With both locked up the tickets for the second stage of this season’s Super League, the group B leader Shanghai SIPG met with Beijing Zhonghe Guoan, which was originally worthy of the fans’ expectations. Altar Weekend Feast", the protagonist of the competition was the 38-year-old international referee
Zhang Lei continued to "ferment" after the controversy in the judgment of the "Beijing-Shanghai War", so that he eventually made it into the hot search list of social platforms. Chinese football has entered the hot search list in this way. This is probably not the result of the leadership of the Chinese Football Association, the referee committee, or Zhang Lei himself.
Zhang Lei’s “focus” was undoubtedly due to the refusal to award Zhonghe Guoan’s penalty in the 54th minute. Someone commented that the reason for Zhang Lei's punishment of "Lei" was that after watching the replay of the VAR video, he still put on a calm and confident expression, and then shook his arm to signal that "the penalty does not exist." Did SIPG foreign aid Mu Yi foul Guoan foreign aid Vieira in the penalty area? Although compared to Li Ke's previous arm touching the ball in the penalty area, Mu Yi and Vieira's body contact picture is a long-term view, but as long as they are not blind, the audience can see Mu Yi "top of his knees." With the help of modern technology, there is no so-called "difficulty" in penalties.
毫无疑问，张磊的“关注点”是由于在第54分钟内拒绝判给中和国安的刑罚。有人评论说，张磊之所以要处罚“雷”，是因为在观看了VAR视频的重播之后，他仍然保持冷静和自信的表情，然后摇了摇臂，以表示“不存在这种惩罚”。 SIPG的外援穆伊在禁区内是否触犯了国安队的外援维埃拉？尽管与李克之前的罚球区手臂触球相比，穆依和维埃拉的身体接触照片是一个长期的看法，但是只要他们不盲目，观众就可以看到穆依“跪在地上”。 ”在现代技术的帮助下，没有所谓的“困难”处罚。
As we all know, international and domestic football referee management departments judge whether referees are right or wrong are mainly based on rules, not subjective judgments. If Zhang Lei can exercise the power of "final determination" by the referee in accordance with the latest penalties and in the event that VAR cannot clearly distinguish whether the action is foul, then Zhang Lei will be fined for handball in the penalty area. The different scales of enforcement are obvious. For example, shortly after the start of the game, SIPG defender He used to suspect a foul on Guoan’s foreign aid Bacambu during the race for the top.
There are two reasons for saying "suspicious": First, as a video assistant referee, another international referee Li Haixin did not give Zhang Lei a prompt to start the VAR procedure. Soon after the start of the game, the two teams did not score a goal and were still in the process of adapting to the rhythm of the game. Suspected fouls were easily overlooked. Second, the image data showed that He used to be suspected of touching the ball with his arm during the race for the top, and also suspected of elbowing his opponent, but the referee did not confirm it. Is it true that "black and white do not mention" without a decision? Anyway, after the intermission, the picture provided by the broadcaster is clearly visible. I don't know what the referee on duty felt after viewing the video.
Another penalty case seems more convincing. That was the 24th minute of the 11th round of SIPG vs. Zall. Zall forward Dong Xuesheng received a corner kick from his teammate and then headed for the goal. SIPG defender Fu Huan obviously touched the ball with his arm open, which means it was enlarged. In view of the defensive area, Zhang Lei on duty not only judged that it was not handball for the first time, but also maintained the original judgment after the intervention of VAR. SIPG and Zhonghe Guoan's two No. 23s even took off and touched the ball almost exactly the same, but the encounters were different.
另一个处罚案件似乎更有说服力。那是SIPG对扎尔的第11轮比赛的第24分钟。 Zall前锋董学胜从队友获得一个角球，然后朝球门进发。 SIPG的后卫傅欢显然张开了手臂碰到了球，这意味着球已放大。鉴于防守区域，值班的张磊不仅第一次判断不是手球，而且在VAR干预后也保持了原来的判断。 SIPG和中和国安的两个23号球甚至起飞并触球几乎完全相同，但相遇却有所不同。
Speaking of the uniform standard of penalties, the Disciplinary Committee of the Chinese Football Association has emphasized it over and over again, whether it is in various pre-season refereeing business training, or the intensive learning and mobilization in the competition area. But as an active referee expert said, “FIFA, AFC, and Chinese Football Association all strictly require referees to maintain a uniform penalty scale. However, there is still inconsistency. The reason is very simple. difference."
