October 12, 2016

UEFA Youth League 2016/17 - Referee Appointments for Matchday 3

UEFA has appointed the following match officials to referee next week's Youth League Matchday 3. The assignments for the domestic champions path will be posted tomorrow.

E| 18.10.2016, 13:00 CET (Moscow)
CSKA Moskva - AS Monaco
Referee: Zaven Hovhannisyan (ARM)
Assistant Referee 1: Mesrop Ghazaryan (ARM)
Assistant Referee 2: Vanik Simonyan (ARM)
Fourth Official: TBD
UEFA Referee Observer: Nuno Castro (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Vasko Dojcinovski (MKD)

E| 18.10.2016, 16:00 CET (Leverkusen)
Bayer Leverkusen - Tottenham Hotspur
Referee: Fran Jović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Ivica Modrić (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Hrvoje Radić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Benedikt Kempkes (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz-Michael Fröhlich (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Diana Andersen (DEN)
The 3rd Team Live Observer: Niclas (GER)

F| 18.10.2016, 16:00 CET (Madrid)
Real Madrid - Legia Warszawa
Referee: Petr Ardeleanu (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomáš Mokrusch (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jakub Hrabovský (CZE)
Fourth Official: Valentín Pizarro Gómez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel López Fernández (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Ionel Piscanu (ROU)

F| 18.10.2016, 16:00 CET (Alcochete)
Sporting CP - Borussia Dortmund
Referee: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Laurent Conotte (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Kristof Meers (BEL)
Fourth Official: Rui Jorge Piteira Rodrigues (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bernardino González Vázquez (ESP)
UEFA Delegate: Andrew Shaw (ENG)

G| 18.10.2016, 14:00 CET (Roeselare)
Club Brugge - FC Porto
Referee: Dominik Ouschan (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Markus Gutschi (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Stefan Gamper (AUT)
Fourth Official: Kevin Van Damme (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leslie Irvine (NIR)
UEFA Delegate: Mark Evans (WAL)

G| 18.10.2016, 14:00 CET (Loughborough)
Leicester City - FC København
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ian Bird (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Harry Hendricks (WAL)
Fourth Official: Oliver Yates (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Kurt Zuppinger (SUI)

H| 18.10.2016, 15:00 CET (Zagreb)
Dinamo Zagreb - Sevilla FC
Referee: Demetrios Masias (CYP)
Assistant Referee 1: Evagoras Evagorou (CYP)
Assistant Referee 2: Kyriacos Sokratous (CYP)
Fourth Official: Željko Frković (CRO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Frank De Bleeckere (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: Jaroslav Dudl (CZE)

H| 18.10.2016, 14:00 CET (Décines)
Olympique Lyonnais - Juventus FC
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Antti Malaska (FIN)
Fourth Official: Wilfried Bien (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Roy Cathcart (NIR)

A| 19.10.2016, 14:00 CET (Borehamwood)
Arsenal FC - PFC Ludogorets 
Referee: Anders Poulsen (DEN)
Assistant Referee 1: Ole Kronlykke (DEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Amir Šabić (DEN)
Fourth Official: John Brooks (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Brian Lawlor (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: Jean-François Crucke (BEL)

A| 19.10.2016, 16:00 CET (Saint-Germain-en-Laye)
Paris SG - FC Basel 
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikola Radulović (MNE)
Assistant Referee 2: Aleksandar Đikanović (MNE)
Fourth Official:  Romain Lissorgue (FRA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Pascal Garibian (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Dennis Cruise (IRL)

B| 19.10.2016, 13:00 CET (Kyiv)
FC Dynamo Kyiv - SL Benfica 
Referee: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)
Assistant Referee 1: Balázs Szert (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: Balázs Szalai (HUN)
Fourth Official: Mykola Balakin (UKR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zdravko Jokić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)

B| 19.10.2016, 15:00 CET (Frattamaggiore)
SSC Napoli - Beşiktaş JK
Referee: Edin Jakupović (BIH)
Assistant Referee 1: Sreten Udovičić (BIH)
Assistant Referee 2: Goran Dujak (BIH)
Fourth Official: Daniele Martinelli (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Horst Brummeier (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Thomas Weyhing (GER)

