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18-02-2019 | 20:38 Football

What Liverpool and Bayern fans should know about Gianluca Rocchi?

Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi is set to be the referee of Champions League Round of 16 clash between Liverpool and Bayern Munich. 45-year-old Rocchi is one of the most experienced specialists in European football and one of the bests in Italy. What Liverpool and Bayern fans should know about him ahead of the match? Rocchi has so far worked in 3 group stage matches. Galatasaray - Lokomotiv 3-0 Benfica - Ajax 1-1 Lyon - Manchester City 2-2 He has shown 16 yellow cards in 3 matches and one second yellow card. Also, only one penalty has been given by Italian in those matches. Rocchi is yet to show a straight red card in UCL this season. The Firenze-born referee is considered one of the ‘quiet’ specialists in Europe. Rocchi has also experience of working with VAR technology due to the implementation of it in Serie A. Liverpool and Bayern will start their match tomorrow at 20:00 (UK Time)

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