18 September 2012

UEFA Europa League - Referee Appointments (Group Stage MD1)



Deniz Aytekin will take charge of Thursday's clash between Internazionale and Rubin Kazan at Milano's Giuseppe Meazza Stadium. UEFA has published all the other appointments, too, featuring a mixture of expected names and very interesting designations.


(SUI) Young Boys
BSC Young Boys
Liverpool FC
Liverpool (ENG)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Stade de Suisse, Bern (SUI) GROUP A
Referee: Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)
Assistant Referee 1: Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)
Assistant Referee 2: Damianos Efthimiadis (GRE)
Fourth Official: Ilias Alexeas (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stavros Tritsonis (GRE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anastassios Kakos (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Sune Hellströmer (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Zdravko Jokić (SRB)

(ITA) Udinese Calcio
Udinese Calcio
FC Anzhi Makhachkala
Anzhi (RUS)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Stadio Friuli, Udine (ITA) GROUP A
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)
Assistant Referee 1: Emre Eyisoy (TUR)
Assistant Referee 2: Orkun Aktaş (TUR)
Fourth Official: Bahattin Duran (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Bülent Yıldırım (TUR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Mete Kalkavan (TUR)
UEFA Delegate: Christian Schmölzer (AUT)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vítor Melo Pereira (POR)

(ISR) Hapoel Tel-Aviv
Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC
Club Atlético de Madrid
Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Itztadion Bloomfield, Tel Aviv (ISR) GROUP B
Referee: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrick Langkamp (NED)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicky Siebert (NED)
Fourth Official: Wilco W.A. Lobbert (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Serdar Gözübüyük (NED)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Higler (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Orkhan Huseynadze (AZE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Charles Agius (MLT)

(CZE) Viktoria Plzen
FC Viktoria Plzeň
A. Académica de Coimbra
Académica (POR)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Stadion mesta Plzne, Plzen (CZE) GROUP B
Referee: Hannes Kaasik (EST)
Assistant Referee 1: Jaanus Mutli (EST)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitri Vinogradov (EST)
Fourth Official: Silver Koiv (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Kristo Tohver (EST)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Eiko Saar (EST)
UEFA Delegate: Bujar Kasmi (ALB)
UEFA Referee Observer: Kaj Østergaard (DEN)

(CYP) AEL Limasol
AEL Limassol FC
VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach
Borussia M'gladbach (GER)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, GSP Stadium, Nicosia (CYP) GROUP C
Referee: Duarte Gomes (POR)
Assistant Referee 1: Ricardo Santos (POR)
Assistant Referee 2: Venâncio Raposo Tomé (POR)
Fourth Official: Antonio Godinho (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Manuel De Sousa (POR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Taborda Xistra (POR)
UEFA Delegate: Jan Damgaard (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Donald Mcvicar (SCO)

(TUR) Fenerbahçe
Fenerbahçe SK
Olympique de Marseille
Olympique Marseille (FRA)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Sükrü Saracoglu, Istanbul (TUR) GROUP C
Referee: Ivan Bebek (CRO)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomislav Petrović (CRO)
Assistant Referee 2: Miro Grgić (CRO)
Fourth Official: Dalibor Conjar (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Domagoj Vučkov (CRO)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Ante Vučemilović-Šimunović jr (CRO)
UEFA Delegate: Balázs Makray (HUN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)

(POR) Marítimo
CS Marítimo
Newcastle United FC
Newcastle United (ENG)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Dos Barreiros, Funchal (POR) GROUP D
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT)
Assistant Referee 1: Alain Hoxha (AUT)
Assistant Referee 2: Matthias Winsauer (AUT)
Fourth Official: Roland Brandner (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Harald Lechner (AUT)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Alexander Harkam (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Lucien Kayser (LUX)
UEFA Referee Observer: Siegfried Kirschen (GER)

