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First time referee appointed for Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City (22/10/18)

Manchester City take on Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night and the match will be officiated by a referee both sides will be completely unfamiliar with.

42-year-old Carlos del Cerro Grande of Spain is a relatively new face to the European scene and took charge of his first Champions League group stage encounter last month when Ajax beat AEK Athens 3-0.

And Cerro Grande, known for brandishing yellow cards quite liberally, has been tasked with Manchester City’s third Group F game in the Champions League. The Blues are second after an opening day defeat to Lyon at home and win over Hoffenheim on the road.

Match appointments for Shakhtar Donetsk vs. Manchester City (22/10/18):

Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistant Referee 1: Juan Carlos Yuste Jiménez (ESP)
Assistant Referee 2: Roberto Díaz Pérez del Palomar (ESP)
Fourth Official: Teodoro Sobrino Magán (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 1: Juan Martínez Munuera (ESP)
Additional Assistant Referee 2: Santiago Jaime Latre (ESP)
UEFA Referee Observer: Alexandru Deaconu (ROU)
UEFA Delegate: David McDowell Zor (SVN)

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