UEFA referee appointments for Champions League matches are now known, including the one that faces Dinamo in Kiev against Fútbol Club Barcelona. I find that It will be directed by the Slovenian Matej Jug who thus makes his debut directing the Barça team in the highest continental competition.
It is 40-year-old Slovenian has been practicing arbitration since 2004 and has been international since 2007. The day after tomorrow’s game in Kiev will be the second that dirija in the maximum continental competition after the clash between Manchester United and Leizpig from this same group stage that ended with the English team’s win 5-0.
Has whistled also two games in this edition of the Europa League. They are Celtic – Milan and Roma – Cluj. The latter precisely on the European day prior to the national team break.
League of Nations
Too has whistled a match of the League of Nations in its group B. It is specifically the clash of October 11 between Russia and Turkey that ended with a tie to one. Days before he also led a friendly match between Austria and Greece. He has not been designated for this recent window this November of national team games.
It’s one of the best referees that currently exist in the country of UEFA President Alexander Ceferin. So far he has directed six games in the highest category of his country. Matej Jug will be assisted on the wings by two compatriots. Not so in the case of the VAR where it will be the German Sascha Stegemann who will act as VAR, acting as AVAR the also Slovenian Jure Praprotnik.
Is The appointment is within UEFA’s policy this season where, conditioned by COVID, they are giving more prominence in this group stage to referees such as Jug that until now were not usual in the maximum continental competition