Frank de Bleeckere matches

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Date
2010-04-28
Match
Barcelona-Internazionale
 
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Result
1 - 0
Referee decisions
Yellow
1 - 5
Red
0 - 1
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
6.2
7.5
Members:
6.1
7.3
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
8.0
Control: Kept it together with a lot of hard work
6.0
Calls: Big ones right, but too many little ones wrong
9.0
Neutrality: Doing no one any favours
9.0
Style: Calm, empathetic and yet authoritative
8.0
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (23)
1) report by Niclas E
5.0
Control: not really
5.0
Calls: the 1-0 of Barca was not offside, well seen by assistant Vromans. The red card can be given, if yell
7.0
Neutrality: sometimes more calls for barca
8.0
Style: good style
6.3
General assessment
no good perfomance at all
Frank de Bleeckere matches
'11-11-23 Arsenal - Dortmund (2 - 1)'11-11-12 England - Spain (1 - 0)'11-10-19 Shakhtar - Zenit (2 - 2)'11-10-11 Slovenia - Serbia (1 - 0)'11-09-27 Napoli - Villarreal (2 - 0)'11-09-02 Bulgaria - England (0 - 3)'11-08-24 Rubin Kazan - Lyon (1 - 1)'11-05-03 Barcelona - Real Madrid (1 - 1)'11-03-09 Tottenham Hotspur - AC Milan (0 - 0)'10-11-23 Partizan - Shakhtar (0 - 3)'10-11-02 Hapoel Tel Aviv - Schalke 04 (0 - 0)'10-09-28 Chelsea F.C. - Marseille (2 - 0)'10-09-07 Russia - Slovakia (0 - 1)'10-08-17 Young Boys - Tottenham Hotspur (3 - 2)'10-06-29 Paraguay - Japan (0 - 0)'10-06-23 USA - Algeria (1 - 0)'10-06-17 Argentina - Korea Republic (4 - 1)• '10-04-28 Barcelona - Internazionale (1 - 0)'10-03-30 Bayern Munich - Manchester United (2 - 1)'10-03-09 Arsenal - Porto (5 - 0)'09-11-25 APOEL - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 1)'09-11-04 Lyon - Liverpool (1 - 1)'09-10-21 Real Madrid - AC Milan (2 - 3)'09-10-16 Ghana u20 - Brazil u20 (0 - 0)'09-10-03 Australia u20 - Brazil u20 (1 - 3)'09-09-28 Nigeria u20 - Spain u20 (0 - 2)'09-09-24 Egypt u20 - Trinidad and Tobago u20 (4 - 1)'09-09-05 Switzerland - Greece (2 - 0)'09-08-28 Barcelona - Shakhtar (1 - 0)'09-08-12 Russia - Argentina (2 - 3)'09-05-07 Hamburger SV - Werder Bremen (2 - 3)'09-04-16 Dynamo Kyiv - PSG (3 - 0)'09-03-28 Portugal - Sweden (0 - 0)'09-03-10 Liverpool - Real Madrid (4 - 0)'08-11-26 Bordeaux - Chelsea F.C. (1 - 1)'08-10-21 Manchester United - Celtic (3 - 0)'08-10-11 Romania - France (2 - 2)'08-09-17 Juventus - Zenit (1 - 0)'08-08-27 Atlético de Madrid - Schalke 04 (4 - 0)'08-06-26 Russia - Spain (0 - 3)'08-06-18 Russia - Sweden (2 - 0)'08-06-12 Croatia - Germany (2 - 1)'08-05-01 Fiorentina - Glasgow Rangers (0 - 0)'08-04-01 AS Roma - Manchester United (0 - 2)'08-02-19 Liverpool - Internazionale (2 - 0)'07-11-28 Valencia - Schalke 04 (0 - 0)'07-11-17 Macedonia - Croatia (2 - 0)'07-11-07 Sporting - AS Roma (2 - 2)'07-10-17 Switzerland - USA (0 - 1)'07-10-03 Lazio - Real