August 29, 2013

Europa League - Referee Appointments for Play-Offs (II)

Just to avoid that the UEFA Europa League Referee Appointments for the second legs fade away from the spotlight: you can comment on them underneath this extra post.

Danny Makkelie (NED)

Second Legs  (29 August 2013)

Feyenoord - Kuban Krasnodar
Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Mullarkey (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Fourth Official: Michael Jones (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: John McBeth (SCO)

APOEL - Zulte Waregem
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Jake Collin (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Long (ENG)
Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cosimo Bolognino (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Luis Cuervas Del Real (ESP)

Dila - Rapid Wien
Referee: Pavel Cristian Balaj (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vasile Florin Marinescu (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Mihai Ovidiu Artene (ROU)
Fourth Official: Sebastian Coltescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Martin Iseli (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Miroslav Ryszka (POL)

Beşiktaş - Tromsø
Referee: Marcin Borski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Rafal Rostkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Sebastian Mucha (POL)
Fourth Official: Daniel Stefanski (POL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Carlos Manuel Ferreira Matos (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Zoran Cvrk (CRO)

Braga - Pandurii
Referee: Liran Liany (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oren Bornshtain (ISR)
Fourth Official: Alon Yefet (ISR)
UEFA Referee Observer: László Vagner (HUN)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

Nice - Apollon
Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: György Ring (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Fourth Official: Mihaly Fabián (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Roland Ospelt (LIE)

Dynamo Kyiv - Aktobe
Referee: Stephan Studer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Jean-Yves Wicht (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Sladan Josipovic (SUI)
Fourth Official: Alain Bieri (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dusan Krchnak (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Ghenadie Scurtul (MDA)

Petrolul - Swansea
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Christos Baltas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jörn West Larsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Joel Wolff (LUX)

AZ Alkmaar - Atromitos
Referee: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Benoît Millot (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christakis Skapoullis (CYP)
UEFA Delegate: Peter Lundström (FIN)

KRC Genk - FH
Referee: Leontios Trattou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Michael Soteriou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Aristides Christou (CYP)
Fourth Official: Demetris Chrysostomou (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasily Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Tomás Gea (AND)

Nordsjælland - Elfsborg
Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Häcker (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Marcel Pelgrim (GER)
Fourth Official: Bastian Dankert (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Muharrem Aksoy (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

Śląsk - FC Sevilla
Referee: Fırat Aydınus (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Serkan Ok (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleks Tascioglu (TUR)
Fourth Official: Tolga Özkalfa (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rune Pedersen (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Bernd Barutta (GER)

Žalgiris - Salzburg
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Cyril Gringore (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Danos (FRA)
Fourth Official: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pjetur Sigurdsson (ISL)
UEFA Delegate: Tugomir Frajman (SVN)

Eintracht Frankfurt - Qarabağ
Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Venâncio Raposo Tomé (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Luis André Ferreira Campos (POR)
Fourth Official: Bruno Esteves (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Robert Jeurissen (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Nils Fisketjonn (NOR)

Standard Liège - Minsk
Referee: Simon Lee Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward King (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: John Bryn Roberts (WAL)
Fourth Official: Bryn David Markham-Jones (WAL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Emil Bozhinovski (MKD)
UEFA Delegate: Jozef Kliment (SVK)

Betis Sevilla - Jablonec
Referee: Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleg Tselovalnikov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitry Mosyakin (RUS)
Fourth Official: Vitaly Meshkov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jean Lemmer (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-Louis Piette (FRA)

Stuttgart - Rijeka
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Joakim Flink (SWE)
Fourth Official: Bojan Pandzic (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patritiu Abrudan (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Kofoed (DEN)

Skënderbeu - Chornomorets Odesa
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Pau Cebrián Devis (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Jon Núnez Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Charles Schaack (LUX)

Spartak Moskva - St Gallen
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Angelo Boonman (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Fourth Official: Tom van Sichem (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tunçer (TUR)

Rubin - Molde
Referee: Sascha Kever (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Charles Helbling (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Devis Dettemanti (SUI)
Fourth Official: Sascha Amhof (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rusmir Mrkovic (BIH)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)

