Gianluca Rocchi has been appointed to referee the Champions League round of 16 first-leg encounter between Real Madrid and PSG at the Santiago Bernabéu (Wednesday, 8:45pm CET). It will be the fifth time that the Italian has overseen a Whites’ match.
In 2011/12 he refereed the Champions League quarter-final match against APOEL FC at the Santiago Bernabéu (5-2). In 2012/13 he was in charge of Manchester City v Real Madrid in the Group Stages (1-1) and in 2015/16, Wolfsburg v Real Madrid in the first leg of the quarter-finals (2-0)
European Super Cup
The last Whites’ meeting refereed by Rocchi took place on 8 August 2017. It was the final of the European Super Cup between Real Madrid and Manchester United in Skopje, a match which ended with a victory for Zidane’s side (2-1).