Is Zhang Lei's "enforcement of penalty rules" good or bad? It is also necessary for all parties to comprehensively evaluate the overall performance of referees over the years to objectively evaluate. But in fact, the 38-year-old Zhang Lei is one of the 7 international referees (head referees) registered by the Chinese Football Association and one of the 3 professional referees currently employed by the Chinese Football Association. As one of the youngest referees in Chinese professional football, Zhang Lei has been in the Super League since the 2009 season. Coincidentally, his first game of law enforcement was Guoan's match with Qingdao Zhongneng during the season.
At that time, China's professional football was mired in a quagmire due to a corruption scandal. Some famous referees were imprisoned as a result, and the credibility of Chinese football referees fell to a freezing point. Zhang Lei, Ma Ning, Fu Ming, Wang Di and other referees are just the new generation of "local famous whistles" that have emerged when the domestic refereeing work has fallen into an unprecedented low.
Zhang Lei's experience among them was richer and more bumpy. Soon after he was exceptionally "promoted" to the international level 10 years ago, he was once "beaten" back to the national level due to errors and omissions. Until the 2017 season, 35-year-old Zhang Lei returned to the international referee camp with the "high scores" accumulated in law enforcement in the past few seasons, and at that time he had another identity-the AFC elite referee. His experience and ability have been recognized at the international level. In the 2018 season, Zhang Lei was also awarded the best referee in the Super League of the season.
Before becoming the first professional referee of the Chinese Football Association in early 2019, Zhang Lei worked for a sports event TV broadcast signal production and service company, which is now the media copyright and signal production partner of the Chinese Super League. It was at the critical stage of the exploratory work of introducing VAR technology in the Chinese Super League. Zhang Lei, who has a solid foundation in the penalty business, benefits from his own convenient working conditions, and has a better understanding of the technical details such as the introduction and switching of the football game broadcast signal than other referees. This is actually for him in the penalty work, especially Keep improving in the operation of VAR technology has laid the foundation. It can be seen that just from the above-mentioned disputes and penalties, Zhang Lei was labeled as "low business", not seeking truth from facts. So since Zhang Lei is a recognized professional leader among the local referees, why has it caused such a huge controversy in the recent law enforcement?
For this reason, someone gave Zhang Lei's judgment of "showing loyalty to the leadership". Having said this, I have to mention a fact. That is, Chen Xuyuan, the current chairman of the Chinese Football Association, served as the leader of Shanghai SIPG Club for a long time before joining the association. So there was a "conspiracy theory" about Zhang Lei's whistle blowing to benefit the SIPG team. But the actual situation is not necessarily the case. SIPG has already led their opponents by 4 points before encountering Zhonghe Guoan in this round. Even if they lose to the latter, SIPG has a high probability of winning in the final round and is still expected to win the first place in Group B. In this special season, when modern technology is so advanced, it is logically difficult for Chen Xuyuan or the leader to instruct the referee to enforce the law.
Before this game, Zhang Lei had enforced the game between He Guoan and SIPG in the Super Cup in late February 2019. The winner was also SIPG. Counting this game, Zhonghe Guoan has lost 7 consecutive losses to SIPG. Therefore, the main reason for the continuation of this record is obviously not that SIPG has benefited from the favorable penalty. Also logically speaking, Zhang Lei should not target the Beijing team. Zhang Lei was born in Dalian, but grew up in Beijing, graduated from Beijing Sport University, and then worked for a company registered in Beijing.
So what caused Zhang Lei to fall into the whirlpool of public opinion? In this regard, an expert in the refereeing circle who did not want to be named commented that
By the end of the 13th round of the Super League this season, nearly half of the clubs have "appealed" the Chinese Football Association on refereeing. Next, the referee department of the Chinese Football Association is likely to further improve the league law enforcement work through business training and ideological guidance.
It is also understood that due to the recent start of the school season of colleges and universities, some referees of the Chinese Super League happened to serve in various schools, and it was difficult to renew their leave to enforce the game. Therefore, some referees had to enforce two consecutive matches on the same day. This also shows that the current work intensity and pressure of the referees of the Super League are high. While the Chinese Football Association requires them to strictly enforce the law, they also need to protect their bodies and minds. While the outside world supervises the referees' enforcement work, it is also necessary to give them understanding and tolerance.