UEFA has announced the referees for Thursday’s matches in the Europa League, involving Roma, Milan and Napoli.
Turkish referee Halis Ozkahya has been given Milan-Sparta Prague, the first of the Italian games in the second round of the group stage scheduled for Thursday, October 29.
Belarusian Aleksei Kulbakov will lead Roma and CSKA Sofia out of the tunnel at the Olimpico later that evening, whilst English referee Craig Pawson will be at the whistle when Napoli travel to Real Sociedad for the 20.00 UK time kick-off.
Europa League Rd 2 referees
Milan-Sparta Prague (17.55 UK time)
Referee: Ozkahya (TUR)
Assistants: Ersoy and Satman (TUR)
Fourth official: Ulusoy (TUR)
Roma-CSKA Sofia (20.00 UK time)
Referee: Kulbakov (BLR)
Assistants: Zhuk and Maslyanko (BLR)
Fourth official: Scherbakov (BLR)
Real Sociedad-Napoli (20.00 UK time)
Referee: Pawson (ENG)
Assistants: Hussin and Hatzidakis (ENG)
Fourth official: Madley (ENG)