On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, Bayern Munich hosts Lazio at the Allianz Arena in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

The Head Referee for this clash will be István Kovác, the Assistant Referees will be Vasile Florin Marinescu and Ovidiu Artene, the Fourth Official will be Ovidiu Haţegan, and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will be Pawel Gil with the assistance of Tomasz Kwiatkowski.

While Kovács has never previously officiated Lazio, he has previously been in charge of Bayern Munich on one occasion. This was when they travelled to the Lokomotiv Stadium to take on Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A of the 2020/21 edition of the Champions League on 27.10.2021 (2-1 victory).

Overall, the 36-year-old has refereed five Champions League matches and two Champions League Qualifying matches. In addition, he has refereed 15 UEFA Europa League matches and 13 UEFA Europa League Qualifying matches.