Allianz Arena

Next Game

Bay Munich v FC Porto

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 19:45

Champions League Quarter Final

Last Game

Hoffenheim 0 - 2 Bay Munich

Saturday, 18 April 2015, 14:30

German Bundesliga

Eriksson to referee United

Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson will take charge of the second leg of Manchester United's UEFA Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday.

Last Updated: 09/04/14 at 18:37 Post Comment

Jonas Eriksson: Will referee Manchester United against Bayern Munich

Jonas Eriksson: Will referee Manchester United against Bayern Munich

Eriksson, who has been selected for this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil, was the referee criticised by Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini following City's 2-0 loss to Barcelona in their last-16 tie in February.

Pellegrini was furious that Eriksson awarded a penalty to Barcelona for a foul by Martin Demichelis on Lionel Messi that was later shown to be fractionally outside the box, while he felt there was also a foul on Jesus Navas in the build-up.

The City boss later apologised for his comments but was handed a three-match touchline ban, one of which was suspended, by UEFA.

Pellegrini said at the time: "From the beginning I felt the referee was not impartial to both teams so he decided the game with a foul that he didn't whistle against and a penalty with Demichelis that was not a penalty - it was outside the box.

"He did not have any control of the game. He was on the side of Barcelona from the beginning until the end.

"I think it was not a good idea to put a referee from Sweden in charge of such an important match, especially a referee who has made an important mistake against Barcelona in a previous match."

United and Bayern drew 1-1 in the first leg at Old Trafford last week, with Nemanja Vidic and Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was sent off late in the game, scoring the goals.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard winner sends Blues 10 points clear

Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to move 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company