Date: 22nd October 2018 at 11:04am
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UEFA has appointed Spanish referee Carlos Del Cerro to officiate Tuesday nights Group F Champions League tie between Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City.

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City

Metalist Stadium

Kick-off – 8 pm BST

Live on TV within the UK on BT Sport 3

Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore


All of the officials come from Spain.

Assistant referee

Juan Yuste and Roberto del Palomar

Fourth official

Teodoro Sobrino

Additional assistant referees

Juan Martinez Munuera and Santiago Jaime Latre

Referee Carlos Del Cerro

Born in Alcala de Henares on 13 March 1976 the 43-year-old member of the Committee of Referees of the Community of Madrid certainly appears to brandish his cards as much as a bee hovers around honey.

Some may say he’s ‘trigger happy.”

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Season 2018/19

Out of seven matches (five domestic, one Champions and Nations League ties), Carlos has issued 28 yellow and no red cards.

Previous two seasons – 46 matches

Yellow – 216

Red – 9

As far as we can see Carlos Del Cerro has never taken charge of any Manchester City game.

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If his statistics are anything to go by I suspect his cards will be in and out of his pocket quicker than a rabbit can achieve when it comes and goes from its burrow.

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