The Real Madrid vs Manchester City duel in the Champions League semifinals will be led by referee Daniele Orsato. Is this a bad sign for Los Blancos?
Real Madrid will host Manchester City in the 2021-2022 Champions League semifinal second leg.
At the first meeting at home to Manchester City, Wednesday (27/4/2022), Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid came home with a 3-4 defeat to the home team.
This time, the Real Madrid vs Man City duel in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals will be held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Thursday (5/5/2022)
UEFA has announced that the Real Madrid vs Manchester City match will be officiated by Italian referee Daniele Orsato.
The 46-year-old field referee will be assisted by two assistants from Italy, namely Ciro Carbone and Alessandro Giallatini.
Meanwhile, Massimiliano Irrati will carry out the duties as a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) referee with the help of his assistant Paolo Valeri.
Real Madrid’s Bad Trend with Orsato
This will be the sixth time Real Madrid have been led by Daniele Orsato in a Champions League match.
Of the five Champions League matches when Orsato was the judge, Los Blancos had two wins and three defeats.
Meanwhile, these three defeats were present in Real Madrid’s final three matches when Daniele Orsato served as referee.
That means, Los Blancos were shrouded in a bad trend when playing a Champions League match led by Orsato.
Real Madrid once had a match against Manchester City with referee Daniele Orsato, namely in the first leg of the last 16 of the 2019-2020 Champions League season.
The result, at that time Real Madrid lost 1-2 to Manchester City at home.
The following is a list of Real Madrid’s Champions League matches led by referee Daniele Orsato.
– Leg 1 of the last 16 of the 2021-2022 season: Paris Saint Germain 1-0 Real Madrid
– 2020-2021 season semi-final 2nd leg: Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid
– Leg 1 of the last 16 of the 2019-2020 season: Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City
– 2019-2020 season group stage: Galatasaray 0-1 Real Madrid
– 2015-16 season group stage: Real Madrid 8-0 Malmo