November 21, 2014

Youth League - Referee Appointments - Matchdays 5 & 6

UEFA has chosen the following match officiating teams to oversee the last two group stage matchdays of UEFA Youth League's 2014/15 campaign. The assignments for Matchday 6 will be added in due course.

Czech Petr Ardeleanu to handle Schalke (U19) - Chelsea (U19)

Matchday 5

Group E, 25 November 2014, 11:30 CET
Stadium: Stadium «Oktyabr», Moscow (RUS)
CSKA Moskva - AS Roma
Referee: Nerijus Dunauskas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU) 
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
Fourth Official: Evgeny Turbin (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Ivanov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: Yauheni Tratsiuk (BLR) 

Group G, 25 November 2014, 12:00 CET
Stadium: Stadium Aurelio Pereira, Alcochete (POR)
Sporting SP - NK Maribor
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA) 
Assistant Referee 1: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julien Aube (FRA)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Baixinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Antonio Manuel Almeida Costa (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Patrick Mcgrath  (IRL) 

Group H, 25 November 2014, 13:00 CET
Stadium: Gorodskoi Stadion, Borisov (BLR)
BATE Borisov - Porto FC
Referee: Vadims Direktorenko (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA) 
Assistant Referee 2: Ruslans Botoss (LVA)
Fourth Official: Ivan Safaryan (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Aleh Chykun (BLR)
UEFA Delegate:  Oleg Harlamov (EST)

Group H, 25 November 2014, 13:00 CET
Stadium: Medyk, Morshyn (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Athletic Club de Bilbao
Referee: Rahim Hasanov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Yashar Abbasov (AZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Nahid Aliyev (AZE)
Fourth Official: Yuriy Mozharovskyy (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Milos Markovic (SRB) 

Group G, 25 November 2014, 13:30 CET
Stadium: Stimberg-Stadion, Erkenschwick (GER)
Schalke 04 - Chelsea FC
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Hrabovsky (CZE)
Fourth Official: Martin Thomsen (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Wilfried Heitmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)
(live-observation planned)

Group F, 25 November 2014, 15:00 CET
Stadium: GSZ, Larnaca (CYP)
APOEL FC - FC Barcelona
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Mahmud Mahagna (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Lioz Edi (ISR)
Fourth Official: Nikolas Neokleous (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kyros Georgiou (CYP) 
UEFA Delegate: Radenko Mijatovic (SVN) 

Group E, 25 November 2014, 16:00 CET
Stadium: Ewen Fields, Hyde (ENG)
Manchester City - Bayern München
Referee: Mervyn Smyth (NIR))
Assistant Referee 1: Stephen Bell (NIR) 
Assistant Referee 2:David Anderson (NIR)
Fourth Official: Chris Kavanagh (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ward (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Mutschler (SUI)

Group D, 25 November 2014, 20:45 CET
Stadium: Van Roy Stadium, Denderleeuw (BEL)
RSC Anderlecht - Galatasaray
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT) 
Assistant Referee 1: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Martin Höfler  (AUT)
Fourth Official: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lucien Kayser (LUX)
UEFA Delegate: Vladimir Medved  (SVK) 

Group C, 26 November 2014, 11:00 CET
Stadium: Minor Sport Arena Petrovsky, St Petersburg (RUS)
Zenit St Petersburg - SL Benfica
Referee: Gunnar Jarl Jónsson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 1: Birkir Sigurdarson (ISL)
Assistant Referee 2: Frosti Vidar Gunnarsson (ISL)
Fourth Official: Vasili Kazartsev (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Nikolay Levnikov (RUS)
UEFA Delegate:  Sergei Ilyich (BLR)

Group A, 26 November 2014, 13:00 CET
Stadium: Ciudad Deportiva Cerro Del Espino, Majadahonda (ESP)
Atlético Madrid - Olympiakos
Referee: Sven Bindels (LUX)
Assistant Referee 1: Joaquim Da Silva (LUX)
Assistant Referee 2:  Daniel Da Costa (LUX)
Fourth Official: José Luis Lesma Lopez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP) 
UEFA Delegate: Alvaro Albino (POR) 

