CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Tottenham-Ajax referee confirmed as Mateu Lahoz

Tottenham-Ajax referee confirmed as Mateu Lahoz

BENJAMIN CREMEL

AFP

The Spanish match official has been designated by UEFA to oversee the first leg of the 2018/19 Champions League semi-final in North London.

Antonio Mateu Lahoz has been selected by UEFA to officiate the first leg of the Champions League semi final next Tuesday as Tottenham welcome Dutch side Ajax to their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Mateu Lahoz has already overseen the English side in action this season with the Spaniard refereeing Spurs in their 3-0 win over Dortmund on February 13 in the group stage.

The match official has already refereed six UEFA games this season already: Benfica-Bayern Munich (0-2), Red Star-Liverpool (2-0), Lokomotive Moscow-Galatasaray (2-0), Tottenham-Borussia (3-0), Eintracht-Shakhtar Donestsk (4-1) (Europa League) and Liverpool-FC Porto (2-0).

Mateu Lahoz will be supported by assistant referees Pau Cebrián and Roberto del Palomar, with VAR duties being overseen by Alejandro Hernández and with Alberto Undiano Mallenco as fourth official on the night.