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By Ref Reviewer 04
For the CL game we had ref De Bleeckere doing his last game in the CL. Was it visible he had to stop?
|1||OTHER||Santana||RVP||C||Jump in the back||1||1|
|2||OTHER||RVP||Schmelzer||C||Jump in the back||1||1|
|7||OTHER||Koscielny||Grosskreutz||C||Jump in the back||1||1|
|17||OTHER||C||Ref comes over to Walcott to tell him what he can and most of all what is not allowed when he stands in front of the keeper when Arsenal is about to take a corner||1||1|
|22||OTHER||Bender||Vermaelen||C||Bender caught Vermaelen who unintentional hit Bender in the face when catapulted in the air. Bender broke his jaw with this||1||1|
|34||OTHER||Mertesacker||Kehl||NC||Jump in the back||0||0|
|38||OTHER||Koscielny||?||C||Frontal tackle, player goes past him and advantage signalled. Dortmund have a shot that goes over||1||1|
|39||OTHER||Vermaelen||lewondowski||C||Trip but advantage given which leads to nothing this time||1||1|
|46||OTHER||Schmelzer||Koscielny||NC||Looked like a trip for me, he sure didn’t touch the ball as the throw went to Dormund||0||0|
|50||YELLOW||Schmelzer||NC||Schelzer refuses to give the ball when Arsenal can take a throw. Ref warns both players. Schmelzer should have been booked||0||0|
|52||YELLOW||Schmelzer||C||Ref had warned him a minute ago and now has enough of it. Not the worst foul of the game but after warning a player you must be consistent||1||2|
|54||OTHER||Vermaelen||Lewandowski||NC||Leaning on the back||0||0|
|56||OTHER||Kehl||Walcott||C||Push in the back||1||1|
|59||OTHER||Grosskreutz||Vermaelen||C||Backing in the defender||1||1|
|62||YELLOW||Schmelzer||NC||Gives a kick against the foot of Theo and pushes him after the ball has gone out. He looks a very frustrated player. He should get his second yellow now. Ref seemed determined to not send a player off in his last game I felt||0||0|
|62||YELLOW||Walcott||C||Walcott is very unhappy about this behaviour and lets it know a bit too much and too loud||1||2|
|64||OTHER||Mertesacker||Kagawe||C||Has both his hands on the shoulders||1||1|
|68||OTHER||?||Santos||NC||Trip ref gives advantage||1||1|
|70||OTHER||Leitner||RVP||C||Tackle on the achilles from behind||1||1|
|70||YELLOW||Leitner||NC||This was a tackle we don’t like to see with the studs on the Achilles, should have been a yellow||0||0|
|71||OTHER||Arteta||Leitner||C||Came in with the arm to challenge him in the air||1||1|
|75||YELLOW||Ramsey||NC||If the ref has said before the game to not kick the ball away after the whistle this card is correct. Refs in Belgium have this habbit to say it before the game.||2||2|
|76||OTHER||Perisic||Song||C||Pulling with a hand on his shoulder||1||1|
|78||YELLOW||Benayoun||C||Not going in dangerous but the tackle itself can be dangerous because of the frontal nature. In the EPL this maybe wouldn’t have been called as a foul but this is Europe and the rules are more strictly applied||1||2|
|84||OTHER||Hummels||RVP||NC||Van Persie signals he didn’t get touched. He clearly anticipated the leg of Hummels who didn’t puthis foot in the challenge. Rvp clearly tried to avoid contact on his foot||0||0|
|88||OTHER||Lewandowski||Santos||C||clipped his ankle||1||1|
|90||OTHER||Kagawe||Benayoun||C||clipped his ankle||1||1|
|2nd half score|
|Correct calls||For Arsenal||26||54,17%|
|Total correct calls||48|
|Wrong calls||Against Arsenal||4||57,14%|
|Total fouls made by||Arsenal||20||47,62%|
|Important wrong calls||Against Arsenal||2||100,00%|
If I look at the two halves one could say that the age is taking its toll. An almost perfect first half but a not that good second half.
Much of his negative points came from the strange behaviour of Schmelzer who was begging for a few yellow cards and looked very agitated certainly from the moment Arsenal was in front.
The keeping the ball when Ramsey wanted to have it to take a throw was very strange and also if Ramsey would have been a bit smarter he just would have taken a fresh ball from the ball boys and leave Schmelzer with his other ball fighting with himself. But Schmelzer should have been booked for this. I thought the ref at this point wanted to take the game to an end without handing any cards.
And then again already on a yellow card he was being a bit aggressive against Walcott when the ball was out of play. Maybe a bad loser this Schmelzer?
Another missed card was the tackle from behind from Leitner who scared the Arsenal fans a bit. A tackle on the Achilles is always worthy of a yellow card and was also missed. I could live with the cards he gave to the Arsenal players.
And even though Ramsey was correct and the foul was where he kicked the ball too, he should have known better and just let it pass. You can signal it to the ref but don’t kick the ball yourself even if you are right. It is down to the ref to take action, not the players. And it wouldn’t matter that much if the ball was placed 5 meters more to the sideline. A stupid card to take and which could be costly in the future.
Farewell Ref De Bleeckere and in a way a pity because we had two wins with you in charge.
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