Gianluca Rocchi matches

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Date
2018-06-15
Match
Portugal-Spain
 
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Result
3 - 3
Referee decisions
Yellow
1 - 1
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
1 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
7.8
7.1
Members:
6.9
5.8
 
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6.9
Control: Not enough. Weak and not anywhere near Rosetti, Collina or Rizzoli.
7.2
Calls: Penalty okay, spanish goal difficult but supportable and doubts on discipline control.
7.1
Style: Seemed unmoved, but not really strong enough.
8.0
Fitness:
8.0
Positioning:
7.4
General assessment
Tough game for Rocchi. Stood the test only with a lot of bruises and scratches, so no top ten candidate in my opinion. Of course early times yet, so we'll have to wait and see how the other officials perform. Not anywhere near Rizzoli in my mind. 
Reports for this match (2)
1) report by adir
7.7
Control:
8.0
Calls: Calls: The Italian team at the video screen set VAR rules, though we have to see if they are adhered to in future games: VARs Irrati and Orsato decided that a foul in the build-up to scoring a goal doesn't count and isn't punished if it hasn't been commit
8.4
Style:
8.3
Fitness:
8.4
Positioning: I couldn't accept his decision in the 18th minute to stay on the right hand side after awarding a free-kick to Portugal on that side. I would expect the ref to run to the other side, to keep with the traditional diagonal system. Otherwise, sometimes being
8.2
General assessment
His ars, Di Liberatore and Tonolini, were alright.
Gianluca Rocchi matches
'18-10-11 Montenegro - Serbia (0 - 2)'18-09-18 Galatasaray - Lokomotiv Moskva (3 - 0)'18-08-22 Videoton FC - AEK (1 - 2)'18-07-02 Brazil - Mexico (2 - 0)'18-06-24 Japan - Senegal (2 - 2)• '18-06-15 Portugal - Spain (3 - 3)'18-05-03 Atlético de Madrid - Arsenal (1 - 0)'18-02-14 Real Madrid - PSG (3 - 1)'17-12-05 Manchester United - CSKA Moskva (2 - 1)'17-11-14 Russia - Spain (3 - 3)'17-11-09 Croatia - Greece (4 - 1)'17-10-17 Spartak Moskva - Sevilla FC (5 - 1)'17-09-13 Tottenham Hotspur - Dortmund (3 - 1)'17-08-31 France - Netherlands (4 - 0)'17-08-22 Maribor - Hapoel Beer Sheva (1 - 0)'17-08-08 Real Madrid - Manchester United (2 - 1)'17-06-25 Chile - Australia (1 - 1)'17-06-21 Russia - Portugal (0 - 1)'17-05-03 Ajax - Lyon (4 - 1)'17-04-18 Leicester City - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 1)'17-03-15 Monaco - Manchester City (3 - 1)'16-12-07 Legia Warszawa - Sporting (1 - 0)'16-11-12 Croatia - Iceland (2 - 0)'16-11-01 PSV - Bayern Munich (1 - 2)'16-10-08 Poland - Denmark (3 - 2)'16-09-14 Tottenham Hotspur - Monaco (1 - 2)'16-08-24 APOEL - Kobenhavn (1 - 1)'16-04-06 Wolfsburg - Real Madrid (2 - 0)'16-03-26 Germany - England (2 - 3)'16-03-10 Villarreal - Leverkusen (2 - 0)'16-02-16 Benfica - Zenit (1 - 0)'15-11-25 CSKA Moskva - Wolfsburg (0 - 2)'15-11-04 Bayern Munich - Arsenal (5 - 1)'15-10-13 Turkey - Iceland (1 - 0)'15-09-30 Atlético de Madrid - Benfica (1 - 2)'15-09-08 England - Switzerland (2 - 0)'15-08-25 Dinamo Zagreb - Skënderbeu (4 - 1)'15-03-29 Portugal - Serbia (2 - 1)'15-03-18 Barcelona - Manchester City (1 - 0)'14-11-25 APOEL - Barcelona (0 - 4)'14-11-06 Lokeren - Trabzonspor (1 - 1)'14-10-01 Arsenal - Galatasaray (4 - 1)'14-09-09 Czech Republic - Netherlands (2 - 1)'14-08-26 Zenit - Standard (3 - 0)'14-04-10 Sevilla FC - Porto (4 - 1)'14-03-05 Romania - Argentina (0 - 0)'14-02-25 Olympiakos - Manchester United (2 - 0)'13-12-11 Chelsea F.C. - Steaua (1 - 0)'13-11-05 Argentina u17 - Mexico u17 (0 - 3)'13-10-25 Nigeria u17 - Iraq u17 (5 - 0)'13-10-17 UAE u17 - Honduras u17 (1 - 2)'13-09-17 Bayern Munich - CSKA Moskva (3 - 0)'13-08-21 Fenerbahce SK - Arsenal (0 - 3)'13-06-07 Austria - Sweden (2 - 1)'13-04-04 Chelsea F.C. - Rubin Kazan (3 - 1)'13-03-07 Plzen - Fenerbahce SK (0 - 1)'12-11-21 Manchester City - Real Madrid (1 - 1)'12-10-23 Barcelona - Celtic (2 - 1)'12-10-17 Poland - England (1 - 1)'12-10-02 Valencia - Lille OSC (2 - 0)'12-08-29 CFR Cluj - Basel (1 - 0)'12-08-07 Mexico OT - Japan OT (3 - 1)'12-07-26 Brazil OT - Egypt OT (3 - 2)'12-04-04 Real Madrid - APOEL (5 - 2)'12-02-16 Ajax - Manchester United (0 - 2)'11-12-06 Chelsea F.C. - Valencia (3 - 0)'11-11-01 APOEL - Porto (2 - 1)'11-09-13 Dortmund - Arsenal (1 - 1)'11-09-02 Cyprus - Portugal (0 - 4)'11-08-16 Lyon - Rubin Kazan (3 - 1)'11-08-10 San Marino - Romania (0 - 1)'11-05-05 Villarreal - Porto (3 - 2)'11-03-26 Norway - Denmark (1 - 1)'11-03-17 Liverpool - Braga (0 - 0)'11-02-17 Anderlecht - Ajax (0 - 3)'10-11-24 Panathinaikos - Barcelona (0 - 3)'10-10-20 Manchester United - Bursaspor (1 - 0)'10-10-08 Spain - Lithuania (3 - 1)'10-09-29 Schalke 04 - Benfica (2 - 0)'10-08-17 Rosenborg - Kobenhavn (2 - 1)'10-08-11 Sweden - Scotland (3 - 0)'10-03-18 Standard - Panathinaikos (1 - 0)'10-03-03 Belgium - Croatia (0 - 1)'10-02-25 Galatasaray - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 2)'09-12-17 Benfica - AEK (2 - 1)'09-10-22 Celtic - Hamburger SV (0 - 1)'09-10-01 Twente - Steaua (0 - 0)'09-08-27 Lille OSC - Genk (4 - 2)'09-08-05 Slavia - Sheriff (1 - 1)'09-04-01 Switzerland - Moldova (2 - 0)'08-10-23 Schalke 04 - PSG (3 - 1)'08-09-18 Wolfsburg - Rapid Bucuresti (1 - 0)'08-09-05 England u21 - Portugal u21 (2 - 0)'08-08-28 Hajduk - Deportivo La Coruna (0 - 2)'08-07-31 APOEL - Pelister (1 - 0)'08-05-26 Netherlands u19 - Greece u19 (1 - 2)'08-05-24 Russia u19 - Netherlands u19 (2 - 2)
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Other Encounters

