Nicola Rizzoli matches

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Date
2016-06-18
Match
Portugal-Austria
 
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Result
0 - 0
Referee decisions
Yellow
2 - 4
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
1 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
7.4
7.5
Members:
7
7.6
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
7.3
Control: Okay, but not really tested.
7.8
Calls: For me, no big problems. One wrong offside, but marginal.
7.8
Style: I like.
7.3
Fitness: I don't think, this is a physical issue - not as fast as other refs in this tournament.
7.3
Positioning: Quite far off, but comes in when necessary
7.5
General assessment
Rizzoli school of refereeing. You either fall for it or not ;-) 
Reports for this match (4)
1) report by schiri
6.0
Control:
6.0
Calls:
6.0
Style:
8.0
Fitness:
6.0
Positioning:
6.4
General assessment
I agree: Overrated
Nicola Rizzoli matches
'17-06-09 Bosnia-Herzegovina - Greece (0 - 0)'17-04-12 Bayern Munich - Real Madrid (1 - 2)'17-03-24 Ireland - Wales (0 - 0)'17-02-14 Benfica - Dortmund (1 - 0)'16-12-07 Tottenham Hotspur - CSKA Moskva (3 - 1)'16-10-18 Leicester City - Kobenhavn (1 - 0)'16-10-08 Slovenia - Slovakia (1 - 0)'16-09-28 Celtic - Manchester City (3 - 3)'16-08-16 Young Boys - Borussia Mönchengladbach (1 - 3)'16-07-06 Germany - France (0 - 2)'16-06-26 France - Ireland (2 - 1)• '16-06-18 Portugal - Austria (0 - 0)'16-06-11 England - Russia (1 - 1)'16-04-13 Atlético de Madrid - Barcelona (2 - 0)'16-03-17 Tottenham Hotspur - Dortmund (1 - 2)'15-12-09 Olympiakos - Arsenal (0 - 3)'15-11-25 Atlético de Madrid - Galatasaray (2 - 0)'15-11-14 Sweden - Denmark (2 - 1)'15-10-21 PSG - Real Madrid (0 - 0)'15-10-08 Albania - Serbia (0 - 2)'15-09-15 PSV - Manchester United (2 - 1)'15-09-04 Germany - Poland (3 - 1)'15-08-25 Monaco - Valencia (2 - 1)'15-06-13 Ireland - Scotland (1 - 1)'15-05-06 Barcelona - Bayern Munich (3 - 0)'15-04-23 Zenit - Sevilla FC (2 - 2)'15-03-26 France - Brazil (1 - 3)'15-03-17 Atlético de Madrid - Leverkusen (1 - 0)'14-11-26 Zenit - Benfica (1 - 0)'14-11-14 Greece - Faroe Islands (0 - 1)'14-10-22 Liverpool - Real Madrid (0 - 3)'14-10-09 Sweden - Russia (1 - 1)'14-09-30 PSG - Barcelona (3 - 2)'14-08-19 Salzburg - Malmö (2 - 1)'14-07-13 Germany - Argentina (1 - 0)'14-07-05 Argentina - Belgium (1 - 0)'14-06-25 Nigeria - Argentina (2 - 3)'14-06-13 Spain - Netherlands (1 - 5)'14-04-30 Chelsea F.C. - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 3)'14-02-19 Arsenal - Bayern Munich (0 - 2)'13-11-28 Ludogorets Razgrad - PSV (2 - 0)'13-11-15 Portugal - Sweden (1 - 0)'13-11-05 Real Sociedad - Manchester United (0 - 0)'13-10-11 Estonia - Turkey (0 - 2)'13-10-02 PSG - Benfica (3 - 0)'13-09-06 Bosnia-Herzegovina - Slovakia (0 - 1)'13-08-21 Steaua - Legia Warszawa (1 - 1)'13-07-07 Ghana u20 - Chile u20 (4 - 3)'13-06-25 Mexico u20 - Paraguay u20 (0 - 1)'13-05-25 Dortmund - Bayern Munich (1 - 2)'13-03-13 Malaga - Porto (2 - 0)'12-12-05 Braga - Galatasaray (1 - 2)'12-11-14 Russia - USA (2 - 2)'12-11-06 Schalke 04 - Arsenal (2 - 2)'12-10-12 Ireland - Germany (1 - 6)'12-09-19 Celtic - Benfica (0 - 0)'12-08-30 Twente - Bursaspor (4 - 1)'12-06-23 Spain - France (2 - 0)'12-06-17 Portugal - Netherlands (2 - 1)'12-06-11 France - England (1 - 1)'12-04-05 Athletic Bilbao - Schalke 04 (2 - 2)'12-02-22 Basel - Bayern Munich (1 - 0)'11-12-14 Kashiwa Reysol - Santos FC (1 - 3)'11-12-08 Kashiwa Reysol - Auckland City FC (2 - 0)'11-11-23 Marseille - Olympiakos (0 - 1)'11-11-15 Montenegro - Czech Republic (0 - 1)'11-11-02 Lyon - Real Madrid (0 - 2)'11-10-11 Denmark - Portugal (2 - 1)'11-09-28 Valencia - Chelsea F.C. (1 - 1)'11-08-23 Malmö - Dinamo Zagreb (2 - 0)'11-06-03 Belgium - Turkey (1 - 1)'11-04-13 Tottenham Hotspur - Real Madrid (0 - 1)'11-02-16 Arsenal - Barcelona (2 - 1)'10-11-24 Schalke 04 - Lyon (3 - 0)'10-10-20 Glasgow Rangers - Valencia (1 - 1)'10-09-14 Barcelona - Panathinaikos (5 - 1)'10-09-07 Switzerland - England (1 - 3)'10-08-24 Sevilla FC - Braga (3 - 4)'10-06-03 Germany - Bosnia-Herzegovina (3 - 1)'10-05-12 Atlético de Madrid - Fulham (2 - 1)'10-04-07 Manchester United - Bayern Munich (3 - 2)'10-03-18 Liverpool - Lille OSC (3 - 0)'10-03-10 Real Madrid - Lyon (1 - 1)'10-03-03 Switzerland - Uruguay (1 - 3)'09-12-06 AS Roma - Lazio (1 - 0)'09-11-25 CSKA Moskva - Wolfsburg (2 - 1)'09-11-04 Standard - Olympiakos (2 - 0)'09-10-10 Estonia - Bosnia-Herzegovina (0 - 2)'09-09-30 Porto - Atlético de Madrid (2 - 0)'09-09-15 Besiktas - Manchester United (0 - 1)'09-09-05 Hungary - Sweden (1 - 2)'09-08-25 Anderlecht - Lyon (1 - 3)'09-08-12 Netherlands - England (2 - 2)'09-07-29 Celtic - Dinamo Moskva (1 - 0)'09-04-16 Manchester City - Hamburger SV (2 - 1)'09-03-12 CSKA Moskva - Shakhtar (1 - 0)'08-12-03 Hertha BSC - Galatasaray (0 - 1)'08-11-04 Marseille - PSV (3 - 0)'08-10-10 Norway u19 - Slovenia u19 (4 - 2)'08-10-01 Sporting - Basel (2 - 0)'08-09-06 Ukraine - Belarus (1 - 0)'08-07-19 Rennes - Tavriya (1 - 0)'08-02-13 Glasgow Rangers - Panathinaikos (0 - 0)'07-12-06 AaB - Getafe (1 - 2)'07-10-25 Basel - Rennes (1 - 0)'07-10-17 Netherlands - Slovenia (2 - 0)'07-10-04 Rapid Wien - Anderlecht (0 - 1)'07-09-12 Germany - Romania (3 - 1)'07-08-30 Galatasaray - Slaven (2 - 1)'07-08-07 Beitar Jerusalem - Kobenhavn (1 - 1)'07-07-21 Gloria 1922 Bistrita - Atlético de Madrid (2 - 1)'07-06-02 Switzerland u19 - Serbia u19 (0 - 1)'07-05-31 Romania u19 - Switzerland u19 (4 - 2)
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Different schools of refereeing competing for primacy

