UEFA has decided: Daniele Orsato will whistle the Real Madrid-Manchester City that will be worth a ticket to Paris. And the news has fallen in Chamartín with an aura of curse, because it is precisely the referee who delivered justice in the last two European eliminationsin view of City (1-2) and Chelsea (2-0). Against the citizens It was in the first leg: expulsion to Sergio Ramos and penalty from Carvajal. Against the blueson the return leg, a night in which Madrid left without question. He also judged defeat in Paris this season (1-0), a tie that ended with a historic comeback.
This will be the sixth time who will arbitrate Real Madrid. In addition to the three mentioned, there were two victories in the group stage (8-0 against Malmo in 2015-16 and 0-1 against Galatasaray in 2019-20). Its balance is therefore two white wins and three losses. Madrid has never tied under their jurisdiction. Daniele, 46, born in Vicenza, has been a UEFA referee since 2010. Before working as a referee, he was a coach. He is considered one of the best whistles of the old continent.
His statistics point to a game in which, moderately, the players will have to be careful, because has an average of 4.39 yellow cards per game in the Champions League. has refereed 41 evenings of the maximum European competition and, in all of them, he only got seven red (five double yellows and two direct expulsions). He has awarded 11 penalties.