(FRA) Girondins Bordeaux
FC Girondins de Bordeaux
Club Brugge KV
Club Brugge (BEL)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Stade Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux (FRA) GROUP D
Referee: Vladislav Bezborodov (RUS)
Assistant Referee 1: Nikolay Golubev (RUS)
Assistant Referee 2: Vyacheslav Semenov (RUS)
Fourth Official: Dmitry Mosyakin (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Aleksei Eskov (RUS)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Vladimir Kazmenko (RUS)
UEFA Delegate: William Campbell (NIR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Carlos Manuel Matos (POR)

(GER) VfB Stuttgart
VfB Stuttgart
FC Steaua Bucureşti
Steaua (ROU)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Carl Benz Arena, Stuttgart (GER) GROUP E
Referee: Serge Gumienny (BEL)
Assistant Referee 1: Walter Vromans (BEL)
Assistant Referee 2: Frank Bleyen (BEL)
Fourth Official: Kristof Meers (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandre Boucaut (BEL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Luc Wouters (BEL)
UEFA Delegate: David Mcdowell (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Raymond Ellingham (WAL)

(DEN) FC København
FC København
Molde FK
Molde (NOR)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Parken, Copenhagen (DEN) GROUP E
Referee: Antti Munukka (FIN)
Assistant Referee 1: Matti Heininen (FIN)
Assistant Referee 2: Jan-Peter Aravirta (FIN)
Fourth Official: Jukka Honkanen (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mattias Gestranius (FIN)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Dennis Antamo (FIN)
UEFA Delegate: Targo Kaldoja (EST)
UEFA Referee Observer: Peter Fröjdfeldt (SWE)

(UKR) Dnipro
FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk
PSV Eindhoven
PSV Eindhoven (NED)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Dnipro Arena, Dnipropetrovsk (UKR) GROUP F
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivo Nadvornik (CZE)
Fourth Official: Martin Wilczek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Radek Matějek (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Jan Jilek (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Richard Havrilla (SVK)
UEFA Referee Observer: Leif Sundell (SWE)

(ITA) SSC Napoli
SSC Napoli
AIK Solna
AIK Solna (SWE)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 19:00 CET, Stadio San Paolo, Napoli (ITA) GROUP F
Referee: Clément Turpin (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Frédéric Cano (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Nicolas Dano (FRA)
Fourth Official: Laurent Stien (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Olivier Thual (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Ronny Zimmermann (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vlado Sajn (SVN)

(BEL) Genk
KRC Genk
Videoton FC
Videoton (HUN)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, KRC Genk Arena, Genk (BEL) GROUP G
Referee: Laurent Duhamel (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Emmanuel Boisdenghien (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Christophe Capelli (FRA)
Fourth Official: Philippe Jeanne (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antony Gautier (FRA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Benoît Millot (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Irakli Nakaidze (GEO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Patrick Kelly (IRL)

(POR) Sporting
Sporting Clube de Portugal
FC Basel 1893
Basel (SUI)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, José Alvalade, Lisbon (POR) GROUP G
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR)
Assistant Referee 1: Danny Krasikow (ISR)
Assistant Referee 2: Shabtai Nahmias (ISR)
Fourth Official: Dvir Shimon (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Eitan Shmuelevitz (ISR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Bar Natan (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Rudolf Zavrl (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Petrov (UKR)

(ITA) Internazionale
FC Internazionale Milano
FC Rubin Kazan
Rubin Kazan (RUS)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, Milano (ITA) GROUP H
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Lupp (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Wolfgang Walz (GER)
Fourth Official: Holger Henschel (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Marco Fritz (GER)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Robert Hartmann (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Milovan Djukanović (MNE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Juan Antonio Fernandez Marin (ESP)

(SRB) Partizan
FK Partizan
Neftçi PFK
Neftci (AZE)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, FK Partizan, Belgrade (SRB) GROUP H
Referee: Libor Kovařik (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Patrik Filipek (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Jiri Moláček (CZE)
Fourth Official: Antonin Kordula (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Radek Příhoda (CZE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Tomas Kocourek (CZE)
UEFA Delegate: Michael Kirchner (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Manuel Lopez Fernandez (ESP)

