Szymon Marciniak once again got the chance to showcase his skills in Europe’s most prestigious club competition. The Polish referee, who officiated last year’s Champions League final, is also present in this edition of the group stage. Together with Paweł Sokolnicki, Tomasz Listkiewicz, Tomasz Musiał, Tomasz Kwiatkowski and Piotr Lasyk, responsible for video verification, he led the strike of the second round at Signal-Iduna Park. The match between Borussia Dortmund and Milan ended in a goalless draw.
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Simon Marciniak, referee of the Champions League match
Consistency in referee behavior should certainly be emphasized. Neither group was able to complain about unequal treatment. Marciniak has gone unnoticed most of the time, and that’s what his work is all about. When he had to intervene, he did so decisively. If the spirit of the game allowed the action to be played, the Pole allowed the privilege of taking advantage.
Marciniak reached into his jersey pocket for the first time in the 19th minute of the game. He did not hesitate for a moment and showed a yellow card to Nico Schlotterbeck, who collided with Rafael Leao, who was running on the counter-attack. After a while, the equalizer was yellow cards when Tijani Reynders fouled Marco Reus outside the penalty area.
In the 25th minute, Emre Can committed a foul on Oliver Giroud in the midfield. At first, the referee did not seem intent on showing the card, but when the experienced German got into a heated discussion, Marciniak had no choice.
In the second half, the match was still close and there was frequent physical contact, but without excessive malice or exposing the opponent to serious injury. Mats Hummels and Younes Musa received yellow cards. In extra time, Marciniak refused to be fooled by an attempt by a Milan player to take a penalty kick. The situation was checked by VAR for a while, but the main referee did not call the screen.
source:Onet Sports Review
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