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Barcelona vs Bayern Munich: Who is the referee for the Champions League match?

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The Champions League is back - and the referee for Young Boys vs Manchester United will be Michael Oliver.

Oliver is recognisable to English fans as one of the Premier League's finest referees. He's been officiating in the division for over 10 years now and famously, he sent off Gianluigi Buffon against Real Madrid in the Champions League in 2018.

The other officials for this game are also English. Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett will be running the line as assistant referees, while the fourth official for the match is Darren England.

Stuart Atwell is tasked with being the Video Assistant Referee for the match, while Paul Tierney is the Assistant Video Assistant Referee for the game. 

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UEFA stipulates that every single stadium in the Champions League has to provide a VAR room for the officials in charge of the system. The main VAR official has to be from the same country as the on-pitch referee - if the league of that nation utilises the technology domestically.

Incident off the pitch or in the tunnel can also be watched by VAR - and VAR can award added time in matches. 

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