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Leipzig - OL : Antonio Mateu to referee

Published on 01 October 2019 at 2:11 PM
Leipzig - OL : Antonio Mateu au sifflet
The 42-year-old referee will be in charge of the match between Leipzig and OL on the second day of the Champions League group stage.

 The Spanish referee has been in charge of just one Champions League match this season. It was the draw between APOEL Nicosia and Ajax Amsterdam (0-0) on August 20th. As for the Europa League, he was most recently in charge of Glasgow Rangers win against Feyenoord (1-0) on 19 September. In La Liga, he has refereed three meetings, including that between Real Madrid and Osasuna (2-0) on 25 September. In five games this season, he has distributed 26 yellow cards and a red card.

In his European career, Antonio Mateu has refereed OL four times:

- The victory (0-1) against CSKA Moscow in the Round of 16 of the Europa League on 8 March 2018.

- The victory (2-1) against Besiktas in the quarter-final first leg of the Europa League on April 13, 2017.

- The big victory (4-1) against Viktoria Plzen in the first leg of the knockout stages of the Europa League on 13 March 2014.

- The victory (0-1) at Grasshoppers in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League on 6 August 2013.

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