September 26, 2016

Europa League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments - Matchday 2

UEFA Referees Committee has decided to appoint the following officials for 2016-17 Europa League Group Stage Matchday 2. 


Group B, 29 September 2016, 17:00 CET
Astana Arena, Astana (KAZ) 
FC Astana - BSC Young Boys 
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Philip Thomas (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Lewiss Ross Edwards (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Nick Pratt (WAL)
Fourth Official: Daniel Beckett (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gevorg Hovhannisyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Arturs Gaidels (LVA)

Group C, 29 September 2016, 17:00 CET
8KM Stadium, Baku (AZE)
Qəbələ FK - 1. FSV Mainz 05
Referee: Gediminas Mažeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vyautas Šimkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vytenis Kazlauskas (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jurij Paskovskij (LTU)
Fourth Official: Vladimir Gerasimov (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Levan Paniashvili (GEO)
UEFA Delegate: Eugène Westerink (NED) 

Group H, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR) 
Shakhtar Donetsk - Sporting Braga
Referee: Tobias Stieler (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafael Foltyn (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan Seidel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Robert Hartmann (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Ittrich (GER)
Fourth Official: Mike Pickel (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer:John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

Group L, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Arena Națională, Bucharest (ROU) 
Steaua București - Villarreal CF
Referee: Evgen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Voytyuk (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Sergiy Bekker (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anatoliy Zhabchenko (UKR)
Fourth Official: Semen Shlonchak (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Ronen Hershco (ISR)

Group H, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
KAA Gent Stadium, Ghent (BEL) 
KAA Gent - Konyaspor
Referee: István Vad (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: István Albert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Peter Berettyán (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: József Erdös (HUN)
Fourth Official: Gabor Erös (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Siarhei Ilyich (BLR) 

Group K, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Generali Arena, Prague (CZE)
AC Sparta Praha - FC Internazionale 
Referee: Artur Soares Dias (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Rui Tavares (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Paulo Soares (POR) 
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Hugo Miguel (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Martins (POR)
Fourth Official: Nuno Pereira (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Karen Nalbandyan (ARM)
UEFA Delegate: Balász Makray (HUN)

Group J, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence (ITA)
ACF Fiorentina - Qarabağ FK 
Referee: Oliver Drachta (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Kühr (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Manuel Schüttengruber (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dieter Muckenhammer (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Riedel (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michael Argyrou (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Dervishaj (ESP) 

Group G, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam (NED)
AFC Ajax - R. Standard de Liège
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Gianluca Cariolato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Fabiano Preti (ITA) 
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Guida (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carmine Russo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Filippo Meli (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Liba CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Björn Vassallo (MLT)

Group L, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Stadion Letzigrund, Zurich (SUI) 
FC Zürich - Osmanlıspor FK 
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitrii Mosiakin (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Igor Demeshko (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Sergey Lapochkin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexander Egorov (RUS) 
Fourth Official: Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Adrian D. Casha (MLT)
UEFA Delegate: Thibault De Gendt (BEL) 

Group G, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Balaídos, Vigo (ESP) 
RC Celta de Vigo - Panathinaikos FC
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Lorenzo Manganelli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Giallatini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Davide Massa (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniele Doveri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eyjolfur Olafsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Philippe Prudhon (FRA) 

Group I, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen (GER)
FC Schalke 04 - FC Salzburg 
Referee: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Davie Goossens (NED)
Assistant Referee 2:  Bas van Dongen (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Dennis Highler (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Siemen Mulder (NED)
Fourth Official: Joost van Zuilen (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Georg Lüchinger (LIE)

Group I, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
Kuban, Krasnodar (RUS)
FC Krasnodar - OGC Nice
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Goran Gabrilo (CRO)
Fourth Official: Goran Pataki (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patritiu Abrudan (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Ixari (MDA)

Group K, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Turner Stadium, Beer Sheva (ISR)
Hapoel Beer-Sheva FC - Southampton FC 
Referee: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Mehmet Culum (SWE) 
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kristoffer Karlsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Magnus Sjöblom (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hervé Piccirillo (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Teuvo Holopainen (FIN)

Group J, 29 September 2016, 19:00 CET
U Nisy, Liberec (CZE)
Slovan Liberec - PAOK 
Referee: Tamás Bognár (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Buzás (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Zsolt Varga (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ádam Farkas (HUN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Péter Solymosi (HUN)
Fourth Official: Zsolt Attila Szpisjak (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Elmir Pilav (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Eggert Magnusson (ISL) 

Group D, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Stadion Petrovskiy, St Petersburg (RUS)
FC Zenit SP - AZ Alkmaar 
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Miguel Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Fourth Official: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Igor Pristovnik (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Tobias Wolf (GER) 

