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Ref Review : Arsenal – Bayern Munich

By Usama & Walter

ARSENAL vs. BAYERN MUNICH

  • COMPETITION: UEFA Champions League
  • MATCH NO. 3
  • DATE: 20th October 2015
  • VENUE: Emirates Stadium (London, England)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
1st LINESMAN: Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
2nd LINESMAN: Tarik Ongun (Turkey)
4th OFFICIAL: Cem Satman (Turkey)

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
00:53 Juan Bernat (Bayern Munich) Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Push in the back by Bernat on Ramsey on the right wing.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
03:16 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Lewandowski was running with the ball and dashed forward trying to go past Bellerin. The ball went far away out of the playing distance from Lewandowski and Bellerin and went out of play. In the process Bellerin just touched Lewandowski who was running towards him, who had also stopped after giving up on the ball.

 

Suddenly the referee gave a foul against Arsenal. There was no foul contact by Bellerin on Lewandowski. The play should have carried on and no foul should have been awarded against Arsenal.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
11:57 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) Push by Walcott on Boateng inside the Bayern Munich half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)
13:42 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich) Trip by Koscienly on Vidal inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)
19:27 Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich) Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) Cazorla was controlling the ball on the right wing, when Vidal came in and charged strongly at Cazorla from behind.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

21:07 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Juan Bernat (Bayern Munich) Walcott slightly pulled Bernat’s hand from behind, but Bayern Munich kept possession.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
23:37 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich) Bellerin attempted to tackle Costa, but made him slightly lose his balance. Costa stood his ground and kept running.

 

Then suddenly Costa lost the ball. And then the referee correctly played the advantage in a foul.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (ADVANTAGE)

1 (FOUL)

25:07 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Ramsey pulled Lewandowski down from behind inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)

 

25:43 Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)   Vidal was trying to receive a pass when Koscienly came from behind and cleanly kicked away the ball without any contact to Vidal. Vidal after getting dispossessed of the ball jumped and dived to the ground faking an injury. This should have been yellow card against Vidal for simulation.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

 

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST VIDAL.

-2 (YELLOW CARD)
31:01 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Accidental collision from Lewandowski on Sanchez, after Sanchez had intercepted the ball away from Lewandowski.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

31:40 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)   Muller and Monreal were trying to reach for the ball going out of play. Muller who was behind Monreal suddenly dived to the ground without any contact from Monreal. This should have been yellow card against Muller for simulation.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 125

Cautions for Unsporting Behaviour

There are different circumstances when a player must be cautioned for unsporting behaviour, e.g. if a player:

• Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled (simulation)

 

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MULLER.

-2 (YELLOW CARD)
33:28 ??? (Arsenal) ??? (Bayern Munich) No replay or in match footage was shown except for the referee playing an advantage for Bayern Munich. Assumed correct.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
43:15 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)   Thiago took a shot inside the box and Koscienly deflected the ball away. Sanchez who was inside the box raised his left arm which was away from the body and stopped the ball with it inside the penalty box. This should have been a penalty for Bayern Munich and a yellow card against Sanchez for deliberate handball.

Handling the Ball

Handling the ball involves a deliberate act of a player making contact with the ball with his hand or arm. The referee must take the following into consideration:

• The movement of the hand towards the ball (not the ball towards the hand)

• The distance between the opponent and the ball (unexpected ball)

• The position of the hand does not necessarily mean that there is an infringement

• Touching the ball with an object held in the hand (clothing, shinguard, etc.) counts as an infringement

• Hitting the ball with a thrown object (boot, shinguard, etc.) counts as an infringement

 

Disciplinary sanctions

There are circumstances when a caution for unsporting behaviour is required when a player deliberately handles the ball, e.g. when a player:

• Deliberately handles the ball to prevent an opponent gaining possession

• Attempts to score a goal by deliberately handling the ball

A player is sent off, however, if he prevents a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball. This punishment arises not from the act of the player deliberately handling the ball but from the unacceptable and unfair intervention that prevented a goal being scored

NO PENALTY FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST SANCHEZ.