(FRA) Olympique Lyon
Olympique Lyonnais
AC Sparta Praha
Sparta Praha (CZE)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, Stade de Gerland, Lyon (FRA) GROUP I
Referee: Serhiy Boiko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 1: Oleksandr Korniyko (UKR)
Assistant Referee 2: Volodymyr Volodin (UKR)
Fourth Official: Mykola Levko (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Yevhen Aranovskiy (UKR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Anatoliy Abdula (UKR)
UEFA Delegate: Barry Taylor (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Francesco Bianchi (SUI)

(ESP) Athletic
Athletic Club
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona FC
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona (ISR)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, Estadio de San Mamés, Bilbao (ESP) GROUP I
Referee: Simon Evans (WAL)
Assistant Referee 1: Edward King (WAL)
Assistant Referee 2: Gareth Wyn Jones (WAL)
Fourth Official: Alun Boore (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Mark Whitby (WAL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Huw Jones (WAL)
UEFA Delegate: João Morais (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Lutz-Michael Fröhlich (GER)

(SVN) Maribor
NK Maribor
Panathinaikos FC
Panathinaikos (GRE)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, Stadion Ljudski vrt, Maribor (SVN) GROUP J
Referee: Alan Kelly (IRL)
Assistant Referee 1: Damien Macgraith (IRL)
Assistant Referee 2: Allen Lynch (IRL)
Fourth Official: Marc Douglas (IRL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Neil Doyle (IRL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Padraig Sutton (IRL)
UEFA Delegate: Léon Schelings (BEL)
UEFA Referee Observer: Gylfi Orrason (ISL)

(ENG) Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur FC
S.S. Lazio
Lazio Roma (ITA)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, White Hart Lane, London (ENG) GROUP J
Referee: Ovidiu Alin Hategan (ROU)
Assistant Referee 1: Zoltán Székely (ROU)
Assistant Referee 2: Octavian Sovre (ROU)
Fourth Official: Cristian Nica (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Alexandru Tudor (ROU)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: István Kovács (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Johannes Reijgwaart (NED)

(AUT) Rapid Wien
SK Rapid Wien
Rosenborg BK
Rosenborg (NOR)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (AUT) GROUP K
Referee: Stanislav Todorov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Ventsislav Gavrilov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Ivo Kolev (BUL)
Fourth Official: Ivan Valchev (BUL)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Nikolai Yordanov (BUL)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Georgi Yordanov (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Tomas Karpavicius (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)

(GER) Leverkusen
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Metalist Kharkiv
Metalist (UKR)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, BayArena, Leverkusen (GER) GROUP K
Referee: Martin Hansson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Fredrik Nilsson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Henrik Andrén (SWE)
Fourth Official: Stefan Wittberg (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Lerjeus (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Andreas Ekberg (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Benny Jacobsen (DEN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Angel Bungurov (MKD)

(ESP) Levante
Levante UD
Helsingborgs IF
Helsingborg (SWE)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, Estadi Ciutat de València (ESP) GROUP L
Referee:  Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Andrei Getikov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
Fourth Official: Oleg Masylanko (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Sergei Tsynkevich (BLR)
UEFA Delegate: Danilo Filacchione (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Costas Kapitanis (CYP)

(NED) Twente
FC Twente
Hannover 96
Hannover 96 (GER)
Thursday, 20 September 2012, 21:05 CET, FC Twente Stadion, Enschede (NED) GROUP L
Referee: Mike Dean (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Jake Collin (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Darren England (ENG)
Fourth Official: Darren Cann (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Michael Jones (ENG)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Kevin Friend (ENG)
UEFA Delegate: José Aguiar (POR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Murat Ilgaz (TUR)

72 Comments:

  1. Turpin observer: Vladimir Sajn (SVN).
    A clear signal.

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    1. I really doubt if he's ready for promotion.

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    2. France will host Euro 2016, so the host country is looking for their best young referee.

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  2. Bebek is "only" observed by Konrad Plautz. If that match was a chance for him, a tough test etc., then they would have sent a committee member of a more famous observer, or am I wrong?

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    1. Not necessary, Konrad Plautz is actually very respectable in UEFA. Plautz is mentor in UEFA talent programm because committee believes him so I think the same is with this match.

