May 2, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 17 (2017)

The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 17. Feel free to ...

- ... share appointments with us (writing them as a comment in the manner below)
- ... share appointments from your national leagues other than those listed below with us, specially if you consider the game as significant (e.g. a derby, a top clash or a very important game etc.)
- ... place video clips you regard as useful for educational and discussion purpose
- ... discuss match situations on the games belonging to the respective matchweek
- ... and much more..

Our matchweekly posts can be easily found in the menu (Referee Appointments > National Leagues).
They will appear on Saturdays most likely and then be filled throughout the week.


Premier League (MD 36)

05.05.17 21:00 CET
West Ham - Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick, Marc Perry
Fourth Official: Robert Madley

06.05.17 13:30 CET
Manchester City - Crystal Palace
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees: Jake Collin, Edward Smart
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss

06.05.17 16:00 CET
AFC Bournemouth - Stoke City
Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistant Referees: Ian Hussin, David Bryan
Fourth Official: Lee Probert

06.05.17 16:00 CET
Burnley - West Bromwich Albion
Referee: Mike Jones
Assistant Referees: Andy Garratt, Mark Scholes
Fourth Official: Mike Dean

06.05.17 16:00 CET
Hull City - Sunderland
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Assistant Referees: Constantine Hatzidakis, Matt Wilkes
Fourth Official: Stuart Attwell

06.05.17 16:00 CET
Leicester City - Watford
Referee: Roger East
Assistant Referees: Harry Lennard, Mike McDonough
Fourth Official: Simon Hooper

06.05.17 18:30 CET
Swansea City - Everton
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt, Stephen Child
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend

07.05.17 14:30 CET
Liverpool - Southampton
Referee: Robert Madley
Assistant Referees: Adam Nunn, Peter Kirkup
Fourth Official: Anthony Taylor

07.05.17 17:00 CET
Arsenal - Manchester United
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck, Scott Ledger
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson

08.05.17 21:00 CET
Chelsea - Middlesbrough
Referee: Craig Pawson
Assistant Referees: Adrian Holmes, Simon Long
Fourth Official: Lee Mason 


Ligue 1 (MD 36)

05.05.17 20:45 CET
AS Saint-Étienne - Girondins de Bordeaux
Referee: Frank Schneider
Assistant Referees: Djemel Zitouni, Nicolas Henninot
Fourth Official: Thomas Leonard

06.05.17 17:00 CET
Paris Saint Germain - SC Bastia 
Referee: François Letexier
Assistant Referees: Cyril Mugnier, Eric Danizan
Fourth Official: Eric Wattellier

06.05.17 20:00 CET
AS Nancy Lorraine - AS Monaco
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
Assistant Referees: Guillaume Debart, Hicham Zakrani
Fourth Official: Romain Lissorgue

06.05.17 20:00 CET
FC Lorient - Angers SCO 
Referee: Clément Turpin
Assistant Referees: Cyril Gringore, Stephan Luzi
Fourth Official: Bastien Dechepy

06.05.17 20:00 CET
LOSC Lille - FC Metz
Referee: Olivier Thual
Assistant Referees: Cyril Saint-Cricq Lompre, Matthieu Lombard
Fourth Official: Alexandre Perreau Niel

06.05.17 20:00 CET
Toulouse FC - SM Caen 
Referee: Karim Abed
Assistant Referees: Julien Aube, Benjamin Pagès
Fourth Official: William Lavis

06.05.17 20:00 CET
En Avant Guingamp - Dijon FCO 
Referee: Tony Chapron
Assistant Referees: Alexandre Viala, Frédéric Haquette
Fourth Official: Mehdi Mokhtari

07.05.17 15:00 CET
Stade Rennais FC - Montpellier Hérault SC 
Referee: Sébastien Desiage
Assistant Referees: Sébastien Denis, Huseyin Ocak
Fourth Official: Yohann Rouinsard

