Liverpool v Napoli referee to officiate Champions League final

Date published: Tuesday 14th May 2019 2:52 - Matthew Briggs

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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.

He was fourth official at the 2013 Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich and has been referee in four of the competition’s matches this season, including Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Napoli which secured a place in the knockout stage.

Skomina booked four Liverpool players that night at Anfield, including Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah, who was the match-winner in December.

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.


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