-3 (PENALTY)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Fouls for Bayern Munich – 4

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 7 [7 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

 

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Advantages for Bayern Munich – 3

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 3 [3 points]

 

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

 

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 0

 

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Bayern Munich – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 3 [6 points]

 

Number of Correct Penalties for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Penalties for Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Correct Penalties – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Bayern Munich – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 points]

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
02:23 Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich) Bellerin was just offside behind Lahm.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
32:51 Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) Monreal was just offside behind Boateng

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
34:00 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) Walcott was in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
35:57 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) David Alaba (Bayern Munich) Koscienly was in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Offsides for Bayern Munich – 4

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 4 [4 points]

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
 

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
03:50 Corner Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
05:47 Throw-in Juan Bernat (Bayern Munich)
06:43 Corner Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
09:46 Goal Kick Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)
12:59 Corner Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
14:23 Goal Kick Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich)
15:23 Corner Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
16:04 Throw-in Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
16:39 Throw-in Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
18:26 Corner Petr Cech (Arsenal)
20:08 Throw-in David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
20:27 Goal Kick Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
21:27 Throw-in Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)
23:11 Throw-in Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
24:09 Goal Kick Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
24:39 Throw-in Petr Cech (Arsenal)
27:54 Goal Kick Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
29:02 Goal Kick Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
29:29 Corner Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)
30:02 Goal Kick Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
31:42 Goal Kick Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
32:13 Throw-in Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
33:33 Throw-in Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)  
35:14 Corner David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
41:08 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
41:51 Corner Petr Cech (Arsenal)
42:36 Corner Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
43:33 Throw-in Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal)
 

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
25:52 Injury Arsenal were in control of the ball and Cazorla was moving forward when suddenly the referee stopped the game. REFER to the incident at Minute 25:43. The referee had stopped the game for Vidal who was faking an injury from a dive earlier on.

 

Referee wrongly stopped the game, because there was no serious injury or even an injury to Vidal at all. This resulted in preventing Arsenal from attacking forward.

 

Now that the referee had stopped the game, he should he sent Vidal off the field for treatment, which the referee failed to do so.

 

LAW 5 THE REFEREE PAGE 37

Injured Players

The referee must adhere to the following procedure when dealing with injured players:

• Play is allowed to continue until the ball is out of play if a player is, in the opinion of the referee, only slightly injured.

• Play is stopped if, in the opinion of the referee, a player is seriously injured.

• After questioning the injured player, the referee may authorize one, or at most two doctors, to enter the field of play to assess the injury and arrange the player’s safe and swift removal from the field of play.

• Stretcher-bearers should only enter the field of play with a stretcher following a signal from the referee.

• The referee must ensure an injured player is safely removed from the field of play.

• A player is not allowed to receive treatment on the field of play.

 

WRONG STOPPAGE OF PLAY AGAINST ARSENAL.

NO REMOVAL OF VIDAL OFF THE FIELD FOR INJURY TREATMENT.

-1 (WRONG STOPPAGE OF PLAY)

-1 (INJURED PLAYER NOT SENT OFF FIELD FOR TREATMENT)

Number of Correct Other Decisions for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Other Decisions for Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Correct Other Decisions – 0

Number of Incorrect Other Decisions against Arsenal – 2

Number of Incorrect Other Decisions against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Other Decisions – 2 [2 points]

First Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bayern Munich – 4+3+4 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 3 + 11 = 14

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bayern Munich – 4+3+4 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 3 + 11 = 14

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1+2+2 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Bayern Munich – 1+1 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 5 + 2 = 7

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1+4+2 = 7

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bayern Munich – 3+2 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 7+5 = 12

 

 

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 14/(14+7) = 66.7%

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 14/(14+12) = 53.8%

 

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
51:27 Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich) Trip by Ramsey on Thiago inside the Bayern Munich half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)
57:26 Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Late trip by Alonso on Ozil inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
63:30 Xabi Alonso (Arsenal) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Late trip by Alonso on Sanchez inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
75:50 Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) While challenging for the header, Kimmich used his hands to pull down Giroud.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
78:11 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) Ozil tripped Kimmich inside the center of the field, but kept possession and moved forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
80:18 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud raised his hands to stop a fast ball from hitting his face from close range but it was a handball nonetheless that a pass from Bayern Munich.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)
82:56 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) Neuer collected the ball and was quickly trying to play it forward for a attack, but Giroud got in the way of Neuer and deliberately prevented him from releasing the ball.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST GIROUD.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

