Today's referee may not be Juventus's favourite

10 months ago

A few days before the match at Allianz Stadium, the identity of the referee controlling this confrontation was determined.

In the middle of this week, the UEFA Champions League will return. At Allianz Stadium, Juventus welcomes Atletico Madrid. In the first leg, Massimiliano Allegri and his students lost 0-2 and this forced them to put in a lot of effort to win a ticket to play in the quarterfinals. Specifically, the Bianconeri must score at least 3 goals and cannot let the visitors break the net even once.

Although playing at Allianz Stadium, Juventus will surely face a lot of difficulties. Recently, another unhappy news came to Bianconeri. Accordingly, the main referee controlling this match was determined, that is Mr. Bjorn Kuipers.

In the past, this Dutch "black shirt king" held a 6-game whistle with the appearance of Juventus and the Serie A representative was unbeaten in all of these confrontations. However, the Bianconeri only won exactly 2 victories. All four remaining matches ended in an inconclusive match, which included a 1-1 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach in the 2015-2016 season and a similar score to Fiorentina in the Europa League 2014.

Coach Allegri, while leading AC Milan, is no stranger to referee Bjorn Kuipers. In the 2011 - 2012 season, he was the main referee to control the quarter-final match between the Rossoneri and Barcelona.

However, Juventini should not feel too worried because rival Atletico Madrid also has a bad memory with this "black shirt king". In the 2013 - 2014 UEFA Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid, Bjorn Kuipers also appeared and his teachers Diego Simone lost 1-4.

In the upcoming match at Allianz Stadium, will any team break the match with the referee from the land of the Tu-rin?

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