Massimo Busacca matches

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Date
2010-06-16
Match
South Africa-Uruguay
 
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Result
0 - 3
Referee decisions
Yellow
2 - 0
Red
1 - 0
Penalty
0 - 1
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
7.7
7.3
Members:
8.2
7.7
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
9.9
Control: Excellent
8.0
Calls: Big call correct
7.0
Neutrality: Seemed to favour Uruguay a little
9.9
Style: Very good
8.8
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (38)
1) report by scorpdoggy
6.0
Control:
6.0
Calls:
6.0
Neutrality:
6.0
Style:
6.0
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 - AtlĂ©tico 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 AtlĂ©tico 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

Magnificent Massimo

FIFA WC 2010 group stage:
South Africa - Uruguay, 0 - 3. Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, South Africa, 2010-06-16

This was a good match of flowing, end-to-end football; one of the best so far in this World Cup, and Massimo Busacca's performance contibuted to the quality of the match.

Big decision
The big decision of this match was in the 76th minute, when Suarez was brought down by Khune and denied a clear goal scoring opportunity. Despite the prolonged protests from the South Africans, Busacca had absoulety no hesitation in pointing to the spot and producing a straight red card. Correct decision.

Strong
Early in the match Uruguay had a free kick in an attacking position. Pienaar charged out of the defensive wall and intercepted the shot, Busacca was strong and booked Pienaar and ordered the free kick to be retaken. In the 85th minute he was not fooled as Gaxa went down far too easily and demanded a penalty - it certainly was not and Busacca was correct.

Flow
Busacca did not stop the match for every minor bit of contact unlike other refs in the tournament, and was keen to play advantage as often as possible. This contributed to the excellent flow of the match and made it a much more enjoyable game to watch than the others that have gone before.

Mistakes
He was not, however, perfect. He gave some free kicks for phantom fouls, and also spotted a foul throw by Uruguay even though it was perfectly legal. Suarez should also have won a penalty earlier in the second half when he was fouled on the line of the penalty box, though Busacca did not award the spot kick. Furthermore, Arevalo Rios was allowed to get away 6/7 fouls and did not pick up a booking for persistent infringement, which I believe he should have received.

From our reporter: padre