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    2. Sorry, I totally forgot that. Like Fröjdfeldt, who is talent program mentor, too. He will observe Munukka by the way, who seems to be a promising Finnish ref.

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    3. Munukka, also very busy this season. This will be his 6 match since July, including Italy-Malta, and now Kobenhavn-Molde, in my oppinion, those are very attractive matches for second category referee. I watched him a few times, he was very good and UEFA likes him. I think we'll see him at least one more time in EL, and I think promotion this winter is very possible. I believe Munuka will be elite development referee in future, very good referee. And just one more thing, I think we'll see a lot second category referees in Europa league this season. As we know Zwayer, Marciniak, Ozkahya will be appointed in EL. I think we'll might also see: Emir Aleckovic (BIH), Kenn Hansen (DEN), Michael Oliver (ENG), Kristo Tohver (EST), Marco Fritz (GER), Liran Liany (ISR), Danny Makkeile (NED), Steven McLean (SCO), Ivan Kruzliak (SVK), Martin Strömbergsson (SWE),

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    4. I agree by 100%. I would add Salmanov.

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    5. I made own appointments (just played with it, no relation to previous uefa appointments in reality) after the drawing in August.
      http://s14.directupload.net/images/120918/bc5op272.pdf

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    6. To be honest, you are not the only one who is playing with appointments :P. I also made some for MD 1, no relation with UEFA. Exceptions are this: Rocchi, Lannoy are not elite, they are CAT 1 in my system, Kralovec is elite. Rassmusen, Chapron, Orsato, Stavrev, Borski and Aydinus are also CAT 1, not elite development, reasons: I just don't think they have a future as elite referees, so I never put them in development. But I have Gautier in elite development category, also Ovidiu Hategan. (20 elite, 10 elite development referees). Also, lot of changes in CAT 1, I decided that there is no place for more than two referees from the same country, concerning Italy, Germany, England, Spain because they have a lot of referees in elite and development category. All in all, my appointments are here:

      http://s1.directupload.net/images/120918/8ig5at6y.pdf

      Even I put Borski and Aydinus in CAT 1, I appointed them in CL, only reason, let's give them a chance, maybe they surprise me.

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    7. And as you may see, I made some mistakes. Studer is refereeing in the same group Young Boys are playing, so I think I would swap Studer and Jonhanesson maybe.

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    8. Interesting.
      CL appts, also made on 1st September or stuff.

      http://s7.directupload.net/images/120918/882oeymx.pdf
      http://s7.directupload.net/images/120918/zmmhnppv.pdf

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  3. That's really a Scandinavian crew in Kobenhavn-Molde :D

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  4. Niclas, who is Ronald Zimmermann?
    After dr. Rainer Koch last season, another German observer at Stadio San Paolo. :)

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    1. I meant delegate, of course

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    2. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronny_Zimmermann

      A lawyer who is specialized in sports law.
      A delegate since 2011, I did not know him before either.

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    3. Thanks.

      Do you think that Raymond Ellingham (WAL) is an important observer for Gumienny?

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  5. I tu się zgodze jeśli chodzi o Turpin że go szykują na ME jest on wszakrze młody i zdolny a do ME jest jeszcze czas 4 lata. Kogoś szukać trzeba Lannoy już się nie liczy bo wtym czasie będzie już obserwatorem, czyli ktoś z dwójki młodych GAUTIER & TURPIN bo CHAPRON,ENNJIMMI,THUAL to nie ewentualnie BUQET. Duhamel się pokazuje, już chyba doszedł do siebie po samobujczej śmierci brata. Długo jednak nie posędzióje bo wiek mu nie pozwala on ma już 45 lat

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  6. An important emphasis should be made on Ovidiu Alin Hategan.
    An EL match which is harder than most of CL games of the week. I have watched him twice (last year CL and EL R32), I can say with what I saw; he is a referee style that UEFA want to see on pitches; athletic, always close to play, harsh with complaints.
    A remarkable observer: Johannes Reijgwaart from Netherlands (CL-QF, EL-SF observer)

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    1. Don't know UEFA want to see referees who are close to play. See Skomina :)

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    2. Yes, I still couldnt solve that case :D

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    3. Reijgwaart probably takes the same flight like Procopiou, the observer. The Dutchman works, according to Edward, for the Cypriot FA and is in charge of Cyprus' referees ;)
      He had Hagen in CL Play-Offs, Brych several times in important matches, so..

