Viktor Kassai matches

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Date
2008-08-23
Match
Nigeria OT-Argentina OT
 
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Result
0 - 1
Referee decisions
Yellow
2 - 3
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
6.5
7.3
Members:
6
7.9
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
7.0
Control: Yes.....
6.0
Calls: I don´t understand the way he uses cards
7.0
Neutrality:
6.0
Style: Unconvincing
6.5
General assessment
Not a very good match, not a very good referee performance. 
Viktor Kassai matches
'17-10-17 Maribor - Liverpool (0 - 7)'17-10-07 Russia - Korea Republic (4 - 2)'17-09-12 Olympiakos - Sporting (2 - 3)'17-09-05 Turkey - Croatia (1 - 0)'17-08-17 Club Brugge - AEK (0 - 0)'17-05-26 Guinea u20 - Argentina u20 (0 - 5)'17-05-22 Saudi Arabia u20 - Senegal u20 (0 - 2)'17-04-18 Real Madrid - Bayern Munich (4 - 2)'17-03-26 Montenegro - Poland (1 - 2)'17-03-16 AS Roma - Lyon (2 - 1)'16-12-14 Atlético Nacional - Kashima Antlers (0 - 3)'16-12-11 Jeonbuk Hyundai - América (1 - 2)'16-11-24 Athletic Bilbao - Sassuolo (3 - 2)'16-11-01 Manchester City - Barcelona (3 - 1)'16-09-13 PSG - Arsenal (1 - 1)'16-09-05 Serbia - Ireland (2 - 2)'16-08-25 Maribor - Qabala (1 - 0)'16-07-02 Germany - Italy (1 - 1)'16-06-17 Italy - Sweden (1 - 0)'16-06-10 France - Romania (2 - 1)'16-05-05 Liverpool - Villarreal (3 - 0)'16-04-12 Real Madrid - Wolfsburg (3 - 0)'16-03-09 Zenit - Benfica (1 - 2)'15-11-24 Arsenal - Dinamo Zagreb (3 - 0)'15-10-20 Leverkusen - AS Roma (4 - 4)'15-10-08 Scotland - Poland (2 - 2)'15-09-30 Manchester United - Wolfsburg (2 - 1)'15-09-06 Norway - Croatia (2 - 0)'15-08-18 Astana - APOEL (1 - 0)'14-11-26 Arsenal - Dortmund (2 - 0)'14-11-04 Real Madrid - Liverpool (1 - 0)'14-10-11 Albania - Denmark (1 - 1)'14-10-02 Trabzonspor - Legia Warszawa (0 - 1)'14-08-26 Celtic - Maribor (0 - 1)'14-06-07 Belgium - Tunisia (1 - 0)'14-05-30 England - Peru (3 - 0)'14-04-10 Valencia - Basel (5 - 0)'14-03-05 Ireland - Serbia (1 - 2)'14-02-18 Leverkusen - PSG (0 - 4)'13-12-11 Napoli - Arsenal (2 - 0)'13-11-13 Mexico - New Zealand (5 - 1)'13-10-22 Schalke 04 - Chelsea F.C. (0 - 3)'13-10-15 Bulgaria - Czech Republic (0 - 1)'13-10-02 Juventus - Galatasaray (2 - 2)'13-08-29 Nice - Apollon (1 - 0)'13-06-29 Uzbekistan u20 - Uruguay u20 (0 - 4)'13-06-24 Cuba u20 - Nigeria u20 (0 - 3)'13-04-23 Bayern Munich - Barcelona (4 - 0)'13-03-26 France - Spain (0 - 1)'13-03-12 Barcelona - AC Milan (4 - 0)'13-02-21 Plzen - Napoli (2 - 0)'13-01-11 Bahrain - Qatar (1 - 0)'13-01-06 Saudi Arabia - Iraq (0 - 2)'12-11-20 Benfica - Celtic (2 - 1)'12-10-24 Dortmund - Real Madrid (2 - 1)'12-10-12 Russia - Portugal (1 - 0)'12-10-03 Anderlecht - Malaga (0 - 3)'12-08-28 Kiryat Shmona - BATE (1 - 1)'12-08-15 Sweden - Brazil (0 - 3)'12-06-19 England - Ukraine (1 - 0)'12-06-10 Spain - Italy (1 - 1)'12-04-25 Real Madrid - Bayern Munich (2 - 1)'12-03-15 Schalke 04 - Twente (4 - 1)'12-02-29 Romania - Uruguay (1 - 1)'12-02-15 AC Milan - Arsenal (4 - 0)'11-11-23 Leverkusen - Chelsea F.C. (2 - 1)'11-11-11 Estonia - Ireland (0 - 4)'11-10-18 Basel - Benfica (0 - 2)'11-09-27 Bayern Munich - Manchester City (2 - 0)'11-09-02 Belarus - Bosnia-Herzegovina (0 - 2)'11-08-23 APOEL - Wisla Krakow (3 - 1)'11-08-10 Germany - Brazil (3 - 2)'11-05-28 Barcelona - Manchester United (3 - 1)'11-04-14 Spartak Moskva - Porto (2 - 5)'11-03-25 Spain - Czech Republic (2 - 1)'11-02-23 Internazionale - Bayern Munich (0 - 1)'10-11-23 Braga - Arsenal (2 - 0)'10-11-17 Netherlands - Turkey (1 - 0)'10-11-02 Tottenham Hotspur - Internazionale (3 - 1)'10-09-29 Valencia - Manchester United (0 - 1)'10-09-03 England - Bulgaria (4 - 0)'10-08-24 Sampdoria - Werder Bremen (3 - 2)'10-07-07 Germany - Spain (0 - 1)'10-06-26 USA - Ghana (1 - 2)'10-06-22 Mexico - Uruguay (0 - 1)'10-06-15 Brazil - Korea DPR (2 - 1)'10-04-08 Wolfsburg - Fulham (0 - 1)'10-03-16 Sevilla FC - CSKA Moskva (1 - 2)'09-12-09 VfB Stuttgart - Unirea Urziceni (3 - 1)'09-11-08 Switzerland u17 - Italy u17 (2 - 1)'09-10-29 Uruguay u17 - Algeria u17 (2 - 0)'09-10-26 Spain u17 - USA u17 (2 - 1)'09-10-10 Bahrain - New Zealand (0 - 0)'09-10-10 Bahrain - New Zealand (0 - 0)'09-09-30 Manchester United - Wolfsburg (2 - 1)'09-09-16 Olympiakos - AZ (1 - 0)'09-09-09 Belarus - Ukraine (0 - 0)'09-08-18 Sporting - Fiorentina (2 - 2)'09-03-12 Hamburger SV - Galatasaray (1 - 1)'09-02-11 Austria - Sweden (0 - 2)'08-11-25 Fiorentina - Lyon (1 - 2)'08-11-04 Werder Bremen - Panathinaikos (0 - 3)'08-09-30 Villarreal - Celtic (1 - 0)'08-09-10 Finland - Germany (3 - 3)• '08-08-23 Nigeria OT - Argentina OT (0 - 1)'08-08-10 Argentina OT - Australia OT (1 - 0)'08-03-12 Getafe - Benfica (1 - 0)'07-12-12 Slavia - Sevilla FC (0 - 3)'07-10-23 Dynamo Kyiv - Manchester United (2 - 4)'07-10-17 France - Lithuania (2 - 0)'07-09-20 Aris Thessaloniki - Real Zaragoza (1 - 0)'07-08-22 Finland - Kazakhstan (2 - 1)'07-08-14 Benfica - Kobenhavn (2 - 1)'07-07-06 Argentina u20 - Korea DPR u20 (1 - 0)'07-07-03 Brazil u20 - Korea Republic u20 (3 - 2)'07-06-12 Mexico u20 - Congo DR u20 (3 - 0)'07-06-02 Estonia - Croatia (0 - 1)'07-03-08 Sevilla FC - Shakhtar (2 - 2)'06-11-30 Wisla Krakow - Basel (3 - 1)'06-10-11 Belarus - Slovenia (4 - 2)
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Other Encounters

