Champions League

Bayern Munich and Real Madrid's record under Björn Kuipers

The Dutch referee has been assigned to the Champions League semi-final first leg in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

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El árbitro holandés, Björn Kuipers, arbitrará el Bayern Munich - Real Madrid.
Kai Pfaffenbach

Dutch referee Björn Kuipers has been selected to take charge of the Champions League semi-final first leg between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.

The 45-year-old from the Netherlands last oversaw a game featuring Madrid in the group stage of this year’s Champions League when Zinedine Zidane’s side ran out 3-1 victors over Borussia Dortmund in the Westfalenstadion.

Kuipers was also the man in the middle for the final in 2013-14, when Sergio Ramos forced extra time against Atlético in the dying seconds in Lisbon and Madrid, then coached by Carlo Ancelotti, went on to lift the long sought-after Décima at the expense of their city rivals.

Kuipers in charge when Lewandowski hit four in Dortmund

The Dutch match official also took charge of a game Madrid will remember less fondly, the Robert Lewandoswki-inspired 4-1 away destruction at the hands of Dortmund that saw the Bundesliga side through the final against Wednesday’s opponents in Munich. He was also on the whistle when Madrid drew 1-1 at CSKA Moscow in the last 16 the previous season.

In total, Kuipers has refereed four Real Madrid games, with a balance of two wins, a draw and a defeat.

Bayern have been overseen three times by Kuipers, with two victories and a draw: a 3-2 home win against Napoli in the 2011-12 group stage, a 3-1 away triumph over Manchester City, again in the group stage in 2013-14, and a 2-2 draw against Benfica in the Estádio da Luz in the 2015-16 quarter-finals.

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1Tottenham 16 5 1 0
2Real Madrid 13 4 1 1
3B. Dortmund 2 0 2 4
Full standing
Next matches
Bayern - Real Madrid X-25/04 20:45
Real Madrid - Bayern M-01/05 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 23 de abril de 2018

Champions League

Table PTS W D L
1PSG 15 5 0 1
2Bayern 15 5 0 1
3Celtic 3 1 0 5
Full standing
Next matches
Bayern - Real Madrid X-25/04 20:45
Real Madrid - Bayern M-01/05 20:45
Fixtures

*Update 23 de abril de 2018