Group C, 26 November 2014, 14:00 CET
Stadium: Ulrich Haberland Stadion, Leverkusen (GER)
Bayer Leverkusen - AS Monaco
Referee: Zbynek Proske (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE) 
Assistant Referee 2: Radek Kotik (CZE)
Fourth Official: Martin Petersen (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)

Group B, 26 November 2014, 15:00 CET
Stadium: Georgi Asparuhov Stadion, Sofia (BUL)
Ludogorets - Liverpool FC
Referee: Ilias Spathas (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: lazaros Dimitriadis (GRE) 
Assistant Referee 2: Chasan Koula (GRE)
Fourth Official: Georgi Davidov (BUL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Itchko Lozev (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE) 

Group B, 26 November 2014, 15:00 CET
Stadium: Campus FC Basel 1893, Basel (SUI)
FC Basel - Real Madrid
Referee:  Benoît Bastien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Hicham Zakrani (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Frédéric Haquette (FRA)
Fourth Official: Pascal Erlachner (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andreas Schluchter (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Dumitru Mihalache (ROU) 

Group D, 26 November 2014, 15:00 CET
Stadium: Meadow Park, Borehamwood (ENG)
Arsenal FC - Borussia Dortmund
Referee: Robert Rogers (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michelle O'Neill (IRL) 
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Farrell (IRL) 
Fourth Official: Stephen Martin (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: John Ferry (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Peadar Ryan (IRL) 

Group F, 26 November 2014, 15:00 CET
Stadium: Charlety, Paris (FRA)
Paris SG - Ajax
Referee: Erik Lambrechts (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Karel De Rocker (BEL) 
Assistant Referee 2: Thibaud Nijssen (BEL)
Fourth Official: Stephane Jochem (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marinus Koopman (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Ilja Kaenzig (SUI)

Group A, 26 November 2014, 15:30 CET
Stadium: Malmö Idrottsplats, Malmo (SWE)
Malmö FF - Juventus Turin
Referee: Mads-Kristoffer Kristoffersen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN) 
Assistant Referee 2: Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Fourth Official: Kaspar Sjöberg (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Christer Fällström (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Adrian Titcombe (ENG) 


  1. Levnikov to observe a Icelandic referee. A new Jakobsson is needed...

    1. Can you something about Gunnar Jarl? Or is this just for political reasons?

  2. Aytekin's regular assistants are appointed on a Bundesliga match on Sunday, but Aytekin is not. This could mean a last-minute change and a CL appointment on Tuesday. There PSG-Ajax is the only possible match and as the group is already decided and Jozef Marko is the observer, this sounds quite reasonable, doesn't it?

    1. Aytekin was appointed in MD1 in this group, he can't be there again.

    2. Of course he can. It often happened that the same referee has 2 matches in the same group (Webb Hapoel-Lyon and Benfica-Schalke some years ago).

    3. (although it is not probable because Stark had the first leg).

    4. Aytekin was injured on FIFA seminar.

  3. Interesting appointment for Alexander Harkam who will be assisted by non-FIFA AR Robert Steinacher and by Martin Höfler who did not even handle one single match as AR in Austria's highest league so far.

  4. Marciniak with 5th matchday of Europa League.
    Gil and Raczkowski with 6th matchday of Europa League.

    1. The same counts for Robert Schörgenhofer with Matthias Winsauer, Roland Brandner, Richard Hübler, Rene Eisner and Dominik Ouschan (the latter replacing the aforementioned as a FIFA referee in 2015) on matchday 5.

    2. This should or could mean that UEFA has seen enough of Marciniak. No further test (in UCL) needed.

    3. As for Marciniak: His EL appointment could also mean that Collina wants to test him in a decisive EL match rather than "wasting" him for instance in UCL group F - one can assume that the UCL top clashes will be reserved for Elite referees.