C| 19.10.2016, 16:00 CET (Barcelona)
FC Barcelona - Manchester City
Referee: Sandro Schärer (SUI)
Assistant Referee 1: Johannes Vogel (SUI)
Assistant Referee 2: Bekim Zogaj (SUI)
Fourth Official: David Medié Jiménez (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer:  Terje Hauge (NOR)
UEFA Delegate: Thibault De Gendt (BEL)

C| 19.10.2016, 15:00 CET (Greenock)
Celtic FC - VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Wayne McDonnell (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Gavin (IRL)
Fourth Official: David Munro (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alfredo Trentalange (ITA)
UEFA Delegate: Claude Runavot (FRA)

D| 19.10.2016, 18:00 CET (Munich)
Bayern München - PSV Eindhoven 
Referee: Zbynek Proske (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Radek Kotík (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Petr Blažej (CZE)
Fourth Official: Matthias Jöllenbeck (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Edgar Steinborn (GER)
UEFA Delegate: István Huszár (HUN)

D| 19.10.2016, 13:00 CET (Bataysk)
FC Rostov - Atlético de Madrid
Referee: Srđan Jovanović (SRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Uroš Stojkovic (SRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Milan Mihajlović (SRB)
Fourth Official: Artem Chistyakov (RUS)
UEFA Referee Observer: Uno Tutk (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Yauheni Tratsiuk (BLR)


  1. Some observers, like MD1 and MD2, will be the same for both YC and CL game: Brummeier, Trentalange and Hauge are some examples of that.
    Tomorrow we will publish appointments for domestic champions path.

    1. Who are the important observers out of them??

    2. More than a year ago, Niclas made this excellent work.
      Now perhaps some observers retired / are not still active, but basically that should be everything about them:

    3. Any Polish ref-team in domestic champions path?

    4. @ Ray: No.

      @ Chefren: It really has to be updated, maybe at the end of the season. Some observers are out, others have become more important based on their assignments (Bozhinovski, Deaconu and Diaz Vega, to mention only three).

  2. Summary of my live observation (Leverkusen-Tottenham with Fran Jovic, Ivica Modric and Hrvoje Radic from Croatia):

    - Good stepwise approach trying to stay in the background and allowing the play to prosper, choosing in-time moments for verbal warnings (29') and cards. Good player-management.
    - Application of the Laws of the Game, e.g. 2 injured players of Tottenham who both got medical treatement were correctly allowed to stay on the field of play. Jovic explained it to the players and team officials and thus conveyed an impression that he cares for the good of the teams (10'). Good re-start of an offside later, the player interfered with play in the own half, Jovic insisted on that free kick position correctly (Law change in July) (11').
    - Positioning and movement were both good, always creating the best visual angles, anticipation was good. Created credibility among the players who actually never protested that much against his decisions.
    - Correct penalty area decisions (25', holding, but not enough for me; 90+1' correct penalty for a careless jump into the attacker's back).

    To improve:
    - Consistency in foul detection/selection (some free-kicks missed, e.g. in 8', other very light pushings whistled, e.g. a situation around 53'), more predictable line would be appreciated. Quicker reaction to holding offences needed.
    - Body Language (very minimalistic gestures, no variation in gestures, always the same whistle length and hand signal for very soft, careless or reckless tackles). Making gestures for NO foul decisions would have been helpful twice (e.g. 24 and 25). More body tension possible.
    - Free-kick / wall management. As no spray was used in Youth League, he had to control the wall with his "personality". He did not always warn the players preventively ("keep your hands down") - did that in 45+1, but not in 42 and some other occasions. More verbal communication possible here (and not just positioning yourself at 9.15m and blowing the whistle).

    Apart from all that, I think he missed a yellow card for a dangerous, reckless tackle with studs in 45', but of course I don't have any replay. At any rate, he should have shown more presence (this was one of those examples where he simply whistled and made the gesture he always made).

    Small blackout by the team (AR2) at a corner in 83' - the LEV defender was maybe 3-4 metres away from the corner flag, was hit by the ball coming directly from the corner kick execution and the officials allowed play to continue...

    Overall, 8.2 for me if a YC was mandatory in 45', which I believe. Otherwise, if replays support no card, 8.3 is possible.

    AR1 was wearing a golden necklace clearly visible at his neck behind the micro-cable. Appeared unprofessional.

    To illustrate the match (AR1 is the closer AR, the white haired person who is sitting at the left top of the red tower building is UEFA observer Fröhlich.


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