Pavel Královec in charge on Tuesday
Pavel Královec will take charge of the Champions League match between FC Bayern and Ajax on Tuesday at 21.00 CEST, UEFA announced on Sunday. Hopefully it is not a bad omen for the German record champions. The 41-year-old Czech takes charge of a Champions League match involving Bayern for the third time, and they have lost the two previous matches with Královec on the pitch, a 3-2 reverse away to Manchester City in November 2014 and a 2-0 home defeat to Arsenal in March 2013.
Královec has overseen two Champions League matches involving Ajax, a 2-1 victory over FC Barcelona in November 2013 and a 4-1 defeat away to Real Madrid in December 2012.
Královec has been refereeing matches in Europe's premier club competition since 2011, but he was not in action on CL Matchday 1 this term. His assistents at the Allianz Arena will be Ivo Nadvornik, Kamil Hajek, Petr Ardeleanu and Karel Hrubes, with Jiří Moláček acting as fourth official.