November 21, 2016

Champions League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 5 (Wednesday)

UEFA has chosen the following officials to take charge of next Tuesday's Champions League matches. Among others, Antonio Mateu Lahoz of Spain has been appointed to control the decisive Group B tie between Benfica and Napoli.

Group A, 06 December 2016, Paris (FRA)
Paris SG - Ludogorets
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: William Young (SCO)
UEFA Delegate:

Group A, 06 December 2016, Basel (SUI)
FC Basel - Arsenal FC
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate:

Group B, 06 December 2016, Kyiv (UKR)
Dynamo Kyiv - Beşiktaş JK
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: Alan Snoddy (NIR)
UEFA Delegate:

Group B, 06 December 2016, Lisbon (POR)
SL Benfica - SSC Napoli
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate:

Group C, 06 December 2016, Barcelona (ESP)
FC Barcelona - Borussia M'gladbach
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate:

Group C, 06 December 2016, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester City - Celtic FC
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: Matteo Trefoloni (ITA)
UEFA Delegate:

Group D, 06 December 2016, München (GER)
Bayern München - Atlético Madrid
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate:

Group D, 06 December 2016, Eindhoven (NED)
PSV Eindhoven - FC Rostov
Referee:
Assistant Referee 1:
Assistant Referee 2:
Additional Assistant Referee 1:
Additional Assistant Referee 2:
4th Official:
UEFA Referee Observer: Carmel Agius (MLT)
UEFA Delegate:

122 Comments:

  1. So Group D goes to First Group referees. Brych has Arsenal - Paris and Atkinson has Ludogorets. Both are sensible appointments especially after Atkinson's first CL match. Orsato with Celtic - Barca and Cakir to Leverkusen. Also good appointments. Skomina in Turkey will be interesting.

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    1. Çakır to Mönchengladbach 😃

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  2. Why is Atkinson doing Ludogorets v Basel when Arsenal is in that group?? Isn't that usually avoided??

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    1. Arsenal is already through, while Ludogorets and Basel only have chances for EL. The same was done with Velasco Carballo in 2014 (can't remember the match though) and with Brych last year (Juventus-City).

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    2. It's a good move... There is no doubt about any referee's integrity at this level so definitely a good move... I'm all for it 😃

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  3. Massive game for Aleksei Kulbakov... A possible promotion on the cards??

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    1. Observer is committee member and game is good, at least on the paper, but you must always look at the standings: Atlético is already qualified for KO stage, as well as Bayern.
      Winner and runner up (first and second place) will be decided very likely on MD6 with the head to head between the two teams.
      So this game is important only for PSV for Europa League qualification, but it is still difficult to think they could win in Madrid.

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  4. So, this should be the list of Elite referees to be appointed on MD6 in CL: Deniz Aytekin (GER), Jonas Eriksson (SWE), David Fernández Borbalán (ESP), Sergei Karasev (RUS), Szymon Marciniak (POL), Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP), Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR), Nicola Rizzoli (ITA), Gianluca Rocchi (ITA), Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE), Paolo Tagliavento (ITA), Craig Thomson (SCO), Clément Turpin (FRA).
    13 referees. I think we could very likely exclude Moen, I see room only in EL for him, if appointed. So 12 referees for 16 matches. We will have at least four Category 1 officials. Among the Category 1 officials, possible appointments for: Michael Oliver (ENG), Felix Zwayer (GER), Matej Jug (SVN), Danny Makkelie (NED), Anthony Taylor (ENG). In addition, debuts if planned.

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    1. I forgot Manuel de Sousa (POR) among Category 1 officials still to be appointed.

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    2. We'll have to see how many matches will still be important. If there are less than 12, it would be sensible to appoint some of the Elite referees for the decisive EL matches instead.
      If Moen should stay in Elite, he should get a CL match on MD 6 in my opinion, obviously not a very important one.

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    3. I expect Moen in a CL game too. Furthermore, I don't think we'll see a debut. The main candidate for, Ivan Kruzliak, has an UEL game on MD5, so it is very, very unlikely. Same counts for another UCL game of Vad who has also an UEL game this Matchday.

      Maybe a comeback of Pawel Gil? Quite unlikely, but who knows...

      I think we can expect Oliver, Zwayer and Makkelie for sure.

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    4. I have a gut feeling that 1 or 2 big name refs might end with 4 group stage matches!!

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  5. Why no game for Marciniak??

