Monday December 19 2016
Damato to referee Supercoppa

Antonio Damato has been announced as the referee for Friday’s Supercoppa Italiana between Juventus and Milan.

The Serie A winners face the Coppa Italia runners-up in Doha this week, with the Bianconeri looking to lift the trophy for the fourth time in five years.

Today it has been announced that Antonio Damato will be the man in the middle for the match, with Riccardo Di Fiore and Alessandro Giallatini as his assistants.

The 44-year-old hasn’t refereed the Old Lady so far this season, with his last Juve match being their 1-0 Coppa Italia win over Lazio earlier this year.

Damato was the man in the middle for the Rossoneri’s opening game of this season, a 3-2 win over Torino.

Both sides were awarded a penalty, but while Carlos Bacca scored for Milan, Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Andrea Belotti’s effort.