French Referee Bastien Assigned for Sturm Graz vs Lazio

French referee Benoit Bastien has been assigned to officiate the upcoming Europa League clash between Sturm Graz and Lazio.

All four teams in Group F are tied on three points, putting the pressure on the Biancocelesti to pick up a strong result in Austria as they look to fight for progression to the Round of 16.

Lazio’s last outing in the competition was a painful 5-1 loss to FC Midtjylland, a game they’ll be looking to put in the back of their minds with a more positive showing against Sturm Graz.

Below is the full officiating team for Sturm Graz vs Lazio:

  • Referee: Benoit Bastien (FRA)
  • Assistant referees: Hicham Zakrani (FRA) – Aurélien Berthomieu (FRA)
  • Fourth official: Jérémie Pignard (FRA)
  • VAR: Rob Dieperink (NED)
  • Assistant VAR: Ingmar Oostrom (NED)

The 39-year-old Bastien has never overseen a Lazio match before, but he has overseen games involving Milan, Juventus and Napoli. The Rossoneri lost their game, a 3-1 defeat to Olympiacos, but the Bianconeri and Partenopei both secured wins, against Bayer Leverkusen and FC Midtjylland respectively.

Bastien has never officiated a Sturm Graz match either, although he was involved in Austria Vienna’s 2-1 win over Rosenborg and two draws involving RB Salzburg.

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