April 25, 2016

Mark Clattenburg to officiate Champions League Semifinal Atlético Madrid vs Bayern München

English Elite referee Mark Clattenburg has been selected by UEFA's Referees Committe to handle the Champions League's semifinal between Atlético Madrid and Bayern München. He will officiate his second game at Vicente Calderón in CL's knockout stage, after the appearance in Round of 16, when the home team faced PSV from the Netherlands. In addition, he was appointed twice in the EL knockout phase. 




27/04/2016
20:45 CET - Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid  (ESP)
Atlético Madrid
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Bayern München

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)
4th Official: Gary Beswick (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: David Griffiths (WAL)
Referee Liaison Officer: Manuel Díaz Morales (ESP)
The 3rd Team Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)

41 Comments:

  1. Expected appointment. I would add, Clattenburg was surely a candidate for the final, now I can't imagine other names if not Eriksson. Perhaps Mazic or Skomina are the only real options, but very likely they could be in semifinals second legs.

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    1. Eriksson is a perfect option for UCL final! If i`m not mistaken, his best achievment was USC at 2013 and 4th official at last UCl final

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    2. Totally expected appointment and the best choice. For me, Eriksson is safe bet for the CL final. For second leg Brych and Velasco are unlikely to see. Also Atkinson. I would go with Skomina and Rizzoli, nevertheless he had two big mistakes in Madrid in last minutes (but now he would be in the same city, just on Bernabeu, and that is unlikely, too). Kuipers is next solution, maybe Kassai who did good in Madrid, but the game was unexpectedly so easy. I think Mazic will get EL final, not Skomina because Mazic is 3 years older and already was 4th referee in EL final 2 years ago. He is 43, maybe this is his last chance and he was very good and had full control of two big matches Lpool-Utd and PSG-City. So, there is time for Skomina, and CL semifinals would be great achivement for him. For EL semifinals there are plenty of names: Marciniak, Brocchi or Rizzoli, I would go with Brych and Kuipers/Kassai, dependent of CL nomination. Moen is there, too, Atkinson also, but last year he got CL semifinal and EL final (well enough), and this season he was far from his best performances.

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  2. Eriksson is better referee that Mazic and Skomina.
    But never is possible know waht will make Collina.

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  3. Skomina and Mazic are only candidates for UEL final for me!

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    1. Skomina had USC 2012,but Mazic without big final games

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  4. Marciniak for Shakhtar Sevilla confirmed by Polish Football Association

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  5. Marciniak has one great season.

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  6. BTW it appears according to this source Bebek's performance in Braga - Fenerbache was marked as 7.4 by UEFA

    milliyet.com.tr/ivan-bebek-e-7-4-fenerbahce-2224871-skorerhaber/

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    1. Probably that's the same newspaper that said Stark got 6.3 in ManU-Galatasaray some years ago.... beware Turkish newspapers! ;)

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    2. Bebek's note: 8.2. The observer was Díaz Vega.

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    3. If I had translated properly, the info comes from the President of Croatia FA. Hard to believe it.

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  7. Yes marciniak had shown that he is in a very good form but i expected moen ,atkinson or collum for shakhtar-sevilla

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  8. Collum had one bad season. Moen.....psssss



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  9. Eriksson abandonned a game in Sweden tonight. A banger was thrown againt a player warming up. The player then throw the cornerflag in to the stands. Klasenius close to the incident in chock.

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    1. Video:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8WUt925nXc

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  10. Any thoughts on Douglas Costa's foul (40')?

    Very good Clattenburg so far. He chose the best moment for the start of issuing cards. I think if Clattenburg (and AR2) was sure Koman dived in the 28th minute, he should have booked him for simulation. One penalty appeal for an alleged handball of ATM player rightly waved away in my opinion - he tried to avoid a contact (28'). Two missed fouls on Lewandowski (32', 44') though.

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    1. Phantastic so far

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    2. Clattenburg's action towards an unsporting behaviour of Neuer was fantastic. Quick and well sold yellow card. I liked his performance more than Cakir's one.

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  11. Expected performance from Clatts in easy match to handle. No difficult situations and tough decisions (pk appeal for handball correctly denied). Missed few fouls, nothing too important. Correct YCs for Benatia and Neuer, but missed for Koke as well for obvious delay of game.

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    1. I can not fully agree
      Very lenient but absolutely consistent! Very good control and really active in point of unsporting behaviour

      8,5 minimum

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    2. Clatts was very good tonight, I agree. Full control of the match. Some minor mistakes, nothing special. Better from Cakir's performance yesterday for sure. I think that whoever gets second leg match, will be in much more difficult situation. Game in Munchen is going to be much tougher for the ref. We can expect delay of game and simulation from Atletico players, they are masters of that kind of play. The ref would be under enormous pressure from the crowd and players from both teams. It will increase if Bayern do not score equalizer "on time". I think that Atkinson would be the best choice, cause he is very calm, nevertheless he is English ref as well as Clattenburg. Rizzoli would be even better, but his appointment in Madrid again is not possible. I see many comments that Mazic should get that match. I don't think so, he is experienced, but not calm. He should get EL final, and that's all. If se see Mazic in Munich, I am sure that Clatts will get EL final.

