Football/Soccer

Damir Skomina to referee Champions League final

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left), manager Jurgen Klopp (centre) and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final, second leg match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture by Peter Byrne, Press Association

Slovenian referee Damir Skomina will take charge of next month's Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham.

The 42-year-old previously refereed Manchester United's Europa League final win over Ajax in 2017, as well as Chelsea's 4-1 defeat by Atletico Madrid in the 2012 Super Cup.

He was the first referee to send off an England goalkeeper when he showed Robert Green a red card in a 1-0 defeat in Ukraine in 2009.

Skomina will be assisted by his countrymen Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan, while the fourth official will be Antonio Mateu Lahoz from Spain.

The final takes place in Madrid on Saturday, June 1.

 

Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates in front of the fans at the end of the Champions League semi-final second leg soccer match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) 

 

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