German referee Deniz Aytekin will oversee Lazio’s upcoming Europa League play-off against Porto.
As highlighted by Italian media outlet LazioNews24 earlier today, UEFA have announced an all-German officiating team for the second leg of the Biancocelesti’s Europa League play-offs against the Portuguese side.
Porto currently lead Lazio on aggregate, having beaten Maurizio Sarri’s side 2-1 in Portugal last week, so the Biancocelesti need to dig deep to secure a decisive win at home this week.
- Referee: Deniz Aytekin
- Assistant Referees: Christian Dietz (GER) – Dominik Schaal (GER)
- Fourth Official: Martin Petersen (GER)
- VAR: Bastian Dankert (GER)
- Assistant VAR: Christian Dingert (GER)
Aytekin has overseen Lazio twice in the past, with the first time coming in February 2018, when the Roman club lost to FCSB 1-0 in Bucharest. The second time came earlier this season, when Sarri’s side drew 0-0 with Olympique Marseille.