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Date
2007-11-06
Match
Liverpool-Besiktas
 
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Result
8 - 0
Referee decisions
Yellow
0 - 1
Red
0 - 0
Penalty
0 - 0
Referee assessment
 
this match
overall
Reporters:
8.5
7.3
Members:
6
7.9
 
Matches Bio Did you know? Palmares
9.0
Control:
8.0
Calls:
9.0
Neutrality:
8.0
Style:
8.5
General assessment
 
Markus Merk matches
'07-12-12 PSV - Internazionale (0 - 1)• '07-11-06 Liverpool - Besiktas (8 - 0)'07-10-17 Norway - Turkey (1 - 2)'07-10-03 Celtic - AC Milan (2 - 1)'07-09-12 Portugal - Serbia (1 - 1)'07-09-07 Austria - Japan (0 - 0)'07-08-22 Romania - Turkey (2 - 0)'07-06-01 Brazil - England (1 - 1)'07-06-01 England - Brazil (1 - 1)'07-04-25 Chelsea F.C. - Liverpool (1 - 0)'07-03-24 Netherlands - Romania (0 - 0)'06-12-06 Porto - Arsenal (0 - 0)'06-11-15 Brazil - Switzerland (2 - 1)'06-11-15 Brazil - Sweden (2 - 1)'06-11-15 Switzerland - Brazil (1 - 2)'06-10-31 Liverpool - Bordeaux (3 - 0)'06-10-07 England - Macedonia (0 - 0)'06-06-22 Ghana - USA (2 - 1)'06-06-18 Brazil - Australia (2 - 0)'06-06-11 Serbia and Montenegro - Netherlands (0 - 1)'06-04-26 Barcelona - AC Milan (0 - 0)'06-03-07 Barcelona - Chelsea F.C. (1 - 1)'05-12-06 Artmedia Petrzalka - Porto (0 - 0)'05-11-16 Slovakia - Spain (1 - 1)'05-11-02 Lille OSC - Manchester United (1 - 0)'05-10-12 Ireland - Switzerland (0 - 0)'05-09-28 Real Madrid - Olympiakos (2 - 1)'05-09-07 Russia - Portugal (0 - 0)'05-08-24 Ajax - Brøndby (3 - 1)'05-06-04 Turkey - Greece (0 - 0)'05-04-12 Internazionale - AC Milan (0 - 3)'05-03-30 Israel - France (1 - 1)'05-03-09 Juventus - Real Madrid (2 - 0)'04-12-07 PSG - CSKA Moskva (1 - 3)'04-11-03 Olympiakos - Monaco (1 - 0)'04-09-14 Celtic - Barcelona (1 - 3)'04-09-08 Netherlands - Czech Republic (2 - 0)'04-08-25 Manchester United - Dinamo Bucuresti (3 - 0)'04-07-04 Portugal - Greece (0 - 1)'04-06-22 Denmark - Sweden (2 - 2)'04-06-13 France - England (2 - 1)'04-04-21 Porto - Deportivo La Coruna (0 - 0)'04-04-06 Arsenal - Chelsea F.C. (1 - 2)'04-03-10 AC Milan - Sparta Prague (4 - 1)'03-11-26 Lazio - Besiktas (1 - 1)'03-11-15 Croatia - Slovenia (1 - 1)'03-10-22 Ajax - Celta de Vigo (1 - 0)'03-09-06 Italy - Wales (4 - 0)'03-08-13 Galatasaray - CSKA Sofia (3 - 0)'03-06-26 Cameroon - Colombia (1 - 0)'03-06-23 Brazil - Turkey (2 - 2)'03-05-28 Juventus - AC Milan (0 - 0)'03-04-09 Internazionale - Valencia (1 - 0)'03-03-20 Liverpool - Celtic (0 - 2)'03-02-25 Juventus - Manchester United (0 - 3)'02-12-10 Ajax - AS Roma (2 - 1)'02-10-23 Dynamo Kyiv - Feyenoord (2 - 0)'02-09-17 AS Roma - Real Madrid (0 - 3)'02-09-07 Greece - Spain (0 - 2)'02-08-27 Fenerbahce SK - Feyenoord (0 - 2)'02-06-15 Denmark - England (0 - 3)'02-06-09 Japan - Russia (1 - 0)'02-04-10 Manchester United - Deportivo La Coruna (3 - 2)'02-03-14 Internazionale - Valencia (1 - 1)'02-02-19 Real Madrid - Porto (1 - 0)'01-12-05 Barcelona - Galatasaray (2 - 2)'01-11-14 Uruguay - Argentina (1 - 1)'01-10-31 Olympiakos - Deportivo La Coruna (1 - 1)'01-06-02 Denmark - Czech Republic (2 - 1)'01-03-15 Celta de Vigo - Barcelona (3 - 2)'01-02-15 AS Roma - Liverpool (0 - 2)'00-12-06 Panathinaikos - Valencia (0 - 0)'00-10-17 Glasgow Rangers - Galatasaray (0 - 0)'00-10-11 