Damir Skomina to referee Champions League final

Slovenia’s Damir Skomina will officiate the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool in Madrid.

Skomina, 42, will take charge of his first Champions League final but he does have a wealth of experience in European football’s showpiece events.

He was in charge of the Super Cup clash between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid in 2012 and was recently the referee in the Europa League final between Ajax and Manchester United in 2017.

Man United fans would also recall he was the official that gave the stoppage-time penalty which sent them through their last-16 match with PSG using VAR.

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Skomina was equally the referee in charge of Liverpool’s decisive group game against Napoli at Anfield that saw them nick a 1-0 win in December.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 11: Referee Damir Skomina shows a yellow card to Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool as Fabian of Napoli appeals during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool and SSC Napoli at Anfield on December 11, 2018, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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

According to UEFA.com, the video assistant referee role has been assigned to Danny Makkelie from the Netherlands, who will be supported by Pol van Boekel, Felix Zwayer, and Mark Borsch.

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