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    Marciniak to Officiate Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid Champions League Semi-Final

    Szymon Marciniak, a 43-year-old referee hailing from Płock, Poland, has been appointed as the main referee for the highly anticipated rematch between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-final. This decision comes after the first-leg encounter between the two teams ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw in Germany.

    Renowned Referee with Global Recognition

    Marciniak, currently one of the most esteemed referees worldwide, has an impressive track record, having officiated in major tournaments such as the UEFA European Championship in 2016 and the last two FIFA World Cups. Notably, he oversaw the final of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, featuring Argentina and France, showcasing his expertise on the grandest stage of international football.

    Having previously officiated in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2023, Marciniak’s appointment for the Bayern Munich versus Real Madrid clash underscores his consistency and trustworthiness in handling crucial encounters. His experience and composure are expected to contribute to the smooth conduct of the pivotal semi-final fixture.

    Continued Excellence and Recognition

    Marciniak’s selection for this high-profile match reinforces his stature as one of the top referees in the world. With his forthcoming involvement in the UEFA European Championship scheduled to commence on June 14th in Germany, he remains a prominent figure in football officiating, garnering accolades for his unwavering professionalism and judgment.

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