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Barca may not be too happy with referee for Lyon clash

There will be a familiar face in charge of proceedings

Argentina v Iceland: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Referee Szymon Marciniak has been confirmed as the match official for Barcelona’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Lyon on Wednesday.

The name may be familiar as Marciniak has already overseen some key games for Barcelona in this competition, and not in a good way.

The Pole was the man in the middle for Barca’s 4-0 Champions League defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017, he also reffed their 3-0 loss to Juventus in the next round.

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

This will be the second time this season Marciniak has taken charge of a Barcelona game in European competition.

He was also in charge for the 1-1 group stage draw against Inter Milan back in November.

FC Internazionale v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Group B Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Barcelona will be hoping the appointment of Marciniak is not a bad omen as they aim to secure a quarter-final spot.

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