April 22, 2013

Match Background: BVB - Real

The stadium
Dortmund's Signal Iduna Park, also known as Westfalenstadion, has been elected as the most beautiful football stadium of the world by the English magazine Times in 2009. The reasons for that are quite apparent: with more than 80.000 seats in regular national matches and about 66.000 spectators in international matches, an impressive atmosphere is ensured. Under the stars of the Champions League, the crowd frequently reveals to push their team, Borussia Dortmund, into amazing matches, as we have seen at the start of April when they beat Málaga in the last minutes of play. It is also famous for its "Southern Tribune", where approximately 25.000 fans may stand, who mostly provide an extra-ordinary start-up in important matches with elaborate choreos.
Dortmund was one of twelve stadiums of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, among others, Italy beat hosts Germany in the semifinals there to get the ticket for the World Cup final.

Match Background (Head-to-Head comparison)

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2012/13
GS
Borussia Dortmund
2:1
Real Madrid
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2012/13
GS
Real Madrid
2:2
Borussia Dortmund
Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
CL 2002/03
IS
Real Madrid
2:1
Borussia Dortmund
Lubos Michel (SVK)
CL 2002/03
IS
Borussia Dortmund
1:1
Real Madrid
Graham Poll (ENG)
CL 1997/98
SF1
Real Madrid
2:0
Borussia Dortmund
Mario van der Ende (NED)
CL 1997/98
SF2
Borussia Dortmund
0:0
Real Madrid
Paul Durkin (ENG)


(c) Murat Ilgaz
Referee Profile

Full Name: Björn Kuipers
Origin: Oldenzaal, Netherlands
Birthday: 28 March 1973 (40 years old)
Height, Weight: 182 cm, 83 kg
Profession: Supermarket Director
Languages: Dutch, English, German
Referee since: 1990
International since: 2006
Elite Group since: July 2009
UEFA CL debut: FC Barcelona - Dynamo Kyiv in 2009
Statistics: 145 yellow cards, 5 second yellow cards, 4 red cards in 40 UEFA club competition matches
Remarkable achievements: 2009 UEFA Under-21 European Championship (final), 2010 Club World Cup, 2011 UEFA Super Cup final, 2012 UEFA European Championship, 2013 UEFA Champions League semifinal, being shortlisted for 2014 FIFA World Cup

Matches refereed by Kuipers with Borussia Dortmund's involvement: no matches

Matches refereed by Kuipers with Real Madrid's involvement

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2011/12
R16.1
CSKA Moskva
1:1
Real Madrid
Björn Kuipers (NED)

German-Spanish duels refereed by Kuipers

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
EL 2010/11
R16.2
Villarreal CF
2:1
Bayer Leverkusen
Björn Kuipers (NED)
CL 2009/10
R16.1
VfB Stuttgart
1:1
FC Barcelona
Björn Kuipers (NED)

Matches refereed by Kuipers in this UEFA season

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
CL 2012/13
QF2
FC Barcelona
1:1
Paris S.G.
Björn Kuipers (NED)
EL 2012/13
R32.2
Liverpool FC
3:1
Zenit St.Petersburg
Björn Kuipers (NED)
CL 2012/13
GS
Schalke 04
1:0
Olympiakos
Björn Kuipers (NED)
CL 2012/13
GS
Celtic Glasgow
2:1
FC Barcelona
Björn Kuipers (NED)
CL 2012/13
GS
Paris S.G.
4:1
Dynamo Kyiv
Björn Kuipers (NED)
CL 2012/13
PLO
Udinese Calcio
1:1 (4:5 pso)
Sporting Braga
Björn Kuipers (NED)

Matches assessed by UEFA Referee Observer Hugh Dallas (SCO) in the past three seasons

Competition
Stage
Home
-:-
Away
Referee
EL 2012/13
R32
Newcastle Utd.
0:0
Metalist Kharkiv
Tom Hagen (NOR)
EL 2012/13
GS
Tottenham
3:1
Panathinaikos
Pawel Gil (POL)
CL 2012/13
GS
Bayern München
6:1
Lille
Ovidiu Hategan (ROU)
CL 2012/13
GS
Juventus
1:1
Shakhtar
Bas Nijhuis (NED)
SC 2012/13
FINAL
Chelsea FC
1:4
Atlético Madrid
Damir Skomina (SVN)
EURO 2012
SF
Germany
1:2
Italy
Stéphane Lannoy (FRA)
EURO 2012
GS
Poland
1:1
Russia
Wolfgang Stark (GER)
CL 2011/12
QF2
FC Barcelona
3:1
AC Milan
Björn Kuipers (NED)
EL 2011/12
R32
Lazio Roma
1:3
Atlético Madrid
Pavel Královec (CZE)
CL 2011/12
GS
Bayer Leverkusen
2:1
Chelsea FC
Viktor Kassai (HUN)
CL 2011/12
GS
Manchester United
2:0
Otelul Galati
Marijo Strahonja (CRO)
EL 2011/12
GS
FC Zürich
0:2
Sporting
Pol van Boekel (NED)
EL 2010/11
R16
Benfica SL
2:1
Paris S.G.
Pavel Královec (CZE)
CL 2010/11
R16
Real Madrid
3:0
Olympique Lyon
Damir Skomina (SVN)
EL 2010/11
R32
Liverpool FC
1:0
Sparta Praha
Milorad Mažić (SRB)
CL 2010/11
GS
Werder Bremen
3:0
Internazionale
Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)
EL 2010/11
GS
RSC Anderlecht
2:0
Hajduk Split
Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

1 Comments:

  1. Kuipers did a great job on his last UCL appointment although I didn't like the apparent time-wasting going on.

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