By Ref Reviewer 04
In the Champions League we had a ref from Spain. Ref Carlos Velasco Carballo was the name. But how was his game?
|7||OTHER||Torisids||Rosicky||C||Flying tackle from behind||1||1|
|13||OTHER||Song||Mirallas||NC||Blocked the attacker||0||0|
|20||GOAL||Santos||C||Correct goal – Santos was twice on side when th ball came to him||1||3|
|22||OFFSIDE||Arshavin||NC||Arshavin was levelso not offside and was alone in on goal||0||0|
|28||OTHER||Orbaiz||Arteta||C||Came in a bit late||1||1|
|28||OTHER||Rosicky||Djebour||C||Frontal tackle. Rarely given in the EPL but it is a foul||1||1|
|29||OTHER||Mirallas||Sagna||NC||Trips him in the Arsenal back area||0||0|
|30||OTHER||Holebas||Sagna||C||Little kick against the ankle when Sagna joined in attack||1||1|
|31||OTHER||Arteta||Mirallas||C||Little trip in the Olympiacos penalty area||1||1|
|34||OTHER||Rosicky||Mirallas||C||Tripped him just before entering the penalty area||1||1|
|34||YELLOW||Rosicky||C||A possible promising attack broken up. Correct card||1||2|
|38||OTHER||Olympiacos?||Arshavin||NC||Obstruction not given||0||0|
|42||OTHER||Frimpong||Mirallas||NC||Little push in the back at high speed but not seen by the ref. Was on his blind side||0||0|
|48||OTHER||Holebas||Chamberlain||C||Sliding tackle from behind||1||1|
|48||YELLOW||Holebas||C||Dangerous tackle. Correct yellow card||1||2|
|48||OTHER||Orbaiz||Arteta||NC||Another dangerous sliding tackle from behind. Ref gives advantage which leads to a chance later on but should have stopped the game||0||0|
|48||YELLOW||Orbaiz||NC||And he should have given the player a yellow card for this tackel||0||0|
|55||OTHER||Assistant||NC||Cross from Arshavin falls on the crossbarr. Assistant signals that the ball has gone out of play. The camera on the goal line shows that the ball did not cross the goal line.||0||0|
|58||OTHER||Holebas||Chamberlain||NC||Push in the back at full speed||0||0|
|58||YELLOW||Holebas||NC||Could have got a yellow for this. Would have been his second||0||0|
|60||OTHER||Mertesacker||Mirallas||NC||Push in the back||0||0|
|64||PENALTY||Chamberlain||C||The Greek appeal for handball but Chamberlain controlled the ball with this chest. The ref was standing 6 meters away with nobody between them and indicated it was the chest||1||3|
|70||OTHER||Fuster||Arshavin||C||He shoved the little Russian to the ground||1||1|
|70||YELLOW||Fuster||C||Preventing a possible promising attack||1||2|
|76||OTHER||Song||Djebbour||NC||Push in the back||0||0|
|76||OTHER||Mellberg||RVP||C||Push in the back||1||1|
|77||YELLOW||Arteta||C||Correct card, not his first foul in the last minutes||1||2|
|81||OTHER||Mellberg||RVP||C||Stuck out his arm when going for the ball||1||1|
|82||OTHER||Frimpong||Abdoun||C||Held him off with his arm||1||1|
|84||OTHER||Djebbour||Arteta||C||Tackle from behind and late||1||1|
|84||YELLOW||Djebbour||C||Late and from behind. Correct decision||1||2|
|88||OTHER||Abdoun||Santos||NC||Push in the back||0||0|
|92||OTHER||Abdoun||Song||C||Push in the back||1||1|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For Arsenal||25||56,82%|
|Total correct calls||44|
|Wrong calls||Against Arsenal||9||64,29%|
In his article earlier today Tony said that he felt the ref had lost it. And I can but agree with him. The first half the ref was good with the important decisions. Which is important of course. But even then he managed to get quite a few things wrong. An assistant signalled that Arshavin was offside when he clearly was still level and he was through on goal on his own after that.
But it became even worse in the second half. The ref then also messed up a few important decisions like letting go a bad tackle from behind on Arteta and not giving a yellow card for this tackle. He even didn’t call the foul…
He sure wasn’t a home ref and I don’t need home refs as long as we also get them when we are away from home.
Another incident worth mentioning was the incident where a cross from Arshavin hit the crossbar. The assistant said the ball had gone out. But the camera positioned right on the goal line showed that the ball had not gone out at all. Now surely this is something that one should be able to fix with some electronic device somehow.
A very up and down performance from the ref I thought and certainly (well I hope so anyway) not his best performance.
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