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REF REVIEW BAYERN MUNICH – ARSENAL

By Usama & Walter

  • BAYERN MUNICH vs. ARSENAL
  • COMPETITION: UEFA Champions League
  • MATCH NO. 4
  • DATE: 4th November 2015
  • VENUE: Allianz-Arena (Munich, Germany)

MATCH OFFICIALS:

REFEREE: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)
1st LINESMAN: Elenito Di Liberatore (Italy)
2nd LINESMAN: Mauro Tonolini (Italy)
4th OFFICIAL: Andrea Padovan (Italy)

First Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
05:13 Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Campbell was running with the ball, when he pushed it forward. Boateng came from the side and charged and pushed Campbell with the ball nowhere near. This should have been foul for Arsenal, but was not given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
11:36 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Monreal delivered a cross and Ozil moved his right arm towards the direction of the ball to score the goal. The referee correctly disallowed the goal, gave a foul and yellow carded Ozil for deliberately handling the ball to score.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 121

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.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

CORRECT YELLOW CARD AGAINST OZIL.

1 (FOUL)

2 (YELLOW CARD)

21:07 Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Trip by Coman on Campbell inside the center of the field.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
21:30 Joel Campbell (Arsenal) David Alaba (Bayern Munich) Mistimed tackle by Campbell on Alaba inside the Bayern Munich half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)
23:20 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich) Arm pulling by Giroud inside the Bayern Munich while challenging for the header.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)
23:45 Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) Coman was on the left wing and looking to attack with a sprint, when Campbell slightly came in bodily contact with Coman. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But the referee then gave Campbell a yellow card. Considering the following below there was no way Campbell should have been booked.

 

1.       The foul occurred in normal wing play. There was no promising attack going on by Bayern Munich at that time.

2.       There was no dissent, anger or hostility shown by Campbell towards the referee.

3.       There no recklessness or serious foul play shown by Campbell towards Coman.

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

WRONG YELLOW CARD AGAINST CAMPBELL.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

25:55 Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich) While tackling inside the center of the field Alonso controlled the ball with his hand.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)

 

26:38 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) While controlling the ball with his feet, the ball bounced up and accidentally touched Ozil’s hand.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)

 

31:30 Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) Joel Campbell (Arsenal) Coman tripped Campbell from behind on right wing. This should have been a foul for Arsenal, but no foul was given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
33:01 Phillip Lahm (Bayern Munich) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Sanchez dribbled forward past Lahm on the left wing when Lahm just stopped and blocked Sanchez’s path. This should have been a foul for Arsenal, but no foul was given.

NO FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

-1 (FOUL)
40:59 Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal) Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) Mistimed tackle by Debuchy on Coman inside the Bayern Munich half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH

1 (FOUL)

 

Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 2

Number of Correct Fouls for Bayern Munich – 6

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 8 [8 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 3

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 3 [3 points]

 

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 – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Bayern Munich – 0

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

 

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
17:18 Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich) Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) Thiago was in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 1 [1 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
09:47 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Lewandowski scored a header from a cross.

CORRECT GOAL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

3 (GOAL)
11:36 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) REFER to FOUL at Minute 11:36 Goal by Ozil correctly disallowed.

CORRECT GOAL DISALLOWED AGAINST BAYERN MUNICH.

3 (NO GOAL)
28:16 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) Muller scored from inside the box.

CORRECT GOAL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

3 (GOAL)
43:16 David Alaba (Bayern Munich) Alaba scored from a long shot.

CORRECT GOAL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 0

Number of Correct Goals for Bayern Munich – 4

Total Number of Correct Goals – 4 [12 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
45:32 Throw-in Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich) The ball last came off Martinez not Ozil.

WRONG THROW-IN AGAINST ARSENAL.

Number of Incorrect Throw-ins against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Throw-ins against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Throw-ins – 1 [1 points]

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
   

First Half Referee Report

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bayern Munich  – 6+1+4 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 3 + 11 = 14

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal –  2+1 = 3

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bayern Munich – 6+2+12 = 20

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 3 + 20 = 23

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 3+1+1 = 5

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 5 + 0 = 5

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 3+2+1 = 6

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 6+0 = 6

 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) 14/(14+5) = 73.6%
 

First Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) 20/(20+6) = 76.9%

Second Half

Fouls, Advantages, Cards, and Penalties

Time Foul by Foul For Description & Decision Points
48:11 David Alaba (Bayern Munich) Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) Alaba sat on Mertesacker’s while challenging for the header.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
50:44 Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Late block by Alonso on Sanchez after Sanchez passed the ball. Arsenal maintained possession.