  5. Russian candidates for FIFA list in 2015 (approved this week by Russian Football Union):

    Referees (Men)

    Bezborodov Vladislav 1973 Saint Petersburg
    Vilkov Mikhail 1979 Nizhny Novgorod
    Es'kov Alexey 1978 Moscow
    Ivanov Sergey 1984 Rostov-on-Don
    Karasev Sergey 1979 Moscow
    Lapochkin Sergey 1981 Saint Petersburg
    Meshkov Vitaly 1983 Dmitrov
    Nikolaev Alexey 1971 Moscow

    Assistant Referees (Men)

    Averyanov Anton 1973 Moscow
    Vorontsov Alexey 1980 Yaroslavl'
    Gavrilin Maxim 1981 Vladimir
    Golubev Nikolay 1970 Saint Petersburg
    Danchenko Valery 1978 Ufa
    Demeshko Igor 1978 Khimki
    Kalugin Tikhon 1974 Moscow
    Lebedev Alexey 1980 Saint Petersburg
    Mosyakin Dmitry 1979 Moscow
    Semenov Vyacheslav 1977 Gatchina


    1. Nikolaev is again? What's the point on that?

    2. Nikolaev is excellent in Russian Premier League and he should be respected even if he has been 'killed' by Collina after one poor performance.

    3. Are the names in alphabetical order? If yes, why those that start with V are second on both lists?

    4. Because the Cyrillic alphabet is different to the Latin one.

    5. I supposed that, but asked just in case, since FIFA require the lists in valoric order, not alphabetical.

    6. I just translated this list in the order they were listed in original document in Russian


  6. What do you mean Edward stating that Nikolaev is again?

    1. It's actually a question since I thought that Nikolaev would be off the FIFA list. Given his age and the double demotion, Russia could give his spot to a younger referee.

  7. Three very interesting situations taken from Ruch Chorzów - Śląsk Wrocław match refereed by Paweł Raczkowski (FIFA):

    1. 1) Hmmm...I'm ok with no foul.
      2) YC for the slap during play? Potential RC after the play for the hand to the face?
      3) Wow. The last replay suggests there was no contact. Great decision by Raczkowski.

    2. 3.) A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force: (...)
      • kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
      • trips or attempts to trip an opponent
      • tackles an opponent


    Oman - Qatar
    Marcin Borski, Rafał Rostkowski, Krzysztof Myrmus (POL), Jamil Jumaa (BHR)

    Saudi Arabia - United Arab Emirates
    Valentin Kovalenko, Alisher Usmonov, Mamur Saidkasimov (UZB), Muhammad Issa (IRQ)

    1. Is Borski a replacement from UEFA after Skomina mistakes? Originally, he was not called for this tournament, please correct me. if I'm wrong. Can you get only and directly a semifinal match? That's strange.

    2. I don't know, maybe... It was an invitation from Saudi Arabia FA.

    3. Who got the final?

    4. FINAL: Muhannad Qasim Issa from Iraq
      3RD PLACE MATCH: Abdullah Al-Balushi from Qatar

  9. Yesterday in Bayern-Hoffenheim extaordinary
    work of Gagelmann.
    Never I understand why Gagelmann not was
    intrnational referee.

    1. Because his performances were not so good when he was younger. When he became a top referee in Bundesliga about five years ago, he was already too old for the FIFA list.

    2. He had a bad timing. They wanted to give the Badge to him, but right at that year, FIFA put down the age limit, so that he was too old.

  10. CSKA-AS Roma: Brych
    City-Bayern: Kralovec
    APOEL-Barcelona: Rocchi
    PSG-Ajax: Jug
    S04-Chelsea: Eriksson
    Sporting-Maribor: Thomson
    BATE-Porto: Hategan
    Shakhtar-Athletic: Clattenburg


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