Massimo Busacca matches

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Date
2009-04-15
Match
Porto-Manchester United
 
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Result
0 - 1
Referee decisions
Yellow
0 - 2
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
6.6
7.3
Members:
7.8
7.7
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
7.0
Control: Nothing to control really
6.0
Calls: A few too many small errors
7.0
Neutrality: Decisions were probably 52-48 in Porto's favour
6.0
Style: Avuncular good will - he won't always get away with it
6.5
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (5)
1) report by SCR
9.0
Control: Always
9.0
Calls:
9.0
Neutrality:
9.0
Style:
9.0
General assessment
Massimo Busacca matches
'11-06-03 Austria - Germany (1 - 2)'11-03-08 Barcelona - Arsenal (3 - 1)'11-02-09 Argentina - Portugal (2 - 1)'10-11-24 Glasgow Rangers - Manchester United (0 - 1)'10-11-03 Shakhtar - Arsenal (2 - 1)'10-10-12 Scotland - Spain (2 - 3)'10-09-14 Werder Bremen - Tottenham Hotspur (2 - 2)'10-08-27 Internazionale - Atlético de Madrid (0 - 2)'10-08-17 Dynamo Kyiv - Ajax (1 - 1)'10-06-16 South Africa - Uruguay (0 - 3)'10-04-27 Lyon - Bayern Munich (0 - 3)'10-03-31 Arsenal - Barcelona (2 - 2)'10-03-10 Manchester United - AC Milan (4 - 0)'09-12-08 Juventus - Bayern Munich (1 - 4)'09-11-24 Barcelona - Internazionale (2 - 0)'09-11-18 Uruguay - Costa Rica (1 - 1)'09-11-05 Nigeria u17 - New Zealand u17 (5 - 0)'09-10-29 USA u17 - Malawi u17 (1 - 0)'09-10-24 Honduras u17 - Argentina u17 (0 - 1)'09-10-10 Russia - Germany (0 - 1)'09-09-16 VfB Stuttgart - Glasgow Rangers (1 - 1)'09-09-05 Denmark - Portugal (1 - 1)'09-08-18 Celtic - Arsenal (0 - 2)'09-06-25 Brazil - South Africa (1 - 0)'09-06-18 USA - Brazil (0 - 3)'09-05-27 Barcelona - Manchester United (2 - 0)• '09-04-15 Porto - Manchester United (0 - 1)'09-03-28 Spain - Turkey (1 - 0)'09-03-10 Panathinaikos - Villarreal (1 - 2)'08-11-26 Atlético de Madrid - PSV (2 - 1)'08-11-19 Germany - England (1 - 2)'08-11-04 CFR Cluj - Bordeaux (1 - 2)'08-10-11 Scotland - Norway (0 - 0)'08-09-30 Zenit - Real Madrid (1 - 2)'08-08-27 Liverpool - Standard (1 - 0)'08-06-25 Germany - Turkey (3 - 2)'08-06-17 Netherlands - Romania (2 - 0)'08-06-10 Greece - Sweden (0 - 2)'08-04-23 Barcelona - Manchester United (0 - 0)'08-04-10 Getafe - Bayern Munich (3 -3)'08-03-04 Sevilla FC - Fenerbahce SK (3 - 2)'07-12-11 Real Madrid - Lazio (3 - 1)'07-11-21 Serbia - Poland (2 - 2)'07-11-06 Schalke 04 - Chelsea F.C. (0 - 0)'07-10-24 Benfica - Celtic (1 - 0)'07-09-19 Barcelona - Lyon (3 - 0)'07-09-12 Norway - Greece (2 - 2)'07-08-29 Anderlecht - Fenerbahce SK (0 - 2)'07-08-22 England - Germany (1 - 2)'07-05-16 Espanyol - Sevilla FC (2 - 2)'07-03-24 Spain - Denmark (2 - 1)'07-03-08 Newcastle United - AZ (4 - 2)'07-02-21 Porto - Chelsea F.C. (1 - 1)'06-12-05 Barcelona - Werder Bremen (2 - 0)'06-10-31 Bayern Munich - Sporting (0 - 0)'06-10-07 Scotland - France (1 - 0)'06-09-12 PSV - Liverpool (0 - 0)'06-08-22 Osasuna - Hamburger SV (1 - 1)'06-06-24 Argentina - Mexico (2 - 1)'06-06-20 Sweden - England (2 - 2)'06-06-14 Spain - Ukraine (4 - 0)'06-04-06 Schalke 04 - Levski Sofia (1 - 1)'06-03-01 Russia - Brazil (0 - 1)'06-02-23 Marseille - Bolton Wanderers (2 - 1)'05-11-22 Lille OSC - Benfica (0 - 0)'05-11-12 Norway - Czech Republic (0 - 1)'05-10-19 Anderlecht - Liverpool (0 - 1)'05-10-08 Uzbekistan - Bahrain (1 - 1)'05-09-28 Porto - Artmedia Petrzalka (2 - 3)'05-09-07 Northern Ireland - England (1 - 0)'05-08-24 