07.05.17 17:00 CET
Olympique Lyonnais - FC Nantes
Referee: Mikael Lesage
Assistant Referees: Mickaël Lamouche, Frédéric Hebrard
Fourth Official: Sylvain Palhies

07.05.17 21:00 CET
Olympique de Marseille - OGC Nice
Referee: Antony Gautier
Assistant Referees: Mickaël Annonier, Philippe Jeanne
Fourth Official: Stéphane Jochem 


Bundesliga (MD 32)

05.05.17 20:30 CET
1. FC Köln - Werder Bremen
Referee: Wolfgang Stark
Assistant Referees: Mike Pickel, Martin Petersen
Fourth Official: Christian Gittelmann

06.05.17 15:30 CET
Bayern München - SV Darmstadt 98
Referee: Guido Winkmann
Assistant Referees: Christian Bandurski, Arno Blos
Fourth Official: Patrick Alt

06.05.17 15:30 CET
Borussia Dortmund - 1899 Hoffenheim
Referee: Felix Brych
Assistant Referees: Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp
Fourth Official: Frank Willenborg

06.05.17 15:30 CET
Borussia Mönchengladbach - FC Augsburg
Referee: Bastian Dankert
Assistant Referees: René Rohde, Markus Häcker
Fourth Official: Frederick Assmuth

06.05.17 15:30 CET
Eintracht Frankfurt - VfL Wolfsburg 
Referee: Manuel Gräfe
Assistant Referees: Sven Jablonski, Markus Sinn
Fourth Official: Daniel Schlager

06.05.17 15:30 CET
FC Ingolstadt - Bayer Leverkusen 
Referee: Harm Osmers
Assistant Referees: Guido Kleve, Thomas Gorniak
Fourth Official: Matthias Jöllenbeck

06.05.17 18:30 CET
Hertha BSC - RB Leipzig 
Referee: Robert Hartmann
Assistant Referees: Christian Leicher, Markus Schüller
Fourth Official: Christian Dietz

07.05.17 15:30 CET
Hamburger SV - 1. FSV Mainz 05
Referee: Daniel Siebert
Assistant Referees: Lasse Koslowski, Jan Seidel
Fourth Official: Bibiana Steinhaus

07.05.17 17:30 CET
SC Freiburg - Schalke 04
Referee: Robert Kampka
Assistant Referees: Christoph Bornhorst, Benedikt Kempkes
Fourth Official: Eduard Beitinger 


Serie A (MD 35)

06.05.17 18:00 CET
SSC Napoli - Cagliari Calcio
Referee: Piero Giacomelli
Assistant Referees: Andrea Marzaloni, Stefano Alassio
Additional Assistant Referees: Davide Massa, Gianluca Manganiello
Fourth Official: Giorgio Schenone

06.05.17 20:45 CET
Juventus - Torino FC
Referee: Paolo Valeri
Assistant Referees: Elenito Giovanni Di Liberatore, Giulio Dobosz
Additional Assistant Referees: Gianluca Rocchi, Domenico Celi
Fourth Official: Alessandro Costanzo

07.05.17 12:30 CET
Udinese Calcio - Atalanta
Referee: Marco Di Bello
Assistant Referees: Giuseppe De Pinto, Pasquale De Meo
Additional Assistant Referees: Fabio Maresca, Antonio Rapuano
Fourth Official: Sergio Ranghetti

07.05.17 15:00 CET
Chievo Verona - US Città di Palermo
Referee: Marco Serra
Assistant Referees: Damiano Di Iorio, Valerio Colarossi
Additional Assistant Referees: Maurizio Mariani, Daniele Martinelli
Fourth Official: Matteo Passeri

07.05.17 15:00 CET
Empoli FC - Bologna FC 
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese
Assistant Referees: Mauro Vivenzi, Stefano Del Giovane
Additional Assistant Referees: Luca Pairetto, Federico La Penna
Fourth Official: Gianluca Vuoto