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    1. He will appear on MD6.
      Regularly, appointments are made in this manner: first game on MD1 or MD2, second game on MD3 or MD4, third game on MD5 or MD6.

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  6. Very interesting, Artur Dias had a speech with players from both teams in the tunnel before joining the field. He warned and instructed the players about what to do and the correct behavior during the game. I never saw something like that at Champions League level, that was very nice. Eriksson warns the player but with just a fewwords at coin toss, the Portuguese was so detailed and finally asked: "Am I clear?". Players were aware.

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    1. Marciniak always talks to players in the tunnel before games.

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    2. Ultimately in big, sonorous games in challenging atmosphere all these lecturing becomes invalid... The real test would begin when the atmosphere will get challenging in a game like it did in Sevilla v Juventus yesterday... What actions referee takes at that time would be more interesting to see!!! 😃

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    3. I think Mazic does that too. I like when the referee have a talk to the players before start of the game, because then the players should know on what the referee pays attention.

      Marciniak, as already mentioned, does this as well. I really like his style how to deal with the players. Before the match, he is always relaxed when he talks to the players.

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  7. Minute 30': a correct YC for a player from Rostov, following a holding in the midfield, stopping a counterattack.
    One minute later, correct decision to stop an OGSO by Rostov, after a clear foul made by attacker on the last defender (pushing).
    Soares Dias was close.

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  8. Total clear red Card missed in rostov- he looked behind to Ribéry... crucial mistake

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    1. I missed this situation, can you say more about what happened?

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    2. Sorry for the Text - iPhone...
      Correct tackle from a rostov player than he start a run, Ribéry tryed to Follower him but without any Chance! In the run the player of rostov looked behind to Ribéry, stoppen his run and checked Ribéry... he does not have any interest in keeping the ball and goes on the goal! He only want to Check ribery

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    3. @Chefren can you please help me in understanding this situation?? Incredibly confusing for me!!

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    4. Sorry... wait for replay with the phone it's difficult

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    5. @Pat rick don't worry, if you give the minute of the situation, we will check that when available.

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    6. Thanks to DutchRef

      https://vimeo.com/192831448

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    7. Pat Rick, yes you were right. Red card.

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    8. Thanks :-)
      but the situation is total clear and i can't understand that because the 4 OF has a perfect Position

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    9. So that would mean a 7.9 for Artur Dias and maybe a possible promotion opportunity gone begging?? 😞

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    10. Soham, you must contextualize your reasoning. Even in case of crucial mistake assigned by the observer, we are far away from saying "a possible promotion opportunity gone begging". You can't draw such conclusions based only on one situation. Surely a point for discussion and perhaps referee can improve, but there are many other things to take into account. There were many games before this one in order to judge the Portuguese, and I think committee has already clear ideas in a way, or another one :)

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  9. 86': Soareas Dias whistled a penalty but immediately converted his decision in offside because the player fouled looked to be ahead. Replay was not that clear, perhaps it was a very, very tight offside. The change of gesture by Soares occurred very quickly.

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    1. There was another Situation when he whistled a Foul against rostov- Dias pointed on the offender but i looks like he gives the FK to rostov

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  10. Artur Soares Dias, very bad referee.

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    1. This is a really a pathetic and harsh way to offer an opinion while discussing about a referee's performance 😐

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    2. I agree with Soham. The next similar comment will be deleted.

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  11. Strange situation in Rostow - Soares first wanted to give a penalty for holding in favour of Bayern and pointed to the spot. After one, two, maybe three seconds he changed his decision - Lewandowski was in an offside position and AR2 raised his flag. Looked quite curious.

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  12. I think that Soares Dias couldn't imagine how much challenging was this game.
    Still warning players a few seconds before the end.

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  13. The three most interesting situations in FC Rostov - Bayern Munich (Artur Soares Dias) clipped:

    48' Penalty RST and YC Boateng (BMU)
    https://vimeo.com/192831059

    56' YC Katskan (RST)
    https://vimeo.com/192831448

    86' Penalty BMU or offside?
    https://vimeo.com/192831862

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    1. 1) Penalty is a correct decision, perhaps AAR1 cooperated with Soares Dias.
      2) Absolutely RC, the player from Rostov knew that Ribery was there, deliberate act with the only intent to hurt the opponent. Violent conduct and RC.
      3) The offside looks to be a correct decision, it was extremely tight. Let's remember that the right arm of defender doesn't count for the assessment, so attacker was slightly ahead. However, given the fact that this was quite difficult situation, we can't blame Soares Dias for having whistled the penalty without waiting. Cooperation among the officiating crew must be praised.