Iceland - Northern Ireland (1 - 0)'00-09-26 PSV - Manchester United (3 - 1)'00-09-13 Barcelona - Leeds United (4 - 0)'00-06-29 Italy - Netherlands (0 - 0)'00-06-18 Slovenia - Spain (1 - 2)'00-06-10 Belgium - Sweden (2 - 1)'00-04-05 Chelsea F.C. - Barcelona (3 - 1)'00-03-16 Leeds United - Slavia (3 - 0)'00-03-01 Fiorentina - Valencia (1 - 0)'00-02-23 England - Argentina (0 - 0)1999-12-09 Benfica - Celta de Vigo (1 - 1)1999-10-26 Real Madrid - Olympiakos (3 - 0)1999-10-09 Netherlands - Brazil (2 - 2)1999-09-29 Barcelona - Arsenal (1 - 1)1999-09-04 Norway - Greece (1 - 0)1999-04-20 Bologna AGC - Marseille (1 - 1)1999-03-31 Poland - Sweden (0 - 1)1999-03-17 Olympiakos - Juventus (1 - 1)1998-11-25 Internazionale - Real Madrid (3 - 1)1998-11-25 Arsenal - Lens (0 - 1)1998-11-04 Croatia Zagreb - Porto (3 - 1)1998-09-16 Juventus - Galatasaray (2 - 2)1998-09-05 Ukraine - Russia (3 - 2)1998-03-31 Internazionale - Spartak Moskva (2 - 1)1998-03-25 Austria - Hungary (2 - 3)1998-03-19 Lokomotiv Moskva - AEK (2 - 1)1997-12-09 Atlético de Madrid - Croatia Zagreb (1 - 0)1997-10-22 Dynamo Kyiv - Barcelona (3 - 0)1997-09-30 Lazio - Vitoria Guimarães (2 - 1)1997-09-10 Sweden - Latvia (1 - 0)1997-05-14 Barcelona - PSG (1 - 0)1997-04-30 Norway - Finland (1 - 1)1997-03-05 Ajax - Atlético de Madrid (1 - 1)1996-12-03 Boavista FC - Internazionale (0 - 2)1996-10-29 Anderlecht - Vitoria Guimarães (0 - 0)1996-10-13 Spain - Slovakia (4 - 1)1996-09-11 Juventus - Manchester United (1 - 0)1996-08-07 Glasgow Rangers - Alania Vladikavkaz (3 - 1)1996-05-18 England - Hungary (3 - 0)1996-04-04 Deportivo La Coruna - PSG (0 - 1)1995-11-15 Russia - Finland (3 - 1)1995-10-17 Lyon - Lazio (2 - 1)1995-09-12 Sevilla FC - Botev (2 - 0)1995-08-22 Osijek - Slovan Bratislava (0 - 2)1995-06-19 Switzerland - Italy (0 - 1)1995-06-11 Ireland - Austria (1 - 3)1995-03-16 Real Zaragoza - Feyenoord (2 - 0)
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Other Encounters

a record (so far)

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2007-2008 group stage:
Liverpool - Besiktas, 8 - 0. Anfield, Liverpool, England, 2007-11-06

Apart from being a good referee and doing all things right there were two somewhat strange decisions Merk made in this record-breaking match (never before did a team score 8-0 in the Champions League) that puzzled me somewhat.

One
Liverpool sider Riise stole about ten metres with a trow-in, Merk didn't react. Two seconds later Liverpool made their second goal. And it wasn't even a throw in for Liverpool in the first place.

Two
A Besiktas player touched the ball with his arm in the penalty box. Clearly, no doubt about it and I'm sure Merk saw it too. But The German referee waved it off.

because?
The first thing, Riise walking along the line for a while, ball in his hands, made the game faster. The whole thing was starting to get constipated, stuck midfield in a lot of wrong passes and minor fouls. Until Riise tried his luck. A good decision in hindsight.
Benayoun already scored 4-0 when the Turkish player made hands ball, so why punish them with a penalty? Maybe those were Merk's thoughts. Anyway, both - odd, but not favouring any team - decisions made the game better.

From our reporter: Dave Eisenhower