07.05.17 15:00 CET
Genoa CFC - FC Internazionale
Referee: Antonio Damato
Assistant Referees: Marco Barbirati, Fabrizio Posado
Additional Assistant Referees: Daniele Doveri, Rosario Abisso
Fourth Official: Rodolfo Di Vuolo

07.05.17 15:00 CET
SS Lazio - UC Sampdoria
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Assistant Referees: Giacomo Paganessi, Alessandro Lo Cicero
Additional Assistant Referees: Luca Banti, Riccardo Pinzani
Fourth Official: Valentino Fiorito

07.05.17 15:00 CET
Delfino Pescara 1936 - FC Crotone 
Referee: Carmine Russo
Assistant Referees: Ciro Carbone, Stefano Liberti
Additional Assistant Referees: Marco Guida, Eugenio Abbattista
Fourth Official: Valerio Pegorin

07.05.17 15:00 CET
US Sassuolo Calcio - ACF Fiorentina
Referee: Claudio Gavillucci
Assistant Referees: Alessandro Giallatini, Omar Gava
Additional Assistant Referees: Michael Fabbri, Francesco Paolo Saia
Fourth Official: Gianmattia Tasso

07.05.17 20:45 CET
AC Milan - AS Roma
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli
Assistant Referees: Filippo Meli, Andrea Crispo
Additional Assistant Referees: Paolo Tagliavento, Massimiliano Irrati
Fourth Official: Lorenzo Manganelli


La Liga (MD 36)

05.05.17 20:45 CET
Sevilla Fútbol Club - Real Sociedad de Fútbol 
Referee: José Luis González González
Assistant Referees: José María Sánchez Santos, Ignacio Rubio Palomino
Fourth Official: Alfonso Vicente Moral

06.05.17 13:00 CET
Real Sporting de Gijón - Unión Deportiva Las Palmas 
Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre
Assistant Referees: Jorge Bueno Mateo, Fernando Tresaco Escabosa
Fourth Official: Cristian Adrian Lixandru

06.05.17 16:15 CET
Club Atlético de Madrid - Sociedad Deportiva Eibar 
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán
Assistant Referees: Raúl Cabañero Martínez, Jorge Canelo Prieto
Fourth Official: Josep Subirats Matamoros

06.05.17 18:30 CET
Fútbol Club Barcelona - Villarreal Club de Fútbol 
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
Assistant Referees: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez, José Gallego García
Fourth Official: Santiago Varón Aceitón

06.05.17 20:45 CET
Granada Club de Fútbol - Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
Referee: Ignacio Iglesias Villanueva
Assistant Referees: Alfonso Costoya Rodríguez, Enrique José Ramos Ferreiros
Fourth Official: Carlos Alberto Carbonell Hernández

07.05.17 12:00 CET
Deportivo Alavés - Athletic Club
Referee: Juan Martínez Munuera
Assistant Referees: Diego Barbero Sevilla, César Manuel Noval Font
Fourth Official: Carlos Álvarez Fernández

07.05.17 16:15 CET
Valencia Club de Fútbol - Club Atlético Osasuna
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez
Assistant Referees: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez, Jon Núñez Fernández
Fourth Official: Sergio Pérez Muley

07.05.17 18:30 CET
Real Club Deportivo de La Coruña - Real Club Deportivo Espanyol de Barcelona 
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Assistant Referees: Pau Cebrián Devís, Roberto Díaz Pérez Del Palomar
Fourth Official: Iván Caparrós Hernández

07.05.17 20:45 CET
Málaga Club de Fútbol - Real Club Celta de Vigo 
Referee: Carlos Del Cerro Grande
Assistant Referees: Roberto Alonso Fernández, Abrahám Álvarez Cantón
Fourth Official: Miguel Ángel Ortíz Arias

08.05.17 20:45 CET
Club Deportivo Leganés - Real Betis Balompié 
Referee: Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez
Assistant Referees: José Carlos Escuela Melo, Francisco Javier Martín García
Fourth Official: José Antonio Fernández Rodríguez


  1. Antonio Mateu Lahoz has a match on 7th May... Is this an indication that he will leave for South Korea at a later date?? 🤔

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  3. Björn Kuipers, Sander van Roekel and Erwin Zeinstra are all missing from this matchweek's appointments in Eredivisie... But Danny Makkelie has an appointment on 7th May which is again an indication that all officials might not be leaving for U20 World Cup on this Sunday!!

