Ekberg gets Fradi & Vad II with another UCL qualifier

2022/23 UEFA Champions League – Third Qualifying Round (I)

Wednesday 3 August 2022

18:00 CET – Bodø (Aspmyra stadion)
FK Bodø/Glimt (NOR) – FK Žalgiris Vilnius (LTU)
Referee: István Vad (HUN, 1st Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Vencel Tóth (HUN)
Assistant Referee 2: István Albert (HUN)
Fourth Official: Sándor Andó-Szabó (HUN)

UEFA Referee Observer: Ichko Lozev (BUL)
UEFA Delegate: Þórir Þormar Hákonarson (ISL)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Øystein Havig (NOR)

20:00 CET – Baku (Tofiq Bəhramov adına Respublika Stadionu)
Qarabağ FK (AZE) – Ferencvárosi TC (HUN)
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (SWE, 1st Cat)
Assistant Referee 1: Mehmet Culum (SWE)
Assistant Referee 2: Niklas Nyberg (SWE)
Fourth Official: Adam Ladebäck (SWE)
UEFA Referee Observer: Bertrand Layec (FRA)
UEFA Delegate: Aurel Mihail Ionescu (ROU)
UEFA Referee Liaison Officer: Ömər Paşayev (AZE)

37 year old Swedish referee Andreas Ekberg will referee the Qarabağ FK v Fradi match. The police officer from Malmö has been a FIFA listed referee since 2013. A very experienced referee with over 65 International fixtures to his name. This is 2nd outing with the home team, having refereed them in UCL 3rd QR 1st leg in season 18/19, they lost 1-0 to BATE Borisov. It will also be his 2nd outing with Fradi, he refereed them in season 20/21 in the champions league group stage match away to Dynamo Kyiv. In terms of other teams from each nation he refereed Budapest Honvéd in season 17/18 in a UCL 2nd QR 1st leg away at Hapoel Beer Sheva and back in season 13/14 refereed MOL Fehérvár in a UEL 1QR 1st Leg when they beat Mladost Podgorica.