January 10, 2017

National Leagues Referee Appointments - Matchweek 2 (2017)

The following match officials have been selected to take control over the matches played in Europe's top leagues in Matchweek 2. 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.


EFL Cup Semifinals

10.01.17 21:00 CET
Manchester United - Hull City
Referee: Kevin Friend
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt, Derek Eaton
Fourth Official: Stuart Attwell

11.01.17 20:45 CET
Southampton - Liverpool
Referee: Neil Swarbwick
Assistant Referees: Simon Bennett, Scott Ledger
Fourth Official: Graham Scott

Premier League (MD 21)

14.01.17 13:30 CET
Tottenham Hotspur - West Bromwich Albion
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistant Referees: Stuart Burt, Stephen Child
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend

14.01.17 16:00 CET
Burnley - Southampton
Referee: Paul Tierney
Assistant Referees: Andy Garratt, Matthew Wilkes
Fourth Official: Michael Oliver

14.01.17 16:00 CET
Hull City - AFC Bournemouth
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Assistant Referees: Adam Nunn, Harry Lennard
Fourth Official: David Coote

14.01.17 16:00 CET
Sunderland - Stoke City
Referee: Mike Dean
Assistant Referees: Jake Collin, Daniel Cook
Fourth Official: Lee Mason

14.01.17 16:00 CET
Swansea City - Arsenal
Referee: Mike Jones
Assistant Referees: Richard West, Mark Scholes
Fourth Official: Ollie Langford

14.01.17 16:00 CET
Watford - Middlesbrough
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistant Referees: Adrian Holmes, Andy Halliday
Fourth Official: Stephen Martin

14.01.17 16:00 CET
West Ham United - Crystal Palace
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
Assistant Referees: Peter Kirkup, Marc Perry
Fourth Official: Roger East

14.01.17 18:30 CET
Leicester City - Chelsea
Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistant Referees: Simon Beck, Scott Ledger
Fourth Official: Stuart Attwell

15/01/17 14:30 CET
Everton - Manchester City
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Assistant Referees: Simon Bennett, Darren Cann
Fourth Official: Kevin Friend

15/01/17 17:00 CET
Manchester United v Liverpool
Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistant Referees: Gary Beswick, Mick McDonough
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson


Coupe de la Ligue (Quarterfinals):

10.01.17 18:30 CET
FC Nantes - AS Nancy Lorraine
Referee: Clément Turpin
Assistant Referees: Nicolas Danos , Cyril Gringore 
Additional Assistant Referees: François Letexier, Olivier Thual
Fourth Official: Tugdual Philippe

10.01.17 21:00 CET
FC Sochaux - AS Monaco
Referee: Mikaël Lesage
Assistant Referees: Sébastien Denis, Cyril Mugnier 
Additional Assistant Referees: Bartolomeu Varela, Stéphane Jochem
Fourth Official: Gilles Lang

11.01.17 18:45 CET
Girondins de Bordeaux - En Avant Guingamp
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
Assistant Referees: Guillaume Debart, Frédéric Cano
Additional Assistant Referees: Johan Hamel, Jérôme Brisard
Fourth Official: Alexandre Viala

11.01.17 21:05 CET
Paris Saint-Germain - FC Metz
Referee: Amaury Delerue
Assistant Referees: Michaël Annonier, Bertrand Jouannaud
Additional Assistant Referees: Sébastien Desiage, Karim Abed
Fourth Official: Frédéric Haquette

Ligue 1 (MD 20)

13.01.17 20:45 CET
LOSC Lille - AS Saint-Étienne
Referee: Mikael Lesage
Assistant Referees: Sébastien Denis, Mickaël Lamouche
Fourth Official: Thomas Leonard

14.01.17 17:00 CET
Stade Rennais FC - Paris Saint-Germain
Referee: Benoît Bastien
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Haquette, Julien Pacelli
Fourth Official: Yohann Rouinsard

14.01.17 20:00 CET
Angers SCO - Girondins de Bordeaux
Referee: Johan Hamel
Assistant Referees: Stephan Luzi, Yannick Boutry
Fourth Official: Sylvain Palhies

14.01.17 20:00 CET
FC Lorient - EA Guingamp
Referee: Sébastien Desiage
Assistant Referees: Hicham Zakrani, Gilles Lang
Fourth Official: Aurélien Petit