UEFA EURO 2016 group stage:
Portugal - Austria, 0 - 0. Parc des Princes, Paris, France, 2016-06-18

On a personal note, I can only review what I have seen - so take it as my personal opinion. For me, match flow is not the highest virtue and the ref is there to apply the laws of the game and not to be the invisible man. So adir and I have seen very different matches because I thought Rizzoli showed exactly what makes him probably the best ref in Europe at the moment.

Three matches in a day
It was the first time I had time to see all three encounters of the day. Portugal is not known to be at ease with referee decisions when they don't win but on the night they have to blame themselves. Ronaldo got a pen, shot him onto the post, scored from a metre in offside position and had some good chances saved by Almer in the Austrian goal. Get over it CR7, it wasn't the ref (sorry, but that has to be said). There was one wrong offside call in the first half where they seemed at the same level - so a marginal error by the Italian team.

Rizzoli
Rizzoli is like a Roman emperor - not always at the scene, but he watches and when necessary he steps in. All the yellows I have seen were justified and he eased some tensions off in a low key manner as he does effectively without yelling around. He is not running around like a rabbit but has this rather neutral way of moving about which is fine to me. He has a measured approach and has the courage to impose his rhythm to the match. He was not fooled by some easy falling in this match and showed what he thought of some of the "fouls".

Personality
For me, Rizzoli shows what other refs seem to lack seriously: personality and character. It didn't work to the same extent in the WC final, but in an average match with two hot sides he seems to be a fair bet. In my opinion much better than some of the heroes on top of the list, but maybe this is also a question of appreciation which school of refereeing you feel attached to.

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