Swedish World Cup referee Jonas Eriksson has been nominated to take charge of Tuesday's UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg between Atlético Madrid and Chelsea FC at Estadio Vicente Calderón. After having taken charge of Manchester City - FC Barcelona in the Round of 16, the Spurs' defeat against Benfica SL in Europa League and finally Bayern München's 3:1 win over Manchester United in the Champions League quarterfinals, it is the fourth match in a row for Eriksson with English involvement. He will be assisted by the same quintet that was already active in the quarterfinals, featuring his regular assistant referees Mathias Klasenius and Daniel Wärnmark on the sidelines, Stefan Johannesson and Markus Strömbergsson on the goallines and Daniel Gustavsson as the fourth official.
22 April 2014, 20:45 CET
Estadio Vicente Calderón, Madrid, Spain
Atlético Madrid - Chelsea FC
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)
Assistant Referee 1: Mathias Klasenius (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Wärnmark (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Stefan Johannesson (SWE)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Markus Strömbergsson (SWE)
Fourth Official: Daniel Gustavsson (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Jaap Uilenberg (NED)
UEFA Delegate: Adonis Procopiou (CYP)
Blog Referee Observer: Edward (GRE)
At the same time it has very likely turned out that the Champions League Final 2014 will not be controlled by the professional referee from Sigtuna taking into account that it has never happened that a Champions League semifinal official handled the consecutive final. Depending on Bayern München's result, Björn Kuipers and Felix Brych could be potential names in the run for Lisbon final and, as usual, a certain Serbian could maybe surprise us all.