Istvan Vad will officiate Tuesday's first leg match

The experienced match official will control the Papa - Vidi semi final, first leg tie

Videoton take on a Lombard Papa side, which has done well in this years league cup on Tuesday afternoon. The semi-final, first leg tie kicks off at 18:00pm at the Perutz stadium. The Hungarian FA have named experienced match official Istvan Vad for the game, with Vidi aiming to pick up a first leg advantage. The official last took charge of a match involving Videoton in 2011, when Vidi entertained Kecskemet at the Sostoi stadium. That match resulted in a 2-0 win for the visitors in what was a frustrating afternoon in Szekesfehervar. Vad was also the referee in the 1-0 home win over Debrecen in 2009. He ended up sending off two Vidi players in the final 15 minutes, and also disallowed a goal for the home side in the first half. 

Istvan Vad began playing football in his youth at Rakosmenti TK, moving on to Ferencvaros and then BVSC. He took his refereeing badge in 1995, and took control of youth games due to his young age. Vad made his first division debut in a match involving Sopron and Videoton in 2004. He has been a member of the FIFA group of officials since 2007, and took control of his first international game at the age of 27. He also ended up refereeing in the Champions league in October 2010, along with Viktor Kassai, after just three and a half years as a FIFA referee. 

Author: David Rechnitzer

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