March 5, 2015

Youth League - Referee Appointments - Round of 16 & Quarterfinals

UEFA has chosen the following match officials to oversee the Round of 16 and Quarterfinals matches of UEFA Youth League's 2014/15 campaign. 

Paweł Raczkowski (POL) in charge of AS Roma - Manchester City in the Quarterfinals

Round of 16

27 January 2015, 19:00 CET
Ciudad Deportiva Cerro Del Espino, Majadahonda (ESP)
Atlético Madrid - Arsenal  (1-0)
Referee: Hugo Miguel (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Luis Campos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Nélson Moniz (POR)
Fourth Official: José Luis Lesma Lopez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

17 February 2015, 18:00 CET
Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid (ESP)
Real Madrid - Porto (4-2 PSO)
Referee: Adrien Jaccottet (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Raffael Zeder (SUI) 
Assistant Referee 2: Stephane De Almeida (SUI)
Fourth Official: José Luis Lesma Lopez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Mejuto González (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Welander (SWE)

23 February 2015, 11:00 CET
FFU Training complex, Kyiv (UKR)
Shakhtar Donetsk - Olympiacos (6-5 PSO)
Referee: Andris Treimanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 1: Haralds Gudermanis (LVA)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksejs Spasjonnikovs (LVA)
Fourth Official: Mykola Kryvonosov (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vasyl Melnychuk (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Tuncer (TUR)

23 February 2015, 20:00 CET
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
Anderlecht - Barcelona (1-0)
Referee: Jakob Kehlet (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Lars Hummelgaard (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Heine Sørensen  (DEN)
Fourth Official: Lawrence Visser (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)

24 February 2015, 16:00 CET
Caixa Futebol Campus, Seixal (POR)
Benfica - Liverpool (2-1)
Referee: Benoît Millot (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Stephan Luzi (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julien Pacelli  (FRA)
Fourth Official: André Narciso (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vitor Melo Pereira (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Borja Santana (ESP)

24 February 2015, 17:00 CET
Mini-Stadium, Manchester (ENG)
Manchester Cty - Schalke 04 (4-2 PSO)
Referee: Svein-Erik Edvartsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jon-Michael Knutsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2:  Øystein Ytterland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Chris Kavanagh (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Crawford Wilson (NIR)

24 February 2015, 18:30 CET
De Toekomst, Duivendrecht (NED)
Ajax - AS Roma (5-6 PSO)
Referee: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Andreas Witschnigg (AUT) 
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Steinacher (AUT)
Fourth Official: Dennis Higler (NED)
UEFA Referee Observer: Johannes Reijgwart (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Kris Bellon (BEL)

25 February 2015, 20:00 CET
EBB Stadium, Aldershot (ENG)
Chelsea - Zenit FC (3-1)
Referee: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Macmillan (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Rodger Gifford (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Tobias Wolf (GER)


10 March 2015, 16:00 CET
Chelsea Football Club Training Ground, Surrey (ENG)
Chelsea - Atlético Madrid 
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Per Brogevik (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2:  Peter Magnusson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Kevin Johnson (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Stephen Lodge (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: Scott Struthers (SCO)

17 March 2015, 17:00 CET
Caixa Futebol Campus, Seixal (POR)
Benfica - Shakhtar Donetsk
Referee: Bastian Dankert (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Jan Seidel  (GER) 
Assistant Referee 2: Dominik Schaal  (GER)
Fourth Official: Ricardo Baixinho (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Carlos Matos (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Jack Grundie (NIR)

17 March 2015, 18:00 CET
Stadio Comunale Domenico Francioni, Latina (ITA)
AS Roma - Manchester City
Referee: Paweł Raczkowski (POL)
Assistant Referee 1: Michal Obukowicz (POL)
Assistant Referee 2: Kamil Arkadiusz Wójcik (POL)
Fourth Official: Fabio Maresca (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cosimo Bolognino (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

18 March 2015, 19:00 CET
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
Anderlecht - Porto
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Stien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mathieu Grosbost (FRA)  
Fourth Official: Lawrence Visser (BEL) 
UEFA Referee Observer: Marcel Vanelshocht (BEL) 
UEFA Delegate: Eduard Kindle (LIE)


  1. Anonymous5/3/15 18:13

    Big game for Paweł and Co.! It will be a candidate for Elite in 4-5 years, IMO.

    Btw., we have two refs named Wójcik - Jakub and Kamil. It will be Kamil with Raczkowski in Latina, Arkadiusz is his second name that is very rarely if at all in use in Poland. :)


  2. Anonymous5/3/15 18:29

    Big trouble in Russian FA. There are potentially 18 referees who could handle matches in Premier League, but:
    - Mikhail Vilkov and Sergey Lapochkin are suspended after bad performances in Russian Cup matches;
    - Sergey Kostevich, Timur Arslanbekov and Alexey Eskov are not allowed to referee Premier League matches for now (don't know the reason);
    - Igor Fedotov failed a fitness test;
    - Alexey Nikolaev, Kirill Levnikov, Igor Nizovtsev and Vladislav Bezborodov are injuried.

    So it stands 8 referees per 8 Premier League matches!


  3. Anonymous6/3/15 08:55

    Stephan Studer quit his career.

    1. Anonymous6/3/15 10:01

      Maybe Busacca has a job for him in FIFA.

    2. Ehhh


  4. Very interesting information, thanks !
    It's really curious the situation in Russia, can you clarify btter why some referees are not allowed to officiate premier league matches ? Can you publish appointment for the next 8 matches ?
    Why does Studer quit his carrier ? Only at internation level or even in national switzerland league ? Any comment about his perfomances ?

    1. Anonymous6/3/15 11:56

      Valentin Ivanov is head of referees in Russia. He is extremely strict. He demoted some referees last season due to bad performances and bad fitness. Now, they are not allowed to referee even in second tier. I don't know why some referees (also Eskov!) are not allowed to handle Premier League games. Three of injuried referees maybe were injuried in Antalya, Bezborodov has a muscle problem after Russian Cup game.

      This weekend's fixtures:
      Zenit - Ural: Karasev
      Terek - CSKA: Meshkov
      Rostov - Lokomotiv: Egorov
      Dinamo - Ufa: Moskalev
      Spartak - Krasnodar: Ivanov
      Kuban - Mordoviya: Matyunin
      Rubin - Arsenal: Rushakov
      Amkar - Torpedo: Kulikov


      Stephan Studer quit his both domestic and international career. He told media there are many reasons, but the main one is inability to combine job duties with the high-level refereeing.


  5. Anonymous7/3/15 00:25

    Terrible scene from England...

    ...and from Brazil

    1. For those wondering, the referee in the English video was Neil Swarbrick.

  6. Anonymous8/3/15 10:17

    So terrible decisions :) I am referee in Slovakia :)

  7. Very challenging match for Raczkowski, I watched the last minutes on Eurosport.
    A penalty and sending off for DOGSO for a clear holding by Capradossi (Roma), despite of the fact that player from City had been able to shot on goal, the decision was absolutely correct and well spotted in my opinion. I missed the previous sending off for second yellow cards...


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