Severe test for Rocchi

FIFA WC 2018 group stage:
Portugal - Spain, 3 - 3. Fisht, Sochi, Russia, 2018-06-15

Rocchi was severely challenged in this match between the Iberian rivals. He awarded a soft penalty for Ronaldo in the box after four minutes, he allowed the Spanish equaliser despite appeals for a foul on Pepe. He showed only two yellow cards - so we're back at the WC 2014 question whether FIFA asks referees to keep cards in the pocket to avoid bad blood.

Ronaldo Penalty
I personally don't like CR7 due to his overexcessive personal display of his abilities but in this match he was Portugal's man of the match to keep them up against Spain. He ran and acted like a beast but scored three goals. The penalty is a courageous call: Ronaldo enters the box with swift pace pushing the ball forward, the defender misjudges his movement and he falls. Rocchi immediately pointed to the spot without the slightest hesitation (5''). Yes, it is a soft call, but in my mind a correct but debatable decision.

Pepe
Spain pulled a goal back when Diego Costa received the ball, turned by hitting Pepe with his arm and hitting home after several turns against the Portugese defence. This is a very difficult judgement call concerning the contact on Pepe - at first I thought it was a clear foul despite the dramatic show by the victim. With hindsight and replay, I follow Rocchi to let play continue as I believe the contact was certainly borderline, but I rather support the decision to validate the goal than to whistle for a foul.

Discipline control
Here we are at the problem level: Only two yellow cards in this game is a statement of weakness of its own. Ronaldo was yelling for a booking when he showed dissent after being fouled in half two, Pepe (42'') needed to go in the book but nothing happened and Rocchi was pointing and shouting but doing absolutely nothing to impose himself when the talk shop came to no avail.

Cakir
It was the second game I watched after the second half of Iran against Marocco which was really awful. Cakir also didn't want to book as far as I could see but talked and pointed himself. He did in the end when he couldn't avoid it, but FIFA seem to rate refs higher who rely solely on "man management". This is a dangerous game and weakens the official's range of action. The VAR was used inobtrusive which was positive for me in comparison to the long delays in the Bundesliga where the system had not worked consistently. We'll see more of it.

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