Cuneyt Cakir set to officiate Barcelona – Roma Champions League clash

Chelsea's defender John Terry receives a red card from Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir

Turkish referee Cüneyt Çakır will officiate the Barcelona – Roma Champions League clash at the Camp Nou on Tuesday 24 Tuesday.

Çakır will be joined by Bahattin Duran, Tarık Ongun, Mustafa Eyisoy, Hüseyin Göçek and Barış Şimşek for the Match Day 5 clash.

Roma are currently in second place in the group with five points after five games while Barcelona are first.

Turkish intentional Arda Turan will not be able to start for Barcelona as the club is currently serving a FIFA transfer ban but Salih Uçan is eligible to play for Roma.

Çakır is the most experienced Turkish referee at International and European level and has taken charge of over 70 UEFA matches including the Champions League final last season. His assistant Barış Şimşek was recently praised by Mesut Özil for awarding his goal in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

“[For my goal] I had a shot at goal and Manuel saved it brilliantly. After two or three seconds I saw that the referee was signalling a goal and I was relieved. It was clear that we had won the game at that point and I’m pleased with that,” Özil told the official Arsenal website.

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