Nicola Rizzoli matches

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Date
2016-07-06
Match
Germany-France
 
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Result
0 - 2
Referee decisions
Yellow
4 - 2
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 1
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
8.5
7.5
Members:
8.3
7.6
 
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8.2
Control:
7.9
Calls: Penalty okay, lenient and generous, but not consistant on the whole.
8.2
Style: Grace and glory - for me his greatest strength
8.0
Fitness:
7.9
Positioning:
8.0
General assessment
Great control, calls and cards à la Rizzoli and good finish to his tournament. For me: Rizzoli in top three at this Euro due to his management of the game not due to his decision making. 
Reports for this match (2)
1) report by adir
9.2
Control:
8.8
Calls:
9.0
Style:
8.6
Fitness:
8.8
Positioning:
8.9
General assessment
To gefluegel: a) congrats - Clattunbyrg, whom you have praised that much, gets the final. b) Rizzoli has improved since my scathing criticism of him. vindicating in some sense your assessment of his abilities. c) the foul you refer to (21'), which was not detected, was committed outside France's penalty-area (as Hardeman has already indicated), thus calling it should have resulted with a German free-kick some 18 metres or so from the French goal-line.
Nicola Rizzoli matches
'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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Other Encounters

Germany beats itself against France

UEFA EURO 2016 1/2 final:
Germany - France, 0 - 2. Vélodrome, Marseille, France, 2016-07-06

Germany lost for the first time since 1958 in an international tournament against France, but for the fourth time in six semifinals since 2006. When push comes to shove, the German machine is more exposed than it appears. Rizzoli whistled as most of the officials did in this tournament and also how he directed the famouls final two years ago - lenient, generous and rather invisible.

If you lose, you see it differently...
Rizzoli did nothing wrong, but in comparison to the WC final his style rather favoured France this time. I'll come to the penalty in the moment, but in Germany there are voices complaining about an Italien referee in this encounter after the Low team had eliminated Italy in the QF. To hold the ref reponsible, is a bit cheap in a game where two crucial and unforced errors by Germany decided the fate of this semifinal. What I can say, is that I understand where the criticism comes from - e.g. Rizzoli seemed to apply different standards for different situations.

Handball
As people reading more reviews from me, know, I am not a fan of the "new" Handball rule. In the old days, the definition was a "deliberate" contact which was much clearer than this. Now, it can be anything when the hand or the arm is in an akward position when the ball comes. A rule has to be clear - this is far from that and creates more controversy than necessary. Now everyone wants a pen on every contact and refs in doubt rather give soft pens than to lose vital points by observers. In my mind, Rizzoli's decision was correct in application of the rule, but was it in line with the rest of his lenient tactical approach? I'd rather say "No", and the yellow card for that was out of proportion. But Germany also has to rethink their game conceding two unforced penalties in crucial matches at this Euro.

Cards and calls
My doubts: 1. Kroos was tripped in half one on entry into the box, but no freekick was given here - not sure if this was wise. 2. No card for shirt-pulling against Evra in half one, but for Ozil for dissent after the penalty. The rest: France got away with a lot of physical play which helped them to withstand the German pressure. But then: France was hot and wanted to win, Germany were lame in movement up front and lacked finishing quality - so 2:0 is a fair result but it still hurts. Rizzoli reigned with grace and glory - head shaking at times, pointing and smiling and leaving no questions when he thought a card was necessary. Less like Collina, but more like Rosetti. On the whole: A great ref.

From our reporter: gefluegel