Sunday February 10 2019
Makkelie ref for Roma-Porto

Dutch referee Danny Makkelie has been assigned to Roma’s Champions League Round of 16 match against FC Porto.

The first leg kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday at 20.00 GMT.

For the first time in the tournament, there are also VAR officials and they are also Dutch, specifically Pol van Boekel and assistant Jochem Kamphuis.

The linesmen are Mario Diks and Hessel Steegstra, with Kevin Blom as the Fourth Official.

Roma have crossed paths with Makkelie before, in their 4-0 away victory at Villarreal in the 2016-17 Europa League and the 4-1 Champions League defeat to Barcelona last season.

Edin Dzeko scored four goals between those two matches, including a hat-trick in Spain.

This is Makkelie’s first encounter with Porto.

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