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Anthony Taylor referee of PSG - Barcelona, ​​good news for the Parisians

The Englishman Anthony Taylor will referee this Wednesday evening the quarter-final of the Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona.

UEFA announced Monday April 8 the name of the referee who will officiate for the Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona, ​​on behalf of the quarter-finals of the competition. And we can say that he is a referee who knows both teams well since the organizing body of European football has deferred to the referee. oacute;gué arbitration & Anthony Taylor, who was already at the whistle during the return match between the Parisians and Barça in 2021. À At the time, the match ended with a score of one goal and Kilian Mbapp's teammates qualified.< /p>

A regular final phases

The 45-year-old English referee is not at it; its first final phase of international competition. He has been playing in the Premier League since 2010 and has played more than 250 matches in the English championship. He was also on the whistle for 26 Champions League matches and refereed several games. the final of the European Super Cup in 2020. Last weekend, Anthony Taylor refereed the Premier League clash between Manchester United and Liverpool.

A good omen for PSG?

Can the Parisians see a sign in the appointment of Anthony Taylor ? In any case Luis Enrique's men have never lost when the' English were in control, with five wins and a draw. He notably refereed the Parisian victory 3-0 against Real Madrid in the group stage during the 2019-2020 season and the victory against Atalanta Bergamo in the quarter-final second leg the same season.

On the contrary, FC Barcelona did not win Only one of his four matches was refereed by Anthony Taylor, who was on the whistle during the 3-goal defeat. zero against Bayern Munich in 2022.

A fan of the yellow card

If Anthony Taylor is used to excluding players, he does, however, hand out yellow cards in the Champions League. It sanctions on average a little more than five players per match in the European competition. It will therefore be necessary to be careful on the sideé of Milan Skriniar, Manuel Ugarte and Lucas Hernandez, all under warning suspension this Wednesday evening. On the side from FC Barcelona, ​​there are eight players à To be on probation: Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Robert Lewandowski, Lamine Yamal, Ferran Torres and João Félix.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116