Sheriff - Vojvodina
Referee: Tony Chapron (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Stien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Fourth Official: Wilfried Bien (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Valentin Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

Trabzonspor - Kukës
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Krystof Mencl (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiri Molacek (CZE)
Fourth Official: Jiri Jech (CZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Dani Koren (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Oleg Harlamov (EST)

St-Étienne - Esbjerg
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Shmuel Shteif (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Appleby (ENG)

Fiorentina - Grasshoppers
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrovic (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgic (CRO)
Fourth Official: Domagoj Vuckov (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: George Koumas (CYP)

Astra - M. Haifa
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mustafa Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktas (TUR)
Fourth Official: Süleyman Abay (TUR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Mikkelsen (DEN)
UEFA Delegate: Dimitri Bokeria (GEO)

Liberec - Udinese
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Dimitrios Gagas (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hans Reijgwaart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Stanislaw Speczik (POL)

Tottenham - Dinamo Tbilisi
Referee: Luca Banti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Nicola Nicoletti (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Alessandro Costanzo (ITA)
Fourth Official: Marco Guida (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Miroslav Tulinger (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)

Pasching - Estoril
Referee: Craig Thomson (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Derek Rose (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Alan Mulvanny (SCO)
Fourth Official: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jozef Marko (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Pavel Kolev (BUL)

Dnipro - Kalju
Referee: Gediminas Mazeika (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Vytautas Simkus (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Gerasimov (LTU)
Fourth Official: Sergejus Slyva (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Siarhei Ilych (BLR)

Thun - Partizan
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Massimiliano Grilli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Matteo Passeri (ITA)
Fourth Official: Gianpaolo Calvarese (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jan Fasung (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: Janis Mezeckis (LVA)


  1. A change in Orsato appointment for Thun - Partizan: Calvarese will be the fourth official, replacing Peruzzo, originally appointed.

  2. FIFA has revealed CAF and AFC appointments for September qualifying matches.

    Originally posted by Edward here:
    Many preselected trios... and in my opinion a sonorous match for Bernard Camille (SEY): Ivory Coast - Morocco.

    1. Only Alioum is missing from the appointments. All the other preselected officials have 1 match. Many interesting names.

    2. Now also CONMEBOL and CONCACAF appointments are revealed.
      Only UEFA is missing, as always... I don't know why they act in this way if they have allowed all the federations to publish these info.

      Anyway, back on topic (EL) due to Fenerbahçe ban from European competitions, a draw will be held tomorrow in the morning, including all the losing teams of this play off and a further place will be then randomly assigned.

      There weren't other solutions...

  3. Anonymous29/8/13 18:25

    Serbia-Croatia Felix Brych,Borsch,Lupp,Mayer
    Wales-Serbia Marciniak
    And the tittle in Serbian newspapers ‘German of steel :Brych to referee Serbia-Croatia :):)

    1. Sebia - Croatia
      FIFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg ( NED )
      FIFA Delegate: Georg Pangl ( AUT )
      FIFA Security Commissioner: Viljemus van Re ( NED )
      Wales - Serbia
      FIFA Referee observer: Lutz Michael Fröhlich ( GER )

    2. Very interesting info Branko.
      Thank you very much...

    3. Brych's appointment and observer says everything.

    4. Yes, that's it. Sorry, Wolfgang, but Brych will go to Brazil.

  4. Antony Gautier has sent off a player from AZ after 1 minute in first half!
    Hopefully correct decision.


      I'm not sure...

    2. He went into the challenge with studs up, stretched foot and no chance and try to play the ball. Even though the replays do not reveal whether Henriksen touched his opponent totally, I principally support red cards for this type of challenges, no matter when they might occur.

    3. Anonymous29/8/13 20:00

      He first gave a YC but after seeing the greek player pointing at his sock, which was slightly damaged he suddenly gave a red.

    4. Niclas, Chefren, see 23' Thun-Partizan! Offside ( Mitrović )? IMO, Partizan is damaged! AR1 Grilli...

    5. I'm sorry if this was a mistake, but I'm not watching the match...

    6. Partizan now is losing 0-3...

    7. It is a harsh reality of serbian football, the situation in the FSS and the poor quality of the domestic league. Champion Serbia lost to the tenth team of the Swiss championship. One thing is indisputable- referee Milorad Mažić the first star of serbian football!
      Best regards from Belgrade!

