UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid vs Dortmund


Real Madrid Club de Fútbol
2:2
BV Borussia 09 Dortmund
Real Madrid (SPA)
 Borussia Dortmund (GER)

Referee
 Cüneyt Cakir (TUR)
2 (0-2)
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MATCH REPORT
MATCH BACKGROUND
(SPA) REAL MADRID
2:2
BORUSSIA DORTMUND (GER)

REFEREE TEAM
Official
Name
ORI
Mark
Difficulty

Referee
Cüneyt Cakir
TUR
8,4
High
Assistant Referee 1
Bahattin Duran
TUR
8,3
Low
Assistant Referee 2
Tarik Ongun
TUR
7,9
Medium
Ad. Assistant Referee 1
Hüseyin Göcek
TUR
8,2
Low
Ad. Assistant Referee 2
Süleyman Abay
TUR
8,2
Low
4th Official
Cem Satman
TUR
8,3
Medium
Blog Referee Observer
Philipp
GER

** The Scale of evaluation and the explanation of the degree of difficulty can be found on the following LINK 

DESCRIPTION OF THE MATCH
Comment on the Match
After an intense match in Santiago Bernabeu both teams got one point. Dortmund missed the win for just four minutes. The late goal by Özil was totally deserved and overdue. After a quite weak first half, Madrid was like a new team after half-time. Real started a lot of attacking pressure and had several goal scoring opportunities. After they had shown their attacking skills in the first half with nice combinations and some good goal attempts, Borussia could show that they have got also a lot of abilities in defending. With a performance like today, they can reach a lot in this CL season. If everything wents normal, these two teams should reach the next stage.
For the referee, it was a difficult match due to the high intensity and speed of the game, the atmosphere and the tension, although the players did not show unsporting behaviour. Furthermore, there were several penalty appeals in both boxes.

REFEREE
Comment on the Referee Performance
To take into account: 1. Application and Interpretation of the Laws of the Game, Disciplinary Control and (technical) Management of the game. - 2. Physical Condition (Adequate positioning, adequate movement, Anticipation of situations and awareness and Physical Condition in general) - 3. Personality and Tactical approach- 4. Group Work

Like in the first match, two weeks ago, UEFA did not want to risk anything and chose one of their top referees, Cüneyt Cakir. He is known for a good match control and a rather strict application of the laws. But tonight, he obviously chose another approach. He was very lenient and hesitated to show cards. One could say, he acted more like his colleagues at this level,e.g. Kassai. Although this approach generally is good and often contributes to a well flowing game, he allowed a bit too much physical play. In the first half, his foul detection was quite good and there were some situations, where he could have shown a card, but it was OK, he did not (Schmelzer 12', Kehl 13', Pepe 24', Ramos 26'). But he should at least talk to the players, and warn them verbally. He missed the chance to set limits for the players. Before the 1-1, he could have awarded a free kick for a foul, but it was OK to play on. In 36' he stopped an advantage, he had just given, because the fouled player stayed on the floor. That was no fault, but a rather unlucky decision. The first penalty appeal by Madrid happened in 43', but that was clearly a fair challenge. In the second half, Cakir was more lenient in the assessment of duels and consequently missed some fouls. He correctly booked two German players (57': Großkreutz, studs-up tackling, 65': Hummels: tactical foul), but missed a clear yellow card for Alonso (64') for a heavy challenge. In 58' Borussia wanted a foul penalty, which he correctly denied as well as the penalty appeals by Madrid in 77' und 79' and another one by Dortmund in 90+2', where the corner decision was spot on. 
His physical condition, positioning and movement was at the expected high standard and surely helped him in his acceptance by the players, who rarely questioned his decisions. In 20' he interfered with play, but the disrupted player had no problem to push Cakir's light body aside ;) . Other remarkable situations were a head injury of two Real players in 58', where he reacted well and immediately stopped the match and after the treatment he allowed them to stay on the field according to the LOTG. In 72' he warned Weidenfeller because of time wasting.
In general, it was a good performance in a difficult match, where he got the big decisions correct, but was a bit too lenient and missed at least one clear yellow card.

ASSISTANT REFEREE 1
Comment on the 1st Assistant Referee
To take into account: 1. Physical and technical (Adequate position and movement, Physical Condition and Stamina, Flag Technique, Alertness and reaction to situations in front of his vicinity area, “wait and see technique” 2. Offside and fouls detection

He had little work this evening, there was no offside or onside decision by him, that needed a replay. He gave an attentive and concentrated impression.

ASSISTANT REFEREE 2
Comment on the 2nd Assistant Referee
To take into account: 1. Physical and technical (Adequate position and movement, Physical Condition and Stamina, Flag Technique, Alertness and reaction to situations in front of his vicinity area, “wait and see technique” 2. Offside and fouls detection

He had more work to do, there were some offside decisions correctly taken by him (e.g. 9', 60', 85') and there was a very difficult call, when he disallowed Madrid's goal in 47'. He raised his flag quite late and replays showed, that it was a wrong decision and that he stood not optimally on the offside line. So, it was a good performance with one crucial mistake.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE 1
Comment on the 1st Additional Assistant Referee
To take into account: 1. Physical and technical (Adequate position and movement Alertness and reaction to situations in front of his vicinity area) 2. Application and Interpretation of the laws of the game

Probably involved in the correct no penalty decision in 58'

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT REFEREE 2
Comment on the 2nd Additional Assistant Referee
To take into account: 1. Physical and technical (Adequate position and movement Alertness and reaction to situations in front of his vicinity area) 2. Application and Interpretation of the laws of the game

Probably involved in the correct no penalty decision in 79'

4th Official
Reference to execution of technical procedures, important aspects and potential involvements

Comments
He stood between Mourinho and Klopp, two natural enemies of the 4th official, but he stayed calm and ignored them as much as possible, what was appropriate and seems a good way to deal with them.


Reported by: Philipp
9.11.12, Germany



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