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Date
2013-04-30
Match
Real Madrid-Dortmund
 
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Result
2 - 0
Referee decisions
Yellow
4 - 3
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
7.2
7.2
Members:
6.1
6.6
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
7.0
Control: No control on ellbowing, but for the rest better than expected.
7.0
Calls: Some excellent calls. On the whole good, but ignored the Ramos affair.
8.0
Neutrality: Strong and untouched, not completely flawless though.
8.0
Style: The Webb style all along.
7.5
General assessment
His foul detection, his physical presence and the excellent offside calls would have been above 8, but the persistent ignoring of ellbowing have reduced his mark to an "only" average performance. But 7,5 is more realistic than 6,5. 
Reports for this match (11)
1) report by Hardeman
9.0
Control: Excellent
6.0
Calls: Leniency okay, but overlooking elbows is not acceptable.
9.0
Neutrality: No issues here
9.0
Style: Commands the respect of all participants. Collina had it, now Webb has it. Great fitness also.
8.3
General assessment
Excellent performance, with unfortunately a few blind spots.
Howard Webb matches
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Other Encounters

Strong, but not completely flawless

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2012 - 2013 1/2 finals:
Real Madrid - Dortmund, 2 - 0. Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain, 2013-04-30

This was always going to be a referee mission doomed for deep waters if Real Madrid was to get a 2-0 lead at any moment during this match. I wasn't really happy to see Howard Webb getting this match as I have been rather apprehensive towards the criteria UEFA seems to select their match officials nowadays. Many of the refs on the block are so much into "go with the match flow" approach that the current regularly washes them away (as we have seen on numerous occasions during Euro 2012 with Lannoy, Erikson, Thomson in my opinion). So now Howard Webb in this match: I wouldn't be as critical as some of you guys, but it was a typical Webb with all his typical strengths and weaknesses. He could have made this into a very good performance for which I would have awarded a 8,5, but due to his ignorance to some crucial stuff (ellbowing, handball appeal) it will ONLY be a below average performance in my mind.

Where he excelled...
Howard Webb has a clear body language, he is strong and he is not easily irritated. His foul detection was on the whole well-balanced in comparison to the flow of the match, he hesitated not one moment when deciding and he always tried to calm things down. The offside calls by the assistant referees were to my eye spot on, and he gave some excellent yellows (especially the opener for a nasty tackling by Concentrao). His presence is another plus, his physical fitness is above doubt, and he kind of got away with it tonight as it was not a real catastrophe. But I don't know what had happened if Real would have scored in the first half - his "We are all men and behave ourselves"-approach would have been torn into pieces then - agreed.

Howard, Howard
Where I shook my head more than once or twice was his sheer ignorance of the things that went on around him before his eyes. Sergio Ramos ellbowed Lewandowski at least four to five times to the head, and Webb did absolutely nothing. You warn him once, you book him twice and when he doesn't want to see the light, he's off. The ongoing mingle between Ramos and Lewandowski could have been prevented, Alonso's grip to the throat went unpunished (must be yellow). In line with UEFA's hand ball policy the Hummels conctact towards the end could be a freekick and at least a yellow card.

Real Madrid was not on their heights
Real Madrid played lacklustre for 80 minutes as if they didn't really believe in their chance to win this. They gave away chances they needed to take and when Dortmund denied their gracious offer to finish them off by playing around, the match turned into a real thing but it only lasted for ten minutes plus additional time.

Hindsight (The day after)
I may have been a bit too harsh on Howard in my marks with hindsight as he was better than a bad 7. I still think it wasn't his best match of all times, but he was strong. The comments on ellbowing remain, but I add another mark as I feel that this is a more appropriate judgement.

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