    8. The penalty given by Gautier:

    9. Can't believe... too blatant mistake IMHO.

    10. Srry I must be honest, Gautier doesn't deserve to be an Elite development referee officiating in EL and CL.
      Of course this isn't his fault, but I would prefer Turpin.
      When Lannoy will retire, not a big future for French international refereeing.

    11. I would like to see a video of Gautier showing first YC, then RC... Someone has such a video?

    12. Anonymous30/8/13 23:44

      Chefren, I don't agree with you concerning Gautier. He showed several weaknesses yesterday but globally speaking he's pretty good. I agree that Turpin is better, that's for sure.
      But when Lannoy retires, either Gautier or Turpin will be the "number one". And for me, both of them are better than him. And much better considering how much Turpin has already achieved at only 31 years old for example.
      In a nutshell, Gautier is better than what he showed yesterday and Turpin is very probably the most talentuous referee that France has had for a very long time.

  5. Anonymous29/8/13 20:32

    He also awarded a penalty after a clear dive. Very unfortunate performance by Gautier tonight.

    Update: the match is interrupted after a fire in the stadium. The scrowd is being evacuated.

    1. Anonymous29/8/13 20:33


    2. It seems an horror evening for Gautier

    3. Update from AZ - Atromitos.

      The match is officially interrupted and will most likely continue tomorrow from min. 59. Waiting confirmation from UEFA.

    4. And what about the drawing?
      It's impossible to make it without knowing a team involved, this is important for the pots and the nationality of the team.

    5. UEFA decided to continue the match tomorrow at 11:00 CET. The match will resume from min. 59'.

  6. In general I can confirm a pretty good performance shown by Martin Hansson in Stuttgart-Rijeka. Nothing controversial.

  7. Anonymous29/8/13 21:32

    Good to hear.

    /Swedish observer


      This was the only interesting call to make, in my opinion a fair tackle (ball was played) but surely borderline (forgot this occasion in the original comment, thanks to Chefren for reminding me).

  8. Anonymous30/8/13 06:47

    Where could we find a blank sample of an official FIFA/UEFA Referee Observer Report form?

    1. We cannot get that publicly.

    Main Referee: Szymon Marciniak (POL)
    Assistant Referee 1: Paweł Sokolnicki (POL)
    Assistant Referee 2: Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
    4th Official: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
    FIFA Referee Observer: Lutz Michael Fröhlich (GER)
    FIFA Delegate: Eggert Magnússon (ISL)

  10. Tromsø replace excluded Beşiktaş

    And in a few minutes we will know the team drawn, replacing Feerbahçe.

    1. Apoel from Cyprus it is!

  11. APOEL Nicosia from Cyprus is the lucky team ;)

  12. Anonymous30/8/13 09:58

    Martin Hansson miss penalty in 15 min for Rijeka

    1. See comment above.

      Interesting statistics in Fiorentina, if we believe UEFA: Fiorentina only caused three free kicks but got four yellow cards against them..

  13. Has anyone seen Kassai?
    He issued 11 yellow cards, maybe Dallas told him before the match, he was too lenient in the past...

    1. I want to assure a report but it depends on the download.
      If the full match isn't available...

  14. Same question also form my side: anyone knows how perfomed Kassai under Dalla's eyes ? Can we see him again in Cl and at FIFA WC2014 ? How was he judged ?
    And what about Thomson under Marko's evaluation ?
    Yesterday was recovering examination from them.....

  15. Kassai match - a resume.

    02:05 can this be a penalty?

    1. Difficult to judge it. I think, the ball was touched at first. However, I can be wrong.

    2. Yes difficult, that's why I believe in hard times and very important situations (goal) there should be another referee outside the field who checks situation in replay on a screen and tells main referee about it. How simple is that? doesn't take much time and it can solve many problematic goals. If not then bookmakers and some matches sellers would buy matches and that's not a fair game.


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