OREFA announced that the English referee Michael Oliver will be in charge of the match for the European Super Cup between RealMadrid as well as Eintracht.
But the main development is not in the arbiter, experienced RealMadridbut in technology that continues to evolve in the world of football, Helsinki will see the debut of a semi-automatic offside system.
UEFA also announced that this mispositioning detection system will be used in the Champions League.
“UEFA is proud to announce that semi-automatic offside technology (SAOT) will make its first appearance in European club competitions at the UEFA Super Cup,” UEFA said in a statement.
“In addition, SAOT will also be used in the group stage of the upcoming UEFA Champions League season.”
UEFA claims the technology is fully functional after more than two years of testing.
A total of 188 Tests have taken place since 2020, including in all matches in the Champions League last season, in the UEFA Women’s Champions League play-offs and in all finals of the UEFA Women’s European Championship, as well as in the finals of other club competitions.
“UEFA is constantly looking for new technological solutions to improve the game and support the work of referees,” said the UEFA Chief Referee. Robert Rosetti says in the statement.
“This innovative system will allow Video Assistant Referee (VAR) teams to identify offside situations faster and more accurately, improving game play and decision sequencing.
“The system is ready for use in official matches and has been implemented in every Champions League stadium.”