Cham­pi­ons League to use ex­tra of­fi­cials

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS BRIEFING -

The group that de­ter­mines the sport’s rules has ex­panded the ex­per­i­men­tal use of two ex­tra as­sis­tant ref­er­ees into this sea­son’s Euro­pean Cham­pi­ons League, a move made fol­low­ing a se­ries of mis­takes dur­ing the World Cup. The in­tro­duc­tion of of­fi­cials along­side the tra­di­tional ref­eree and two lines­men is de­signed to help de­ter­mine whether balls cross the goal line.

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