Football Thread 2017/18 |OT2| Fractured but Ox

First time I've noticed the ref near the box tonight

and why's he carrying an expandable baton?

They have additional assistants behind the goal in the Champions League/Europa League.

They use the baton to signal things like fouls to the referee.

No, I don't know why they can't have flags either.

As far as I'm aware there still isn't goal-line technology in the CL either.