    1. Indeed you are right, some officials will leave later.
      Perhaps only VAR officials will have to leave before, I don't know.
      In any case, now it is clear that we could see names like Cakir and Brych on next week.

    2. Personally I hope I see Kuipers somewhere... He deserves a Semi-final this time!! Same for Marciniak!!

    3. Viktor Kassai didnt appointed on this week in Hungarian Division I. But his regular assistants(Ring,Tóth) are appointed on Saturday

  4. Polish Cup final

    2 May 2017, 16:00 CET
    Referee: Tomasz Musiał (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Sebastian Mucha
    Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Ślusarski
    Fourth Official: Bartosz Frankowski (FIFA)
    Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski

    1. One key match incident: no-penalty call for handball; there was a contact with hand, the ball went directly from corner kick, so expected ball, but hand within body surface.

      Some points for improvement, the biggest being assessing aerial duels. Arka players used their arms in reckless manner three times, no YC issued. In addition, missed one clear YC for flying tackle in 7'.

      The mark should be 8.2

  5. 2016-2017 Russian Cup Final
    2 May 2017 at Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sotchi (Russia)

    Lokomotiv Moscow vs FC Ural Yekaterinburg

    Referee : Alexey Nikolaev (Russia)
    Assistant Referee : Nikolay Bogach
    Assistant Referee : Andrey Glot
    Additional assistant referee: Alexei Matyunin
    Additional assistant referee: Mikhail Vilkov
    4th Official : Viacheslav Semenov

    1. Not a calm end of the game...
      4 red cards followed

    2. Another video:

  6. Penalty situation in Belgium (Oostende - Charleroi / team Vertenten). Should the referee give the penalty? Holding is quite clear but ball is going to second post... everybody seems to be surprised. Just talking with the defender can be enough or should the referee take this strong decision? I think penalty can be accepted but 2nd yellow card? To see after 18'40"...

    1. For me, as not Belgian guy, strong and good decision by referee. Very unfairly attitude by defender and clear penalty. No matter where ball can go. Second YC also needed (not for uefa ;) ) !

    2. Same weekend in Belgium. Referee Boucaut (FIFA) at Club Brugge KV. vs SV.Zulte-Waregem.
      Tackle Dalsgaard (ZWA) vs Vormer (CLU). NO technical nor disciplinary sanction !!!!! Referee said play-on !!

    3. Bot good for Boucaut for the moment. A lot of criticism in newspaper... should not be active in Play-off anymore...
      @Benoit: Thank you for your answer... :-) But do you mean that the laws of the game are different in UEFA? Why should the 2nd yellow card be needed and not in UEFA? Thanks

  7. 4 May 2017, 19:50 CET
    Al-Hilal Riyadh - An-Nassr Riyadh
    Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
    Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić (Serbia)
    Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Đurđević (Serbia)

  8. Cakir is appointed in Turkish Superleague on Saturday afternoon for an easy match. His last appointments in Turkey were with other AR's. This time he is with his usual AR's Duran and Ongun, and observed by Oguz Sarvan who also appears to be CL observer from time to time.
    I think JUV-MON is coming to his way on Tuesday...

    1. 6 May 2017
      Gençlerbirliği - Adanaspor
      Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (FIFA)
      Assistant Referee 1: Bahattin Duran (FIFA)
      Assistant Referee 2: Tarık Ongun (FIFA)
      Fourth Official: Abdulkadir Bitigen

    2. Felix Brych also on duty with his regular assistants Borsch and Lupp this matchweek in Bundesliga... Kuipers and his assistants van Roekel and Zeinstra have a week off in Eredivisie!!


