Juventus v Real Madrid
Commentary By: Mark Halsey
FINAL SCORE: 1 - 4
MH at 2017-06-03 21:58:35
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MH at 2017-06-03 21:54:29
A massive congratulations to Real Madrid on retaining the Champions League trophy. This was not a pretty game to referee as there was a lot of niggles going on throughout the game. I thought the referee Felix Brych was outstanding, his reading of the game, his awareness of what was going on around him. He didn't referee the occasion he refereed a football match. His positioning, fitness and movement were excellent, the way he managed the players was also very good. He detected that Juventus lost their discipline and his control was never in doubt. There was a total of 8 yellow cards, one of those yellow cards leading to a red card for Juventus Cuadrado which was in my opinion harsh. Sergio Ramos should be ashamed in his role in getting the Juventus player sent off. You cannot blame the referee as his assistant has informed him wrongly that it was a second yellow card. Well done Felix Brych for an outstanding performance.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:40:20
Real Madrid retain the trophy.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:39:37
The fireworks are now going off in Spain.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:37:56
A minimum of 4 minutes added time.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:36:48
MH at 2017-06-03 21:35:47
Carelessness challenge byJ23 on RM19. Free kick given.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:35:04
Substitution for Real Madrid, RM8 OFF, RM21 ON.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:33:56
Replay has just been shown, contact was made and the referee has gone on the advice of the assistant. I think the assistant has over reacted.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:32:10
J7 sent off. Good challenge by RM4 on J7. It looks like he has retaliated and the assistant referee has informed the referee that J7 has stamped on RM4 but pictures are inconclusive of the incident.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:28:10
Substitution for Real Madrid. RM22 OFF, RM20 ON.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:26:58
Free kick given to Juventus
MH at 2017-06-03 21:26:17
Come on Felix keep this standard up till the end.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:24:37
Substitution for Real Madrid, RM9 OFF, RM11 ON.
Substitution for Juventus J21 OFF, J18 ON.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:23:00
Well done referee tried to play advantage after a foul by J23 and pulled it back and gave a free kick as no advantage acrude.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:21:39
I think the referees recognition of careless and reckless has been excellent.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:20:11
Going back to the substitution of J5 I think the Juventus coach took him off before he got sent off as Juventus are losing their discipline.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:18:45
J7 reckless challenge, deserved caution. Well done referee.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:17:45
Substitution for Juventus. J8 ON, J5 OFF
MH at 2017-06-03 21:16:41
J12 deserved caution for a reckless challenge.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:14:39
J5 has to be very careful another silly foul just after being cautioned. Referee doing well by speaking to him and calming him down.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:13:29
Substitution for Juventus, J15 OFF, J7 ON.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:12:31
J5 showing his frustration, correctly cautioned.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:11:40
RONALDO. That's his 600th goal of his career. Well done Christiono Ronaldo from all of us at you are the ref.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:09:36
It's pleasing to see the referee being proactive and engaging with the players at every opportunity.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:08:23
Good offside flag given correctly.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:07:35
RM 14 huge deflection off J6.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:06:30
Another correct free kick given to RM.
MH at 2017-06-03 21:01:01
As I said in the first half the referee has to keep on picking up the small niggly fouls to keep his control and authority.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:59:11
RM8 cautioned for a reckless challenge on J6.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:58:29
First foul that the referee has missed, RM12 lucky to escape a caution for a reckless challenge.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:55:32
Free kick given to Juventus. Not sure what that was for?
