Tuesday April 22 2014
Cakir ref for Benfica-Juventus

Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate the first leg of the Europa League semi-final Benfica-Juventus.

The game kicks off in Portugal on Thursday evening and UEFA have announced their choices.

Cakir will be accompanied by linesmen Bahattin Duran and Tarik Ongun, with Mustafa Emre Eysioy as the Fourth Official.

This won’t be the first time Cakir has officiated a Juventus game, as he was also on the field in a 2-1 win away to Sturm Graz in the August 2010 Europa League.

More memorably, he was the referee for Juve’s 3-0 hammering of Chelsea in the Champions League last season.

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