Group B, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus (GRE)
Olympiacos - APOEL 
Referee: Paweł Gil (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Konrad Sapela (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcin Borkowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bartosz Frankowski (POL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Stefański (POL)
Fourth Official: Krysztof Myrmus (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG) 

Group F, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
KRC Genk Arena, Genk (BEL)
KRC Genk  - US Sassuolo Calcio
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: David Elias Bitton (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Roy Reinshreiber (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Menashe Masiah (ISR)
Fourth Official: Nissan Davidy (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST) 

Group C, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Stade Geoffroy Guichard, Saint-Étienne (FRA) 
AS Saint-Étienne - RSC Anderlecht 
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Valeriy Danchenko (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Maksim Gavrilin (RUS) 
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kirill Levnikov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Igor Fedotov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Andrej Vereteshkin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Ioannis Tsachilidis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)

Group A, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul (TUR)
Fenerbahçe SK - Feyenoord
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Martin Strömbergsson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alain Hamer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Duško Grabovac (CRO)

Group E, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT) 
Austria Wien - Viktoria Plzeň
Referee: John  Beaton (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Potter (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graham Chambers (SCO) 
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Donald Robertson (SCO)
Fourth Official: Alastair Mather (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marián Ružbarský (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: George Pirtskhalava (GEO) 

Group A, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Old Trafford, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester United - Zorya Luhansk
Referee: Orel Grinfeeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Roy Hassan (ISR) 
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eitan Shmeulevitch (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Eli Hacmon (ISR)
Fourth Official: Amihay Yehoshua Mozes (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Luis Medina Cantalejo (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Aleš Zavrl (SVN)

Group E, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Stadio Olimpico, Rome (ITA)
AS Roma - Astra Giurgiu 
Referee: Äliyar Ağayev (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Zeynal Zeynalov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Rza Mammadov (AZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Rahim Hasanov (AZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Orkhan Mammadov (AZE)
Fourth Official: Mubariz Hashimov (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: René Temmink (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Rotem Kamer (ISR) 

Group F, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP)
Athletic - Rapid Wien
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Eric Danizan (FRA) 
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Frank Schneider (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mikaël Lesage (FRA)
Fourth Official: Bertrand Jouannaud (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI) 

Group D, 29 September 2016, 21:05 CET
Tallaght Stadium, Dublin (IRL) 
Dundalk - Maccabi Tel-Aviv
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandrs Anufrijevs (LVA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandrs Golubevs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Raimonds Tatriks (LVA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Roberto Rosetti (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Tis (BEL) 

106 Comments:

  1. With this appointment, it seems clear that José María Sánchez Martínez is going to be on the FIFA list from January, replacing Velasco Carballo.

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    1. It´s possible but Sánchez Martínez only is one year in
      First Category. I think that this year don´t must occupy the
      place of Velasco.

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  2. So, the game for Soares Dias is Sparta Praha - Internazionale. Quite important for the Italian team, after the defeat against Hapoel Beer Sheva on MD1, but I expected more. In addition, the observer doesn't indicate a real focus on him. Perhaps it is too early, but I have the feeling that the assessment by Collina of Monaco - Fenerbahçe was not so much positive for the Portuguese. However, it is also possible that committee wanted to give another Europa League test before the important step. We will see. I will try to watch this game.
    Ağayev in Rome is another interesting assignment, as well as the Israeli in Manchester with a quite important observer.

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    1. He probably doesn't convince UEFA. In recent years he had several important observers ... An appointment in the next games of the CL (MD 3, 4 and 5) is crucial. If he only get a game in MD6 seems to me too late, then the category changes are already decided.

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  3. Some quite interesting appointments. Obviously Aghayev with an interesting appointment and with that observer.

    Tamas Bognar with a good appointment. Hope it goes well. Good luck my friend.

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  4. Dutch federation has revealed an appointment for October's WC qualifiers:
    http://www.knvb.nl/nieuws/scheidsrechters/aanstellingen/20590/kuipers-fluit-hongarije-zwitserland-wk-kwalificatie
    MD2, 07/10
    Hungary - Switzerland
    Björn Kuipers
    Sander van Roekel - Erwin Zeinstra
    Pol van Boekel

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  5. DFB has published WC qualifiers as well:
    Italy - Spain: Brych, Borsch, Lupp, Dankert
    Turkey - Ukraine: Gräfe, Schiffner, Henschel, Fritz
    Scotland - Lithuania: Stieler, Achmüller, Seidel, Siebert
    Belarus - Luxemburg: Welz, Foltyn, Pickel, Dankert
    Slovenia - England: Aytekin, Kleve, Schiffner, Zwayer