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    2. Oh dear, oh dear. The 3rd situation in 86' is a very (!) crucial mistake. Since July, at two offences at the same time, the more serious (regarding the consequences) should be punished. So, offside (= indirect FK) and penalty foul (= direct FK, penalty) at the same time, must definitely be a penalty. There always can be lacks of awareness, but an UEFA referee should not make mistakes violating the LOTG, especially if they are that new. Very disappointing by Soares Dias.

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    3. Oh dear, oh dear, I hope you never decided like that since it would almost certainly result in a replay (!) of the match. Offside and foul are not simultaneous. Offside comes first, then comes the foul. Very disappointing by Gitzlo. But be happy, your false interpretation has already been copied by someone German followers might know as the plagiarizer from Plauen... Cheers!

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    4. Oh dear, oh dear - very disappointing by ComicBookGuy. :) According to the LOTG, this should have been a penalty. There is no doubt about since June. And you are right, I am not the only one having this interpretation, I recommend you for example 'Collinas Erben' on Twitter (or simply the LOTG...)
      Cheers!

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    5. True Gitzlo, the DFB made a semiofficial announcement, in which exactly this situation resulted in a penalty. So, dear comicbookguy, don't jugde about others without being in the position for it.

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    6. Thanks to Niclas who was very quick with this great posting: http://footballrefereeing.blogspot.co.at/2016/11/holding-and-offside-offence-at-same.html#.WDawV1xWWrg - I hope it makes the case clearer.

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  14. Not a good start for AR1 Octavian Şovre in Napoli - Dynamo Kyiv, I think he raised a wrong offside, denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity to home-team.

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    1. He recovered with a pair of some good calls a few minutes later. Excellent onside at 17'.

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  15. Arsenal - PSG : very good double onside by german AR2 Lupp prior to 0-1. Very good Start by Brych and his team !

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  16. Minute 19' NAP - DYN: very dark YC to Sydorchuk. Late and more than reckless challenge...

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  17. 28'30 : mandatory YC missed by Brych for clear elbow foul by Coquelin. In match context, perhaps acceptable to just give the foul, but just after YC for Marquinhos so i think YC should have done before...

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  18. Wrong penalty given to Arsenal and missed red card to Cavanni at the end of first half

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  19. Correct penalty decision by Brych, however a VC was missed right before the execution, as Cavani hit his opponent. Actually no chance for Brych to detect it, I'm not sure whether FO could have helped.

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    1. Correct decision??? It was a DIVE! And what an obvious dive, I can't believe Brych whistled such a penalty. Very bad acting from Sanchez, it was obvious "from the plane".

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    2. My impression is/was that the defender carelessly produced a contact. As I have only seen one replay yet, I'll rewatch this incident.

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    3. It is still a simple and clear penalty. Clear contact on the leg and sanchez had all the right to fall. Good decision.

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    4. Strongly disagree. Clear dive for me. But i respect your opinion Victor :)

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    5. The contact is so small, and after contact finished Sanchez decided to fell down. This is good angle
      http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5384i2_alexis-sanchez-penalty-fouled-vs-psg_sport
      No penalty for me.

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    6. Well, I feel vindicated. Careless contact produced by the defender, which is not that small. Penalty is correct in my view.

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  20. Situation to rewatch in London! After penalty whistled it Looks like VC in First replay! In the Second i find there was only a contact on shoulder and the Arsenal player falls down and keeps his Face! I dont know at the Moment of it should be YC (shoulder) oder RC (face)! Definitely missed card

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  21. Very good first half by Cakir in Mönchengladbach. Very good foul detection and disciplinary control. He was completely acceptet by all players.
    AR2 maybe with one missed offside, but it was a really close situation (~40').

    I think a good idea to appoint him as a experienced elite official after Turpin's controversial performance last year.


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    1. It's his 40th birthday today by the way.

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    2. Cakir missed clear foul (pulling) just before first goal (camera from the other side shoved that pulling was blatant). Significant mistake, maybe even crucial.

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    3. I think a good refereeing will be the greatest gift for his birthday))

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    4. A very, very happy birthday to Mr. Cüneyt Çakır 😃 So nice to see him do well on his birthday... Here's hoping that the 2nd half is even better than the good 1st half that he had 😃

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    5. You didn't say something very important, it was almost impossible to detect.

