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Manchester City vs RB Leipzig: Who is the referee for the Champions League match?

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The Champions League is back - and the referee for Manchester City vs RB Leipzig will be Serdar Gözübüyük.

Gözübüyük is a Dutch official of Turkish descent and has been a FIFA-listed referee since 2012. Last season, he officiated both Tottenham and Leicester in the Europa League. 

The other officials for this game are also Dutch. Joost van Zuilen and Johan Balder will be running the line as assistant referees, while the fourth official for the match is Jeroen Manschot.

Pol van Boekel is tasked with being the Video Assistant Referee for the match, while French official Stéphanie Frappart is the Assistant Video Assistant Referee for the game. 

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UEFA stipulates that every single stadium in the Champions League has to provide a VAR room for the officials in charge of the system. The main VAR official has to be from the same country as the on-pitch referee - if the league of that nation utilises the technology domestically.

Incident off the pitch or in the tunnel can also be watched by VAR - and VAR can award added time in matches. 

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