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  6. http://www.dfb.de/news/detail/deutsche-schiedsrichter-pfeifen-in-wm-qualifikation-154629/

    Italy - Spain : Brych - Borsch // Lupp - Dankert

    Turkey - Ukraine : Gräfe - Schiffner // Henschel - Fritz

    Scotland - Lithuania : Stieler - Achmüller // Seidel - Siebert

    Belarus - Luxemburg : Welz - Foltyn // Pickel - Dankert

    Slovenia - England : Aytekin - Kleve // Schiffner - Zwayer

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  7. Kosovo - Croatia: Fernández Borbalán, Cabañero Martínez, Alonso Fernández, Clos Gómez (Observer: Jozef Marko).

    Bosnia Herzgovina - Chipre: Estrada Fernández, Miguel Martínez Munuera, Sobrino Magán, Hernández Hernández (Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt)

    Lituania - Malta: Gil Manzano, Nevado Rodríguez, Alonso Fernández, del Cerro Grande (Observer: Pascal Garibian)

    Dinamarca - Montenegro: Undiano Mallenco, Díaz Pérez del Palomar, Yuste Jiménez, Clos Gómez (Observer: Iain Robertson Brines)

    Source: CTA-RFEF

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    1. ALBANIA - ESPAÑA Shodër 09/10 20:45
      Árbitro: HENDRIKUS S.H. BAS NIJHUIS HOLANDA
      Cuarto Árbitro: SERDAR GÖZÜBÜYÜK HOLANDA
      Árbitro Asistente 1: HUBERTUS VAN DEN VEN HOLANDA
      Árbitro Asistente 2: CHARLES JOHN SCHAAP HOLANDA
      Asesor Árbitros: BERTRAND LAYEC FRANCIA

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  8. Thank you all, so this time no confidential appointments, I would like to understand the reason :)

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    1. Really interesting!! Spanish, German and Dutch boards have all made the appointments public much before time... What might be the reason behind this?? Really perplexing for me!! 😕

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  9. 07/10
    France - Bulgaria
    Luca Banti - Alessandro Giallatini, Fabiano Prieti - Paolo Valeri (Italy)

    10/10
    Sweden - Bulgaria
    Michael Oliver - Stuart Burt, Gary Beswick - Craig Pawson (England)

    http://bfunion.bg/news/7077

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  10. 07/10
    Luxembourg - Sweden
    Ivan Bebek - Tomislav Petrović, Miro Grgić - Mario Zebec (Croatia)

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  11. 08/10
    Slovenia - Slovakia
    Nicola Rizzoli - Elenito Di Liberatore, Mauro Tonolini (Italy)

    11/10
    Slovakia - Scotland
    Martin Strömbergsson - Daniel Gustavsson, Joakim Amri Nilsson (Sweden)

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    1. Antonio Damato and Glenn Nyberg as fourth officials.

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  12. 08/10
    Montenegro - Kazakhstan
    Robert Schörgenhofer - Maximilian Kolbitsch, Andreas Heidenreich - Dominik Ouschan (Austria)

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  13. 09/10
    FYR Macedonia - Italy
    Danny Makkelie - Mario Diks, Hessel Steegstra - Richard Liesveld (Netherlands)

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  14. Italy-Spain: Brych, Borsch, Lupp, Dankert
    Turkey-Ukraine: Gräfe, Schiffner, Henschel, Fritz
    Scotland-Lithuania: Stieler, Achmüller, Seidel, Siebert
    Belarus-Luxembourg: Welz, Foltyn, Pickel, Dankert
    Slovenia-England: Aytekin, Kleve, Schiffner, Zwayer

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  15. 09/10
    Iceland - Turkey
    Clattenburg - Collin - Bennett - Taylor.

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  16. 06/10
    Austria - Wales
    Cüneyt Çakır - Bahattin Duran, Tarık Ongun - Hüseyin Göçek (Turkey)

    09/10
    Serbia - Austria
    Jonas Eriksson - Mathias Klasenius, Daniel Wärnmark - Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

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  17. 07/10
    Latvia - Faroe Islands
    Serhiy Boyko - Oleksandr Voytyuk, Serhiy Bekker - Anatoliy Zhabchenko (Ukraine)
    observer: Vlado Svilokos (Croatia)

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  18. 07/10
    Greece - Cyprus
    Pavel Královec - Roman Slyško, Ivo Nádvorník - Miroslav Zelinka (Czech Republic / Slovakia)
    observer: Charles Agius (Malta)

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  19. 07/10
    Belgium - Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Martin Atkinson - Stephen Child, Stuart Burt - Robert Madley (England)

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  20. News from Belgium
    Currently injured Serge Gumienny (44) retired FIFA list 2017 but continues in domestic league. It's his personal decision
    He is replaced by Lawrence Visser (born 18/12/1989):

    http://si.rosselcdn.net/sites/default/files/imagecache/univers_640x427/2016/09/23/656866342_B979789632Z.1_20160923195414_000_GRR7LTK45.2-0.jpg

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  21. Can we expect a promotion for a Belgian referee in 1st? In January?

