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UEFA Champions League

Tuesday 26th November

Matchday 5

Group D

FC Lokomotiv Moskva v Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Burt (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Simon Bennett (ENG)
Fourth Official: David Coote (ENG)
Video Assistant Referee: Christopher Kavanagh (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Lee Betts (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Boško Jovanetić (SRB)
UEFA Delegate: Sviatlana Hrynkevich (BLR)

Group B

Tottenham Hotspur v Olympiakós FC

Referee: Georgi Kabakov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 1: Martin Margaritov (BUL)
Assistant Referee 2: Divan Vŭlkov BUL)
Fourth Official: Nikola Popov (BUL)
Video Assistant Referee: Michael Fabbri (ITA)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Davide Massa (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Hugh Dallas (SCO)
UEFA Delegate: Alfred Ludwig (AUT)

Group C

Manchester City FC v FC Shakhtar Donetsk

Referee: Slavko Vinčić (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Tomaž Klančnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Andraž Kovačič (SVN)
Fourth Official: Rade Obrenovič (SVN)
Video Assistant Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Vladimir Medved' (SVK)
UEFA Delegate: José Guilherme Aguiar (POR)

Group D

Juventus FC v Club Atlético de Madrid

Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)
Assistant Referee 1: Gary Beswick (ENG)
Assistant Referee 2: Adam Nunn (ENG)
Fourth Official: Craig Pawson (ENG)
Video Assistant Referee: Stuart Attwell (ENG)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Paul Tierney (ENG)
UEFA Referee Observer: Haim Jakov (ISR)
UEFA Delegate: Gijs De Jong (NED)

Wednesday 27th November

Group H

Valencia CF v Chelsea FC

Referee: Felix Zwayer (GER)
Assistant Referee 1: Thorsten Schiffner (GER)
Assistant Referee 2: Marco Achmüller (GER)
Fourth Official: Harm Osmers (GER)
Video Assistant Referee: Sascha Stegemann (GER)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Daniel Siebert (GER)
UEFA Referee Observer: Michalis Koukoulakis (GRE)
UEFA Delegate: Per Svärd (SWE)

Group E

Liverpool FC v SSC Napoli

Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Alonso Fernández (ESP)
Fourth Official: José Luis Munuera Montero (ESP)
Video Assistant Referee: José María Sánchez Martínez (ESP)
Assistant Video Assistant Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Tomasz Mikulski (POL)
UEFA Delegate: Tobias Wolf (GER)

UEFA Europa League

Thursday 28th November

Matchday 5

Group C

FC Krasnodar v FC Basel 1893

Referee: Robert Madden (SCO)
Assistant Referee 1: David Roome (SCO)
Assistant Referee 2: Graeme Stewart (SCO)
Fourth Official: Kevin Clancy (SCO)
UEFA Referee Observer: Fritz Stuchlik (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Konul Mehtiyeva (AZE)

Group L

FC Astana v Manchester United FC

Referee: Donatas Rumšas (LTU)
Assistant Referee 1: Aleksandr Radius (LTU)
Assistant Referee 2: Dovydas Sužiedėlis (LTU)
Fourth Official: Donatas Šimenas (LTU)
UEFA Referee Observer: Andrejs Sipailo (LVA)
UEFA Delegate: Metin Kazancioglu (TUR)

Group G

Feyenoord v Rangers FC

Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)
Assistant Referee 1: Jure Praprotnik (SVN)
Assistant Referee 2: Robert Vukan (SVN)
Fourth Official: Asmir Sagrković (SVN)
UEFA Referee Observer: Konrad Plautz (AUT)
UEFA Delegate: Andrey Medintsev (BUL)

Group K

SC Braga v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistant Referee 1: Dmitri Zhuk (BLR)
Assistant Referee 2: Oleg Maslyanko (BLR)
Fourth Official: Denis Scherbakov (BLR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bo Karlsson (SWE)
UEFA Delegate: Ronald Zimmermann (GER)

Group E

Celtic FC v Stade Rennais FC

Referee: Espen Eskås (NOR)
Assistant Referee 1: Jon-Michael Knutsen (NOR)
Assistant Referee 2: Øystein Ytterland (NOR)
Fourth Official: Rohit Saggi (NOR)
UEFA Referee Observer: Cyril Zimmermann (SUI)
UEFA Delegate: Iveta Bankova (BUL)

Group F

Arsenal FC v Eintracht Frankfurt 

Referee: Ruddy Buquet (FRA)
Assistant Referee 1: Guillaume Debart (FRA)
Assistant Referee 2: Julien Pacelli (FRA)
Fourth Official: Frank Schneider (FRA)

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