Referee Anthony Taylor has been appointed by UEFA for the Champions League match between Feyenoord and Atlético Madrid next Tuesday. It will be a reunion with the English official for both clubs, but for Feyenoord, it's not exactly a pleasant one.
Taylor has refereed Feyenoord twice before in European competitions. Two seasons ago, he was in charge of the winning match against Partizan Belgrade in the knockout phase of the Conference League, and a year later, he officiated during Feyenoord's painful elimination against AS Roma in the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
Feyenoord had won the first leg against the Italians 1-0 and was on course for a place in the semifinals with a 1-1 scoreline. However, Paulo Dybala scored just before the end of the regular time, leading to extra time where Roma ultimately prevailed. Near the end of the second half of extra time, Taylor issued a red card to Giménez, resulting in his suspension for the first two group stage matches of this season's Champions League. Now, the Mexican player is back with Feyenoord and will encounter Taylor again.