Eriksson named as Atleti-Chelsea ref

Jonas Eriksson has been confirmed as the referee for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday.

The Rojiblancos host the Premier League outfit in their European Cup semi-final first leg next week, and UEFA have confirmed that the Swede will be the official for the match.

The 40-year-old has taken charge of five games in this season’s Champions League, including Manchester City-Barcelona in the Last 16.

Eriksson came in for criticism that night from Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini who claimed that: “I think it was not a good idea to put a referee from Sweden in charge of such an important match, and a referee who made an important mistake against Barcelona in a previous match. Today he arranged it.”

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