13 February 2012

A Scottish referee will whistle to Barça in Leverkusen

Craig Thomson has been appointed to referee the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League match between Bayer Leverkusen and Barca.

FC Barcelona will face Bayer Leverkusen at Bay Arena on Tuesday, under the direction of Scottish referee Craig Thomson, after UEFA made known nominees for the first two leg of the round.

Thomson, born June 20, 1972 in Paisley and lawyer by profession, will beep a second time to Barcelona in European competition. Since he did last April 6, 2011, in the first leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Shakhtar at the Camp Nou. Guardiola's team won by 5-1 and the Scottish admonished Iniesta.

In the case of Bayer Leverkusen, is the third time to lead you in Europe. In both backgrounds, both in the Bay Arena, beat the German team. In the 2007-2008 UEFA Cup defeated Hamburg in the second round 1-0. This season, the Bayer Leverkusen bleeped-Valencia of the group stage of the Champions League with a 2-1 home win.

The Scot has directed four games in this Champions League, Villarreal-Odense including the preparatory phase. Your balance is balanced results: two home wins and two visitors. Craig Thomson, is also one of the officials appointed to lead parties in the upcoming European Championship of Ukraine and Poland.

The other match of the day on Tuesday in the second round of the Champions will be Italian referee. Paolo Tagliavento will whistle in Gerland of Olympique Lyon-Apoel. (via SPORT)