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    1. Sebastien Delferière is already in 1st...

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    2. Bart Vertenten attended U19 EURO, I think he is at moment the Belgian on focus for a promotion to Category 1. However, I think that he could get a Europa League group stage game before this important step, as test.

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    3. Also Jonathan Lardot... may be ??? But it seems that Vertenten is more appreciate for now !

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    4. Also Jonathan Lardot... may be ??? But it seems that Vertenten is more appreciate for now !

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    5. It seems that Vertenten is now nr 2 in Belgium (Delferiere 1). So Vertenten should probably receive an opportunity and not Lardot... is the ranking in the country important?

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  22. 07/10
    Portugal - Andorra
    Oliver Drachta - Roland Brandner, Stefan Kühr - Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)

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    1. I wonder what UEFA/FIFA will plan with Drachta. He seems to be/become Austria's number 1 (given that Schörgenhofer is already 43) and is usually accompanied by Brandner who might be our leading Assistant Referee. WC 2018 comes too early for him, probably even EURO 2020 - and in 2022, when the next WC will be held, Drachta himself will already be 45 ...

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  23. Wow, I didn't expect that many matches(3) in this short time for Bebek.He has Nice vs Krasnodar in EL, also he will handle biggest croatian derby on sunday between Dinamo and Hajduk and then he will be in charge of Luxembourg vs Sweden.
    Good for him, I hope he doesn't make any crucial mistakes in those 3 matches.

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    1. I think that Bebek's "many matches in this short time" are a mere coincidence: He could also have been assigned for a Europa League match or for a World Cup qualifier on matchday 1 instead. His particular games also do not indicate that he could be promoted to Elite in the foreseeable future. And why do you regard Dinamo - Hajduk a "derby" - there are approximately 400 km between Zagreb and Split.

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    2. Lol :) Not only the distance between cities defines what is a derby match and what isn't. Obviously you don't know much about Croatian football.

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    3. A "derby" is defined as "a match between two rivals of close geographical proximity".

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    4. @Peter,
      I apsolutely don't think that he is even considered an Elite referee,he makes too many mistakes and he is sometimes influenced by the home crowd.To me,he should stay where he is right now,and that is First Group.In Croatia,biggest derby is between Dinamo and Hajduk. ;)

      And also,distance between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona is 615,77 km,so that isn't a derby either? :D

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    5. Real - Barcelona is called "El clásico", not "El derbi". ;-)

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    6. OK,Einstein ;)

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    7. OK. Barça-Real is not one derby.

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  24. 08/10
    Poland - Denmark
    Gianluca Rocchi - Alessandro Costanzo, Filippo Meli - Davide Massa (Italy)

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  25. 09/10
    Ukraine - Kosovo
    Kevin Blom - Patrick Langkamp, Bas van Dongen - Pol van Boekel (Netherlands)

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  26. RC Celta de Vigo - Panathinaikos FC
    39' - correct offside call by Manganelli and therefore Panathinaikos goal has been disallowed; the referee team had to judge who played the ball at first and then whether another Panathinaikos player's action impeded the goalkeeper; good teamwork

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  27. Before the 3-0 by Schalke AAR2 missed a clear goal. He was lucky that the German team scored a few seconds later, his positioning was absolutely wrong and the ball was clearly inside! Collina wont be happy with that, despite of the goal scored.

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    1. Complete blackout and unacceptable lack of concentration at a set piece (!). Almost half a metre behind the line with a free line of sight. I guess this was his first and last match as AAR.

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    2. I have to agree. What is your opinion on the “real“ goal some seconds after? Dangerous play?

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    3. Have to rewatch, but it looked dangerous at first glance.

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  28. Another ghost goal incident in Florence, Fiorentina - Qarabag: minute 59'.
    Should be rewatched but I think the ball was totally inside the net. The weird thing is that AAR2 made the gesture according to UEFA guidelines (the hand pointing to the midfield), nevertheless goal was not allowed. Must be rewatched carefully, perhaps I got a wrong perception of the incident.

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    1. Maybe Collina is even in the stadium?

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    2. What are your thoughts on the rest of Drachta's performance, Chefren? Did you see the RC?

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    3. I'm not watching the game, but a simulcast. However I watched the RC decision: for me correct, a clear DOGSO outside the box. Deliberate handball. Without that, I think Fiorentina's player would have easily scored. Correct decision by Drachta.