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    6. Maybe for Cakir, but his AR2 had to see that. And the way defender fell should be a signal for experienced referees that something happened. Unfortunately the goal came afterwards. Now excellent offside call from AR1.

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    7. 50' Correct disallowed goal by AR1. Good offside call.
      Right after that 2nd YC for Stindl for a reckless elbow, I think.

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    8. 62' 2nd YC for Fernandinho as well, small pull (also kind of SPA), Cakir is really consistent in punishing pulls with YC...

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  22. 45' : WoW, WoW, WoW. Very difficult situation for Brych but i think clear mistake and wrong penalty on Sanchez. I think dive from Arsenal Attacker...but not sure. Many incidents and complaints of PSG players after. We have to Check the decision.

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    1. Ok guys. I see replays. Clear mistake and dive by Sanchez. Clear mistake and 7.9 for me. And actually YC missed for Cavani.

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    3. For me it's no dive, because of the situation: I don't think that Sanchez can put his leg beside with the same speed as his opponent slides. So there must be at least a small contact. I also doubt, that Sanchez wouldn't play on so close in front of the goal. And last, even the try can be punished by the LotG. So in my opinion no mistake.

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  23. No any color of card for Cavani or Ramsey...Interesting that referee like Brych missed that incident.

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  24. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5384ng_edinson-cavani-slightly-punches-aaron-ramsey_sport
    Here a video of the incident involving Cavani and Ramsey. There is a punch by Cavani on the chest / stomach of Ramsey, the latter pretends a hit in face, by a clear simulation. However, the action by Cavani is for me enough for a RC, even though the punch is perhaps soft... we must remember that it is always a violent conduct.

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    1. If Sporting player received RC for "punching" Kovacic last night, this should be straight red, too. Best refs need to have same decisions in similar situations. This punch from Cavani is more obvious. But, what makes me very angry are those simulations. Just look at Ramsey and his acting. The same did Kovacic from Real last night - he was slightly punched (enough for RC), but he fell down like Tyson knocked him. Few seconds later he jumped, but immediately "remembered" that he was hurt, and put his arm on his chest (punch was in stomach, not chest). Referees need to sanction this kind of behavior.

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    2. I agree with you, Jelena.
      It is really annoying to see such simulations so often and obvious. I can't understand the sense of this behaviour. Simply unsporting behaviour...

      You are right, all refs shoud decide consistent in these situations.

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    3. Speaking about simulations... Just watch this one, which was totally missed by Brych (at least this should be 2nd yellow for Cavani).
      http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5386f9_edinson-cavani-penalty-claim-vs-arsenal_sport

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    4. Funny...
      The German commentator said it should have been a penalty. For me neither penalty nor simulation, as you can clearly see the contact with the defender's knee, which is not careless, in my opinion. Play on is appropriate.

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    5. Speaking in general, there are many simulations where the attacker would be still able to play the ball without diving. This kind of simulation I really don't understand. This is one of the most unsporting behaviour I know!

      I heart once from an experiment (don't know the country anymore) in which the journalists asked the player who simulated during the game why he did this. As there were hardly explanations the real fans of football didn't like these players anymore so they stopped diving...

      I think that the associations should think about a fine after the incident had been checked via TV by them. Then there would be less simulation acts, I think.

      But it is difficult to find an appropiate solution...

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    6. I don't see a clear penalty either, but Cavani should have been sent off for sure. I guess all officials missed that. If they had seen it, no doubt - German officials are usually rather strict in terms of violent conduct (except Ribery is the offender ;)) - he would have gone.

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    7. And on the penalty awarded - a clear one for me. Don't see any room for interpretation. The defender clearly touched and hit Alexis' leg. In such a situation with high dynamic, it simply makes you fall. Correct call by AAR1.

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    8. I have now watched the penalty called (or at least confirmed by AAR1) for Arsenal, very borderline to a simulation by Sanchez. Yes, we can say there was a minimal touch, but the player was just waiting that to fall down and get the penalty, I think he could have easily avoided the contact.
      Let's say, it was a sought contact, emphasized by an excessive fall, this is the reason for which one can turn up nose, however no mistake by German officials.

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    9. Well I am the first one to caution attackers for sought contacts or hidden simulation - but here I really must defend Alexis Sanchez. If you are in full speed, turn around by more than 90° and then receive a contact at the feet, which is definitely more effectful in real speed than in slow-motion, then I dare to say that physical laws leave you no other choice: you have to fall. The raised arms, well... of course he added kind of dying swan on top of the foul, but it stays a relatively clear foul in my view.