CORRECT ADVANTAGE PLAYED FOR ARSENAL.

1 (ADVANTAGE)
53:43 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) Giroud jumped in to Boateng after Boateng headed the ball.

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (FOUL)
62:10 Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich) Just as Giroud crossed the ball from the right wing inside the Bayern Munich penalty area, Thiago moved slightly moved his left arm towards the path of the ball deflecting it away. This should have been a penalty for Arsenal and a yellow card against Thiago for deliberately handling the ball. But none of the decisions was given.

 

LAW 12 FOULS AND MISCONDUCT PAGE 121

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 ARSENAL.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST THIAGO.

-3 (PENALTY)

-2 (YELLOW CAD)

63:36 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) Mistimed tackle by Muller on Coquelin inside Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
63:53 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) Arm pulling from behind by Muller on Gibbs inside the Bayern Munich half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
71:05 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Muller cleanly tackled the ball away from Sanchez inside the center of the field. This should not have been a foul. But the referee wrongly gave a foul against Bayern Munich.

WRONG FOUL AGAINST BAYERN MUNICH.

-1 (FOUL)
79:05 Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) Robben received the ball inside his own half and dribbled past Mertesacker when Mertesacker grabbed him from behind and pulled Robben down to the ground. The referee correctly gave a foul.

 

But this should also have been a yellow card against Mertesacker for deliberately pulling away the opponent from the ball. No yellow card was given against Mertesacker.

 

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:

• Commits in a reckless manner one of the seven offences that incur a direct free kick

• Commits a foul for the tactical purpose of interfering with or breaking up a promising attack

• Holds an opponent for the tactical purpose of pulling the opponent away from the ball or preventing the opponent from getting to the ball

 

CORRECT FOUL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

NO YELLOW CARD AGAINST MERTESACKER.

1 (FOUL)

-2 (YELLOW CARD)

83:26 Xabi Alonso (Bayern Munich) Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) Trip by Alonso on Sanchez inside the Arsenal’s half.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
87:23 Mehdi Benatia (Bayern Munich) Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) A push in the back by Benatia on Ozil.

CORRECT FOUL FOR ARSENAL.

1 (FOUL)
 
Number of Correct Fouls for Arsenal – 5

Number of Correct Fouls for Bayern Munich – 2

Total Number of Correct Fouls – 7 [7 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Arsenal – 0

Number of Incorrect Fouls against Bayern Munich – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Fouls – 1 [1 points]

Number of Correct Advantages for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Advantages for Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Correct Advantages – 1 [1 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 – 1

Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards against Bayern Munich – 1

Total Number of Incorrect Yellow Cards – 2 [2 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 – 1

Number of Incorrect Penalties against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Penalties – 1 [3 points]

Offsides

Time Player Offside Defending Player Description & Decision Points
74:16 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich) Giroud was within line, slightly behind the last defender.

WRONG OFFSIDE AGAINST ARSENAL.

-1 (OFFSIDE)
84:26 Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) Mehdi Benatia (Bayern Munich) No replay or correct angle shown. Assumed correct.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

1 (OFFSIDE)
90:39 Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich) Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) Costa was in an offside position.

CORRECT OFFSIDE FOR ARSENAL.

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

Number of Correct Offsides for Bayern Munich – 1

Total Number of Correct Offsides – 2 [2 points]

 

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Arsenal – 1

Number of Incorrect Offsides against Bayern Munich – 0

Total Number of Incorrect Offsides – 1 [1 points]

 

Goals

Time Goal Scorer Description & Decision Points
54:37 Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) Robben scored from a cross.

CORRECT GOAL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

3 (GOAL)
68:45 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Giroud scored a volley from a cross.

CORRECT GOAL FOR ARSENAL.

3 (GOAL)
88:37 Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) Muller scored from outside the box.

CORRECT GOAL FOR BAYERN MUNICH.