Debrecen - Manchester United (0 - 3)'05-06-28 Brazil u20 - Argentina u20 (1 - 2)'05-06-21 Morocco u20 - Japan u20 (1 - 0)'05-06-18 Colombia u20 - Syria u20 (2 - 0)'05-06-14 Egypt u20 - Argentina u20 (0 - 2)'05-06-11 Honduras u20 - Chile u20 (0 - 7)'05-04-28 Parma - CSKA Moskva (0 - 0)'05-03-30 Serbia and Montenegro - Spain (0 - 0)'05-03-16 Steaua - Villarreal (0 - 0)'04-12-07 Porto - Chelsea F.C. (2 - 1)'04-11-17 Russia - Estonia (4 - 0)'04-11-02 Werder Bremen - Anderlecht (5 - 1)'04-10-13 Iceland - Sweden (1 - 4)'04-09-29 CSKA Moskva - PSG (2 - 0)'04-08-11 Wisla Krakow - Real Madrid (0 - 2)'04-03-11 Auxerre - PSV (1 - 1)'04-03-03 Barcelona - Brøndby (2 - 1)'03-12-08 Argentina u20 - Egypt u20 (2 - 1)'03-12-04 Spain u20 - Uzbekistan u20 (1 - 0)'03-12-02 Cote d'Ivoire u20 - Ireland u20 (2 - 2)'03-11-29 Colombia u20 - Egypt u20 (0 - 0)'03-11-04 Besiktas - Sparta Prague (1 - 0)'03-10-22 Real Madrid - Partizan (1 - 0)'03-10-11 Belgium - Estonia (2 - 0)'03-08-13 Shakhtar - Lokomotiv Moskva (1 - 0)'03-06-07 Israel - Slovenia (0 - 0)'03-04-30 France - Egypt (5 - 0)'03-02-20 Porto - Denizlispor (6 - 1)'02-12-12 Leeds United - Malaga (1 - 2)'02-10-30 AEK - Genk (1 - 1)'02-10-12 Poland - Latvia (0 - 1)'02-09-18 Lokomotiv Moskva - Galatasaray (0 - 2)'02-05-18 Germany - Austria (6 - 2)'02-04-17 Austria - Cameroon (0 - 0)'01-11-13 Czech Republic u21 - Croatia u21 (0 - 0)'01-10-18 Bordeaux - Standard (2 - 0)'01-09-25 Gaziantepspor - Hapoel Tel Aviv (1 - 1)'01-07-21 Czech Republic u18 - Serbia and Montenegro u18 (1 - 0)'01-06-02 Northern Ireland - Bulgaria (0 - 1)'01-04-25 Italy - South Africa (0 - 1)'01-03-24 Norway u21 - Poland u21 (1 - 2)'00-10-26 Liverpool - Liberec (1 - 0)'00-09-28 Rijeka - Celta de Vigo (0 - 1)'00-09-01 Bosnia-Herzegovina u21 - Spain u21 (0 - 2)1999-09-16 Teplice - Ferencváros (3 - 1)1999-09-02 Finland u21 - Germany u21 (3 - 1)
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Other Encounters

A tense match

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2008-2009 1/4 finals:
Porto - Manchester United, 0 - 1. Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal, 2009-04-15

A Cristiano Ronaldo belter from 40 yards was, in the end, enough to see United triumph 3-2 on aggeregate. Porto were good opposition, but despite a few promising attacks they lacked the potency they showed at Old Trafford. However, United could not get a second goal making the match gripping to the very end.

No big decisions
This was an easy match for Massimo Busacca, who did not have to make any major calls. He refereed in a low-key and reasonably light hearted manner. The game was allowed to flow quite well and the players seemed to be happy with the way he handled the match.

The devil's in the details
Busacca was nearly always in a good position, and read the match well. Despite this good positioning he failed to spot a number of obvious free kicks, but awarded several for non-existant offences. Without a big decision to distract the attention, his other decision making was exposed as decidedly mediocre. However, he got away with it by officiating with avuncular good will.

Standard, not stand out
As last week for Konrad Plautz, the tie was a bit too easy to referee. As such the decision making was not the best. In the end though, the result was a fair reflection of play so who cares if the ref got the odd free kick wrong? I doubt many people will remember Busacca was the referee, the sign of a job well done.

From our reporter: padre