September 25, 2016

Champions League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 2 (I)

UEFA has appointed  the following officials to handle Tuesday's Champions League Matchday 2 games. Among others, English Michael Oliver will make his debut in the highest club competition.



E| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
Stadion CSKA Moskva, Moscow (RUS)
CSKA Moskva - Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Clos Gómez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Đukanović (MNE)

E| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 
AS Monaco - Bayer Leverkusen
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Raúl Cabañero Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Fourth Official: Diego Barbero Sevilla (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Sedlacek (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)

F| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
BVB Stadion Dortmund, Dortmund (GER) 
Borussia Dortmund - Real Madrid CF
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Jake Collin (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Lee Mason (ENG)
Fourth Official: Harry Lennard (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Oguz Sarvan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Danijel Jošt (SVN)

F| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR) 
Sporting CP - Legia Warszawa
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
Fourth Official: Stephen Child (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Herbert Fandel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Jean Paul Mievis (BEL)

G| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
Telia Parken, Copenhagen (DEN) 
FC København - Club Brugge
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David McGeachie (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Steven McLean (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Dallas (SCO)
Fourth Official: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL)

G| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
Leicester City Stadium, Leicester (ENG) 
Leicester City - FC Porto
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Barış Şimşek (TUR)
Fourth Official: Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Harry Been (NED)

H| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO) 
Dinamo Zagreb - Juventus
Referee: Manuel de Sousa (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Alvaro Mesquita (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Fabio Costa Verissimo (POR)
Fourth Official: Nuno Silva Manso (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Blackbourne (ENG)

H| 27.09.2016, 20:45 CET
Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Seville (ESP) 
Sevilla FC - Olympique Lyonnais
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Rob van de Ven (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Charles Schaap (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Richard Liesveld (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ed Janssen (NED)
Fourth Official: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)

90 Comments:

  1. Skomina for Wednesday)

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    2. Skomina has been replaced at the last minute by Obrenovic in a domestic match being in progress right now.

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    3. Praprotnik is running the line as appointed, however ...

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    4. Yes, that's why I've removed my comment. It's interesting that it's the 2nd time in a row that Skomina is replaced by another referee right before the start of a match...

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    5. Very true. The first replacement happened a day after the domestic fitness tests. At first I thought that there was the reason (another referee was replaced on that matchday as well). It is very unlikely, though, for Skomina not passing the fitness tests. So I have no clever explanation at this time.

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    6. Thanks you for all these info from Slovenia. We will see whether Skomina will appear in CL on Wednesday.

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  2. Oh by the way: This is Clattenburg's WC 2018 team. Collin as AR1 and Bennett as AR2.

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    1. is simon beck retired?

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    2. No, he is still active in Premier League and FIFA listed. I think this change was made following the end of a cycle (CL and EURO final) and considering also some mistakes made by him. But that's only my opinion.

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  3. Updated predictions:

    LUD-PSG: Kralovec
    ARS-BAS: Makkelie
    NAP-BEN: Brych
    BES-KYI: Zwayer
    GLA-BAR: Skomina
    CEL-MCI: Eriksson or Turpin
    ATL-BAY: Rizzoli
    ROS-PSV: Vad

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    1. What about Marciniak? Maybe in Madrid, if Rizzoli does not want to interrupt his honeymoon. ;)
      For BES-KYI I would prefer an Elite referee, Zwayer might then get a good EL match next week.
      If Soares Dias does not get a match on Wednesday, it would mean, that UEFA and FIFA have different ideas of who is Portugals no.1...

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    2. Totally forgot him...
      I think a CL match is almost mandatory for Zwayer, but we'll see. Marciniak could be a good solution for Celtic-City, Strigel would suit.

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    3. Rizzoli has already interrupted his honeymoon. Today he will be AAR1 in Rome, Lazio-Empoli.

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    4. About Marciniak, I'm still convinced that Atletico - Bayern stays as option for him.

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    5. Philipp S., the first of the Portuguese Arbitration is De Sousa. Last season Soares Dias had more prominence due to De Sousa being injured.

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  4. Huge congratulations to Michael Oliver!! Very, very well deserved!!

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  5. OT: On Arbitro Internacional Orsato has replaced Rizzoli on the pre-list for 2018. I know this was the case for the seminar, but is it confirmed as a general change? If yes, could that mean Rizzoli will finish his career quite soon?

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    1. Orsato replaced Rizzoli last week because he was married in Spain

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    2. Does that mean no Rizzoli in Russia 2018??

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  6. What do you think about Borbalán's appointment? Both Tagliavento and Borbalán appointed for not so low-profile matches...

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    1. They should once be tested in bigger matches. I would say that this might be their last chance. Tagliavento failed his test last MD in my opinion. Maybe this is a way to test their abilities. Let's be honest, there are some talented group 1 referees (Zwayer, Soares Dias, Taylor, Makkelie) who deserve to be promoted. They need space.

