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The Turkish official had been hoping for a last-eight appointment, but he has been overlooked by Uefa for the first-leg matches

By Kris Voakes

Uefa has decided against appointing controversial Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir for any of the Champions League quarter-final first-leg fixtures.
 
The 36-year-old was at the centre of a storm at Old Trafford in March when he sent off Manchester United winger Nani in the second half of their second leg clash with Real Madrid.
 
The Portuguese had collided with Madrid's Alvaro Arbeloa with United leading 1-0 and holding an aggregate lead, but after Cakir showed Nani the red card, the English side went on to lose 2-1 to confirm their elimination from the tournament.
 
Uefa refused to rule out the possibility of Cakir being handed a quarter-final tie, with their spokesman saying: "We have no problem with him.

"There are no issues for us regarding the sending off and we will wait for the official reports of the match delegate and the referee's observer, as is procedure. If they raise concerns then we will act."
 
But the line-up for the first-leg matches has been completed by the announcement on Monday that Sven Oddvar Moen and Jonas Eriksson will officiate the Real Madrid-Galatasaray and Malaga-Borussia Dortmund
fixtures, respectively.

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