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  25. 2nd yellow for Stindl could also ne straight red

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    1. Only 1 replay to see, so it is a little bit difficult for me - but at first glance I agree with Cakir's (second) YC. Some seconds before AR1 disallowed a ManCity goal correctly.

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    2. I saw another replay now. How that should be a straight RC? What for?

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    3. About Cakir's 2nd sending-off: I see no reason therefor. Definitely no SPA, imo neither an unsporting holding. For me simply wrong and a crucial mistake. Furthermore 1 missing YC (9'-10'). 7.8/7.9 (8.2/8.3), I guess. Nevertheless: Happy Birthday, Mr. Cakir!

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    4. Orsato celebrated his birthday in Glasgow too (congrats for that).

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    5. Unfortunately Orsato could have a more relaxing birthday too. There was a situation inside the PA, for me it was a missing penalty. Another crucial situation involving Neymar was correctly solved with 2 YCs (no violent conduct, but definitely an unsporting behavior). Happy birthday!

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  26. Three more matches with nothing to play for on MD6, but I doubt that ManCity-Celtic and Bayern-Atletico are used for debuts. Barca-Gladbach might be possible.

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    1. We could see Moen in one of these games...

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    2. I don't think Moen is considered for CL this year and I have some doubts whether anyone else will get his first match in CL. If I had to pick one, I'd take Vad who has already had some matches in CL last year.

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    3. Basically, I agree with you. It wouldn't make so much sense to appoint Moen in CL just because he has to get it at least once. The punishment against him has been very severe so far. I guess he will be appointed in Europa League with a committee member (again, after Fandel), however I strongly doubt he could be demoted... a candidate for WC, the nr. 1 of Norway at moment. Well...

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    4. If there is someone who should be demoted from the elite group, it's Moen without a doubt...

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    5. Early MD6 predictions:
      PSG-LUD: Borbalan
      BAS-ARS: Mateu
      DYN-BES: Makkelie
      BEN-NAP: Marciniak
      MCI-CEL: Jug
      BAR-GLA: Oliver
      BAY-ATL: Turpin
      PSV-ROS: Aytekin
      LEV-MON: Mazeika
      TOT-CSKA: Tagliavento
      LEG-SPO: Zwayer
      RMA-DOR: Rizzoli
      BRU-KOP: Karasev
      POR-LEI: Rocchi
      LYO-SEV: Eriksson
      JUV-ZAG: Moen

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    6. Turpin could be a good tip. I cannot imagine a 1st group referee (Makkelie) in group B.

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    7. I also expect Turpin/Karasev/Sidiropoulos in Bayern-Atlético. More experienced alternatives might be Eriksson or Rizzoli.

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    8. Reasonable predictions, but I expect an Elite referee in Dynamo Kyiv - Besiktas as well. It seems that in this group B really everything can happen. The game in Ukraine will be very important, surely less than the head to head Benfica - Napoli, but in case of loss by Turkish team, both teams involved in the game in Portugal would be qualified.
      I think Mateu Lahoz could be there.
      Marciniak should be the name for the game at Estádio da Luz: here I agree.

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    9. The question is, how much Makkelie is already considered as an Elite referee. If his promotion is already clear, he might get a R16 match and then I don't see a problem with the match in Ukraine.
      Otherwise Mateu is indeed a good alternative, Makkelie could be in Paris then and Borbalan in Basel.

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    10. http://www.vi.nl/nieuws/internationale-primeur-voor-makkelie-als-videoarbiter.htm

      Makkelie seems to be at the CWC anyway. Then it's strange, he wasn't appointed at MD5.

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    11. Mine:

      PSG-LUD: David Fernández (ESP)
      BAS-ARS: Antonio Mateu (ESP)
      DYN-BES: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
      BEN-NAP: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
      MCI-CEL: Felix Zwayer (GER)
      BAR-GLA: Danny Makkelie (NED)
      BAY-ATL: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
      PSV-ROS: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
      LEV-MON: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
      TOT-CSKA: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
      LEG-SPO: Matej Jug (SVN)
      RMA-DOR: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
      BRU-KOP: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
      POR-LEI: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
      LYO-SEV: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
      JUV-ZAG: Craig Thomson (SCO)

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    12. Ok, so forget about the predictions :P

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    13. http://resources.fifa.com/mm/document/tournament/competition/02/85/08/16/referees.fcwc.jpn.2016.21112016_neutral.pdf

      Makkelie seems to be the worldwide expert in video refereeing ;)

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    14. I think the decision to appoint Makkelie was taken later, and perhaps committee will be angry for that...

