Tottenham vs Milan: On Wednesday, the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The French referee Clement Turpin has been appointed to take charge of the match. Get ready to make some highwayman jokes because this match will be officiated by him. Since 2010, the 40-year-old referee has been listed by FIFA as an official, and he has worked as a referee at two World Cups and two European Championships. He will also be the referee for the final of the Europa League in 2021 and the final of the Champions League in 2022, which will be played between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Tottenham vs Milan – Champions League experienced Turpin
Turpin has officiated a total of 542 games throughout his career, including 257 games in Ligue 1 and 40 games in the Champions League. Unfortunately, he has only served as the referee for three Tottenham matches, of which the team has only won one. The Frenchman will also be responsible for the all-important task of controlling the game between two teams that have had feisty encounters in the past, the most memorable of which was when former Tottenham coach Joe Jordan and former Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso almost came to blows. The game between these two teams is expected to be a heated one.
It will be just the third time that Turpin has officiated a game for Milan on Wednesday night. In the Champions League match between Milan and Porto that took place in 2021, he was the referee that had to decide the winner. Before to that, he oversaw the Rossoneri’s match against the other team from north London, Arsenal. Milan was defeated at home in the Europa League match, losing by a score of 0-2.
In the three matches that Turpin has officiated for Spurs, the London club has had a record of one victory, two defeats, and a total of five yellow cards, but they have also been awarded one penalty in their favor. As for Milan, he has served as a referee for one tie and one defeat, as was described above. During the course of those two meetings, the Italians have not been shown a single caution of any kind.
Tottenham vs Milan: who is the VAR?
These days, controversies are more likely to arise off the field of play, in the far away box that houses the video assistant referee crew. Alejandro Hernandez, a Spaniard, will be keeping a keen eye on the action throughout this match in an effort to spot any mistakes that are glaringly visible.