    Referee:Ivan Bebek (Rijeka)

    AR1:Goran Perica (Šibenik)
    AR2:Ivan Jurina (Zabok)

  10. Напредак - Раднички Н.

    Недеља, 07.05.2017 19:00 - Крушевац
    Делегат - Спортски радник: СОКИЋ Жељко
    Главни судија: МАЖИЋ Милорад
    Први помоћни судија: РИСТИЋ Милован
    Други помоћни судија: ЂУРЂЕВИЋ Далибор
    Четврти судија: САНТРАЧ Дејан

    1. Any way you could post in English?

    2. 7 May 2017
      Napredak - Radnički
      Referee: Milorad Mažić
      Assistant Referee 1: Milovan Ristić
      Assistant Referee 2: Dalibor Đurđević
      Fourth Official: Dejan Santrač

    3. Thanks Ray!
      @Jovan Stojiljkovic please the next time use Latin letters, not Cyrillic :)

  11. 7 May 2017
    Pogoń Szczecin - Legia Warszawa
    Referee: Szymon Marciniak (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (FIFA)
    Fourth Official: Tomasz Marciniak

    1. Hmm...very interesting!Ray,Is the 4th official the brother of Szymon?

  12. 7 May 2017
    Heart of Midlothian - Aberdeen
    Referee: William Collum (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Ross (FIFA)
    Assistant Referee 2: Joseph Lawson
    Fourth Official: Stephen Finnie

    No games for Kassai and Kuipers this weekend.

  13. 05.05.2017, 20.00 Krško : Aluminij
    Referee: Skomina Damir
    AR1: Vukan Robert
    AR2 Vidali Manuel
    4th Ajdovec Rafael
    AAR1: Obrenović Rade
    AAR2: Balažič Dejan

  14. Allsvenskan

    05.05.2017 19:00
    BK Häcken - IK Sirius FK
    Referee: Jonas Eriksson
    Ass. referee 1 Mathias Klasenius
    Ass. referee 2 Daniel Wärnmark
    Fourth O.: Fredrik Oppong

    Johannesson and Markus Strömbergsson are appointed on Monday 8.

    On another note, Martin Strömbergsson without any game in domestic league after 6 matchdays. So, considering that he was already out from European cups since last February, we have two options: either a very serious injury (not my wish) or even he retired for some reasons.

    1. He has low division games(almost 10) close to his home, the games are regional games tha most often handled by young referees or referees that haven't gotten that far. So an injury or some personal problem seems reasonable.

    2. Martin was injured, but he is appointed for GIF Sundsvall - Jönköpings Södra IF on May 14th

  15. UEFA Euro U17
    Matchday 3&4

    France-Faroe Islands
    Referee Jens Maae (DEN)
    Assistant referee Ian Bird (WAL) , Samat Tergeussizov (KAZ)
    Fourth official Mario Zebec (CRO)
    UEFA Delegate Mustafa Erögüt (TUR)
    UEFA Referee observer Fritz Stuchlik (AUT

    Referee Nicolas Laforge (BEL)
    Assistant referee Mircea Grigoriu (ROU) , Manuel Fernandes (POR)
    Fourth official Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
    UEFA Referee observer Alain Hamer (LUX)

    Referee Mohammed Al-Hakim (SWE)
    Assistant referee Goce Petreski (MKD) , Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS)
    Fourth official Duje Strukan (CRO)
    UEFA Delegate Ludovico Micallef (MLT)
    UEFA Referee observer Miroslav Vitkovic (CRO)

    Referee Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
    Assistant referee Radek Kotik (CZE) , Mika Lamppu (FIN)
    Fourth official Fran Jović (CRO)
    UEFA Referee observer Stefano Podeschi (ITA)

    Referee Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
    Assistant referee Goce Petreski (MKD) , Atom Sevgulyan (ARM)
    Fourth official Anastasios Papapetrou (GRE)
    UEFA Referee observer Alain Hamer (LUX)

