English referee Craig Pawson will oversee Lazio’s Europa League match against Lokomotiv Moscow this week.

As announced on Lazio’s official site earlier today, the 42-year-old Sheffield-born referee will lead the officiating team in Thursday’s Europa League clash, the Biancocelesti’s second group game of their campaign.

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Below is the full officiating team for Lazio’s Europa League match against Lokomotiv Moscow:

  • Referee: Craig Pawson (ENG)
  • Assistant Referees: Lee Betts (ENG) and Ian Hussin (ENG)
  • Fourth Official: Peter Bankes (ENG)
  • VAR: Chris Kavanagh (ENG)
  • Assistant VAR: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)

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The 42-year-old Pawson has never officiated a match involving Lazio but has been the referee in five different matches involving Serie A teams.

Pawson oversaw two draws involving AC Milan, Roma’s draw against Wolfsburger, in the 2019/20 season Napoli’s win over Real Sociedad last season and Sassuolo’s draw with Rapid Vienna in the 2016/17 season.

Lazio will be looking for an important three points against Lokomotiv Moscow at the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday, after losing their opening game against Galatasaray 1-0.