Unconvincing

FIFA OLYMPIC GAMES 2008 final:
Nigeria OT - Argentina OT, 0 - 1. Workers stadium, Beijing, China, 2008-08-23

Chinese summer seems to be really hot. So playing a football final at midday isn´t really a good idea (we knew FIFA is used to do this kind of brilliant thing, but IOC?). Players did their best, but fatigue and temperature influenced their performance. Surely, if the game had been played at night, we would have had a much better football final.

Balanced
In this hard climate, the Nigerians looked better prepared for the physical battle . But Argentinians are technically better than they, so it was a balanced final, with few goal situations. Argentina won because they could take advantage of a Nigerian defensive distraction that was very well exploited by Messi and Di María. The first one gave a perfect ball to the second, and this one made a beautiful goal by defining over the goalie´s body.

Booking
Kassai's style doesn´t convince me. I didn't like his job during this final at all, because he wasn´t consistent. He looks as a referee who doesn´t like to show cards, that could be OK. But if he isn´t strict with hard fouls and kickings, he can´t be severe when the players delay or protest. There were 2 or 3 hard fouls where Kassai decided just to whistle and to book anybody. Ok. But later, he showed yellows to Di María and Riquelme because he understood they were delaying, and he booked them without any previous warning. After that Nigerian Apam committed a very violent foul which could have deserved a red, but Kassai only showed him a yellow. Does a violent kick deserve the same punishment as delaying a few seconds?

Ok
Well, players couldn´t use all their energies so there weren't many controversial actions. During the 1st half Argentinians claimed two penalties, against Agüero and Messi... The first one wasn´t a penalty, and the second one was a doubtful action, so Kassai was OK. Assistants were also good, I guess.

So???
When they had played half an hour in the 1st half, 4th official Damir Skomina suggested Kassai to stop the actions in order to let the players drink some water. It took 2 or 3 minutes, and Kassai added only 1 at the end of the half. During the 2nd, the same hapened. But the Hungarian added 6 minutes... another referee decision that I couldn´t understand at all.

From our reporter: Sheriff