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  29. Finally Bebek gives correct penalty...No doubts now.

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  30. Ok, this is a shame. I am tired of the confrontation that UEFA exhibits on Panathinaikos matches. 15 days ago it was Marriner. Now it's Banti. And for what? For the fuss last year when Panathinaikos rightfully was asking UEFA to ban Olympiakos.

    Take a look at this missed penalty by Banti.

    https://streamable.com/egsj

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    1. For those who do not follow the Greek football, what happened?

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    2. At least two missed penalties, many controversies and protests of the players. Totally mixed bag with some basic mistakes such as missed corner or wrong throw-in direction in clear situations. Also excellent onside by AR1 at 1-0 goal. Really difficult to classify this performance of Italian officials.

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    3. Edward, may you make clips of 38, 54, 61, 69, 74, 80 and 85 minutes with key match incidents? I have no Internet access on my PC today unfortunately...

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    4. If that was the case then 3 officiating teams should be biased or corrupt (Banti, Drachta, Marriner). I doubt that. What went unmentioned is that e.g. Istvan Vad made a crucial mistake with decisive impact in favour of Panathinaikos some weeks ago (https://youtu.be/hHYi8hOcNLE?t=3692). I find it more probable that individual mistakes have been made on both sides.

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    5. I fully agree with Niclas.

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    6. First of all I never used the word biased or corrtpt. Secondly I state something that it's being happening since last year. So it's a case on the last 10 matches. Many mistakes and all of them one-sided. So not really individual mistakes.

      About Vad. I was the first to highlight his mistake. But you can't also deny that there was an even bigger mistake by his AR2. A disallowed goal on 1-0. So the RC didn't have such decicive impact.

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    7. No, you did not use it, but that would be the logical consequence of your comment. Insinuating that UEFA is exhibiting a confrontation on/with a football club via referee decisions de facto means that the respective referees would be controlled, leading to biased decisions. And that's adventurous.

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    8. Without knowing the full story, maybe it seems adventurous. But from my view, no.

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  31. Unbelievable what happened in Bilbao during the additional time. Team Chapron decided to a goal by Atletico Bilbao, then he discused with AR1 and AAR1, suddenly the decided to penalty (completely wrong) and short before the execution they decided to offside what it was twice in this situation. Unbelievable, I've never seen such things before. Three decisions in one situation. Maybe someone (4th official) saw the video and the clear offside missed by AR1???

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    1. *they

      At first AR1 missed two clear offsides, then a very strange penalty decision, suddenly - after one could see the offside in the replays - offside. I really cannot understand the way they took their decision. After 2'30'' a correct decison finally, anyway there was absolutely no acceptance as it took such a long time and three different decisions (goal, penalty, offside).

      Rapid's goalkeeper was booked for the penalty “foul“. Normally the referee should cancel this caution as he didn't decide to foul finally?!

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    2. That seems really incredible. A video will be posted here soon.

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    3. Without having seen the game, I say: typical of Chapron.

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    4. Well, is that typical of French referees? I only remember 4 cases where sending-offs have been issued after another decision having been taken earlier. Chapron at U17 WC (gave a red card after he saw the injury), Gautier in UEL some seasons ago (similar context), Bezborodov last season and now that.

      In my humble opinion, DA is completely right. Too fussy refereeing whenever I saw him.

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    5. Here the video, I will post my comment below.
      http://sendvid.com/fluoejhv

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    6. Given the fact that it is impossible to think about a penalty after a goal scored (the most logical decision in that case, would be advantage), the only explanation is that Chapron got wrongly the info that the player who scored was in offside (so it was not possible to allow the goal) but the action was regular until the foul, for this reason he decided for the penalty.
      Then, later, they realized (I don't know how) that the offside was at the beginning of the action, so no penalty, no goal, just offside.
      That should be what happened, AR1 had more if not the exclusive responsibility for this choice.

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    7. Some players said after the game that Tony Chapron told them there was a lack of communication between him, AAR1 and AR1. AR1 said offside, the referee thought indeed it was the last pass (goal scorer in an offside position) and AAR1 decided to penalty. And then?! AR1 recognized that this is completely wrong and the offside(s) was before the foul?!

      Anyway... There is still the suspicion somebody (4th off?) has seen a video. Why did AR1 not signal one of these two (quite clear) offsides? Why did he wait? Why was a communication with the ref and AAR1 needed? I really cannot understand this situation.

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    8. Thanks Chefren for uploading it.