Madrid (2 - 2)'07-09-08 Sweden - Denmark (0 - 0)'07-08-29 Arsenal - Sparta Prague (3 - 0)'07-05-02 AC Milan - Manchester United (3 - 0)'07-04-04 Chelsea F.C. - Valencia (1 - 1)'07-03-28 Italy - Scotland (2 - 0)'07-02-20 Real Madrid - Bayern Munich (3 - 2)'06-11-22 Internazionale - Sporting (1 - 0)'06-10-18 Chelsea F.C. - Barcelona (1 - 0)'06-09-26 Benfica - Manchester United (0 - 1)'06-09-06 Northern Ireland - Spain (3 - 2)'06-08-09 Shakhtar - Legia Warszawa (1 - 0)'06-06-30 Italy - Ukraine (3 - 0)'06-06-25 England - Ecuador (1 - 0)'06-06-18 Japan - Croatia (0 - 0)'06-06-10 Argentina - Cote d'Ivoire (2 - 1)'06-03-09 Udinese - Levski Sofia (0 - 0)'06-02-21 Bayern Munich - AC Milan (1 - 1)'05-11-23 Real Madrid - Lyon (1 - 1)'05-11-16 Turkey - Switzerland (4 - 2)'05-11-02 Benfica - Villarreal (0 - 1)'05-10-18 Panathinaikos - Barcelona (0 - 0)'05-10-08 Denmark - Greece (1 - 0)'05-10-02 Mexico u17 - Brazil u17 (3 - 0)'05-09-29 Turkey u17 - Brazil u17 (3 - 4)'05-09-23 Qatar u17 - Brazil u17 (0 - 6)'05-09-20 Cote d'Ivoire u17 - Korea DPR u17 (0 - 3)'05-09-16 Peru u17 - Ghana u17 (1 - 1)'05-09-03 Sweden - Bulgaria (3 - 0)'05-08-09 Anorthosis - Glasgow Rangers (1 - 2)'05-06-08 Korea DPR - Japan (0 - 2)'05-04-05 Liverpool - Juventus (2 - 1)'05-02-23 Werder Bremen - Lyon (0 - 3)'04-11-24 AC Milan - Shakhtar (4 - 0)'04-11-17 Armenia - Romania (1 - 1)'04-10-09 Slovenia - Italy (1 - 0)'04-09-28 Manchester United - Fenerbahce SK (6 - 2)'04-09-15 Deportivo La Coruna - Olympiakos (0 - 0)'04-08-10 Dynamo Kyiv - Trabzonspor (1 - 2)'04-03-11 Villarreal - AS Roma (2 - 0)'04-02-26 Brøndby - Barcelona (0 - 1)'03-12-15 Spain u20 - Colombia u20 (1 - 0)'03-12-09 Ireland u20 - Colombia u20 (2 - 3)'03-12-04 Argentina u20 - Mali u20 (3 - 1)'03-12-01 Panama u20 - UAE u20 (1 - 2)'03-11-05 Internazionale - Lokomotiv Moskva (1 - 1)'03-10-21 Deportivo La Coruna - Monaco (1 - 0)'03-09-06 Macedonia - England (1 - 2)'03-08-27 Slavia - Celta de Vigo (2 - 0)'03-06-11 Greece - Ukraine (1 - 0)'03-04-30 Germany - Serbia and Montenegro (1 - 0)'03-04-10 Celtic - Boavista FC (1 - 1)'03-03-12 Dortmund - Lokomotiv Moskva (3 - 0)'03-02-26 Valencia - AS Roma (0 - 3)'02-12-11 Barcelona - Newcastle United (3 - 1)'02-10-30 Internazionale - Rosenborg (3 - 0)'02-10-02 Auxerre - Arsenal (0 - 1)'02-09-07 Latvia - Sweden (0 - 0)'02-08-28 Newcastle United - Zeljeznicar (4 - 0)'02-02-21 Lyon - Liberec (1 - 1)'01-12-06 Leeds United - Grasshopper (2 - 2)'01-10-17 Bayern Munich - Spartak Moskva (5 - 1)'01-10-06 Moldova - Turkey (0 - 3)'01-09-25 Fenerbahce SK - Lyon (0 - 1)'01-07-25 Torpedo Kutaisi - Kobenhavn (1 - 1)'01-03-24 Cyprus - Ireland (0 - 4)'00-10-26 Boavista FC - AS Roma (0 - 1)'00-09-12 Drnovice - 1860 Munchen (0 - 0)'00-08-02 Kaunas - Glasgow Rangers (0 - 0)1999-11-04 Juventus - Levski Sofia (1 - 1)1999-09-16 Celtic - Hapoel Tel Aviv (2 - 0)
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Other Encounters

