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Referee named for UEFA Champions League match against Brugge

Georgi Kabakov will be the man in charge.

Spain v France - 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images

UEFA have named Bulgarian referee Georgi Kabakov as the man in charge of Real Madrid’s upcoming home game against Club Brugge, which will be played on Tuesday at 19:00 CEST. This will be the first time Kabakov referees a Real Madrid game.

Kabakov made his Champions League debut on match day 6 of last year’s edition, overseeing Valencia-Manchester United at the Mestalla. The Belgian official has also taken charge of six matches in the final stages of the Europa League, among them a Bruges clash in the last-sixteen of the 2018/19 season.

Real Madrid will be forced to get the three points in this home game after losing 3-0 when they visited Paris Saint-Germain for the first game of the 2019-2020 Champions League edition.

Los Blancos have gained momentum after that loss in France with two wins against Sevilla and Osasuna and a solid draw at the Wanda Metropolitano against Atletico de Madrid.

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