Lahoz has officiated 6 matches in this season’s Champions League, dishing out no fewer than 32 cautions.
Lahoz handed out a whopping 9 cautions in Manchester United’s group H tie away to RB Leipzig in December & the 44-year old could have another busy time in the middle.
Antonio Mateu Lahoz will take charge of this evening’s Champions League final- it will be the Spaniards first time refereeing a major European Cup final.
Joao Cancelo was sent off in Manchester City’s final Premier League game of the season against Brighton and the Portuguese full-back has been booked 3 times in this season’s Champions League.
Juan Cuadrado was the last player to be sent off in a Champions League final. The Colombian was dismissed for a second bookable offence in the 2017 final following a coming together with the divisive Sergio Ramos.
Newly crowned Premier League champions Manchester City face Chelsea in an all-English UEFA Champions League final at the Estadio do Dragao on Saturday 29 May (20:00 BST K.O)
Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012 following a similar mid-season managerial change
It will be the 3rd time both Champions League finalists have hailed from England, following Liverpool v Tottenham in 2018/19 & Manchester United v Chelsea in 2007/08 when the Blues lost out on penalties.
Manchester City are heavy odds-on favourites at 4/9 to lift the trophy in Portugal on Saturday night while Chelsea are available to back at 7/4.
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