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Artur Dias to referee UEFA Champions League clash between RB Leipzig and Manchester City



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Artur Dias will take charge of Manchester City’s visit to RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, it has been announced.

Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to bounce back from back-to-back defeats, after losses against both Newcastle United and Wolves in the past week saw Manchester City crash out of the Carabao Cup, and end their winning start to the Premier League campaign.

Manchester City came from behind to beat Red Star Belgrade 3-1 on matchday one of the Champions League Group Stages last month, meanwhile RB Leipzig also recorded a 3-1 win over Young Boys.

The Blues emphatically beat the Bundesliga club 8-1 on aggregate last season, thumping RB Leipzig 7-0 at the Etihad Stadium, as Erling Haaland scored a record-equalling five goals during the second-leg clash at the Etihad Stadium.

Former RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol come could up against his previous club in midweek, after the Croatian moved to the Etihad Stadium from the Red Bull Arena during the summer transfer window.

Pep Guardiola will also have Rodri available for Wednesday’s Champions League fixture, with the Spaniard currently serving a three-match suspension domestically.

Ahead of Wednesday’s clash, UEFA have announced the Match Officials for Manchester City’s visit to RB Leipzig in matchday two of the Champions League.

Match Referee

Artur Dias has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s meeting with RB Leipzig in Germany on Wednesday evening.

The 44-year-old, who has officiated two matches so far this season, took charge of 32 games last year – showing 167 yellow cards and five red cards.

Dias last took charge of Manchester City in May, officiating the UEFA Champions League semi-final first-leg clash between the Blues and Real Madrid.

Assistant Referees

Dias will accompanied at the Red Bull Arena by Assistant Referees Paulo Soares and Pedro Ribeiro.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Tiago Martins and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Clay Ruperti.

Fourth Official

Fábio Oliveira Melo has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Marco Rose and Pep Guardiola.