On matchday two of the Champions League group stage, the game between Real Madrid and Napoli will be graced by the presence of the esteemed French referee, Clément Turpin. Set to take place at the illustrious Diego Armando Maradona stadium on Tuesday, at 9pm CEST, all eyes will be on Turpin as he presides over this highly anticipated match.
A Familiar Face for Real Madrid
This will mark the sixth occasion in which Clément Turpin assumes the role of match official for a Champions League game involving Real Madrid. His previous encounters with the Spanish giants have left an indelible mark on the club’s rich history in the competition. Madrid fans will surely hold their breath in anticipation of seeing Turpin in the referee’s position once again, reminiscing about the last time he officiated a game for the Whites in the 2021/22 season, when Madrid secured their impressive Decimocuarta triumph.
A Look Back at Memorable Encounters
Over the years, Turpin has been no stranger to overseeing thrilling matches involving Real Madrid in the Champions League. Among the notable fixtures he has refereed are the 2014/15 group stage clash against Ludogorets, where Madrid triumphed with a resounding 4-0 victory. Another standout moment came in the 2018/19 group stage encounter against Roma, which saw Real Madrid emerge triumphant with a 2-0 win. Looking back at the 2020/21 group stage, Turpin took charge once again in a fiercely contested match against Inter, witnessing a thrilling 3-2 victory for the Spanish giants. Additionally, the esteemed French referee presided over the intense quarter-final first leg in the 2021/22 season, where Real Madrid emerged victorious with a commendable 3-1 win against Chelsea. Finally, Turpin had the honor of officiating the unforgettable final in the same season, witnessing Real Madrid’s glorious 1-0 victory over Liverpool.
As anticipation reaches a fever pitch for the upcoming clash between Real Madrid and Napoli, the appointment of Clément Turpin as the referee adds an extra layer of excitement and intrigue. With his previous experiences with the Spanish side in this esteemed competition, Turpin undoubtedly brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the pitch. As fans eagerly await kick-off, all eyes will be on Turpin as he takes charge of yet another memorable chapter in Real Madrid’s Champions League adventures.