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    4. Something to add Niklas. Reijqwaart is president of the Cypriot Referees committee and Jaap Uilenberg also works there as an consultant. So every referee that Reijgwaart observers is considered for promotion.

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  7. 2012 AFC CUP 1/4 finals:

    Arema Indonesia (IDN) - Al-Ittifaq (KSA)
    Võ Minh Trí, Nguyễn Ngọc Hà, Nguyễn Hoàng Minh, Phùng Đình Dụng (VIE)

    Chonburi FC (THA) - Al-Shorta (SYR)
    Kim Sang-Woo, Jang Jun-Mo, Lee Jung-Min, Kim Dae-Yong (KOR)

    Arbil (IRQ) - Kelantan (MAS)
    Marai Muhammad Al-Awaji, Badr Ali Al-Shamrani, Fahad Awaidh Al-Umari, Fahad Al-Mirdasi (KSA)

    Kuwait SC (KUW) - Al-Wihdat (JOR)
    Ali Sabbagh (LBN), Hadi Al-Kassar (LBN), Abdullah Mubarak Muhammad Al-Shamakhi (OMA), Radwan Ghandour (LBN)

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  8. Carlos Delgado Ferreiro will be in charge of Barcelona - Real Madrid (7th October)

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  9. 2012 AFC CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 1/4 finals first leg:

    Adelaide United (AUS) - Bunyodkor (UZB)
    Abdullah Muhammad Masud Al-Hilali, Hamad Sulaiman Al-Mayahi, Saif Talib Saif Al-Ghafari, Ibrahim Mubarak Ali Al-Husni (OMA)

    Ulsan Hyundai (KOR) - Al-Hilal (KSA)
    Ryuji Sato, Toru Sagara, Akane Yagi, Hiroyoshi Takayama (JPN)

    Foolad Sepahan (IRN) - Al-Ahli (KSA)
    Liu Kwok Man, Chung Ming Sang, Chow Chun Kit, Ng Chiu Kok (HKG)

    Al-Ittihad (KSA) - Guangzhou Evergrande (CHN)
    Andre Al-Haddad (LBN), Ziad Birak (LBN), Yassir Marad (KUW), Ali Shaban (KUW)

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  10. I want to let you know that I am going to report on Hategan's performance tonight.
    Just to avoid having three reports on the same match. Other interesting ones could be Aytekin, Göcek, Koukoulakis and so on.

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  11. I will watch Göcek in Udinese - Anzhy.

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  12. Another Ukrainian involvement in WC qualifiers after Serhiy Boyko's performance in Sweden - Kazakhstan. Yevheniy Aranovskyi was appointed along with assistants Mykola Levko and Oleksiy Andreyev and fourth official Anatoliy Abdula for match that will be played 12th October.

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  13. Duarte Gomes should have issued an early dismissal against an AEL player. Already booked, challenge now with studs-up. Gladbach goalkeeper probably to be substituted.

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  14. The referees are wearing special Europa League kits. I have seen three colours so far: black with white pattern (Stark wore it in the final), yellow with red pattern and red with yellow pattern.

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  15. Three German teams for WC qualifiers in October:
    12.10.: Meyer / Henschel / Bornhorst
    16.10.: Kinhöfer / Scheppe / Kleve
    16.10.: Brych / Borsch / Lupp

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  16. Again my fictive appts for EL MD2:
    http://s1.directupload.net/images/120920/vrbcil55.pdf

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  17. Marek Hamsik was correctly sent off by Turpin due to a reaction foul, after a foul received by an opponent, who was booked.
    Generally, a good performance in a too easy match.
    Something to review about the 2-0, I think it could be offside, replayes weren't clear.
    The other two cards were correctly issued.

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  18. I have watched the penalty situation in AEL - Monchengladbach in the 97' minute. Very brave decision, but probably right!
    Penalty was anyway missed.
    I was disappointed by German team, they didn't manage to win against AEL...

