April 11, 2014

Miroslav Zelinka to handle UEFA Youth League final

UEFA's First Group official Miroslav Zelinka from Czech Republic has been appointed to oversee the first edition of Youth League's final, to be played in Nyon (Switzerland) on Monday 14 April. He will be assisted by his countrymen Ondřej Pelikán and Krystof Mencl, while Stephan Klossner from Switzerland will act as fourth official.  The crew will be observed by Frenchman Marc Batta.

Miroslav Zelinka, at his first international final (c) ct24.cz

A FIFA referee since 2011, Zelinka, 1981 born, made his debut in Europa League group stage two years ago,   while this season he got Pierluigi Collina as "unofficial" observer (along with Johannes Reigwart from Netherlands)  in Fiorentina - Pandurii, played at Artemio Franchi in Florence, Italy.

Final, 14 April 2014, 16:30 CET
Stadium: Colovray, Nyon (SUI)  
SL Benfica - FC Barcelona
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (CZE)
Assistant Referee 1: Ondřej Pelikán (CZE)
Assistant Referee 2: Krystof Mencl (CZE)
Fourth Official: Stephan Klossner (SUI)
UEFA Referee Observer: Marc Batta (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Sofoklis Pilavios (GRE)
Blog Referee Observer:


  1. My predictions:
    Real-Bayern, Kuipers.
    Atlético-Chelsea, Rizzoli
    Sevilla-Valencia, Moen
    Benfica-Juventus, Çakir

  2. Anonymous16/4/14 11:26

    Zelinka 8.2 (other members 8.3)

    Wrong approach to a u19 match and recurrent problems with positioning and alertness.
    He has a lot of potential still to develop.

  3. http://www.reddit.com/r/offkick/comments/2er7x6


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