Slovenian officials are set to take charge of on-the-field matters at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night, as Manchester City take on Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City go into Tuesday’s clash knowing just a single point would secure qualification to the knock-out phase of Europe’s premier club competition. Pep Guardiola’s side sit top of Group C on ten points, while Shakhtar Donetsk sit second on five points.
Slavko Vinčić (40) will be the man in the middle in Manchester on Tuesday night, supported by fellow Slovenian assistants; Tomaž Klančnik and Andraž Kovačič. Touchline matters have been affiliated to Rade Obrenovič.
Vinčić will be taking charge of his second game involving Manchester City, with his last involvement with the blues coming in 2016 – a 1-1 draw with Scottish Premier League side Celtic at the Etihad Stadium. The 40-year-old’s previous game in the competition involved another English side – taking charge of Liverpool’s 4-1 victory in Belgium over KRC Genk.
As for the Video Assistant Referees, they will be manned by Dutch official Danny Makkelie (VAR) and Slovenian official Jure Praprotnik (Assistant VAR).
Match referee Vinčić will take charge of his eight UEFA Champions League fixture on Tuesday night. The 40-year-old has handed out 32 yellow cards in his previous seven matches, dismissing a player on one occasion whilst he is yet to award a penalty in the competition.
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