UEFA has appointed a referee commission from Spain for the clash between 1.FC Union Berlin and AFC Ajax in Germany. The duel that will take place at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei, will be whistled by the young Spanish referee, Ricardo de Burgos. He will have the help of assistants Diego Barbero and Guadalupe Porras Ayuso. At VAR, Xavier Estrada Fernandez and Cesar Soto Grado will be responsible for technology. Miguel Ángel Ortiz Arias is the fourth referee for that match.
This will be the second time that Ricardo de Burgos will referee a game for a Dutch club. The first time was this season, when he refereed Feyenoord’s 4-2 loss to SS Lazio in Italy.
It will also be the second time that he referees a match for a club in Germany. The first time this happened was when 1. FC Köln lost to Partizan in that season’s UEFA Europa Conference League.