Ethnic Hungarian referee debuts in Champions’ League

Ethnic Hungarian referee István Kovács (34) from the northwest Romanian town of Nagykároly/Carei will debut today in the Champions’ League during the Valencia-Young Boys match in Valencia.

He will be assisted by fiver Romanian referees: Vasile Florin Marinescu, Ovidiu Artene, Marius Avram,  Horațiu Feșnic and Alexandru Cerei. During his career Kovács has so far led 49 international matches but none in the Champions’ League.

Another match in series H of the Champions’ League, Juventus-Manchester United played in Torino will also be led by a quintet of Romanian referees.

Title image: Romanian Football Federation

Author: Dénes Albert