      Your explanations both sound logical. Most important for me is: Debart simply has to raise this damn flag and nothing happens. If he had doubts on whether the player in offside was the one who enlarged the ball originally, teamwork would have been needed. But as a second later there was another clear offside offence (and here probably Debart failed to stay attentive for a moment), even this potential teamwork was irrelevant.

      And then, of course, it cannot be that you take sufficient time, isolate yourselves from the players and, in perfect conditions, have lacks of clear communication resulting in a misunderstanding...

      A night to forget for the involved officials.

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    9. Well, the only two positive things about this whole situation: the correct decision was taken. It only took two minutes, for an (actually) easy decision.

      The other positive point: the way Chapron (tried) to explain the final decision. By asking the captain to come and to explain before raising his hand, he at least prevented to much of a riot on the pitch. After all the bad team work earlier, at least this was well done by Chapron.

      But damn... what a situation. I wouldn't expect this to happen on this level. But I thought it was good to focus on two posive points.

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  32. In Bilbao, clair offside. But 4th saw the video? ???????

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  33. Stieler with a clearly wrong 2nd YC (47') for simulation. Crucial mistake at his EL debut.

    Bognar with an interesting DOGSO situation (8'), for me a missing send-off, but difficult to solve.

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    1. Another crucial mistake in Vienna: AR2 Graham Chambers disallowed a goal wrongly.

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  34. Can somebody give some updates on how Jonas Eriksson's performance was last night?? 😕

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  35. Goal? Look at AAR's gesture:
    http://sendvid.com/0iv656cy

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  36. No goal. The hand signal is very human considering in a difficult situation, he is actually waving it away with his finger.

    When we have an angle of view from this side then the perception is always deceiving. When pausing the video then you can maybe see a slight caption between the line and the ball, if any - this means that when you look straight down from the crossbar then the ball is still on the line.

    I recommend using a ball an a line and having 1) top view 2) view from 3m one side 3) view from 3m the other side.

    And finally - he is excellently concentrated + positioned.



    When you wanna talk about the Laws in this game then the 1-0 goal 39´is actually an offside offence strictly taken. But this might be called videorefereeing. Difficult to disallow such goals in real life.

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    1. I agree with most you said, although for me there is little doubt that it was fully behind the line. I however agree that the hand gesture was sth like "no no nothing nothing"..

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    2. I guess that was AAR2 Dieter Muckenhammer, a non-FIFA referee in Austria's highest division. There cannot be a decision without a gesture :) Unfortunately, in this situation simply no gesture would be wiser.

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  37. Gözübüyük with an 8.3-8.4 performance for my taste apart from the 3:0 goal. The 2nd yellow card in the game was maybe a bit soft, but all in all acceptable. Good stepwise approach - he learnt from what he did wrong in Kazakhstan where he showed little awareness for preventive refereeing. This time, instead of playing unreasonable advantages, he better stopped play immediately and intervened where possible. Good performance with points for improvement in the area of body language (too hesitant gestures, too little body tension at times).

    Unfortunately, the 3:0 situation spoils the performance. First, AAR2's mistake happened which was maybe even noticed as such by the referee and his AR2... 2 seconds later, Höwedes' repeated attempt to score the goal, which was successful, was actually a clear case of dangerous play (high foot close to the head). He played the ball, but way too riskily. The question is whether AAR2's 7.9 is enough for the UEFA observer or whether Gözübüyük should have stayed concentrated regardless of the goalline issue and identify the 3:0 as a foul. Would have been painful for Schalke, but actually a correct decision after a wrong one. So, maybe, 7.9 for Gözübüyük and surely 7.9 for AAR2. All other teammates were faultless.

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    1. I fully agree on your analysis, but you don't mention the third yellow card of the match, issued to Caleta in the 76th minute. Was a yellow card appropriate, or should Caleta have been sanctioned with a red card (tackle with high leg hitting opponents foot with studs up)? Anybody with a video?

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    2. Uh you are right.. rather red. I try to upload something tomorrow or so.

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    3. Full speed tackle: http://fs5.directupload.net/images/160930/fxsww8yw.jpg

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  38. RC Celta de Vigo - Panathinaikos AO

    1) disallowed goal due to offside
    https://streamable.com/dlzc

    2) disallowed goal due to foul in attack
    https://streamable.com/r4ji

    3) penalty appeal CLT
    https://streamable.com/qbv8

    4) penalty appeal PAN
    https://streamable.com/jtms

    5) dangerous play in the box by CLT player?
    https://streamable.com/e033

    6) penalty appeal CLT
    https://streamable.com/rwhq

    7) onside at 1-0 goal
    https://streamable.com/uj5q

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    1. Thanks for uploading. My views:

      1) Correct
      2) Correct
      3) In the live view, it appears to me that the attacker held at first, then both and then only the defender. The attacker went down a bit too suddenly for my taste. I could live with all decisions to be honest, depends on the interpretation, but think that Banti took the "most correct" one.
      4) Rather a penalty. Although the attacker goes down a moment before the (punishable) push, this is enough for my taste. The problem is: Banti did not anticipate the loss of the ball in the midfield and then did not accelerate quickly enough. Partly his fault, partly bad luck. AAR2 maybe had an obstructed line of vision on the push. We can't know it by 100%. Root-cause-analysis tells me that Banti was too far away. That's all.
      5) Probably 20 cms "far enough away" to waive play-on. Borderline for sure. But we all know that sth like that is practically never whistled at this level.
      6) Missed Penalty + RC for DOGSO (holding) in my opinion.
      7) Correct and very very well seen. 3 close onsides in important situations by AR1.

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    2. Thanks for the videos, Ray.

      1) Correct
      2) Goal
      3) Rather play on than penalty
      4) Penalty + RC (DOGSO)
      5) IFK + YC.
      6) Penalty + RC (DOGSO)
      7) Good onside by AR1

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  39. Soares Dias in Sparta Praga - Internazionale. Please have your say.

    1) 1-0 by Sparta. Was the ball touched by #5 INT and was that a deliberate play? I don't think so, therefore blatant offside missed. Cooperation referee - AR1 is not so much noticeable, being honest.
    http://sendvid.com/tpltmqun

    2) Penalty appeal by Sparta Praha.
    http://sendvid.com/gqqllt29

    3) 2-0. Was free kick taken before Soares whistle?
    http://sendvid.com/ov5dpw5k

    4) Reaction by a player from Sparta. Missed by officials.
    http://sendvid.com/4k98tz64

    5) Half time whistle: but that foul... (no replay)
    http://sendvid.com/wc99al4z

    6) Ranocchia sending off: first and second YC.
    http://sendvid.com/211jpnpd
    http://sendvid.com/yai4bxwx

    7) Kadlec challenge from behind. Is YC enough?
    http://sendvid.com/7mrj2o8s

    8) Banega: careless or reckless? No card was issued.
    http://sendvid.com/h70jnsru

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    1. 1) I think it was slightly touched. The defensive rescue action was planned and deliberate, does not matter that the outcome was poor. I do not think that the action was intuitive either, so deliberate play for me.

      2) Difficult. Not enough and too easy descend in my view, but if someone deems as a careless / clumsy trip, the defender cannot complain too much either.

      3) There was no whistle as far as I heard. Depends on whether Soares blocked the ball when awarding the free-kick. It seems that he did not do it, though.

      4) Surreal reaction :)

      5) Clever, a YC possible, but not mandatory I think (specially without replays).

      6) Both correct. No real SPA in the 2nd YC case, but comes way too late, is opponent-focused and even uses his arm (recklessly) making contact in the chest area.

      7) Not far away from red or at least orange, the force was not extremely high though. No clearly violent kick, but as said, not too far away from it either.

      8) Reckless, definitely.

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    2. 1) There is a touch and that is a deliberate play by #5 INT (he sees the ball, expects it and wants to play it). However, isn't his action impeded by the player who was in an offside position in the moment of pass? This is THE question.

      2) After watching the replay several times, I would say "penalty", but I doubt the referee can be blamed for no whistle.

      3) There was no whistle at all. The wall wasn't set by the referee, no card was shown, no need to whistle unless the referee said differently.

      4) There is something unfair in Sparta player's behaviour, but we really can not say what is it... No evidence.

      5) I really don't like such situations when the most important thing for the referee is his watch. It's because of instructions given to referees. He whistles a free kick and he has to let the free kick being executed, because the free kick is whistled before added time. He whistles a free kick after added time and he will be marked down by the observer for not caring about added time. What if the foul has to be whistled in 45:00 like in this case? Same foul is nothing more than reckless. YC would suit.

      6) Clear, mandatory YCs.

      7) No, it isn't. The player wants to foul his opponent from the moment when he lost the ball in attack. He was not able to foul the first one, so he tries to catch the second one. He jumps, has no control of his body, therefore he endangers the opponent's safety. Even making this challenge for tactical purpose doesn't justify such tackle.

      8) Depending on the game atmosphere, the dynamic is rather low, no mandatory card.

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    3. Good points. Maybe 4) would be "frustratedly sprinting towards an opponent" ;) Really odd behavior.

      On 7): In terms of UEFA's guidelines (tackles without body control, e.g. Kuipers in Roma-Barca), a red card would be appreciated most likely. In terms of the mere LotG, do you think the force was "excessive" in the sense of the Laws? I basically agree with what you said, and I appreciate a red card for the reasons mentioned by you as well, but can we give it?