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    3. Im from bavarian... From this kind of view i wish kassai for the match in munich!

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    4. Kassai? Very possible and I think he is the favorite for that match at the moment. He improved a lot. It is going to be very hard and passionate match, something like Atletico-Real last year. I have to sat that I would rather see Atkinson or Rizzoli, but real chances to see them is close to 0, we all know that. Kassai should be the choice.

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    5. That would be good for munich but not good for madrid! Calm on the one side but very hard in his decisions in case of unsporting behaviour

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  12. What Clattenburg delivered tonight was in my humble opinion an excellent performance! To be honest there were hardly any difficult situations but look at that body language composed of both modesty and authority. Clatts 'understood' the game and contributed largely to a great football night. No word about the referee in a CL semifinal is probably the best compliment you can make. A strong advertising for the EL final (although he has 'bad prospects' due to Atkinsons appearance last season). My compliments - 8,5!

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    1. My mark...22:47 ;)

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    2. I also wrote that Clatts is one of the favorites for the final. But, we all missed one "small" thing: Liverpool!!! The right question is whether Collina already decided who will get both finals, or he will wait and see which teams are going to be in the finals (e.g. If final is Liverpool-Donetsk we can easily see Velasco, if Liverpool is out, than Clatts)! If Collina already picked refs for the finals, Eriksson and Mazic are almost certain. What do you think are the referee are already chosen? If aren't, it can happen that one or two "big" names don"t get anything (semifinals/final), and some of then get both (Clattenburg).

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    3. Good point Teo. Most probably Clattenburg is out not only due to Liverpools presence. Two referees deserve another appointment, namely Mazic and Eriksson. In the unlikely case the two are rewarded with a CL semi-final the discussion on the finals are open again, otherwise it is already decided.
      I expect Kassai in Munich and Kuipers in Madrid; Rocchi for Liverpool and Kralovec for Shakhtar are probable IMO. Other hot shots are Moen or Atkinson.

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    4. Also lets not forget Brych! With an appointment on Monday in Germany he would be available for a EL return leg.

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  13. I think Clattenburg's European season is over after tonight. I can't see Clatts being handed the EL final, after Atkinson's appointment in last seasons showpiece.

    But with England (and the rest of the home nations) unlikely to progress to the latter stages of the European Championships; I see Clattenburg (form-permitting) going far.

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    1. I agree, I think that Clattenburg deserved a final this season. The next one... or perhaps EURO :)

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    2. He surely is a strong candidate for the opening match as well.

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  14. Your wish has come true, Chefren ;)

    Mark Clattenburg appointed to take charge of 2016 FA Cup final:

    http://www.thefa.com/news/the-fa-cup/2016/apr/mark-clattenburg-to-referee-2016-emirates-fa-cup-final

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    1. Excellent appointment, absolutely deserved.

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  15. Having watched both matches my remarks:

    - Cakir and Clattenburg both faced matches of rather low difficulty based on what could be expected (specially in Vicente Calderón).

    - Both read and understood the game.

    - I do not want to go into further debate on single decisions. Specially Cakir's leniency was absolutely suitable and made play "playable". Both officiating teams contributed to theoretically good football, even though both matches were certainly not meeting the expectations (in Manchester, the Turkish team maybe were the best team on the field).

    - Cakir missed a compulsory YC, this should cost him a tenth (or rather his (A)AR1). However, full control, no talk about the referees, good management...everything fine. But to come back to the first point: by far not the most difficult semifinals we have seen in recent UCL history.

    I also think that we won't see Cakir and Clattenburg again before EURO 2016.

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    1. I have the feeling you want to be in opposite to me at all cost. I don't know why you do this, but your activity seems to be addressed to me. If it's not the case, I'm sorry. If you don't want my comments, just let me know.

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    2. ?

      I just did not have the opportunity to write my views on Tuesday and Wednesday night immediately, so I did it now summarizing both matches from MY point of view (1 of 100 and more opinions) - not more. Where did you feel addressed? I did not refer to you at all, neither verbally nor content-related, so you really caught my by surprise with your comment.

      Generally it might happen that I am having an opposed view to your's, I think there is nothing strange in it. Your comments are for quite a time belonging to the most valuable and profound comments that are being uploaded here, so...really I don't see the problem.

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    3. I'm sorry then. I just felt your comment was more about Cakir than Clattenburg and I was a bit critical against the Turkish official last time.

      'Specially Cakir's leniency was absolutely suitable and made play 'playable'' - here I felt addressed, because my last comments were rather negatively related to his leniency.

      If I was not your target, nothing happened. Let's forget it. :)

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    4. All right, no that was not referring to you. My target is normally to focus on content, presenting my honest view with arguments.

      Everything ok! :)

      My marks would be 8.3 for Cakir and 8.4 for Clattenburg.

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