- Charley Longden
Daniel Siebert appointed as referee for Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City
German referee Daniel Siebert is the man in charge of the Champions League quarter-final second leg between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City. The match currently swings in the favour of City, who are 1-0 up in the tie – however, with the second leg being away from home, there is still a lot of work to be done for Pep Guardiola's side.
The game will be played on Wednesday the 13th of April and will kick off at 20:00 (BST) – the fascinating fixture will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2.
Wednesday's match will be a first for Siebert, as the 37-year-old has never officiated a Manchester City match before. So far in the Champions League this season, Siebert has been in charge of 4 matches and has handed out 11 yellow cards, 1 red card and 1 penalty kick. An average of 3 cards per game.
Siebert typically officiates matches in the German Bundesliga, in which this season he has refereed 13 matches. In those 13 games, Siebert has handed out 50 yellow cards, but 0 red cards, meaning in the league he is averaging 3.8 cards per match this season.
Siebert has, however, refereed an Atletico Madrid fixture this campaign. A Champions League group stage match with Liverpool that Atletico lost 3-2. In that match, Siebert gave Antoine Griezmann a red card for serious foul play. The German also awarded Liverpool a penalty.
Referee: Daniel Siebert
Assistants: Jan Seidel & Rafael Foltyn
Fourth Official: Felix Zwayer
VAR: Marco Fritz
Assistant VAR: Christian Dingert
Written by: @CharleyLongden
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