Why pathetic UEFA planning could taint Liverpools Champions League final with Tottenham – Liverpool Echo

Why \pathetic\ UEFA planning could taint Liverpool\s Champions League final with Tottenham - Liverpool Echo

Champions League final: Damir Skomina to referee Spurs v Liverpool

Slovenias Damir Skomina will referee the all-English Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool.

The 42-year-old awarded Manchester United a controversial late penalty in their last-16 victory over Paris St-Germain in March.

PSG forward Neymar was later given a three-match ban after he called the decision “a disgrace” on social media.

The Champions League has taken a back seat until the last couple of weeks this year, with the league the main priority, but now everyones full attention will turn to bringing home number six in Madrid.

The Champions League final takes place at Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid on Saturday, 1 June at 20:00 BST.

Vertonghen has almost three weeks to be ready for the June 1 final in Madrid and is now hopeful of recovering in time. He has told friends that, while not 100 per cent sure that he will be back, he feels good and believes he can be fit to play.

Skomina was in charge when United beat Ajax in the 2017 Europa League final as well as the Uefa Super Cup match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid five years earlier.

Pochettino has raised fears that he could leave Tottenham after the Champions League final and captain Hugo Lloris has backed the Argentines warning that he will not start a new chapter at the club without a clear plan.

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

“What weve been through in the last two weeks from Barcelona away [in the Champions League semi-finals], putting on a pretty good performance and losing like we did, to go to Newcastle with a quick turnaround and grind out a result and then obviously do what we did in midweek [the Barca comeback] and then bounce back again today [Sunday], knowing it was out of our hands [but] to get that result – I havent got enough good words to say about the character within the squad, the ability and the mentality. 

Liverpools record with Champions League final referee will have Reds fans worried

He will be assisted in the final by his compatriots Jure Praprotnik and Robert Vukan. The fourth official will be Antonio Mateu Lahoz from Spain.

The video assistant referee role has been assigned to Danny Makkelie from the Netherlands, who will be supported by countryman Pol van Boekel, plus German officials Felix Zwayer, and Mark Borsch.

Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi will take charge of Europa League final between Chelsea and Arsenal in Baku on 29 May.

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