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Monaco v Man City Match Officials

Monaco v Man City Match Officials

(Warning Alert!) Referee Gianluca Rocchi and his fellow Italian countrymen will take charge of Wednesday's Champions League last 16 second leg tie between AS Monaco and Manchester City.


Gianluca Rocchi is a card freak (as you will see later)!

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Champions League Last 16 Second Leg
Monaco v Manchester City
Stade Louis II
Kick off 19:45 GMT
Live within the UK on BT Sport 2

Mauro Tonolini & Filippo Meli

Fourth official
Elenito Di Liberatore

Additional assistants
Davide Massa & Daniele Doveri

Referee Gianluca Rocchi

Born in Florence, the 43-year-old official began his career in 2000 by refereeing 38 matches in three Serie C seasons. Since then he's climbed up the refereeing pyramid and in 2008 he was added to the FIFA list of officials. In other words he's qualified to officiate internationals as well as European and domestic matches.

Season 2016/17

During 18 games, which include Serie A, Coppa Italia, UCL and World Cup qualifiers the Italian has shown 71 yellow and an amazing six red cards.

Games involving British clubs

Champions League
14 September 2016
Tottenham 1-2 Monaco

On this occasion he failed to send anyone off, albeit he did show Spurs one yellow (Harry Kane). Two Monaco players also went into the referee's naughty book.

Could we expect a card-fest?

You bet ya!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Tuesday March 14 2017
Time: 8:57AM


for some reason he could only see the fouls by the City players
Buzz Lightyear
17/03/2017 14:20:00
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