Luis Medina Cantalejo matches

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in doubt...
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Date
2009-05-20
Match
Shakhtar-Werder Bremen
 
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Result
2 - 1
Referee decisions
Yellow
3 - 4
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
7.5
6.9
Members:
7.8
7.2
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
9.0
Control:
7.0
Calls:
6.0
Neutrality:
6.0
Style: like Benquerenca
7.0
General assessment
 
Reports for this match (13)
1) report by jack
9.0
Control: Great - he didn't stop for every offence, but when he did, he dealt with it exceptionally.
8.0
Calls: Good - he showed what we expect from a referee in the later stages on the UCL/UEFA cup.
9.0
Neutrality: no problems here
9.0
Style: Great
8.8
General assessment
This man used to be 1 of the referees that when the appointments came out, I'd be praying he wouldn't get the big game, because he had the reputation of ruining the big games. He has progressed so much. I now look at think "awesome, LMC - this should be a
Luis Medina Cantalejo matches
• '09-05-20 Shakhtar - Werder Bremen (2 - 1)'09-04-14 Chelsea F.C. - Liverpool (4 - 4)'09-02-24 Internazionale - Manchester United (0 - 0)'08-12-10 Steaua - Fiorentina (0 - 1)'08-11-04 AS Roma - Chelsea F.C. (3 - 1)'08-10-15 Greece - Switzerland (1 - 2)'08-09-17 Dynamo Kyiv - Arsenal (1 - 1)'08-08-26 Artmedia Petrzalka - Juventus (1 - 1)'08-04-10 PSV - Fiorentina (0 - 2)'08-02-20 Lyon - Manchester United (1 - 1)'07-11-28 Besiktas - Marseille (2 - 1)'07-10-24 AC Milan - Shakhtar (4 - 1)'07-10-17 Russia - England (2 - 1)'07-09-19 Fenerbahce SK - Internazionale (1 - 0)'07-09-08 Netherlands - Bulgaria (2 - 0)'07-08-15 Sparta Prague - Arsenal (0 - 2)'07-06-02 France - Ukraine (2 - 0)'07-03-07 Manchester United - Lille OSC (1 - 0)'06-12-05 Bayern Munich - Internazionale (1 - 1)'06-10-17 Anderlecht - AC Milan (0 - 1)'06-09-27 Liverpool - Galatasaray (3 - 2)'06-09-02 Germany - Ireland (1 - 0)'06-08-23 Spartak Moskva - Liberec (2 - 1)'06-07-01 Brazil - France (0 - 1)'06-06-26 Italy - Australia (1 - 0)'06-06-21 Netherlands - Argentina (0 - 0)'06-06-14 Germany - Poland (1 - 0)'06-04-06 Steaua - Rapid Bucuresti (0 - 0)'06-03-09 Marseille - Zenit (0 - 1)'05-11-16 Australia - Uruguay (1 - 0)'05-11-01 Schalke 04 - Fenerbahce SK (2 - 0)'05-10-08 England - Austria (1 - 0)'05-09-27 Ajax - Arsenal (1 - 2)'05-09-14 Club Brugge - Juventus (1 - 2)'05-09-03 Slovenia - Norway (2 - 3)'05-08-09 Manchester United - Debrecen (3 - 0)'05-07-02 Brazil u20 - Morocco u20 (2 - 1)'05-06-17 Turkey u20 - Ukraine u20 (2 - 2)'05-06-12 Brazil u20 - Nigeria u20 (0 - 0)'05-06-10 Benin u20 - Australia u20 (1 - 1)'05-04-07 CSKA Moskva - Auxerre (4 - 0)'05-03-26 Romania - Netherlands (0 - 2)'05-02-22 PSV - Monaco (1 - 0)'04-11-23 Bayern Munich - Maccabi Tel Aviv (5 - 1)'04-11-02 Arsenal - Panathinaikos (1 - 1)'04-09-04 Turkey - Georgia (1 - 1)'04-08-24 Liverpool - GAK (0 - 1)'04-06-08 Italy u21 - Serbia and Montenegro u21 (3 - 0)'04-05-30 Germany u21 - Sweden u21 (1 - 2)'04-05-30 Germany u21 - Sweden u21 (2 - 1)'04-05-27 Serbia and Montenegro u21 - Croatia u21 (3 - 2)'04-02-26 Sochaux - Internazionale (2 - 2)'03-11-06 AS Roma - Hajduk (1 - 0)'03-09-30 Anderlecht - Bayern Munich (1 - 1)'03-08-13 Austria Wien - Marseille (0 - 1)'03-06-06 Scotland u21 - Germany u21 (2 - 2)'02-10-15 Serbia and Montenegro u21 - Finland u21 (3 - 3)'02-10-03 Sartid Smederevo - Ipswich (0 - 1)'02-08-15 Shamrock Rovers - Djurg√•rden (1 - 3)
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that first yellow

UEFA UEFA CUP 2008 - 2009 final:
Shakhtar - Werder Bremen, 2 - 1. Sukru Saracoglu, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009-05-20

It was thanks to Medina Cantalejo, who did not stop play for every foul, that this match was worth seeing. But only just.

good
Decisive, fast, he knew what he was doing, sure of himself (even when he did something wrong), and fully in control.

well....
If you are a Werder fan you probably think that was a penalty and if it wasn't a penalty than it was definitely a goal later on. I'm not sure about the penalty claim and Medina Cantalejo stood nearby and seemed to be very sure about it. But why he canceled the goal is not clear. Werrder forward and Shakhtar defender pushed and pulled and stumbled over each other, why one got a free kick and not the other the goal was not clear. One of those Medina Cantalejo things.

first
And there was the matter of the fist yellow card. Luis seemed to postpone the first booking. In the Spaniard's eyes no foul was bad enough to license such a giant step, the landmark of the first yellow card. Not even when a Werder player was attacked from behind when he was simply standing, waiting for the ball. But after the first yellow 6 more followed and almost every push made Luis pull his card, the lats half hour was not his best.

match
A few good players and many not so very good players and for a while nothing at all happened. (What was Rosenberg doing in a European final? I have a 12 year old nephew who can do better than that) And what will Shakhtar do with all those Brazilians (even the Brazilian president was there) when the 6/5 rule is installed?

From our reporter: Wolfgang Sittmayer