Nani red card referee Cakir misses out on Champions League quarter-final again

The controversial arbiter has once more been overlooked by the governing body for this week’s Champions League matches

Uefa has decided not to appoint Cuney Cakir, the referee who dismissed Nani in Manchester United’s Champions League loss against Real Madrid, for any of the second legs of the quarter-finals of European club football’s elite competition this week.

The Turkish officiail was heavily criticised for his decision to send off the Portugal international back in March and has not been awarded any European games since.

The governing body has awarded the match between Borussia Dortmund and Malaga to Craig Thomson, who was previously in charge of AC Milan’s 2-0 win over Barcelona.

Furthermore, it has handed Galatasaray-Real Madrid to Stephane Lannoy, while Carlos Velasco Carballo will officiate the second leg of the tie between Juventus and Bayern Munich.

Finally, Bjorn Kuipers will lead the match between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou.

The Dutchman was at the centre of a storm when he awarded the Blaugrana a controversial penalty against Milan last season, but remains one of Uefa’s most trusted referees.

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