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
Kick-off – 8 pm BST
Live on TV within the UK on BT Sport 3
All of the officials come from Spain.
Juan Yuste and Roberto del Palomar
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.”
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
Foul? What foul? Penalty? What penalty? My Mother? Straight red!
Carlos Del Cerro Grande: we don’t like you. pic.twitter.com/RmRVFRkeRf
— totalBarça (@totalBarca) October 26, 2015
As far as we can see Carlos Del Cerro has never taken charge of any Manchester City game.
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.