14.01.17 20:00 CET
Montpellier Hérault SC - Dijon FCO
Referee: Jérôme Brisard
Assistant Referees: Mickaël Annonier, Philippe Jeanne
Fourth Official: William Lavis

14.01.17 20:00 CET
AS Nancy Lorraine - SC Bastia
Referee: Karim Abed
Assistant Referees: Huseyin Ocak, Julien Aube
Fourth Official: Bastien Dechepy

14.01.17 20:00 CET
Toulouse FC - FC Nantes
Referee: Ruddy Buquet
Assistant Referees: Frédéric Cano, Guillaume Debart
Fourth Official: Romain Delpech

15.01.17 15:00 CET
OGC Nice - FC Metz
Referee: Bartolomeu Varela
Assistant Referees: Pierre Chevreux, Fredji Harchay
Fourth Official: Abdelatif Kherradji

15.01.17 17:00 CET
SM Caen - Olympique Lyonnais
Referee: Frank Schneider
Assistant Referees: Djemel Zitouni, Nicolas Henninot
Fourth Official: Faouzi Benchabane

15.01.17 21:00 CET
Olympique de Marseille - AS Monaco
Referee: Clément Turpin
Assistant Referees: Cyril Gringore, Nicolas Danos
Fourth Official: Jérôme Miguelgorry


- winter break -


Coppa Italia (Round of 16):

10.01.17 21:00 CET
SSC Napoli - Spezia Calcio
Referee: Luca Pairetto
Assistant Referees: Salvatore Longo, Luca Mondin
Fourth Official: Maurizio Mariani

10.01.17 17:30 CET
ACF Fiorentina - Chievo Verona
Referee: Domenico Celi
Assistant Referees: Fabrizio Posado, Filippo Valeriani
Fourth Official: Claudio Gavillucci

11.01.17 20:45 CET
Juventus - Atalanta
Referee: Piero Giacomelli
Assistant Referees: Valentino Fiorito, Stefano Alassio
Fourth Official: Davide Massa

12.01.17 21:00 CET
AC Milan - Torino FC
Referee: Carmine Russo
Assistant Referees: Andrea Marzaloni, Ciro Carbone
Fourth Official: Massimiliano Irrati

Serie A (MD 20)

14.01.17 18:00 CET
FC Crotone - Bologna FC
Referee: Gianpaolo Calvarese
Assistant Referees: Valentino Fiorito, Rodolfo Di Vuolo
Additional Assistant Referees: Gianluca Manganiello, Marco Serra
Fourth Official: Mauro Vivenzi

14.01.17 20:45 CET
FC Internazionale - Chievo Verona
Referee: Piero Giacomelli
Assistant Referees: Claudio La Rocca, Gianmattia Tasso
Additional Assistant Referees: Maurizio Mariani, Luigi Nasca
Fourth Official: Giorgio Schenone

15.01.17 12:30 CET
Cagliari Calcio - Genoa CFC
Referee: Michael Fabbri
Assistant Referees: Mauro Tonolini, Luca Mondin
Additional Assistant Referees: Fabio Maresca, Niccolò Baroni
Fourth Official: Filippo Valeriani

15.01.17 15:00 CET
SS Lazio - Atalanta
Referee: Luca Pairetto
Assistant Referees: Ciro Carbone, Giorgio Peretti
Additional Assistant Referees: Gianluca Rocchi, Eugenio Abbattista
Fourth Official: Gianluca Vuoto

15.01.17 15:00 CET
SSC Napoli - Delfino Pescara 1936
Referee: Claudio Gavillucci
Assistant Referees: Alfonso Marrazzo, Pasquale De Meo
Additional Assistant Referees: Davide Massa, Rosario Abisso
Fourth Official: Alessandro Costanzo

15.01.17 15:00 CET
UC Sampdoria - Empoli FC
Referee: Domenico Celi
Assistant Referees: Alessandro Giallatini, Alberto Tegoni
Additional Assistant Referees: Carmine Russo, Federico La Penna
Fourth Official: Giacomo Paganessi

15.01.17 15:00 CET
US Sassuolo Calcio - US Città di Palermo
Referee: Paolo Silvio Mazzoleni
Assistant Referees: Stefano Alassio, Alessio Tolfo
Additional Assistant Referees: Riccardo Pinzani, Davide Ghersini
Fourth Official: Lorenzo Manganelli

