Jesus Gil Manzano appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Bayern Munich
On the back of eight straight wins, Pep Guardiola's attention turns to his former side as Manchester City host Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday evening. The game will be broadcasted live on BT Sport in the United Kingdom and kicks off at 20:00 (BST). UEFA has appointed Jesus Gil Manzano as the referee.
Jesus Gil Manzano
Usually, City supporters will recognise referees from previous encounters in Europe, but not this time; Manzano has never refereed any competitive game involving the Blues.
The 39-year-old did, however, officiate a fellow English side Chelsea in the previous round of the UEFA Champions League against Borussia Dortmund. The Spaniard dished out a staggering ten yellow cards in that clash and was the man in the middle when Cadiz beat Manchester United 4-2 last December in a friendly.
Such a high tally of cards is not exactly an outlier, with Manzano awarding 145 yellow cards in just 28 matches in all competitions this season, along with eight red cards, averaging 5.5 cards per game.
Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano
Assistants: Diego Barbero & Angel Nevado
Fourth Official: Jose Luis Munuera
VAR: Juan Martinez Munuera
Assistant VAR: Alejandro Hernandez
Written by: @TomCayless_
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