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    2. Finally, a good game for Borbalán, but to be honest in this match I expected a "different" name than the usual ones. I preditcted Nijhuis, Borbalán is a similar choice, in my opinion. This is also because there weren't many other options. And, as always, RFEF CTA doesn't manage too much accurately the international appointments, today he is officiating a match in La Liga, just 2 days before Champions League...

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    3. I predicted Nijhuis here too. I am not so glad with the appointments. ;)

      But let's not forget that Borbalán got a R16 match last year in CL, more than Tagliavento and others of his kind.

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    4. To be honest I don't think Monaco-Leverkusen was rated as THAT important by UEFA. Sedlacek is not the one you send to a last test either. I think on MD5/6 Fernández might face a tougher game.

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    5. Chefren, it is even worse for Díaz Pérez del Palomar (Mateu's AR2 and Undiano's AR1): he has a match today at 20:45 and has then to travel to Russia before Tuesday.

      Maybe it is not that important, but it involves two significant teams, so that's why I thought it is a good appointment for him.

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  7. My predictions:
    Ludogorets-PSG, Vad
    Napoli-Benfica, Brych
    Arsenal-Basel, Makkelie
    A.Madrid-Bayern, Skomina
    Celtic-M.City, Marciniak
    Rostov-PSV, Turpin
    Besiktas-D.Kiev, Zwayer
    B.Mönch.-FC Barcelona, Eriksson

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  8. Today Borbalán in Leganés-Valencia.
    Tuesday in Monaco-Leverkusen.

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    1. If you have contacts with RFEF CTA, please inform them about the need of a better management for referees when they have an international game planned. Borbalán's game, today and on Tuesday in 48 hours, is only the last case of a very long list.
      In addition, for the same poor management, Mateu Lahoz was out from La Liga for several matchdays, I guess because they didn't realize he had the FIFA meeting in Zurich and then CL game in Russia. At least, he has not been appointed for today, before a long travel waiting for him... but something should be done for sure, because this mismanagement can infleunce in terms of performances, at this level games are really demanding and I would always ask for (at least) 3 days between a match and another one.

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    2. Chefren, many thanks. I have not contacts with RFEF CTA and I
      don´t understand how they work.

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  9. ATTENTION, PLEASE!

    UEFA's official statement regarding Kružliak's situation:

    The Maccabi No 2, who had already recived a YC earlier in the match, commits a second cautionable offence.

    At that moment the referee's decision to play advantage was not correct as Zenit did not have a clear opportunity to score a goal at the time the advantage had been played.

    The referee should have stopped play immediately and ordered the player from the field for committing a second cautionable offence.

    However, having wrongly decided to play advantage, the referee was correct to stop the play when the same player became involved in active play, when he challenged his opponent in a fair manner within his own penalty area. He also correctly restarted play with a IDFK.

    When referees play advantage and a player has later to be dismissed, they are recommended to make a gesture that can demonstrate to everyone that a second YC or a RC offence had been previously committed and that they decided to play advantage.

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    1. Thank you so much, that's exactly what we said...

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    2. Thanks a lot, see also: http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.de/2016/09/three-laws-of-game-changes-brought-to.html#comment-form

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    3. Sorry, I did not notice that. :)

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    4. No problem, just wanted to connect it to the original post :)

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  10. The biggest surprise is the appointment of De Sousa. It has an interesting game. Soares Dias must have a europa league game.

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    1. BTW it will be very interesting now with Soares Dias. He should get CL soon, being included in FIFA pre list. If not appointed at all for CL until December (MD6), we could say that UEFA wont promote him.

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    2. Even if he is appointed to the md6 it is already much on the date of the category changes. This will prove that he is not first choice for UEFA.

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  12. Surprised by Oliver's appointment. It seemed UEFA's "interest" in him cooled - as their attention turned to Taylor.

    He has handled countless big games domestically; so I'm sure he believes he's ready form his long-awaited CL debut.

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  13. Thoughts on Çakır's match?? Looks like a standard match but far from being a really sonorous clash IMO... Decent game to start with after 2 poor tournaments... Here's hoping that Çakır does well!!

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    1. All cards is true, no problem until now (65')

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  14. ATL-BAY goes to Marciniak..

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    1. In every round, Marciniak is taking the big clashes... What an exceptional journey within just one year of joining the Elite!!!

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  15. Clattenburg is not sporting a long sleeve shirt but rather conveniently with sweatbands on his arm...

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  16. Clatts wears short sleeve, quite unusual to see him like that ;-)

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    1. Clatenburg continues to display his biggest (and maybe the only one he has) weakness - advantage; he should have allowed Borussia's attck in 3' 20m from Real's goa

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    2. Missed YC for deliberate handball. (11')
      Clattenburg didn't give the free-kick.

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    3. Was the Ronaldo handball inside the box??

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    4. No, 2-3 metres outside.

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    5. Then a missed free kick... But a shocking miss by Clattenburg nevertheless... YC for Ronaldo missed as well

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  18. I am negatively surprised by Clats - failed to see clear handball by Ronaldo, 17 m from Real's goal - 11'
    Possible YC to Aubemeyang for reckless start on Real golkeeper - I am sure this is part of his refereeing tactics - 12'
    Perfect positioning of the AR2 - no offside 14'

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  19. Absolutely shocking from Clattenburg!!