84:02 Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud won the header from Boateng and passed the ball when Boateng pulled him down from behind inside the Bayern Munich half. Arsenal gain possession and moved forward.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
84:29 Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal) Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) While jostling for the ball inside the Arsenal’s half Koscienly tripped Muller.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)

 

91:36 Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Costa kept pulling Ozil’s hand while Ozil was running with the ball. This should have been a foul for Arsenal but no foul was given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 3

Number of Correct Fouls for Bayern Munich – 4

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 7 [7 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Bayern Munich – 1

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 2 [2 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Advantages against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Advantages – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Yellow Cards for Bayern Munich – 1

Total Number of Correct Yellow Cards – 1 [2 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 0

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
48:50 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) No replay or good angle shown. Assumed correct.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
88:24 Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Arsenal) David Alaba (Bayern Munich) Chamberlain was in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
   
Number of Correct Offsides for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Offsides for Bayern Munich – 2

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 2 [2 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 0

 

 

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
76:28 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud scored a header from a free kick by Cazorla.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
93:08 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Ozil scored from a cross by Bellerin. The just crossed the line. Excellent decision by the extra official behind the goal.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
 
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Goals for Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Correct Goals – 2 [6 points]

Number of Incorrect Goals against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Goals against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Goals – 0

Goal Kicks, Corners, and Throw-ins

Time Type Last Touch OFF Description & Decision
47:04 Corner Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
47:28 Goal Kick David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
47:56 Throw-in Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich)
48:19 Goal Kick Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich)
50:13 Goal Kick Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)
53:03 Goal Kick Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
53:54 Corner Petr Cech (Arsenal)
57:54 Goal Kick Francis Coquelin (Arsenal)
59:58 Goal Kick Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich)
61:53 Throw-in Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)  
62:14 Throw-in Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)
62:39 Throw-in Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
64:19 Throw-in Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
65:05 Goal Kick Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
69:29 Goal Kick Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
70:37 Throw-in Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
71:02 Throw-in Laurent Koscienly (Arsenal)
71:46 Corner Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)
72:39 Throw-in Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
73:09 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
74:15 Corner Petr Cech (Arsenal)
74:56 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
75:10 Throw-in Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
75:24 Goal Kick Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)
77:27 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
79:00 Throw-in Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
79:51 Throw-in Hector Bellerin (Arsenal)
81:11 Goal Kick Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich)  
82:16 Corner David Alaba (Bayern Munich)
83:29 Throw-in Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
84:43 Goal Kick Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich)
85:30 Goal Kick Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
86:04 Corner Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
86:24 Corner Petr Cech (Arsenal)
86:52 Throw-in Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
87:00 Throw-in Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
87:15 Throw-in Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal)
87:50 Goal Kick Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich)
89:18 Throw-in Juan Bernat (Bayern Munich)
90:25 Throw-in Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)


Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 3+1+2 = 6

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bayern Munich – 4+1+1+2 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 6 + 8 = 14

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 3+1+6 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bayern Munich – 4+1+2+2 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 10 + 9 = 19

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 1 + 0 = 1

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 1 + 0 = 1

 

 

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 14/(14+1) = 93.3%

 

Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 19/(19+1) = 95%

Full Time (1st Half + 2nd Half) Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 3+6 = 9

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bayern Munich – 11+8= 19

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 9 + 19 = 28

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 3+10 = 13

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bayern Munich – 11+9 = 20

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 13 + 20 = 33

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 5+1 = 6

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Bayern Munich – 2+0 = 2

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 6 + 2 = 8

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 1+11 = 8

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bayern Munich – 5+0 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 8 + 5 = 13

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) = 28/(28+8) = 77.7%

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  33/(33+13) = 71.7%

 

APPENDIX

Key Decisions in the Match Points
Advantage 1
Foul 1
Incorrect Corner 1
Incorrect Goal Kick 1
Incorrect Throw-in 1
Other (Ref Positioning, Injuries, Time Wasting, etc.) 1
Offside 1
Yellow Card 2
Red Card 3
Goal 3
Penalty 3

 

NOTE: FOR ANY WRONG DECISION MADE THERE WILL BE NEGATIVE POINTS AWARDED FOR THAT SPECIFIC KIND OF EVENT.

