MH at 2015-05-27 21:51:45

Don’t forget to tune in for the FA CUP Final on Saturday where your referee coach will be Guy Beale.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:50:36

When you are appointed to a major final as a referee you want the game to go well and come out unscathed, Martin and his team can feel proud of their performance tonight. No one is talking about the match officials. Did Martin manage the game, the occasion and the players and did he have full match control and you have got to say yes he did on all fronts. There was 8 yellow cards administered in this game and no player can argue with any of the yellow cards shown. There was very little chance of Martin playing any advantage in tonight’s game due to the intensity of the game. His fitness levels were outstanding, he was well supported by his team with good eye to eye communication throughout the game. Substitution’s were managed very well and overall an outstanding performance by all the officials.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:40:52

Congratulations also to FC Dnipro for playing their part in a pulsating final.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:40:03

Full Time

It’s all over, Martin has blown the final whistle and Sevilla win the Europa League Final 3 – 2 CONGRATULATIONS

MH at 2015-05-27 21:38:19

All the Sevilla players and staff waiting to run on the pitch. Waiting for the final whistle that can’t be to far away.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:35:27

Looks like the Dnipro player could have concussion after a clash of heads.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:34:35

A minimum of 4 minutes added time.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:33:54

Substitution S12 ON, S19 OFF

MH at 2015-05-27 21:31:57

Something serious has happened here to a Dnipro player.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:29:03

Substitution D28 ON, D7 OFF.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:27:32

Yellow CardD12 for persistent.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:26:45

Correct foul given after a foul by D29 not a second yellow.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:25:01

Substitution S7 On, S9 OFF

MH at 2015-05-27 21:24:36

With the intensity of the game going up we will see more free kicks given to maintain match control and that is very important because something small missed could lead to something bigger.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:21:46

Looked a poor challenge by D12 lucky to escape a yellow card.

Substitution D11 ON D9 OFF.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:20:11

As I said at half time the intensity of this game is going up and it is pleasing to see that Martin has risen with the game.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:18:19

Yellow CardD29 correctly cautioned for holding.


MH at 2015-05-27 21:17:49

Yellow CardS9 for his over the top goal scoring celebration.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:16:22


MH at 2015-05-27 21:16:04

D12 is lucky to escape a yellow card with that challenge.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:15:09

Going back to the Sevilla penalty shout, Martin in an excellent position, giving himself an excellent viewing angle to see that the player went down to easy.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:13:54

Yellow CardD19 correctly cautioned, late challenge.


MH at 2015-05-27 21:13:31

Excellent decision by Martin not to give a penalty to Sevilla.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:12:29

This game is end to end Martin is really showing his fitness in moving about the field.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:11:15

Great save by Dnipro goalkeeper.

Substitution D19 ON, D25 OFF

MH at 2015-05-27 21:08:32

Good management of trying to delaying the restart talking to S2.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:06:37

With that caution Martin keeping his match control at a high level.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:06:04

Yellow CardS6 rightly cautioned for a reckless challenge on D9.

MH at 2015-05-27 21:02:01

Substitution for Sevilla, S23 ON, S10 OFF

MH at 2015-05-27 21:00:32

A couple of strong challenges going in, well done Martin as they are not fouls.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:58:51

10 minutes gone in the second half a very quiet start for Martin.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:55:05

Perhaps really for a head injury he should of blown up a lot earlier.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:54:31

Martin halts play for a head injury.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:53:09

Free kick to Sevilla correct.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:51:40

Very very tight off side given by Mike Mullarkey.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:49:54

Pleasing to see Martin is smiling and enjoying the game,

MH at 2015-05-27 20:49:02

DNIPRO to get the second half underway.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:36:57

An excellent half for Martin and his team, picking up all the small free kicks, showing 3 yellow cards, keeping this match well under control. The team must come out fully focused and their concentration levels at a high as I think the second half will become more intense and I am sure more goals.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:33:44