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    1. Far away from shocking... One missed yellow card but otherwise no big mistakes.

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    2. I was only referring to the missed handball, not his overall performance...

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    3. Nevertheless I wouldn't use 'shocking'. Yes, it was a clear handball but shocking is something different.

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    4. I agree with Ref_1707 :) It would be better to use more appropriate terms.

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    5. Okk sure!! Debatable call would be an appropriate phrase...

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  20. Big mistake by AA2 Schaap from Nijhuis's team with wrongly disallowed goal for Sevilla. Wrong offside position before the goal. Crucial mistake!

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  21. Excellent offside call by Bennett: offside, disallowed goal scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. However, his reaction against AR's decision was too blatant. I would have liked a warning or at least a word by Clattenburg.

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  22. Graet offside call AR2 - disallowed goal for Real 45+1

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  23. Goal for Real Madrid correctly disallowed due to an offside position. Good decision by AR2.

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  24. Oliver in Sporting - Legia:

    - controversy in the 2nd minute: clash between Thibault Moulin and Bryan Ruiz on the edge of Legia penalty area; Oliver whistle a foul in attack with delay, one can have a different view on that scene (will share a video asap)
    - great onside by Beswick prior to Sporting's 2nd goal
    - good public warning to João Pereira for dissent (25')
    - no easy cards for SPA in at least three cases (16', 29', 45+1')

    Without the situation from the beginning, it's a strong 8.4-level performance

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    1. Sporting players angry at Craig Pawson for not advicing Oliver about Rzeźniczak's handball. Difficult to judge it. It should be like that: the ball hits the hand that doesn't increase body surface = no penalty and vice versa.

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    2. I watched this incident: for me no penalty is an OK decision.

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    3. You mean 2nd or 54th minute?

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    4. Sorry, 54', the handball right in front of AAR1.

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    5. To my mind, Oliver missed two penalties in what was quite a patchy performance. Physically ok, made the grade in terms of disciplinary action but his foul detection was (continues to be) way below par. Self-assessment is needed.

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  25. Very good Oliver in the 1st half... Excellent performance by Oliver in Lisbon... A bit better than his English counterpart at Dortmund at times...

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  26. Strong performance as of now from Clattenburg in the 2nd half... Pulled things back from the inconsistencies of the 1st half..

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  27. Does anybody have an update on Cüneyt Çakır's performance tonight in Leicester City v Porto?? 😕

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    1. I saw the game.
      It was not very convincing.
      He whistled 40 fouls, all falls gave the foul.

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    2. So that means the old Çakır isn't back yet!!! 😞

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    3. Cakir refered nice match. Faultless. The two teams played against each other many fouls. they tried to stop each other. Naturally, there were many fouls.

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  28. Oliver first match in the CL, i think OK match, but 2th minute penalty or not!! What are you think??
    Good match Cakir!!

    De Sousa good!!

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  30. Penalty appeal from Oliver's game:

    https://streamable.com/oc6o

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    1. And the second one:

      https://streamable.com/bhxc

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    2. Well, I can understand why Oliver whistled in favor of defender. At first, you can see the left arm holding the opponent, but this can be not enough for a foul. What happens later is clearly a foul by attacker. However, the fact that Oliver had a good view, was focused, but he took this decision only after a few seconds, can be the confirmation that he had some doubts.

      In the second situation, rewatched again, no penalty is definitely the correct decision.

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    3. I would say PK in 2' as the red defender first held the attacker and only then, the attacker pulled the defender.
      No handball-no PK in 54', as the arm did not increase body volume.

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    4. For me 2' is "not enough" for a penalty. There is a holding of course, but I doubt that this is sufficient to whistle a penalty in a CL game's 2nd minute.

      Oliver's decision was common sense based for me and in the end no clear crucial mistake but rather an acceptable call. I wonder whether play-on could have been a solution.

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    5. Fully agree with Niclas.

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  31. Manuel de Sousa in Dinamo Zagreb - Juventus was almost not challenged at all.
    Very easy game, without cards. Some good calls by assistant referees.

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  32. Has anyone seen the possible violent conduct (retaliation) by CR7 in the penalty area (I think vs Schmelzer, in front of the AAR)?

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    1. Yes, he kicked Schmelzer at least three times. It was clearly deliberate. But you know, when violent conduct looks so "soft", referees never decide for a RC. That's a problem.

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    2. I thought that you all missed the situation :)
      It's RC for me, contact is soft but it happened three times.
      The reasons for play on are 'soft contact' and CR7 as a offender.

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    3. I missed this situation! When did it happen? So is this another error by Clattenburg?

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    4. https://twitter.com/DortmundAmerica/status/780872721261408256

      The first kick was not so soft I think, the other two were.
      Enough for a red card for my taste. AAR informing Clatts who then sends him off - would have been correct and much appreciated.

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