3 (GOAL)
Number of Correct Goals for Arsenal – 1

Number of Correct Goals for Bayern Munich – 2

Total Number of Correct Goals – 3 [9 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

Other

Time Type Description & Decision Points
   
   

 

Second Half Referee Report

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 5+1+1+1 = 8

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bayern Munich  – 2+1+2 = 5

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 8 + 5 = 13

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Arsenal – 5+1+1+3 = 10

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) for Bayern Munich  – 2+1+6 = 9

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 1+1+1 = 3

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 3 + 2 = 5

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 2+3+1 = 6

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bayern Munich  – 1+2 = 3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 6 + 3 = 9

 

 

 Second Half Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) 13/(13+5) = 72.2%
 Second Half Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) 19/(19+9) = 67.8%

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

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Arsenal – 3+8 = 11

Total Number of Correct Decisions for Bayern Munich  – 11+5= 16

Total Number of Correct Decisions = 11 + 16 = 27

 

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  – 20+9 = 29

Total Number of Correct Decisions (Weighted) = 13 + 29 = 42

 

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions against Arsenal – 5+3 = 8

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

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions = 8 + 2 = 10

 

AFTER POINTS HAVE BEEN WEIGHTED

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Arsenal – 6+6 = 12

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) against Bayern Munich  – 0+3 = 3

Total Number of Incorrect Decisions (Weighted) = 12 + 3 = 15

 

 

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) 27/(27+10) = 72.9%

 

Full Match Correct Decision Percentage (WEIGHTED) = Total Correct Decisions / Total Decisions (Correct + Incorrect) =  42/(42+15) = 73.6%

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 first start with the disallowed goal from Özil. The ref was right according to the laws of the game. Özil moved his hand in the direction of the ball and his deflection made it go over the line. This is not allowed and so the ref was right to cancel it and to give a yellow card against Özil.

But for the rest too many non decisions from the ref that all went against Arsenal. A push on Campbell, a trip on Campbell, a clear foul on Alexis… The Bayern players could do what they want to win the ball back at times.

But at the end of the first half the ref still got a decent score (well… compared to some PL refs) of 73.6% correct decisions and when we put weight on it the score goes up to 76.9%.

In the second half the ref did better at first but then he missed a clear handball from Thiago in the Bayern penalty area. It was in fact an identical situation from the disallowed goal one could say but this time it was a defender that clearly changed the direction of the cross with his arm. This time the 3 officials involved suffered from a case of collective temporary blindness. Now you could argue that it doesn’t matter at the time that much as we were 4-0 down but I disagree.

As goal difference can be a decisive factor at the end of the group stages such mistakes can become very costly for a team, in this case Arsenal. Ad to that that we scored a bit later it suddenly would have been two goals back in a few minutes. And a bit later Giroud was called back for offside when he was level and another chance for Arsenal to possibly score was taken away.  I’m not saying we would have taken anything from this match but I am saying that we should have had a slightly different score line at least.

But to be fair the ref also should have booked Per Mertesacker for a clear foul and he even gave a foul against Bayern that wasn’t a foul. So a much more balanced ref in the second half (when the match was played?) than in the first half.

In the second half the score of the ref was 72,2% and when we put weight on it the score goes to 67.8%. So not really brilliant in that period.

When we look at the whole 90 minutes the ref has a score of 72.9% and with weight on it the score goes up to 73.6%. That is of course because of the many goals scored.

So looking back it feels a bit like a ref who was gladly giving anything in favour of the home team on the day till the match was decided and then trying to even things out a bit.

 

 

 

4 comments to REF REVIEW BAYERN MUNICH – ARSENAL

  • Menace

    The issue I have with the refusal of Ozils goal is did any of the officials see the incident? I believe they were all unsighted (including the goal line official) & only a mass complaint by Bayern players who didn’t see the incident either resulted in the decision that included a booking for Ozil.

    Only two Bayern players could have seen the incident, the one adjacent to Ozil & the goal keeper. The Laws were tiotally abused in that respect.

  • Andy Mack

    Although I appreciate the Ozil goal shouldn’t have stood, I hagree with Manace and I do think the card was unnecessary. He was desperately trying to get his shoulder/chest to the ball which was coming in at speed, and the natural thing to do is stretch your arm in that direction trying to get your shoulder/chest to that position. So it wasn’t an intentional hand ball. It’s like jumping for the ball, you naturally spread your arms.

  • Andy Mack

    Sorry for the typos….

  • Usama Zaka

    Andy,

    Yes I do agree that the card was harsh but there was enough movement of the arm towards the ball that it just ticks box itself. And yes the referees probably disallowed the goal on the appeals from Bayern Munich players and got a 100/1 fluke right 🙂