Szymon Marciniak will head up an all-Polish refereeing crew for Wednesday’s match between Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.

UEFA confirm the decision regarding the refereeing for the Champions League round of sixteen second leg, via FCInterNews. Marciniak had previously refereed Inter in the Champions League final against Manchester City last season.

On Wednesday, Inter will play what is potentially one of the most important matches of their season.

The Nerazzurri travel to Spain to take on Atletico in the second leg of their Champions League round of sixteen tie.

Inter won the first leg by a scoreline of 1-0. That gives the team an advantage to hold onto, but only a very slender one.

And playing at home, Atletico could be a very different proposition than in the first leg.

The match is sure to be played at a frenetic pace. There will be no lack of intensity and commitment in challenges from both sets of players.

Therefore, the match official will have a big job on his hands.

And UEFA have therefore decided to put one of the most experienced and well-regarded referees in Europe on duty for the match.

Marciniak has plenty of experience taking charge of the biggest matches.

The Pole has not been without controversy. Links to a far-right political party were revealed last summer, shortly before he took charge of the Champions League final.

But in terms of his work on the pitch, Marciniak carries a very strong reputation undoubtedly.

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The referee for Wednesday’s match will be Szymon Marciniak.

Assisting Marciniak in his duties will be Tomas Litkiewicz and Adam Kupsik.

The role of the fourth official, meanwhile, will fall to Pawel Raczkowski.

In the VAR booth, Tomasz Kwiatkowski will oversee the match to ensure to correct any errors by the on-pitch officials.

Assisting Kwiatkowski in his duties will be Bartosz Frankowski, completing an all-Polish crew.

Inter will be hoping that the focus stays on the action on the pitch rather than refereeing controversy.