Sandro Schärer has been appointed for Zenit-Juventus, so we take a look at who the Swiss referee is.
The 33-year-old teacher will referee Juventus and Zenit for the first time in his career.
Schärer was just 21 when he refereed his first game in the Swiss’ fourth division. Three years later, after 64 games officiated, he was promoted to the second division, the Challenge League.
He was considered one of the most promising referees of his country and in 2013 he was promoted in the Super League.
He became an international referee in 2015 when he made his European debut in a Europa League play-off between Elfsborg and Lahti.
In 2017-18, he was appointed for the Juventus U19 Youth League clash against Sporting Lisbon, which the Bianconeri lost 2-0.
Schärer had been in charge of three Italy games, two under Roberto Mancini and one under Gian Piero Ventura.
His first international match officiated was in 2017, when he was appointed for the friendly match between the Azzurri and San Marino, which Ventura’s side won 8-0 at Empoli’s Stadio Castellani.
The second one was a friendly encounter with Saudi Arabia in 2018, followed by a UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier against Bosnia and Herzegovina.