15.01.17 15:00 CET
Udinese Calcio - AS Roma
Referee: Antonio Damato
Assistant Referees: Fabiano Preti, Sergio Ranghetti
Additional Assistant Referees: Massimiliano Irrati, Aleandro Di Paolo
Fourth Official: Gianluca Cariolato

15.01.17 20:45 CET
ACF Fiorentina - Juventus
Referee: Luca Banti
Assistant Referees: Filippo Meli, Giulio Dobosz
Additional Assistant Referees: Nicola Rizzoli, Daniele Doveri
Fourth Official: Elenito Giovanni Di Liberatore

16.01.17 20:45 CET
Torino FC - AC Milan
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento
Assistant Referees: Andrea Crispo, Salvatore Longo
Additional Assistant Referees:  Marco Guida, Gianluca Aureliano
Fourth Official: Matteo Passeri


Copa del Rey (Round of 16)

10.01.2017, 21:15 CET
Club Atlético de Madrid - UD Las Palmas
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
Assistant Referees: Pau Cebrián Devís, José Gallego García
Fourth Official: Jorge Díaz Escudero

11.01.2017, 19:00 CET
Córdoba CF - AD Alcorcón
Referee: Javier Alberola Rojas
Assistant Referees: Raúl Escuderos Sánchez-Camacho, Alfredo Rodríguez Moreno
Fourth Official: Rubén Ruipérez Marín

11.01.2017, 19:00 CET
Deportivo Alavés - RC Deportivo de La Coruña
Referee: Javier Estrada Fernández,
Assistant Referees: Miguel Martínez Munuera , Francisco Javier Martín García
Fourth Official: Óscar Sauleda Torrent

11.01.2017, 19:00 CET
Villarreal CF - Real Sociedad de Fútbol
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán
Assistant Referees: Raúl Cabañero Martínez, Jorge Canelo Prieto
Fourth Official: Josep Subirats Matamoros

11.01.2017, 21:15 CET
FC Barcelona - Athletic Club
Referee: Jesús Gil Manzano
Assistant Referees: Ángel Nevado Rodríguez, José Manuel Fernández Miranda
Fourth Official: Carlos Sánchez Laso

12/01/17 19:00 CET
SD Eibar - CA Osasuna
Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre
Assistant Referees: Jorge Bueno Mateo, Fernando Tresaco Escabosa
Fourth Official: Alejandro Sánchez Alba

12/01/17 19:00 CET
RC Celta de Vigo - Valencia CF
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Assistant Referees: Teodoro Sobrino Magán, José Enrique Naranjo Pérez
Fourth Official: Pablo Fernández Pérez

12.01.2017, 21:15 CET
Sevilla FC - Real Madrid CF
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Assistant Referees: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar, Jesús Zancada Lobato
Fourth Official: Julio Fermín Leo Ollo

La Liga (MD 18)

14.01.2017, 13:00 CET
CD Leganés - Athletic Club
Referee: Santiago Jaime Latre
Assistant Referees: Jorge Bueno Mateo, Fernando Tresaco Escabosa
Fourth Official: Jaime Ruiz Álvarez

14.01.2017, 16:15 CET
FC Barcelona - UD Las Palmas
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco
Assistant Referees: Roberto Alonso Fernández, Jesús Zancada Lobato
Fourth Official: Miguel Bosch Domenech

14.01.2017, 18:30 CET
Club Atlético de Madrid - Real Betis Balompié
Referee: Carlos Clos Gómez
Assistant Referees: Javier Aguilar Rodríguez, Jon Núñez Fernández
Fourth Official: Sergio Usón Rosel

14.01.2017, 20:45 CET
RC Deportivo de La Coruña - Villarreal CF
Referee: Daniel Ocón Arráiz
Assistant Referees: Iñigo Prieto López de Ceraín, Javier Martínez Nicolás
Fourth Official: César Soto Grado

15.01.2017, 12:00 CET
Valencia CF - RCD Espanyol de Barcelona
Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez
Assistant Referees: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar, José Gallego García
Fourth Official: Rafael Sánchez López

15.01.2017, 16:15 CET
RC Celta de Vigo - Deportivo Alavés
Referee: Mario Melero López
Assistant Referees: Manuel Ángel Torre Cimiano, José Luis Martínez Serrato
Fourth Official: Francisco Sáez Vital

15.01.2017, 18:30 CET
Granada CF - CA Osasuna
Referee: Daniel Jesús Trujillo Suárez
Assistant Referees: Marcos Álvarez Moreno, José Carlos Escuela Melo
Fourth Official: Sergio Pérez Muley