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    1. The German teams can't convert penalties this week. Dortmund, Schalke and München had missed one, too.

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  19. What do you think about Bebek performance in Fenerbache-Marseille

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    1. Terrible injury for dabo at gerland stadium in Lyon. Just yc for sergey boiko. Also yc for dive to lacazette, IMO wrong decision and possible penalty which should be given. In general, poor poor performance of ukrainian team. A lot and a lot of forgotten fouls. Wrong offside ununderstandable on a direct free kick. Clear corner Not given. And finally, a unexperienced ref who is clearly lost on the pitch. What a pity!

      Benoît

      Ps : on the contrary, very strong bebek who was excellent in a very hot stadium! Congratulations for croatian team!

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    2. A correct no goal decision by Bebek in Min7

      http://spor.haberturk.com/futbol/haber/778258-gol-mu-degil-mi

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    3. Fenerbahce-Marseille: A solid performance by Bebek, but not excellent (report to follow). He had good control, but in my opinion tried too hard to be lenient and let the game flow. Therefore, he missed some fouls and at least two yellow cards. Otherwise not much challenged. My mark will probably be 7,8.

      And then once again: Was the ball over the line in the 6th minute? (I tend to think that the AAR was right not to award a goal, but the TV pictures weren't clear).

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  20. Heelo, guys

    Where can I find your reports? in REF MARKS section or below every appointment?

    Thank you,

    Gunnar

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    1. www.refmarks.blogspot.com or our commentary below posts.
      Regards

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  21. Spurs- Lazio:

    3 disallowed goals for Spurs:
    - 1st goal for offside: live I thought it was not offside. I saw a lot of replays and IT WAS OFFSIDE (best reply was at Sky Italia after the game because they had that line for offsides)
    - 2nd goal for offside : it was preety clear
    - 3rd goal for foul: very, very discutable decision of Hategan. For english standards it was not foul. Also for my "taste" it was not foul. The opinion of observer will count here...

    Without the discutable decision from 3rd goal I would say that Hategan was very good.

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    1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/competitions/europa-league/9556085/Tottenham-Hotspur-0-Lazio-0-match-report.html

      In the article there is a photo made when Bale crossed for the 1st goal.
      It's offside.

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    2. Correct decision. It is kind of funny because Cabanero Martinez did not see a comparable situation, when only the foot was offside. Great call by Szekely.

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  22. How much theatrical and ungraceful is the Welsh referee Lee Evans?
    I have casually watched two situations in his match (Bilbao - Kiryat): he showed a yellow card due to wasting time to a Israeli player, almost blaming him and with a very fussy gesture! And the second weird thing was the final whistle, it seemed that he was dancing while doing that :D

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  23. Did anyone watched Young Boys - Liverpoul? How was the Greek team?

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  24. I think that the disallowed goal due to an alleged foul was a crucial mistake for Hategan.
    Lazi was very lucky with this decision.

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  25. I will download Hategan today. Chefren, what about Turpin? Correct red card?
    Gladbach lost their 3 most important players, so no surprise they disappoint on international level. In 2011, they nearly relegated into 2nd Bundesliga. So one should not pose too high expectations. Dean with a good start in Twente-Hannover, but I did not watch more.

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    1. I overread it, thanks! ;)
      Hategan download is running.

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  26. About Göçek: he gave a yellow card for dive to a Udinese player. In my opinion, the situation is not clear and very difficult to evaluate, if I were the refeere, I would not have given the card for simulation but neither the penalty. Anyway, ok.
    What do you think, Cagatay?

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    1. I havent seen the match. Whats the minute? :) I couldnt see that in the highlights as well? Yun was going to watch whole match; maybe he could help

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    2. Of course, I can :)
      No contact, from overall angle it's dificult to see a dive there, but one of replays clearly indicates Pereyra's simulation. What is more important this replay is near the same as a referee's view in this situation. Excellent call. (18' to Çağatay)

      In contrary to all negative opinions about Marcin Borski, I must mention brilliantly detected dive in 11' (not in the box). Brave and great call.

