Turpin appointed as Champions League final referee

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Clement Turpin will officiate the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Liverpool defeated Villarreal in the semi-finals, while Real Madrid defeated Manchester City in dramatic fashion to go to the final of UEFA’s flagship club championship on May 28 in Paris.

Turpin, an international referee since 2010, will preside over his first Champions League final.

The Frenchman was previously the fourth official in the 2018 final in Kyiv, where Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1.

Turpin, who officiated last season’s Europa League final, which Villarreal won on penalties, will be assisted by countrymen Nicolas Danos and Cyril Gringore.

Clement Turpin will take charge of the Champions League final

Keeping with the French theme, Benoit Bastien will be the fourth official, and Jerome Brisard will lead the VAR team, which will also comprise Willy Delajod from France and two Italians, Massimiliano Irrati and Filippo Meli.

Slavko Vincic of Slovenia will play in the Europa League final between Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt on May 18 in Seville, alongside compatriots Tomaz Klancnik and Andraz Kovacic.

Meanwhile, Romanian Istvan Kovacs will preside over his first UEFA league competition final, the Europa Conference League final between Roma and Feyenoord on May 25 at Arena Kombtare in Albania.

Vasile Florin Marinescu and Mihai-Ovidiu Artene, both Romanians, will join Kovacs.

 

 

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