Wolfgang Stark never got further than the 1st knockout stage in the Champions League, but considering the teams he gets this year you could speculate UEFA is ready for a step up in his career. He has to proof himself though, and he did.
Real Madrid bought half of the Dutch national team. They seem to have money to burn, so the obvious question is: why don't they buy half of the Spanish national team in stead? Being from Spain and all that.....
(Even though Real Madrid is a kind of New Holland, Juventus has the words New Holland on their shirts and even though Juventus won, Real has the word win on their shirts.)
let's get back to the ref. Stark was good. Maybe he fell for little tricks by both teams, but he did not fall for the big ones, the two non penalties. His assitanrts worked hard and I counted only one wrong off-side call. If he goes on this way Wolgang Stark will finally get to the quarter finals. And he's already an international referee for almost ten years.