penalty appeal (nothing or a dive, 39'), rightly issued a YC to Lallana but a RC for SFP was possible too, for my taste (44') and rightly let the play on after alleged foul on Borussia player and booked Weidenfeller for dissent (also very good onside by AR2 in this situation, 45+5'). Well done!

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    1. Lallana had luck that he did not hit the opponent's calf. A YC was perfect in that situation I think, a RC a bit too much. But we agree on the high danger of this tackle. Must be taken out of the game and Velasco quickly did so.

      In another occasion, he could have booked Reus for a foul from behind (shortly after the 1st YC). The latter complaint, Velasco reacted sternly to this light form of dissent. In former times, I cannot imagine seeing Velasco that consistent in terms of that.

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    2. The penalty situation in 39' was in my opinion simulation, at least strictly according to the LOTG...

      In second half a missing YC for Moreno (reckless tackle, around 78'-80').

      All in all a good performance with full match control and acceptance but some important problems in the disciplinary control too, as far as I could see.

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    3. I agree. Velasco with a good performance tonight. However, IMO Reus should have been booked earlier (as Niclas mentioned above) and Moreno should have received a YC (80').

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    4. Good of course but not as good as in the last Uefa-matches

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    5. Moreno's tackle from the 80th minute falls under a red card category even more than the Lallana's one. YC is an awaited punishment for such kind of tackles, but both are surely a subject to discuss on in regard to overall dealing with such offences in football.

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    6. Both tackles for those who haven't seen them:

      https://twitter.com/h_demboveac/status/718201284474597376

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    7. For me both tackles are YCs.
      If Lalanna had hit the opponent it would have been a RC, but he did not.
      Morreno' tackle was without control and with a lot of speed, however, it seems to me the speed was lost by the time he "landed" on the ground, and the contact itself was loght. with no high leg, no studs...
      Thanks for the video.

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    8. @Shearer

      I agree. Both challenges warranted cautions...nothing more.

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    9. Moreno's should be a clear RC to me. High speed and intensity, no contact with the ground, no control over his feet/body, studs first, foot raised.

      I would personally go the same route for Lallana, but I can understand the arguments for YC. An 'orange' card ;)

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    10. Ha! I guess you could call it that :)

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  14. My guess at the rematch game:
    Madrid-Barcelona Atkinson(ENG)
    Benfica-Bayern Skomina(SVN)
    City-PSG Rizzoli(ITA)
    Real Madrid- Wolfsburg Collum(SCO)
    Shakhtar-Braga Kassai(HUN)
    Praha-Villarreal Nijhuis(NED)
    Liverpool-Dortmund Moen(NOR)
    Sevilla-Athletic Kralovec(CZE)

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  16. My predictions: A.Madrid-Barça, Rizzoli
    Benfica-Bayern, Moen
    M.City-PSG, Çakir
    Madrid-Wolfsburg, Turpin
    Sevilla-A.Bilbao, Kassai
    Sparta P.-Villarreal, Atkinson
    Liverpool-B.Dortmund, Kralovec
    Shaktar-Braga, Matéu

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    1. i can't imagine Turpin in Madrid.

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  17. My predictions...

    A. Madrid - Barça: Rizzoli
    Benfica - Bayern: Kassai
    M.City - PSG: Çakir
    R. Madrid - Wolfsburg: Atkinson
    Sevilla - A. Bilbao: Kralovec
    Sparta Prague - Villarreal: Moen
    Liverpool - B. Dortmund: Skomina
    Shaktar - Braga: Matéu Lahoz

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    1. Mine are quite similar:
      A. Madrid - Barça: Kuipers
      Benfica - Bayern: Rizzoli
      M.City - PSG: Çakir
      R. Madrid - Wolfsburg: Atkinson
      Sevilla - A. Bilbao: Kralovec
      Sparta Prague - Villarreal: Karasev
      Liverpool - B. Dortmund: Skomina
      Shaktar - Braga: Moen

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  18. Predictions U17 EURO:
    Arnason (ISL), Baliyan (ARM), Bindels (LUX), Frankowski(POL, reported), Kalogeropoulos (GRE), Nicolaides (CYP), Shmuelevitz (ISR), Slyva (LTU), Sutton (IRL)

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  19. There are no referees from IRL

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