Independent Match Review Panel - Round 25

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) - consisting of Barry Such (Chair), Simon Micallef and Alan Davidson - convened to consider incidents from Round 25.

The independent Match Review Panel (MRP) - consisting of Barry Such (Chair), Simon Micallef and Alan Davidson - convened to consider the following incidents from Round 25:

• The incident involving Steve Patelidis (Gold Coast United) in or around the 13th minute of Gold Coast United's match against Melbourne Victory on Friday night. As the incident escaped the attention of the referee, the MRP has the authority to consider the incident. In reviewing the incident, the MRP alleges that Steve Pantelidis had committed the offence of "Assault on a Player (e.g. violent conduct when not challenging for the ball)" against Robbie Kruse and proposed a sanction of five (5) matches. This is three (3) additional matches to the two (2) match minimum sanction for such an offence. The player has until 1:00pm (AEDT) tomorrow to accept the proposed sanction or refer the matter to a hearing by the FFA Disciplinary Committee.

• The incident involving Kevin Muscat (Melbourne Victory) in or around the 39th minute of Melbourne Victory's match against Gold Coast United on Friday night. As the incident escaped the attention of the referee, the MRP has the authority to consider the incident. In reviewing the incident, the MRP alleges that Muscat had committed the offence of "Serious Foul Play (e.g. when challenging for the ball)" against Jason Culina and proposed a sanction of two (2) matches. This is one (1) additional match to the one (1) match minimum sanction for such an offence. The player has until 12:00 noon (AEDT) tomorrow to accept the proposed sanction or refer the matter to a hearing by the FFA Disciplinary Committee.