15.01.2017, 18:30 CET
Real Sporting de Gijón - SD Eibar
Referee: David Fernández Borbalán
Assistant Referees: Raúl Cabañero Martínez, Jorge Canelo Prieto
Fourth Official: Javier Iglesias Villanueva

15.01.2017, 20:45 CET
Sevilla FC - Real Madrid CF
Referee: Alejandro José Hernández Hernández
Assistant Referees: Teodoro Sobrino Magán, José Enrique Naranjo Pérez
Fourth Official: Alexis Carlos Pulido Santana

16.01.2017, 20:45 CET
Málaga CF - Real Sociedad de Fútbol
Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz
Assistant Referees: Pau Cebrián Devís, César Manuel Noval Font
Fourth Official: Julio Mena Gimeno


  1. Albert Undiano Mallenco: Thursday 21:15 in Sevilla and Saturday 16:15 in Barcelona. Well...

  2. Dutch Eredivisie and Jupiler League appointments of next weekend: http://www.knvb.nl/nieuws/scheidsrechters/aanstellingen/22942/kevin-blom-naar-kerkrade-voor-roda-jc-feyenoord

    Jan (Dutch Referee Blog)

  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trzwZe0GA9M

    Friendly game between FC Schalke 04 and KV Oostende. Check 28:10 (replay in 32:36) - the referee, Spanish Jorge Tárraga Lajara, booked the player for dissent by word and immediately issued a second yellow card for following clapping at the ref. Well done! Many top-level referees are not brave enough to kick such behaviours out of football.

    Both teams agreed to allow KV Oostende playing second half with 11-man, however the referee refused it. One can discuss about it...

    1. The video does not work

    2. Video here in my country works, referee was absolutely right and I praise him. Players must learn respect, even in friendly games.

    3. In the friendly between Mainz and Feyenoord (also in Spain), a player was sent off (for insulting the referee) and immediately replaced by a substitute, so that the game continued 11vs11. Both coaches agreed on that and the referee accepted it.
      I understand the idea behind it, but actually I don't think the LotG allows something like that, even in friendlies. So I would support a referee, who refuses, and maybe criticize the referee, who allowed it.

    4. However, it's common practice in club friendlies not being televised by big broadcasters or not being part of friendly tournaments, etc.

    5. In an 'official' friendly (i.e., with a crowd, etc.), I'd allow it if and only if both teams agreed on it before the game started. If not, then we play be regular IFAB laws, and players sent off are not replaced.

    6. I go with Philipp here. Specially in lower level friendlies. It is more than beneficial if e.g. youth players get the early message "what you did makes your team suffer even in a friendly"... I never was a friend of adapted LotG in friendlies.

    7. I was never a friend of adapting the LOTG to friendly matches. That's why it annoys me to see referees "forget" their cards and defending themselves by saying "it's just a friendly match".

      I am definitely with Philipp and Niclas on this one.


    Taça CTT
    Group Stage

    10.01.2017 20:15 CET
    FC Paços de Ferreira - FC Vizela
    Referee: Tiago André Cardoso Antunes
    Assistant Referee 1: Paulo Ricardo Duarte Brás
    Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Miguel Ferreira Ribeiro
    Fourth Official: Pedro Miguel Machado Vilaça

    10.01.2017 22:15 CET
    Vitória SC - SL Benfica
    Referee: Carlos Miguel Taborda Xistra
    Assistant Referee 1: Nuno Filipe Santos Tomás Pereira
    Assistant Referee 2: Jorge Manuel Lopes Cruz
    Fourth Official: Luís Pedro Oliveira Máximo

    11.01.2017 21.15 CET
    CS Marítimo - SC Braga
    Referee: Bruno Miguel Duarte Paixão
    Assistant Referee 1: António Manuel Albino Godinho
    Assistant Referee 2: Rodrigo Fernandes Candeias Pereira
    Fourth Official: Anzhony Francisco Gonçalves Rodrigues

    11.01.2017 21:15 CET
    Rio Ave FC - SC Covilhã
    Referee: Manuel Mota da Silva
    Assistant Referee 1: José Carlos da Costa Gomes
    Assistant Referee 2: Jorge António Alves Fernandes
    Fourth Official: Carlos André Fernandes Macedo

  5. Quite striking CRUCIAL MISTAKE by Ángel Nevado Rodríguez to cancel a 1-0 to Barcelona....

  6. Three disastrous offside decision in 30 minutes from AR1 Ángel Nevado Rodríguez in Barcelona-Athletic. First one Suarez was onside, in second (25?') Neymar was well onside and the goal was annulled, and finally Neymar was more than a meter offside and the flag stayed down. Very challenging match for AR1, but too many mistakes already.