    Referee Donatas Rumšas (LTU)
    Assistant referee Samat Tergeussizov (KAZ) , Idan Yarkoni (ISR)
    Fourth official Mario Zebec (CRO)
    UEFA Delegate Mustafa Erögüt (TUR)
    UEFA Referee observer Stefano Podeschi (ITA)

    Republic of Ireland-Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Referee Fabio Verssimo (POR)
    Assistant referee Manuel Fernandes (POR) , Mircea Grigoriu (ROU)
    Fourth official Duje Strukan (CRO)
    UEFA Referee observer Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)

    Referee Dimitrios Massias (CYP)
    Assistant referee Mika Lamppu (FIN) , Aleksei Vorontsov (RUS)
    Fourth official Tihomir Pejin (CRO)
    UEFA Delegate Ludovico Micallef (MLT)
    UEFA Referee observer Kyros Vassaras (GRE)

    1. Stefano Podeschi is from San Marino, otherwise he couldn't observe Italy. :)

    2. And Manuel Fernandes represents Andorra.

      Strange that assistants Jevgēņijs Morozovs (LVA) and Paul Robinson (NIR) were not appointed this matchday.

  16. Brych and Lupp they got completely lost in the match!

    1. Why?? What happened??

    2. A bad first half: One wrong penalty, one missed penalty, a clear offside missed for the 1:0 (everything VAR-relevant IMO), further wrong offside and foul decisions, some problems with match control.
      At least, the second half was better, including a correct penalty (missed penalty) (penalty given, but at least missed handball by the yellow player before, the defender's handball is in the grey area IMO)

  17. What are your predictions for the European games?

  18. What a wrong penalty given for Barcelona, in my opinion it was very close range..

    1. It seems they have the same instructions as we have in Poland. Enlarging body surface while trying to block a shot is a FK/PK.


    DFB reports Brych appointed for Spain - Italy (WC qualifiers) on 02/09. It would be a too early assignment, but I think surely a mistake by German federation, because Brych already officiated the first leg of this game in Turin.

    1. And the performance in the 1st leg in Turin wasn't too great either!!!

  20. Thoughts on this PSG goal? Surely the AR or the 4th official should have warned the referee that there was an injured player on the pitch? On the other hand, once play has resumed (which is a mistake, but does not invalidate what follows), I don't see anything illegal with the goal. Thoughts?

  21. Szymon Marciniak in Pogoń Szczecin - Legia Warszawa

    1) Penalty kick given to Legia. Then, there is 'feinting to kick the ball once the kicker has completed the run-up' but also 'the players other than the kicker and goalkeeper are not at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the penalty mark'. Marciniak correctly punishes a more serious offence, books kicker for UB and awards an IDFK to Pogoń.

    2) RC for DOGSO

    1. All correct decisions. Excellent! I guess in the first case it was even difficult to understand for players, fans, commentators :)

    2. Yeah, almost all were surprised by this decision

    3. Both decisions absolutely correctly taken!

  22. I dont know how this guy is still referee in Serbia, he is making some worst decisions almost every match.. Just look at this video ( one of many ).. If he dont get demote when season finish im gonna be so mad...

  23. Bundesliga situations
    1) Referee: Stark, Decision: Play on
    2) Referee: Stark, Decision: Free kick White, no card
    3) Referee: Brych, Decision: Penalty
    4) Referee: Brych, Decision: Free kick Yellow, YC for Yellow #7
    5) Referee: Hartmann, Decision: Free kick Red

    1. 1) Stark had his reasons to play on, in my opinion supportable decision.
      2) YC is missing, for me reckless challenge.
      3) It seems a wrong penalty, no foul in my opinion.
      4) Video is missing.
      5) At least YC, I wouldn't find wrong a RC for SFP! Significant mistake in any case.

    2. 4)

      1) I agree
      2) Yes, but IMO not clear enough for a crucial mistake (would have been a 2nd YC)
      3) Supportable decision for me as there is holding, so technically a foul
      5) for Blue or for Red? I was actually meaning a possible VC by the Red player, but we can indeed also discuss about a card for Blue

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