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TARGET OF THE CONTROVERSY IN 2018

The controversial referee for Madrid-Eintracht for the Super Cup

Published:9/08/2022 - 18:11h

Updated:9/08/2022 - 18:12h

Michael Oliver will be the main judge in the European Super Cup. His only precedent with Madrid was the second leg of the quarter-finals in 2018 in which the Whites advanced after losing 1-3 to Juve

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The crash between the victorious of the Champions and the champion of the Europe League already has defined the name of the judge that will give justice: Michael Oliver. The English referee of 37 years is known for signalling a fault in the area of Mehdi Benatia on Lucas Vázquez during the final minutes of the turn of the quarter-finals between the whites and the Juventus.

That maximum penalty supposed the classification of the merengues between the four better of the continent, after the 'bianconeri' equalised the 0-3 adverse of the gone in Turín. The British was the white of the ire by part of the Italians, especially by part of his captain, Gianluigi Buffon, the one who left in evidence his enojo in front of the cameras after the commitment. Eventualmente, the Madrid would conquer thirteenth Glass of Europe.

Oliver will add his seventh headed by split season of the Champions League from his first apparition in the edition 2016-17, for then by the second date of the phase of groups in a party between the Sporting of Lisbon and the Legia of Warsaw. Previously, it has directed meetings of the English football from 2010, whereas in 2013 would give justice in the final of the FA Cup.

Oliver, also present in tournaments of selections

Between other important instances, the English already has been present in tournaments of selections, like the past edition of the Eurocopa, where jumped to the field in three occasions, one of them in the quarter-finals for the party between Switzerland and Spain, in which, after the tie to a goal by side in the 120 minutes, the ones of Luis Enrique imposed by 1-3 in the batch of penaltis.

Michael Oliver, the one who forms part of the referee's body for the next Glass of the World, also was in another crash of 'The Red' on 2 June by the date 1 of the Nations League, that closed with a tie by 1-1 in front of Portugal. For the Supercopa in Helsinki will be accompanied by his compatriots Simon Bennett and Stuard Burt like judges of line, Rumsas Donatas (Lithuania) like fourth referee, and the Polish Tomasz Kwiatkowski directing the room of the VAR.

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