World Cup final referee appointed for Celtic vs. Manchester City

Match officials for Manchester City’s next Champions League fixture have been announced.

The referee in charge of the midweek Champions League clash against Celtic is also the man who took charge of the 2014 World Cup final, Nicola Rizzoli of Italy.

This will be the first time Rizzoli has taken charge of a City game since April 2009, when he sent off Richard Dunne in City’s UEFA Cup second leg tie against Hamburg at the (then) City of Manchester Stadium. City won that game, famous for its incredible atmosphere, but lost the quarter final on aggregate.

Full match appointments for Celtic vs. City:

Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Assistant Referee 1: Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Assistant Referee 2: Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Antonio Damato (ITA)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Massimiliano Irrati (ITA)
Fourth Official: Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA)
UEFA Referee Observer: Eugen Strigel (GER)
UEFA Delegate: Pertti Alaja (FIN)

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