Tuesday 19 June 2012

Offside Second Time Lucky

The following incident occurred during the Euro 2012 final group match between Portugal and Netherlands on Sunday 17 June 2012. The match finished 2—1. There were 3 YCs.

At a Portugal (red) DFK, AR2 (Andrea Stefani) misses the first offside and is given a second opportunity. Here are the freeze frames:

First Offside Missed

 Second Offside Spotted

Portugal attacker Helder Postiga (red 23) was penalised for being offside. His team-mate escaped.

AR2 was fortunate to be given a second chance to call offside. Fortunately, it was not a match-critical error. Still, the error is noted.

The match officials were:
Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant referees: Renato Faverani (ITA), Andrea Stefani (ITA)
Fourth official: Martin Atkinson (ENG)
Additional assistant referees: Gianluca Rocchi (ITA), Paolo Tagliavento (ITA)

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