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    15. And indeed, FIFA has replaced Tesfarghiorgis due to his suspension.

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    16. This is how CAF "works":
      http://www.laprensa.hn/deportes/1020135-410/suspenden-a-%C3%A1rbitros-por-malos

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    17. Indeed... makes sense to suspend AR2 who was miles away from the wrong penalty.

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    18. Niclas, probably this MD6 will become quite challenging for Jonas Eriksson :) You've appointed him twice (in Kyiv as well as in Lyon). Instead of one Eriksson and Makkelie I could imagine Turpin and De Sousa. Otherwise I don't see anybody with only =<2 appointments so far. While Turpin is possible in Barcelona (instead of Makkelie), you probably must swap some games to find a suitable game for De Sousa (as the two Eriksson games are not possible for him).

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    19. The suspended Davies Omweno refereed the CAF CL final in October, so he could no have been bad earlier this year...

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    20. I thought he would own a Hermine-like time-turner. ;)

      No, of course you are right:

      PSG-LUD: David Fernández (ESP)
      BAS-ARS: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
      DYN-BES: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
      BEN-NAP: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
      MCI-CEL: Felix Zwayer (GER)
      BAR-GLA: Clément Turpin (FRA)
      BAY-ATL: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
      PSV-ROS: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)
      LEV-MON: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
      TOT-CSKA: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
      LEG-SPO: Matej Jug (SVN)
      RMA-DOR: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
      BRU-KOP: Sergei Karasev (RUS)
      POR-LEI: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA)
      LYO-SEV: Craig Thomson (SCO)
      JUV-ZAG: Anthony Taylor (ENG)

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    21. @Philip S, thank you for the link with FIFA referees appointed for the Club World Cup..the birthday date of Damir Skomina is totally wrong, they've made him 6 years younger than he actually is :-) ..He's been 40 this year; the right BD is 5 August, 1976 (not 24 May, 1982) ..

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    22. See, even Skomina owns a time-turner. :)
      They apparently copied the date of birth of Turpin.

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    23. Shukralla's AR2 has been replaced as well by a young (1988) Qatari assistant referee.

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  27. A situation from Napoli - Dynamo Kyiv: the player was already booked.
    Missed (second) YC?
    https://streamable.com/rtuz

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    1. Not mandatory, IMO. The fouled player has no control of the ball and its likelihood is not so clear as well.

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    2. Maybe not mandatorily, I agree, but to be honest I would prefer it.

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    3. Thank you.
      All the other situations from this game:

      2' Offside?
      https://streamable.com/evdh

      19' YC Sydorchuk
      https://streamable.com/19tm

      75' YC Koulibaly
      https://streamable.com/qqw1

      78' Penalty appeal by Napoli, unluckily no further replays
      https://streamable.com/qvw1

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    4. Thanks.

      2': approximate line http://fs5.directupload.net/images/161124/hwywbsx4.jpg

      78': probably a pushing, difficult to see without proper replay.

      Won't comment on the cards as a voting is planned on that.

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  28. Skomina penalty: https://vimeo.com/192917029
    (positioning and teamwork included)

    How you can thank your colleague for saving your ars:
    https://vimeo.com/192917144

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    1. A likeable approach by Skomina and an excellent teamwork.

      But the most interesting thing in this situation is Skomina's positioning. At first, really excellent for my taste. He has the perfect view on the first crucial situation. But then the ball goes to the sideline again and Skomina has a problem: Should he go in the direction of the halway line (pos.: better overview, especially on the penalty area - neg.: he has to cross the way of the attacker, maybe even of the ball) or should he go in the direction of the sideline (pos.: he does not interfere with play - neg.: he is far away from the penalty area)?

      Skomina decided to do the second (to be honest, I would do it the same) and it came how it had to come: There was a crucial situation inside the penalty area and he was far, far away. But blessedly there was Mister Vincic. Well done!

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    2. Thank you Niclas for both videos! Very interesting, especially the second one :-). I was watching the match but didn't see the ''thank you'' gesture of Skomina to his AAR2 Vinčić, who saw the handball and notified Skomina, who overlooked it.

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    3. You're welcome.:) @Gitzlo: Could not have summarized it better, indeed it was a dilemma in terms of positioning. The critical moment probably was at 9 seconds in the video - in retrospect, a quick sprint towards the other direction would have been better, but it's understandable that he intuitively chose differently.

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