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English referee for Ajax in Athens

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Michael Oliver flute Tuesday, the contest of Ajax in Athens.

The European football association UEFA has the 33-year-old Oliver in charge for the game in group E between the Amsterdam club and AEK Athens. With a win in the Olympic Stadium in the Greek capital ensures Ajax is a place in the eighth finals of the main European cup tournament.

Oliver whistled last season’s meeting between Liverpool and Napoli in the Champions League, in which the Locals won 2-1. Oliver had later that season, the lead in the return in the quarter-final between Real Madrid and Juventus. The Englishman gave deep in stoppage time a penalty kick to the Spaniards, and sent the Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, of the field.

Cristiano Ronaldo shot the Real Madrid starting 11 yards to the last four. Oliver got from Italian corner lot of criticism and was even threatened.

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