Three Russian brigade of arbitrators appointed by the Union of European football associations (UEFA) to serve matches of the group stages of the European competition, reported on the official UEFA website.
The team led by Sergey Karasev will work on the Champions League match between SSC Napoli and Turkish “Besiktas”, which will be held October 19 at the stadium “San Paolo” in Naples.
Help will Karasev, Anton Averyanov and Tikhon Kalugin, additional referees will be Sergey Lapochkin and Sergei Ivanov. As the reserve referee will act Alexey Lebedev.
The team led by Vladislav Bezborodov will support the UEFA Europa League match between Roma and Vienna Austria October 20 in Rome and the team of Alexey Eskova on the same day will work at the meeting in Pilsen between the Czech “Victoria” and the Romanian “Astra”.
Recall that in the last rounds of the championship of Russia the work of referees attracts the attention of the public. In particular, the media actively discussed the controversial refereeing decisions in the episodes of the meeting of the ninth round, “Zenit” – “Spartak” (4:2).
In early October, a post of the head of the judicial Department left the RFU Valentin Ivanov, acting head of the Department will be the acting referee Alexey Nikolaev, who was the Deputy Ivanov.