Half Time


MH at 2015-05-27 20:33:31

Yellow CardD9 reckless use of the arm. A tad unlucky

MH at 2015-05-27 20:33:19

Yellow CardD9 reckless use of the arm. A tad unlucky

MH at 2015-05-27 20:32:26

Yellow CardS4 rightly so foul on D29.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:31:26

A minimum of 2 minutes added time.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:30:09

D29 excellent free kick, Sevilla paying the price for giving away a silly free kick just outside the box.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:29:17


MH at 2015-05-27 20:28:47

Another needless free kick given away by Sevilla.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:26:46

That comes with accuracy of decision making.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:26:11

Excellent to see the players showing respect to the referee, no disent being shown to any decision.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:22:48

Really good to see Martin picking up these small fouls.

Great save by Sevilla keeper.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:22:05

Free kick on D29 by S10 could prove dangerous about 25 yards out.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:18:37

32 minutes gone Martin is moving around well, giving himself good viewing angles.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:17:42

Excellent non off side by Stephen Childs for the goal.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:16:59


MH at 2015-05-27 20:14:18

As I said there’s goal’s in this game.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:13:58

Great finish great strike by S4 to bring Sevilla level.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:13:18


MH at 2015-05-27 20:12:00

The problem you have sometime in Europe is that every little bit of contact the players expect a free kick, though sometimes it makes it difficult for English referees because of the way the Premier League is played.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:09:58

Good save by Dnipro keeper.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:07:35

Looked a soft shirt pull for the free kick.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:06:37

It’s really pleasing to see Martin cautioning D7 as if you don’t caution these challenges players take matters into their own hands.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:03:36

17 minutes into the game and Martin has stamped his authority on the game.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:03:04

Yellow CardFirst of the night, reckless challenge by D7 correctly cautioned.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:01:58

Off side given by Stephen Childs, looked very tight.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:01:02

First off side by Mike Mullarkey, correct decision.

MH at 2015-05-27 20:00:07

Foul by S25.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:59:05

Correct decision foul on S22.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:58:23

I think this game has got plenty of goals in it.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:57:55

First corner of the evening to Sevilla.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:57:06

Quiet first 10 minutes for Martin, picking up the small free kicks which is important in the early stages to aid match control.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:55:13

Correct free kick given to D10.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:53:28

7 minutes gone and D9 heads the ball home. 1 – 0 to FC DNIPRO. No chance for the Sevilla keeper, the under dogs take the lead.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:52:24


MH at 2015-05-27 19:51:49

Penalty shout for Sevilla but nothing given, good decision. No foul by D29 on S10.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:50:13

Looks like the referee has set his tolerance level high after the first couple of challenges.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:48:56

First free kick of the night after a foul by D25 on S4

MH at 2015-05-27 19:48:18

Strong challenge from Sevilla, the referee sees nothing wrong and play’s on.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:47:20

Early chance for Sevilla.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:46:04

Sevilla to kick off

MH at 2015-05-27 19:43:49

Kick off in 1 minute.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:42:16

The teams are in the tunnel, the National stadium in Warsaw looks magnificent.

MH at 2015-05-27 19:22:08

Good evening to all our viewers for this evenings ref cam match, UEFA Europa League Final. Tonight’s referee is 44 years old Martin Atkinson from England. Martin was promoted to the International panel in 2006 overseeing 67 matches to date, 8 of those 67 coming in this season’s UEFA campaign including Champions League semi final 1st leg Juventus V Real Madrid showing a total of 31 yellow cards and 1 red in those 8 games. As the season has gone on Martin has lost weight thus improving his overall fitness which has lead to much improved performances. Fully justifying his selection for this UEFA final. Martin will be assisted by Assistant Referee’s Mike Mullarkey and Stephen Childs, additional assistants Anthony Taylor and  Andre Marriner, 4th official Pavel Kralovec (Czech Republic), reserve assistant Jake Collin.

Good Luck to Martin and his team, lets hope they all put in a terrific performance.

23 minutes to kick off.