MH at 2017-06-03 20:53:57
Excellent tackle by J15, referee in an excellent position to judge.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:53:06
The referee will have to remain fully focused and his concentration level very high.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:50:48
RM to get the second half underway.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:43:04
An excellent first half by the referee, his control never in doubt. Stamped his authority on the game early on, showing the players his authority with 3 deserved cautions and only getting involved when he needed to get involved. I feel he may need to slow the pace down a little bit in the second half as the players discipline may deteriorate.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:35:22
MH at 2017-06-03 20:33:38
A minimum of 2 minutes added time.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:33:05
Players will need to keep their discipline if 22 players are to remain on this field.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:30:59
The referee will be glad to see half time come as the tempo has gone up and just needs to slow the game down a little bit.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:30:02
RM2 reckless challenge. Correctly given.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:29:24
Lots of little tactical fouls going on and the referee has to remain aware of what is going on around him, in my opinion he is at present.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:27:01
Free kick given against RM9 as he catches the Juventus player.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:25:39
From a resulting free kick the ball hits R7 's arm but the player is not looking at the ball.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:23:26
Free kick awarded to J21 bit fortunate in my opinion as he played for it by jumping into his opponent.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:21:40
What a chance for RM7 that was.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:20:58
Excellent atmosphere inside the stadium.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:19:56
RM4 deserved caution so soon after the foul on J21.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:18:13
Careless by RM4 on J21 but he knew what he was doing.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:16:54
What a special goal worth the entrance fee alone.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:15:22
What a goal J17.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:13:58
The referee is showing excellent fitness and excellent sprinting ability giving him the chance to gain the ultimate viewing angle.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:12:16
At present the referees recognition of foul and non foul has been very good,
MH at 2017-06-03 20:09:41
Referee has got to remain fully focused now that a goal has been scored. The tempo will go up.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:08:48
Who else could it be RONALDOOOOOOOOOOO
MH at 2017-06-03 20:07:51
Why is RM4 getting involved it looked like J17 slipped. Well done referee got in quick.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:06:46
Foul by RM14 on J5, careless challenge. Good to see the referee talk to the RM player to calm him down. Good man management.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:05:22
Referee just keeping a very narrow path of control. Would like to see him squeeze play a little bit.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:02:58
Free kick correctly given to Juventus.
MH at 2017-06-03 20:01:00
For J21 after stopping a promising attack on RM 8. Correctly given, stamping his authority on the game early on.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:59:30
Not a foul for me by J3 on RM7
MH at 2017-06-03 19:58:30
Correct free kick given to RM.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:57:13
Good to see the referee getting involved when needing to in the early stages.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:55:52
Foul correctly given to Juventus.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:55:09
Excellent save by the RM keeper after a shot by J5.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:54:20
J17 not happy with the assistant as he thought the ball had gone out of play. It has to be the whole of the ball.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:53:20
Juventus showing their intentions already .
MH at 2017-06-03 19:51:59
It's important the referee picks up the early fouls so that the players will gain the trust of the referee in his decision making.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:50:28
Good early careless challenge picked up by the referee after a foul by J6 on RM19.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:49:30
The referee will want to come out of this game unscathed unfortunately these type of games will undoubtably bring key match incidents.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:48:19
Juventus to get us underway.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:43:32
Teams are in the tunnel.
MH at 2017-06-03 19:42:43
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MH at 2017-06-03 19:32:46
Less than 13 minutes to kick off .
MH at 2017-06-03 19:24:56
Welcome to this evenings ref cam game as we have two giants in world club football go head to head in the Champions League Final, where Juventus take on current holders Real Madrid which should be a pulsating football match. Both team have players that can turn a match but also have players that can be very astute when it comes to committing foul challenges. To oversee this final UEFA have appointed experienced Felix Brych from Germany, in my opinion the best referee they have available to preside over this fixture. Felix has been an International referee since 2007, he has taken charge of many Champions League fixtures this season. He was part of the UEFA Euro 2016 refereeing team. He also refereed a 2014 UEFA Europa Final between Sevilla and Benfica in Turin. He will be assisted by Mark Borsch, Stefan Lupp (Germany), 4th official Milorad Mizic (Serbia). Additional assistants Bastian Dankert, Mario Fritz (Germany), reserve assistant referee Rafael Foltyn (Germany).
GOOD LUCK TO ALL.