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    3. I hope I can see him this weekend.

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    4. Flying Shanghai tonight, I am off for 8 days.

      By the way, there are rumors in Turkish social media that Stark had 6.3 from observer, I think it is not that possible, but?

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    5. That would mean his end in Elite, I bet.

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  27. And the only thing about Aytekin: when a player scores immediatly after a saved penalty, you should control if he has joined the area before the shot of the teammate, otherwise, it's too easy to reach the ball before the defenders.
    Of course, to be honest, this rule seems to be totally forgotten by every referee, so no specific faults of Aytekin, in a very good performance.
    He is really promising, Niclas, young but really ready for important matches.

    PS Here in Italty he was introduced as the fussy referee (due to his sending off for shirt and celebration in Bundesliga) and for this reasons Italian commentators said that he had to pay attention also in the penalty situation, being so fussy

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  28. 3 Changes at Greece FIFA List for 2013.

    Andreas Pappas is a new FIFA referee instead of Petros Konstantineas who has retired.
    Lazaros Dimitriadis and Christos Baltas (was FIFA assistant until 2012) are replacing Grigorio Panou and Dimitrio Bozatzidi. Panou has been taken off the Superleague List and Bozatzidis was removed because of age.

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    1. Hi Edward,
      what about Panathinaikos? I was astonished by their result in Slovenia, 0-3 against Maribor.
      It seems that they aren't the strong team of several years ago.
      More generally, it seems a not good period for Greek football in Europe: Olympiakos in CL started his group with a defeat, too.

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    2. Hi Chefren,

      Generally Greek teams have big (financial) problems at the moment. Except Olympiakos (who takes the title almost every year). The problem is that our football has many problems (match fixing, corruption, bad fields) and all these affect the teams. Panathinaikos specifically took the UEFA license literally at the last minute. AEK on the other hand and 5 more teams couldn't get an UEFA license and should have relegated (which never happened mostly for political reasons). So you can see why our teams aren't so strong. The only exception perhaps is Atromitos (played at the EL play-off and lost to Newcastle from a non-given penalty by Stephan Studer) who is financially healthy and with a very good team.
      For me Olympiakos will be very lucky to get the 3rd place at his group and Panathinaikos will probably be 4th at his group.

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  29. What do you think about Antti Munukka in kobenhavn-molde? In my opinion two crucial mistakes!

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    1. As Niclas said, it's very difficult to find the whole match, if you could explain the situations, it would be very interesting for us.
      Munukka, anyway, needs experience.

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  30. Important comment, thanks! I guess none of us has seen this match, so if a download exists at rojadirecta, would be excellent if someone could make a report. I have only seen highlights: the 1-0 should have been ruled offside. Mistake by AR1. There was a player standing close to the goalline, not touching the ball but distracting the area of vicinity of the goalkeeper. However, the goalkeeper never had a chance to reach the ball and made no move to it. So I can understand the assistant's decision, but tendency is actually rather offside following the instructions.

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  31. I have seen Ovidiu Hategan's performance now, he will get a good mark. Expected level or perhaps even more. Very good physical shape, excellent way to handle the match with gestures that reached the players, feeling for the game and sensible card management. The three disallowed goals can be accepted. The first ones good offside flags, the last one is more debatable, my tendency is that one can whistle it as a foul, therefore no error. 8.3 - 8.7, something in this area.

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  32. A photo with duel between Caulker and Mauri:

    http://postimage.org/image/y9dmydn6h/9867bbc2/

    I said earlier that, according to english standards ans also my "taste", is not foul. After I saw this image I have to recognize that are serious circumstances for foul ...

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    1. Yes, the problem is, Mauro is approaching, looks for a contact with the opponent and holds him a bit, by far too less for a foul. Then the striker carts both arms out and slightly pushes him away. A soft call, but I do not want to call it a crucial mistake. Expected level is the compromise. By the way, apart from these 3 scenes, Hategan is a very complete referee.

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  33. In Sporting - Basel straight red card given by Alon Yefet to Xandão (Sporting) for a DOGSO. Correct decision, after a stupid action by defenders.


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