Champions League Referees: April 9
It’s the attack of the middle-aged bald(ing) referees for Champions League on Wednesday, April 9. Jonas Eriksson of Sweden will referee Bayern Munich v. Manchester United, and Howard Webb of England will officiate Atletico Madrid v. Barcelona.
The last time Jonas Eriksson officiated a Manchester team in the Champions League, he had a really hard time of it (see above). Not because he performed poorly, but because Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini decided to pin his team’s beating at the hands of Barcelona on Eriksson’s Swedish-ness.
Howard Webb has been hit or miss of late. He needs to be “hit” on Wednesday, because Atletico v. Barcelona is still up for grabs, and is going to be a very tough match.