English refree Mark Clatenburg has been choosen to refree the Champions league final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, on 28 May at the San Siro in Milan UEFA has confirmed.
Clattenburg has handled six Champions League matches this season, including two involving Atlético and one for Real Madrid.The Englishman, 41, will complete a cup final double after handling the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on 21 May. Clattenburg has already been picked by Uefa to referee at the European Championship in France.A statement on UEFA’s website says;
“UEFA Referees Committee have announced that English official Mark Clattenburg will referee the 2016 UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid in Milan on 28 May.Clattenburg, 41, has been an international referee since 2007. The former electrician officiated the 2012 English League Cup decider and, later that year, the final of the 2012 Olympics men’s football competition. He was an additional assistant at UEFA EURO 2012 and has been selected as one of 18 referees for UEFA EURO 2016.Having overseen the 2014 UEFA Super Cup, this season he has taken charge of two UEFA Europa League matches and six in the UEFA Champions League, including the semi-final first leg between Atlético Madrid and Bayern München in Spain that the home side won 1-0”.
Meanwhile, the Swedish referee Jonas Eriksson has been confirmed as the man in the middle for Liverpool’s Europa League final against Sevilla in Basel next Wednesday.