The hardest match

FIFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2009-2010 1/2 finals:
Barcelona - Internazionale, 1 - 0. Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain, 2010-04-28

This was probably the toughest match to referee for several seasons. There was only really one man for the job: Frank de Bleeckere, who did admirably given the circumstances. Certainly he was not perfect, but I suspect this match would have been an absolute disaster in anyone else's hands (except maybe Busacca).

Red Card
Thiago Motta might think he was unlucky to be shown a straight red card after catching Busquets in the face. I don't. Referees are under instruction to dismiss players who raise their arms and strike opponents heads; it is potentially very dangerous and it is correct to clamp down on such unnecessary behaviour. While in this instance it might seem harsh, de Bleeckere, who is not afraid to make the big calls, was absolutely right to produce a red card.

Pique Goal
Maybe he was offside when he first received the ball. Maybe Muntari was playing him onside. The replay was from a poor camera angle, making it impossible to tell. In either case it was incredibly tight, and the benefit of the doubt went to the attacking team in accordance with the spirit of the game.

Bojan non-goal
Bojan scored in the 92nd minute, Barcelona had won. But no, Frank de Bleeckere's whistle had gone - the ball had struck Toure's hand. This was the hardest decision of the match. The ball was struck hard at Toure from short range - he couldn't have got his hand out of the way. But his hand wasn't by his side, and this immediately triggers the 'handball alarm' in the referee's mind - if the hand is in an unnatural position and the ball strikes it then that is an offence under the current interpretation of the laws. That is what de Bleeckere probably made his decision on. I think it is hard to be right or wrong about this one, and you can make equally compelling cases for both points of view. I have massive sympathy for de Bleeckere in this case, and will give him the benefit of the doubt.

Foul recognition
There were a lot of fouls - 35 in total. He had to keep a tight grip on proceedings, and the match was very fractious so I agree with him stopping play for more minor offences than he would normally. Certainly he allowed absolutely no contact in the box. He did allow a bit more contact in the middle of the park which was a little inconsistent. Barcelona should have received more cards for persistent infringement.

Time wasting
Naturally Inter wasted a lot of time, especially at goal kicks and offsides. Goalkeeper Julio Cesar was constantly reminded to hurry up, and by giving him an early yellow card de Bleeckere ensured that he could not be too excessive with his delaying tctics for fear of picking up another booking.

Other decisions
With so much to concentrate on, so many other decisions to make, it is hardly surprising that de Bleeckere got some so-called less important decisions wrong. Four goal kick/corners and three throw ins were awarded to the wrong team, which is simply too many. The nearside assistant awarded a number of phantom free kicks.

Overall performance
This match was very testing. Inter's resilient defence meant a lot of players and constant flurry of activity in the Inter penalty box. Frank was generally in a good position and thus able to sell his decisions. He seemed prepared to explain his decisions, which the players responded well to, though he adopted a no nonsense approach to dissent. He was calm and methodical at free kicks, although he could perhaps have let the game flow a little better. He was not afraid of making big decisions and being unpopular. After the match he was proactive and prevented Valdes from confronting Mourinho. Ultimately, he wasn't perfect in this match. But no one could have been and I think he deserves a lot of credit for this performance.

From our reporter: padre