A little over 48 hours before the decisive clash between Borussia Dortmund and PSG, UEFA announced, this Monday, the identity of the referee who will officiate on the pitch at Signal Iduna Park, this Wednesday evening (9 p.m. ). And it is a rather surprising choice that the European body has made, since it is the Swede Glenn Nyberg who will be responsible for leading this crucial meeting for the European future of the Parisian club.
Aged 35, Nyberg has fairly limited high-level experience, having only refereed five times in the Champions League during his career and six times in the Europa League.
This season, he was notably in charge of three Champions League matches: Bayern Munich-Manchester United, Sevilla FC-Arsenal and Manchester City-RB Leipzig. Although he has never officiated during a PSG match, Nyberg has already dealt with a French club, since he was on the whistle for the match between AEK Athens and Olympique de Marseille on November 9 ( 0-2).
Rather accustomed to directing second-rate matches, the Swede still refereed the Nations League small final between Italy and the Netherlands last June.
In Dortmund, PSG will have to do without Ousmane Dembélé, suspended after receiving three yellow cards since the start of the European campaign. Several Parisian players are subject to suspension in the event of a new warning: Achraf Hakimi, Lucas Hernandez, Milan Skriniar and Manuel Ugarte will miss PSG’s next match on the European scene if Glenn Nyberg were to sanction them with a yellow card.
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