The Italian Orsato will referee Madrid-City

first_imgUEFA has appointed Italian Daniele Orsato (45) to referee Real Madrid-Manchester City on Wednesday 26 (21:00, Movistar Champions League). It will be the second game this season in which those of Zidane meet the transalpine, after they will referee them in Istanbul in the victory (0-1, with Kroos goal) of the third day of the group stage against Galatasaray. The referee of VAR will be his compatriot Massimiliano Irrati. Orsato has refereed Real Madrid twice. In addition to the aforementioned meeting against Galatasaray, he led the last match of the group stage of the 2015-2016 season against Malmoe at the Bernabéu (8-0, with a Cristiano poker and a hat-trick from Benzema).Al City has been beaten twice in the Champions League. The first leg against the Romanian FCSB in 2016 (0-5 win in Bucharest) and the first game of the group stage of 2018, in which Pep Guardiola – who witnessed that match in the stands by penalty – they were defeated 1-2 by Lyon against Etihad.The other first leg round of 16 which is played on Wednesday, Lyon-Juventus, will be arbitrated by the Spanish Gil Manzano, with Martínez Munuera in the VAR.last_img read more