Dortmund beat PSG to reach UCL final: Why was referee Daniele Orsato in tears at the end

Referee Daniele Orsato was seen crying after blowing the final whistle in Borussia Dortmund’s away win over PSG in the second leg of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League semifinals.

Borussia Dortmund pulled off a shock by knocking out Paris Saint-Germain from the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League semifinals on Tuesday. While the German side took much of the limelight after the game, referee Daniele Orsato also drew some fans’ attention.

The Italian official broke down in tears after blowing the full time whistle, a situation that raised many questions from those who noticed. But it turns out that the 48-year-old was emotional for a very good reason.
According to the Daily Mail, this was the last Champions League match in Orsato’s career as the ref is planning to retire after Euro 2024, which will take place from Jun 14 to July 14.

Orsato’s career and the indicent with Modric

Orsato became a FIFA official in 2010 and went on to oversee high-profile fixtures, including the 2020 UEFA Champions League final between Bayern Munich and PSG.

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