  7. Weird performance from Gil's team in Barcelona.In first half 3-4 big offside mistakes coming from AR1.Performance of Jesus Gil to me was average.Some obvious fouls weren't called and some should have been booked, for example Iraizoz for time wasting, Benat earlier for tackling Messi from behind and San Jose for another tackle.In 2nd half it was much better, there were no offside mistakes and Gil was pretty good in 2nd half.,I am just wondering how can Inaki be booked for protest, when for similar protest 10-15 minutes earlier Suarez wasn't booked?

    1. Second half he had a crucial "mistake" by not giving the atletic player a second yellow for SPA on Messi. It was clear that he simply didn't want to give him a red card.

    2. Yeah,Benat tackling Messi,I forgot about that.Clear 2nd yc for him not given there.

  8. Did anyone see Undiano Mallenco tonight?

    New prediction game - when will the AFCON appointments come out? ;-)

    1. My apologies to CAF although as ever the fourth officials are guesswork

      Gabon - Guinea-Bissau
      Referee : Ghead Zaglol Grisha (EGY)
      Assistant Referees: Redouane Achik (MAR) Waleed Ahmed Ali (SUD)

    2. Burkina Faso - Cameroon (A 14.01.17 2000 local)
      Janny SIKAZWE (ZAM)
      Jerson Emiliano DOS SANTOS (ANG) - Marwa RANGE (KEN)

      Algeria - Zimbabwe (B 15.01.17 1700 local)
      Jean Claude BIRUMUSHAHU (BDI) - Aboubacar DOUMBOUYA (GUI)

      Tunisia - Senegal (B 15.01.17 2000 local)
      Neant ALIOUM (CMR)

      Cote D'Ivorie - Togo (C 16.01.17 1700 local)
      Eric Arnaud OTOGO CASTANE (GAB)
      Theophile VINGA (GAB) - Tahssen ABO EL SADAT BEDYER (EGY)

      RD Congo - Morroco (C 16.01.17 2000 local)
      Hamada el Moussa NAMPIANDRAZA (MAD)
      Arsénio Chadreque MARENGULA (MOZ) - Yahaya MAHAMADOU (NIG)

      Ghana - Uganda (D 17.01.17 1700 local)
      Joshua BONDO (BOT)
      Abdelhak ETCHIALI (ALG) - Olivier SAFARI KABENE (COD)

      Mali - Egypt (D 17.01.17 2000 local)
      Daniel Frazer BENNETT (RSA)
      Zakhele Thusi SIWELA (RSA) - Marius Donatien TAN (CIV)

      All appointments at

      Good luck to all eight teams!

    3. I did. Probably I will never get used to Undiano Mallenco's style of refereeing. Yesterday evening he started quite strict and fussy and from time to time he came more and more generous. Not really great but neither bad. Correct penalty call in favor of Real.

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    1. Great... Well done, Mr Moen...

    2. According to Norwegian media, the decision to replace Andås was taken by the Norwegian head of refereeing, Terje Hauge. Hauge even says in an interview that "it was random who in the team who had to be replaced"

      Nonetheless a very sad decision. Imo, the assistants aren't the biggest problem in Team Moen as it is now...

    3. To be honest, if confirmed, I don't understand the sense of such choice by Hauge. Andås was the less responsible for what happened in recent games. What I remember is only a huge mistake by Haglund, AR1, in Napoli - Dnipro, but apart from that assistant referees were never a real problem in the Norwegian sextet. Moen himself must find motivations, because, almost in every game, major issues were about control, foul detection, card management and so on. This choice is really something unexpected, and the fact that it was made, as I read, just to give a "shake", makes it definitely difficult to understand. I can guess how Andås can feel now, the resignation from FIFA and Norwegian FA as assistant referee, if confirmed, is a very strong signal against this decision. I don't say he was right in doing that, but surely one can understand him.

