New on the international stage in 2007, with only a qualifier to his name, Paolo Tagliavento got to officiate the final in the Region's Cup, a tournament for amateur footballers. Amateurs, sure, but still a final.
He is a UEFA Elite category referee from 2012.
In June 2011, he has been appointed to referee the U21 Euro final between Switzerland and Spain in Aarhus, Denmark.
As a newly promoted Elite referee , Tagliavento immediately got assigned to a CL quarter-final.