NOTE: ANY INCORRECT OR WRONG DECISION/NON-DECISION WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED WITH A RED COLOUR.

NOTE: ANY DECISION THAT INVOLVES DOUBT IS HIGHLIGHTED AS BLUE IN COLOR.

NOTE: The word ‘FOR’ is used to show IN FAVOR OF.

BELOW IS THE LINK FOR THE “FIFA LAWS OF THE GAME 2015/2016”. ANY LAW OF THE GAME IS DIRECTLY REFERENCED FROM THIS DOCUMENT.

http://www.fifa.com/mm/Document/FootballDevelopment/Refereeing/02/36/01/11/LawsofthegamewebEN_Neutral.pdf

Let us start with the biggest decision on the night. The handball of Alexis in the Arsenal penalty area. This had all the marks for a deliberate handball. Hand in an unnatural position, moving towards the ball, the ball was not played from a close distance, …. this should have been a penalty in favour of Bayern. So for once we can say that Arsenal was lucky with a mistake from the ref.

The other errors were more in favour of Bayern and even with a technical error when he stopped the match for “an injury” from Vidal. It was just play acting from Vidal and the ref should have send him to the side line after he stopped the match. This is also to show the players that you will not tolerate such messing around with you on the field.

The first half score of the ref was a rather poorish typical PGMO score with 66%. If we put weight on the decisions it goes down to 53.8%. So not good at all. But the thing that cost him most was the not given penalty in favour of Bayern.

The second half the ref was much better. Well he was so good that he only made one mistake. In extra time just before Arsenal scored their second goal Özil was running away from the Arsenal goal and was pulled back a few times even. The ref was right behind it and as a result of the pulling Özil lost control of the ball and ran out o the field with the ball. I still cannot understand why the ref didn’t give the foul at that moment. He had done it superbly in the first half allowing advantage and then coming back to the foul when the advantage was gone. He should have done the same.

The first Arsenal goal was not a foul. Giroud headed it with his forehead and the ball slightly touching his hand was not deliberate. He jumped forward with his hand in a natural position, didn’t move towards the ball or guided it, so never a punishable handball.

The second goal was also a valid one. The ball clearly crossed the line and luckily the assistant behind the goal had spotted it. To have such a goal line decisions in your match is rather unique. To have two such decisions in two matches after each other is even more unique. And to have both decisions happening in the same goal is close to extremely unique I think.

The ref had a great score in the second half of 93.3%. And if we put weight on the decisions the score goes up to 95%. The PGMO dream score one could say.

But all in all over the whole 90 minutes too many mistakes cost him in his score. A total score of 77.7% and when we put weight on the decisions it goes down to 71.7%. Just acceptable one could say.

But do remember that in this match we had a lucky escape when the ref didn’t give a penalty for Bayern for a handball from Alexis. And do remember that Untold Arsenal said so.

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Coming up next ex-Arsenal player and Arsenal scout Danny Karbassiyoon writes about scouting and how to become a football club scout.

5 comments to Ref Review : Arsenal – Bayern Munich

  • Florian

    I also looked at the replays of the Giroud’s goal, and I can say there is not enough conclusive evidence that he gained an advantage by handling the ball – which if it did happen it was minimal.

  • Josif

    Excellent job, lads.

    I would just like to point out, when we are at referees’ mistakes in favour of Arsenal to pay attention on offside decisions in the second half when doing the one from the Everton game. Either my stream was shite or we had three chances thanks to the linesman who forgot to raise the flag in each occasion.

  • Usama Zaka

    Josif, you are right there were offside decisions in favor of Arsenal.

  • Menace

    You have not included the officials on the goal line. Those with the wand & a specialist job that is not defined in the Laws of the Game.

  • Rantetta

    Superb. Thanks.