Luca Banti

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter


Luca Banti will referee Newcastle United's Europa League fixture away at Club Brugge on Thursday (6pm GMT kick-off).

The Italian takes charge at the Jan Breydel Stadium as the Magpies look to build on their unbeaten start to their Group D campaign.

Banti, aged 38, has overseen eight games so far this season across the Europa League, Serie A and the Coppa Italia, handing out 48 yellow cards and one red card in the process.

On Thursday, Banti will be assisted by Nicola Nicoletti and Riccardo Di Fiore, with Andrea Gervasoni and Domenico Celi the additional assistant referees behind each goal.

Lorenzo Manganelli will be the game's fourth official.