    4. 3 opportunities:

      1) The decision was taken by Moen himself - I cannot imagine that.
      2) The decision was taken by Hauge and his committee as reported by Johannes. If so, the sentence "it was random who in the team had to be replaced" is an evidence of incapacity. Someone's career is randomly killed. So referee placement decisions are made "randomly" in Norway? I often used the term "alea iacta est" to illustrate UEFA's promotion decisions... but I never thought such decisions are REALLY random :) Insane.
      3) Someone from Nyon made pressure.

    5. And what is the most important: Moen is and still will be in Elite Group... To be honest, I can't understand all those moves regarding Norwegian referee...

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    Liga NOS
    Matchday 17

    13.01.2017 21:30 CET
    FC Arouca - GD Estoril Praia
    Referee: Tiago André Cardoso Antunes
    Assistant Referee 1: Miguel André Raimundo Figueira Aguilar
    Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Miguel Ferreira Ribeiro
    Fourth Official: João Carlos Antunes Pereira Bento

    14.01.2017 17:00 CET
    SL Benfica - Boavista FC
    Referee: Luís Miguel Rodrigues Ferreira
    Assistant Referee 1: Luís Alberto Ferreira Cabral
    Assistant Referee 2: José Carlos da Costa Gomes
    Fourth Official: Rui Jorge Piteira Rodrigues

    14.01.2017 17:00 CET
    Vitória FC - CD Nacional
    Referee: Gonçalo Emanuel Paiva Martins
    Assistant Referee 1: Sérgio Nuno Teixeira Jesus
    Assistant Referee 2: Rui Alberto de Matos Fernandes
    Fourth Official: Hugo Filipe Ferreira Campos Moreira Miguel

    14.01.2017 19:15 CET
    GD Chaves - Sporting CP
    Referee: Nuno Miguel Serrano Tavares Almeida
    Assistant Referee 1: Paulo Jorge Tecedeiro Ramos
    Assistant Referee 2: Rodrigo Fernandes Candeias Pereira
    Fourth Official: Fernando Jorge Falcão Lhano Pires Lopes

    14.01.2017 21:30 CET
    CD Feirense - Vitória SC
    Referee: Manuel Jorge Neves Moreira de Sousa
    Assistant Referee 1: Álvaro Daniel Carvalho Mesquita
    Assistant Referee 2: Manuel Luís Sousa Freitas
    Fourth Official: Humberto Jorge Pereira Teixeira

    15.01.2017 17:00 CET
    CS Marítimo - FC Paços de Ferreira
    Referee: Manuel António Rodrigues Oliveira
    Assistant Referee 1: Tiago Oliveira Leandro
    Assistant Referee 2: André Filipe Nogueira Dias
    Fourth Official: João Pedro Mota Sousa

    15.01.2017 19:00 CET
    FC Porto - Moreirense FC
    Referee: Fábio José Costa Veríssimo
    Assistant Referee 1: Paulo Alexandre Santos Soares
    Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Alexandre Martins Costa Felisberto
    Fourth Official: Hélder Rodrigo Vieira Lamas

    15.01.2017 21:15 CET
    CF Os Belenenses - Rio Ave FC
    Referee: João Borlido de Matos
    Assistant Referee 1: Paulo Jorge Fonte Vieira
    Assistant Referee 2: Nelson Teixeira da Cunha
    Fourth Official: Bruno Miguel Duarte Paixão

    16.01.2017 21:00 CET
    SC Braga - CD Tondela
    Referee: Hélder Miguel Azevedo Malheiro
    Assistant Referee 1: Rui Manuel Cidade Silva
    Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Miguel Alves de Jesus
    Fourth Official: Manuel Mota da Silva

    Ledman LigaPro
    Matchday 22

    12.01.2017 21:30 CET
    Associação Académica de Coimbra - SC Olhanense
    Referee: Bruno Alexandre da Silva Esteves
    Assistant Referee 1: Rui Miguel Martins Teixeira
    Assistant Referee 2: João Viegas Jacob
    Fourth Official: João Miguel Silva Rego Marques

    14.01.2017 16:00 CET
    CF União - SC Freamunde
    Referee: João Pedro da Silva Pinheiro
    Assistant Referee 1: Nelson Carlos Cordeiro Moniz
    Assistant Referee 2: Jorge Manuel Oliveira
    Fourth Official: João Nuno Lobarinhas Silva Eiras

    14.01.2017 16:00 CET
    FC Famalicão - Leixões SC
    Referee: João Pedro Sousa Mendes
    Assistant Referee 1: Pedro Miguel Almeida Mota
    Assistant Referee 2: Pedro Nuno de Sá Martins
    Fourth Official: Jorge António Alves Fernandes

