Spaniard Borbalan flute Ajax, AZ get a Scottish arbiter
The match between Legia Warsaw and Ajax in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League is Thursday under the guidance of the Spaniard David Fernandez Borbalan. AZ and Olympique Lyon, with the Scot Bobby Madden, so made the UEFA Tuesday known.
What is striking is that the 43-year-old Fernandez Borbalan two years back even though the match between Legia and Ajax whistled, also in Poland. The Amsterdammers won at the time, with 0-3.
The Spanish arbitrator had earlier this season with the direction of the duel between Feyenoord and Fenerbahçe (0-1). Last season, whistled he the Champions League match between PSV and CSKA Moscow (2-1). In that season he led the Europe League match Fenerbahçe-Ajax (1-0).
Madden (38) had earlier this season, the one in charge of Standard Liege against Ajax (1-1). He whistled AZ earlier against FC Augsburg, a duel that the Alkmaarders with a 4-1 loss.
Danny Makkelie flute Thursday Europa League match between Villarreal and AS Roma. It is for the 34-year-old arbitrator, the fiftieth European match in his career. Mario Diks and Hessel Steegstra go as touch judges to Spain. Jan de Vries is the fourth official and Kevin Blom and Jochem Kamphuis as fifth and sixth official to the dead ball line.
Also Villarreal and AS Roma play each other in the sixteenth finals of the Europa League. At the Italian club, is Kevin Strootman is under contract.
The UEFA Bas Nijhuis has been appointed as spiritual director for the match between FK Rostov and Sparta Prague. He gets the touch judges Rob van de Ven and Charles Schaap, fourth official Bas van Dongen and fifth and sixth officials Serdar Gözübüyük and Dennis Higler to Russia.
FK Rostov was earlier this season is responsible for the elimination of Ajax in the qualifying round Champions League and the elimination of PSV in the group stage of the miljoenenbal.
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