THE DUTCH WILL DIRECT INTER-BARÇA
Barça has never won far from home with Kuipers
Published:9/12/2019 - 17:03h
Updated:9/12/2019 - 17:03h
Björn Kuipers will be the referee in charge of directing Inter Milan-FC Barcelona on Tuesday. The Catalans should not be very happy with the referee, since they have never managed to win with him away from his stadium
This weekend knew the name of the referee that will direct the party of the Tuesday between the Inter of Milan and the FC Barcelona. The attendant will be the Dutch Björn Kuipers, that pitará his tenth party to the barcelonistas since it is referee UEFA. The culés do not have to have bad memories of him, since the last time that they saw the faces was the past year and the crash finish with Barcelona victory.
The party in question was the gone of the semifinals of Champions League against the Liverpool. As all the world remembers, the culés won to the 'reds' by a conclusive 3-0, in spite of not completing an excellent meeting. Finally, the ones of Ernesto Valverde threw by embroiders it this wonderful advantage in a disastrous turn in Anfield, in which the ones of Klopp finish winning by 4-0.
The balance of the Barça with the Dutch is not bad, although there is a data that would have to concern to the fans blaugrana. The Barcelona has not won never with Kuipers being visitor. In three parties, two ties and a defeat. The two equalised were against Stuttgart (1-1 in the course 2009-2010) and Rome (1-1 in the campaign 2015-2016), and the defeat against the Celtic of Glasgow (2-1 in the season 2012-2013).
The first time that the Dutch arbitrated to the Barcelona was in the course 2009-2010, in a 2-0 in favour against the Dinamo of Kiev. Also it was on the terrain of game against the Port wine in the victory of the Supercopa 2011 by 2-0. Besides, in the turn of chambers of the campaign 2016-2017 against the Juventus of Turín, also was Kuipers.
The referee is considered one of the best of Europe right now and the UEFA already has rewarded him with several important meetings. For example, the Dutch directed the final of Champions League between the Real Madrid and the Athletic of Madrid in 2014. The colchoneros always will agree of him by the discount that gave, in which Sergio Bouquets marked the already mythical 1-1 of head.
The Barça is not concerned
Although the results with Kuipers far of the Camp Nou have not given well up to now, the Barça is very calm of face to this meeting. The culés did his work against the Borussia Dortmund and already are classified for eighth of final like leaders of his group. Lose or empatar in Milan would not be any problem, although the ones of Valverde, as always, will go out to by the three points to finish well the phase of groups.