    15.01.2017 16:00 CET
    AD Fafe - SC Braga "B"
    Referee: João Carlos dos Santos Capela
    Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Jorge Ferreira dos Santos
    Assistant Referee 2: Tiago Manuel Almeida Rocha
    Fourth Official: Rui Licínio Barbosa Tavares

    15.01.2017 16:00 CET
    Varzim SC - Gil Vicente FC
    Referee: Rui Filipe Cunha Folha Oliveira
    Assistant Referee 1: João Alexandre Bessa Silva
    Assistant Referee 2: João Manuel Costa da Silva
    Fourth Official: Pedro Ricardo Ferreira Ribeiro

    15.01.2017 16:00 CET
    Vitória SC "B" - CD Santa Clara
    Referee: Rui Manuel Gomes da Costa
    Assistant Referee 1: Tiago José Pereira Costa
    Assistant Referee 2: Bruno Miguel Silva Trindade
    Fourth Official: Iancu Ioan Vasilica

  11. Confirmation from Quebec that Marie-Josée Charbonneau and Suzanne Morisset, Carole-Anne Chénard's assistants, have retired from the FIFA list: http://www.federation-soccer.qc.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1037%3Aoscar-mitchell-carvahlo-promu-sur-la-prestigieuse-liste-des-arbitres-assistants-de-la-fifa&catid=56&Itemid=808&lang=fr

  12. Two very brave decisions of Benoît Bastien in the Stade Rennais FC - Paris Saint-Germain FC game:


  13. Tottenham Hotspur FC - West Bromwich Albion FC (Anthony Taylor):

    1) penalty-appeal

    2) missed foul and VC?

  14. 1) for me nothing, correct decision to play on
    2) interesting situation, and let me say not easy to be detected live, indeed there is a clear reaction by #2 TOT, who deliberately kicks the opponent, it happens in less than a second, almost impossible for the officials, of course merely according to LotG RC, but on the pitch more than difficult to see

  15. Italian serie A, Crotone - Bologna:


    In my opinion, a clear RC for SFP missed by Calvarese.

  16. On Bastien:
    On the first decision, he must have X-Ray eyes with integrated replay ability! Very well done on both.
    On Antony Taylor: First one correct; on the second one, I think a talking to could've sufficed.
    On Calvarese: Obvious RC.

    1. I must say excellent decision by Bastien, live it looked like an obvious penalty, but I guess that the French referee was aware of the fact that Verratti is sometimes well known as a player with a certain tendancy to simulate, indeed he made that again.
      Second situation is still a simulation, but easier (if I can use this term) to spot. At any rate, I would praise Bastien, assigning a very high mark!

  17. Did you see Man UTD goal for 1-1? At the beginning of action, attacker was in small offside (near sideline). Did AR2 have any chance to see that? No! Why? Because he was FIVE meters away from the situation! Where he was, what he did there - no one knows! Incredibly bad positioning. Really incredible. In such derby match. few minutes earlier the same AR raised the flag when Rooney was onside.

    1. This is what happens when the assistant looks too much on the ball instead of the line:

    2. This is not funny anymore. In Premier league in every week ARs make unbelievable mistakes. Many of them, such as this one, may decide the champion. Liverpool could and should be very upset by the refs decisions: they lost Europa League final due to Eriksson's numerous mistakes (they should get at least two PKs in first half), and now they lost 2 important points in championship race with Chelsea. I believe you wont agree with me here, but those are the facts.

    3. In Erikssons match there was maximum 1 handball when the player crouched down and it hit his arm.

    4. Honestly I was surprised to read the name McDonough for AR2 in Manchester, no big games for him in quite a few months even years, at any rate he is in the twilight of his career. Very poor position to judge the situation before 1-1, no Crucial Mistake to me but -0,3 as it wasn't directly for a goal but still of course important. Eriksson was different though and I don't so much see the point of such popularistic analysis, although certainly you have a point of English ARs.

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    1. Why did you remove my comment? PK for Real was not a gift?

    2. Perhaps you forgot some other words you used. However, even "gift" is not acceptable there. You can say: "it is a mistake, wrong decision" and so on.
      In my opinion penalty is correct. There is at first the contact and then only after that, PERHAPS keeper touches slightly the ball. At any rate, a very difficult situation.

    3. Is it even that controversial? Seems a very defensible decision for me.


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