      On 8): I thought the same in the replay. Then I resumed playing the live video, and I think the dynamic is rather high (hard tackle, no soft kick). From behind, in 89' (so still 4 minutes time to make some fouls out of frustration, which should be avoided preventively for my taste).

      Thanks for your views.

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    4. Thank you both. About the first situation, even in case of touch by #5 INT, don't you get the impression that cooperation between referee and AR1 was totally missing in such important offside issue? I would dare to say, AR1 missed the offside at all.

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    5. I saw this game.

      1) I was also in doubt. There was offside before touch (imo, deliberate) by # 5 INT. And this only touched the ball because of the player offside. Very complicated.

      2) After watching replay is penalty ... but only seen by television or VAR.

      3) He doesn't block the ball and doesn't showed the whistle. Very guileless Inter players.

      4) Normal due to the "heat" of the game.

      5) It is the new fashion in the UEFA referees. On Tuesday (Leicester-Porto), Cakir finished the 1st half when would be appointed a corner.

      6) Correct

      7) Correct

      8) Yellow or a more "intense" whistle.

      Add: Soares Dias looks sad.

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  40. Three situations from Aghayev's game, Roma - Astra.

    1) Totti fouls the opponent. YC or RC? I think this tackle, directly on the opponent, was made by using excessive force and knowing that the ball was already away. This can be already enough for assessing the challenge as SFP.
    http://sendvid.com/v92vm44v

    2) 2-0. It should be punishable offside by #7 ROM when #20 ROM touches the ball, scoring by head, he clearly impedes the keeper. Very very difficult for assistant referee. However, as you can see in the video, Astra players made also complaints for a possible foul by attacker.
    http://sendvid.com/msud3g2r

    3) Penalty appeal by Roma. The foul, in my opinion, is clear.
    http://sendvid.com/0xfm7a18

    In addition, there were some deliberate handballs, blocking potentially promising attacks, the Azeri never showed a YC for that. In this case, I think one must accept referee's decision, because the assessment of a promising attack is at his discretion.

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    1. 1) The same situation as Kadlec' foul in SPP-INT. Answering on Niclas' question above, I think that a tackle from behind with no control of the body (player jumps before a tackle), creating even minimal contact with an opponent should be deemed as excessive force/SFP. However, I heard about an instruction that the referee should observe the fouled player at first and then issue a card depending on whether the fouled player is injured or not. It's wrong way of judging the incidents but it's expected from the referees at the highest level.

      2) Are you sure he touched the ball at all? Probably yes, but I have some doubts. If yes, the player who challenges/pushes the GK is pushed from behind by an opponent who is pushed by another attacking player - mutual fouls that are never whistled in real life. Should therefore the player in an offside position be punished for challenging the GK if his action is caused by previous mutual fouls? Most likely yes, but the referees had almost no chance to solve it correctly.

      3) Penalty. The referee wrongly assessed a defender's challenge as playing the ball.

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  41. Mark Clattenburg has been replaced by Jon Moss in Everton - Crystal Palace tonight, a WCQ?

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    1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3815887/Martin-Clattenburg-taken-Everton-Crystal-Palace-clash-Friday-night-Illness.html

      Illness. Perhaps it was due to short sleeves. :D He wont do that again.

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    2. Of course I joke, I hope he ill recover soon!

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    3. Very good ;-)
      Same sentiments here of course.
      Actually a quite polemic situation by Moss for the 1-0, I'll try to find a clip.

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  42. Swansea-Liverpool. Mistake of Michael Oliver: Not card for Sturridge.

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  43. Mateu Lahoz got injured in Sevilla - Alavés and had to be replaced by fourth official. :/

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  44. Does UEFA have a new rule about referees and long sleeves? Both Mark Clattenburg and swedish referee Markus Strömbergsson(AAR in Jonas Eriksons team) had short sleeves this week in the UCL and UEL. Strömbergsson always has long sleeves even when its like 25 degrees outside

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  45. Group D, 06 October 2016, 20:45 CET
    Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT)

    Austria - Wales

    Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (TUR)
    Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tarik Ongun (TUR)
    Fourth Official: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

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  46. 06/10
    Moldova - Serbia
    Alaksey Kulbakou - Dzmitry Zhuk, Aleh Maslyanka - Dzianis Shcharbakou (Belarus)
    observer: Sokol Jareci (Albania) // delegate: Jean-François Crucke (Belgium)

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  47. 07/10
    Netherlands - Belarus
    Craig Thomson - David McGeachie, Francis Connor - John Beaton (Scotland)

    10/10
    Netherlands - France
    Damir Skomina - Jure Praprotnik, Robert Vukan - ? (Slovenia)

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