‘Ref decisive in the Final’

Fabio Capello warned Juventus that “the referee could be decisive” in the Champions League Final with Real Madrid.

The showdown is in Cardiff on Saturday evening and Capello’s comments did not reassure supporters.

“The referee is always an important element of any Final and could be decisive,” he told Tuttosport.

“This is why I have always been in favour of VAR and new technology. You cannot let a whole year’s work be cancelled out by an error, even if it is in good faith, of a referee or his assistant.”

Juve supporters remain furious at the 1-0 Champions League Final defeat to Real Madrid in 1998, as Predrag Mijatovic’s goal was offside.

The referee in Cardiff will be German Felix Brych.