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Confirmed Match Officials: Sevilla vs Manchester City (UEFA Champions League)

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Confirmed Match Officials: Sevilla vs Manchester City (UEFA Champions League)

Davide Massa will lead an Italian team of match officials when Manchester City face Sevilla on Tuesday night.

The Premier League Champions, who dropped points for the second successive away match on Saturday against Aston Villa, are set to begin their 12th consecutive Champions League campaign.

City once again face Spanish opposition, having played Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively last season.

Pep Guardiola's side suffered an agonising late loss to eventual winners Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in May.

Sevilla have had a troubled start to life in La Liga, situated in 16th place in the table and yet to win a match in the league.

Borussia Dortmund and FC Copenhagen make up Group G, with the Sky Blues welcoming Erling Haaland's former club to the Etihad Stadium next week.

Haaland has had an impressive start to life in England, scoring his tenth Premier League goal in six matches at Villa Park on Saturday.

City squandered the opportunity to move to the top of the Premier League table, as Leon Bailey cancelled out the 22 year-olds early second-half goal.

As Manchester City prepare to kick-off their latest Champions League campaign, UEFA have announced the match officials for Tuesday's match against Sevilla.

Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium (Image: ZUMA Press/Alamy)
Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium (Image: ZUMA Press/Alamy)

Match Referee

Davide Massa will lead an all-Italian team of match officials at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.

The 41 year-old has taken charge of three matches so far this, showing 10 yellow cards and no red cards.

Massa last refereed Manchester City in 2020, when the Blues beat Olympiakos.

Assistant Referee

Massa will be accompanied by Assistant Referees Filippo Meli and Stefano Alassio.

Video Assistant Referee

Overviewing proceedings on Tuesday will be Massimiliano Irrati, who has been appointed as the Video Assistant Referee, and Marco Guida who has been named as the Assistant Video Assistant Referee.

Fourth Official

Simone Sozza has been named as the Fourth Official for the match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Julen Lopetegui and Pep Guardiola.

Featured Image Credit: Orange Pics BV/Alamy

Topics: Manchester City, Sevilla, Champions League

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